Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha MotoGP Sachsenring
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha MotoGP Sachsenring

As it happened: Francesco Bagnaia fastest for Ducati on day-one of Dutch MotoGP

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After Jack Miller topped a wet Assen FP1 session, Ducati team-mate Francesco Bagnaia proved the man to beat on a drying track as he ultimately pipped Aleix Espargaro and Fabio Quartararo.

There were three crashes on the opening day of action, two of which came from Marco Bezzecchi - the other was a fast tumble through the gravel for Enea Bastianini during FP1.

Quartararo heads into Sunday race as the hot favourite after winning back-to-back races in Catalunya and Sachsenring. Winner at Assen last season, the reigning world champion has a 34 point championship lead over Aleix Espargaro. 

In regards to the MotoGP ‘silly season’, the latest information we have is that Miguel Oliveira is set for a move to Aprilia, while Alex Rins at LCR Honda is also likely. Fabio Di Giannantonio could sign a new deal at Gresini Ducati as early as this weekend. Other news is linking Alex Marquez with a switch to Gresini Ducati and Pol Espargaro back to KTM with Tech 3. 

24 Jun 2022
Assen Moto2 Free Practice 2 - Results
Assen MotoGP Free Practice 2 - Results
Ducati remain on top!

Bagnaia leads the way at the end of day-one in Assen as the usual names deliver in drying conditions. Bagnaia, Espargaro, Quartararo, Rins and Miller is your top five.


Quartararo and Espargaro exchange fastest times before Bagnaia goes quickest. 

Marco Bezzecchi has crashed

It's a turn five fall for the Italian - his second of the day.

The world champion makes his mark

Quartararo loves a dry track as he goes quickest for Yamaha.


Five minutes go as Bagnaia continues to lead.

Stunning lap from Bagnaia

And he does. The factory Ducati rider replaces Bezzecchi at the top. 


Here comes Bagnaia...


It's all change as Marco Bezzecchi has now gone quickest.

Jack attack is on his way!

Miller goes top with a sub 1m 37s lap.


Marini smashes his best time by another eight tenths. 

Slicks are the tyres to be on...

The crossover has officially taken place as Marini goes top by six tenths. 


Marini moves up to second but he could be about to go quickest...


Three seconds off the pace on his opening flyer but Marini is getting closer on his second effort.


Miguel Oliveira has gone quickest by three tenths from Aleix Espargaro. The KTM rider's time was set on wets.  


We have slick tyres - Luca Marini is the first to do so.

Morbidelli goes top!

And right on cue the Yamaha rider goes quickest with a first sub 1m 42s lap.


Morbidelli is again looking fast, something we've said during the last two Friday practice days (Catalunya and Sachsenring). 

Alex Marquez's turn to impress

The LCR Honda rider makes up time in the final sector to go P1.

Alex Rins to the top

The Suzuki rider sets the best lap of the day so far - 1:42.312s.


Aleix Espargaro has already moved up to third on combined times - conditions are much better than this morning. 

Assen MotoGP FP2

And we're back underway in Assen.

Moto3 Free Practice 2 - Results

Can Jack Miller continue his fine form from FP1 or will someone else step up to the plate.