MotoGP Portimao, Portugal - Qualifying (1) Results
PosRiderNatTeam
1Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)
2Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)
3Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)
4Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Factory (RS-GP)
5Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*
6Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU RNF Yamaha (YZR-M1)
7Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
8Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)
9Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
10Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*
11Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Factory (RS-GP)
12Darryn BinderRSAWithU RNF Yamaha (YZR-M1)*
13Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
14Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*

* Rookie

Alex Marquez and Luca Marini progress to the Q2 pole position shootout during a dramatic Qualifying 1, as improving track conditions prompt the first slick tyre laps of the Portimao weekend. 

But conditions were extremely treacherous, the largely dry asphalt containing not only damp patches but puddles of water.

Rookie Remy Gardner was launched from his Tech3 KTM on the out-lap, while Takaaki Nakagami returned to the pits for wets.

Francesco Bagnaia tried to persist on slicks for a second lap but was pitched brutally from his Ducati after hitting a wet patch at Turn 3. The Italian walked away, but seemed to be nursing a possible upper-body injury.

While Bagnaia returned to the paddock in the back of an ambulance, conditions finally tipped in favour of the slicks with Jorge Martin, Alex Marquez and Luca Marini all using the dry rubber to fill the leading places.

But world championship leader Enea Bastianini was yet another victim of the conditions, suffering a fast accident in the final minute.

Portimao MotoGP schedule (UK time)

Friday April 22

9am-9.45am - Moto3 Free Practice 1

9.55am-10.40am - MotoGP Free Practice 1

10.55am-11.35am - Moto2 Free Practice 1

1.15pm-1.55pm - Moto3 Free Practice 2

2.10pm-2.55pm - MotoGP Free Practice 2

3.10pm-3.50pm - Moto2 Free Practice 2

 

Saturday April 23

9am-9.40am - Moto3 Free Practice 3

9.55am-10.40am- MotoGP Free Practice 3

10.55am-11.35am - Moto2 Free Practice 3

12.35pm-.12.50pm - Moto3 Qualifying 1

1pm-1.15pm - Moto3 Qualifying 3

1.30pm-2pm - MotoGP Free Practice 4

2.10pm-2.25pm - MotoGP Qualifying 1

3.10pm-3.25pm - Moto2 Qualifying 1

3.35pm-3.50pm - Moto2 Qualifying 2

 

Sunday April 24

9.20am-9.30am - Moto3 warm-up

9.40am-10am - MotoGP warm-up

10.10am-10.20am - Moto2 warm-up

11.20am - Moto3 race

1pm - MotoGP race

2.30pm - Moto2 race

 

 

 

COTA: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos RiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
1^2Enea BastianiniSPAGresini Ducati (GP21)61 
2^2Alex Rins0Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)56(-5)
3˅2Aleix Espargaro0Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)50(-11)
4^2Joan Mir0Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)46(-15)
5=Fabio Quartararo0Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)44(-17)
6˅4Brad Binder0Red Bull KTM (RC16)42(-19)
7^4Jack Miller0Ducati Lenovo (GP22)31(-30)
8=Johann Zarco0Pramac Ducati (GP22)31(-30)
9˅2Miguel Oliveira0Red Bull KTM (RC16)28(-33)
10˅1Jorge Martin0Pramac Ducati (GP22)28(-33)
11˅2Pol Espargaro0Repsol Honda (RC213V)23(-38)
12^2Francesco Bagnaia0Ducati Lenovo (GP22)23(-38)
13^2Marc Marquez0Repsol Honda (RC213V)21(-40)
14˅1Maverick Viñales0Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)19(-42)
15˅3Franco Morbidelli0Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)14(-47)
16=Takaaki Nakagami0LCR Honda (RC213V)12(-49)
17=Luca Marini0Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)10(-51)
18=Marco Bezzecchi0Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*7(-54)
19˅4Darryn Binder0WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*6(-55)
20^2Alex Marquez0LCR Honda (RC213V)4(-57)
21=Andrea Dovizioso0WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)3(-58)
22=Remy Gardner0KTM Tech3 (RC16)*1(-60)