Catalunya MotoGP, Barcelona - Free Practice (1) Results

Free Practice (1) results from the Catalunya MotoGP at Barcelona, round 9 of the 2022 world championship.
Andrea Dovizioso, Catalunya MotoGP, 3 June
Andrea Dovizioso, Catalunya MotoGP, 3 June
Catalunya MotoGP, Barcelona - Free Practice (1) Results
1Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'40.101s17/20350k
2Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.195s19/19348k
3Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.594s6/19342k
4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.607s8/18348k
5Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.632s13/20347k
6Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.767s5/20344k
7Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.771s19/21348k
8Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.800s5/18346k
9Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.806s4/15348k
10Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.930s8/17347k
11Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.948s6/20348k
12Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+0.982s17/18346k
13Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.003s4/22343k
14Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+1.004s7/18348k
15Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.056s7/21346k
16Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+1.113s7/18347k
17Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+1.142s10/20345k
18Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+1.179s9/20347k
19Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+1.212s16/16343k
20Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+1.219s12/17344k
21Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.229s17/19343k
22Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+1.357s6/19341k
23Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.781s6/18345k
24Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+1.833s11/20338k
25Michele Racing (GP22)+1.879s4/17342k

* Rookie
Official Barcelona MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 38.853s (2021)
Fastest race lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 39.939s (2021)

Alex Rins begins the Catalunya MotoGP at the top of the timesheets, ahead of Franco Morbidelli and Aleix Espargaro.

Morbidelli made a rare 2022 appearance at the top, holding P1 - ahead of local stars Aleix and Pol Espargaro - from his sixth lap right until Rins edged ahead on new medium tyres in the final five minutes.

Rins improved again, while Maverick Vinales - who has struggled to set a fast lap all season and is planning to focus more than ever on qualifying this weekend - also used fresh rubber to snatch a late second for Aprilia.

But those time attacks were the exception rather than the rule, with most riders staying on used tyres.

Pramac Ducati's Jorge Martin, who will undergo surgery after this race to solve nerve problems in his right hand, was the only faller.

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Marc Marquez is absent after electing to undergo a fourth operation on his right arm. The eight-time world champion is being replaced by HRC test rider Stefan Bradl.

According to Marquez’s team-mate Pol Espargaro, the new chassis and swingarm Marquez had been trying has now been handed to LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami, who was sixth this morning, just ahead of team-mate Alex Marquez.

Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo returns to the scene of his 2021 ‘wardrobe malfunction’ with a new two-year Yamaha contract in his pocket and leading the MotoGP standings by eight points over Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro.

Enea Bastianini has slipped 28 points from the top after falling in Italy, with last Sunday’s home winner Francesco Bagnaia up to fourth but still 41 points behind Quartararo.

An official post-race test will be held at the Barcelona circuit on Monday.

2022 Catalunya Grand Prix – MotoGP schedule (UK Time):

Friday June 3

08:55-09:40 Free Practice 1 

13:10-13:55 Free Practice 2 

Saturday June 4

08:55-09:40 Free Practice 3 

12:30-13:00 Free Practice 4 

13:10-13:25 Qualifying 1 

13:35-13:50 Qualifying 2 

Sunday June 5

08:40-09:00 Warm-up 

13:00 Race

Mugello: MotoGP World Championship standings
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)122 
2Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)114(-8)
3Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)94(-28)
4Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)81(-41)
5Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)75(-47)
6Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)69(-53)
7Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)65(-57)
8Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)63(-59)
9Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)60(-62)
10Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)56(-66)
11Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)50(-72)
12Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)40(-82)
13Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)38(-84)
14Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)37(-85)
15Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)31(-91)
16Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)31(-91)
17Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*30(-92)
18Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)20(-102)
19Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)19(-103)
20Fabio di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*8(-114)
21Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)8(-114)
22Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*6(-116)
23Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*3(-119)

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