Catalunya MotoGP, Barcelona - Free Practice (3) Results

Free Practice (3) results from the Catalunya MotoGP at Barcelona, round 9 of the 2022 world championship.
Aleix Espargaro, Catalunya MotoGP, 3 June
Aleix Espargaro, Catalunya MotoGP, 3 June
Catalunya MotoGP, Barcelona - Free Practice (3) Results
Pos RiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1=Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)1'38.771s12/15348k
2^15Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.131s19/20351k
3^2Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.234s16/18348k
4=Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.236s20/20351k
5^2Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.303s18/20350k
6^2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.317s16/21346k
7^8Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.462s17/17351k
8^3Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.475s15/16350k
9=Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.489s19/20348k
10^3Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+0.642s14/18347k
11˅9Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.652s12/16351k
12˅9Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.668s12/17353k
13^3Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.734s19/22352k
14=Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.769s19/19347k
15˅5Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.806s17/22347k
16˅10Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.838s16/16351k
17˅5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.894s19/19344k
18^1Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.085s20/20347k
19˅1Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.132s18/19350k
20^1Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+1.136s17/18344k
21^1Michele Racing (GP22)+1.237s16/17345k
22˅2Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+1.312s4/19343k
23^2Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.442s15/16345k
24=Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.521s18/19347k
25˅2Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.638s18/20347k

* Rookie

^X Rider is X positions higher than FP2.
= Rider is same position as FP2.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP2.

Fastest Friday time:
Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia 1m 39.402s

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)

Aleix Espargaro continues his home dominance during Free Practice 3 for the Catalunya MotoGP, but Aprilia team-mate Maverick Vinales, Enea Bastianini and Joan Mir are among those to miss out on the top ten and forced to take part in Qualifying 1.

Aprilia's Friday one-two was soon split by Yamaha's world champion Fabio Quartararo in the cooler morning conditions, before Vinales fought back to reclaim second behind Espargaro.

Espargaro then delivered a scorching opening salvo, smashing yesterday's best with a new lap record of 1m 38.771s - propelling him 0.671s clear of Vinales and 0.857s from Quartararo.

That time wouldn't be beaten, but the session was far from over.

Johann Zarco slashed Espargaro's advantage to 0.261s as the final ten minutes began with Quartararo, Francesco Bagnaia, Alex Rins, Fabio di Giannantonio and Enea Bastianini suddenly demoting Vinales to eighth.

The final run saw Vinales, desperate to avoid another trip to Qualifying 1, unable to rise higher than seventh and subsequently pushed outside of the top ten.

Jorge Martin, revelling in a return to an older front fork, exchanged second place with Pramac team-mate Johann Zarco, with factory Ducati team-mates Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller just behind.

KTM's Brad Binder and Repsol Honda's Pol Espargaro were early fallers.

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Riders directly to Qualifying 2 - Top 10 Combined Practice Times:
1Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Factory (RS-GP)
2Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)
3Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)
4Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)
5Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)
6Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
7Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)
8Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
9Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)
10Fabio di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)

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.

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.

Jorge Martin will miss the test and undergo surgery to treat nerve problems in his right hand.

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)

------------------------------------ Pole position time:
Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia 1m 37.688s
Fastest Friday time:
Takaaki Nakagami JPN Honda 1m 39.028s
TT schedule:

Full Isle of Man TT 2022 schedule in UK time:

Sunday 29 May

1.30pm - Newcomers (speed control lap) - Practice

1.50pm - SBK, SSP, SSTK - Qualifying

3.30pm - SSP, STwin - Qualifying

4.30pm - Sidecar - Qualifying


Monday 30 May

6.20pm - SBK, SSP, SSTK - Qualifying

8pm - Sidecar - Qualifying


Tuesday 31 May

6.20pm - SBK, SSP, SSTK - Qualifying

7.25pm - SSP, STwin - Qualifying

8pm - Sidecar - Qualifying


Wednesday 1 June

6.20pm - SBK, SSP, SSTK - Qualifying

8.05pm - Sidecar - Qualifying


Thursday 2 June

6.20pm - SBK, SSTP. SSTK - Qualifying

7.25pm - SSP, STwin - Qualifying

8.05pm - Sidecar - Qualifying


Friday 3 June

1pm - SBK, SSP, SSTK - Qualifying

2.10pm - SSP, STwin - Qualifying


Saturday 4 June

10.30am - Solo - Warm-up

12pm - Superbike TT - Race

3pm - Sidecar TT - Race 1


Monday June 6

10.30am - Solo - Warm-up

11.45am - Supersport TT - Race

2.45pm - Superstock TT - Race 1


Wednesday June 8

10.30am - Solo - Warm-up

10.50am - Sidecar - Shakedown

11.45am - Supertwin TT - Race

2.45pm - Supersport TT - Race 2


Friday June 10

10.30am - Solo - Warm-up

11.30am - Sidecar TT - Race 2

1.15pm - Senior TT Superbike - Race



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