Catalunya MotoGP, Barcelona - Warm-up Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/DiffLapMax
1Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)1'40.135s5/11348k
2Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.006s5/12352k
3Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+0.113s9/12346k
4Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.226s3/10347k
5Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.232s6/10348k
6Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.315s5/12347k
7Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.353s10/10348k
8Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.429s9/11343k
9Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.450s6/12350k
10Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)+0.454s7/12343k
11Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+0.563s4/12347k
12Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.575s10/12348k
13Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.610s5/10345k
14Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.611s5/10348k
15Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.626s7/11344k
16Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.665s9/12350k
17Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.669s5/12346k
18Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.755s4/12346k
19Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+0.765s6/12347k
20Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+1.181s6/11351k
21Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+1.299s4/12348k
22Michele PirroITAAruba.it Racing (GP22)+1.347s6/6342k
23Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.594s4/10346k
24Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*+1.663s3/12345k
25Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*+1.672s4/10343k
* Rookie

Pole position time:
Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia 1m 38.742s

Official Barcelona MotoGP records:
Best lap:Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia 1m 38.742s (2022)
Fastest race lap:
Johann Zarco FRA Ducati 1m 39.939s (2021)

Maverick Vinales kept Aprilia on top of the timesheets, from Gresini riders Enea Bastianini and Fabio di Giannantonio, during morning warm-up for the 2022 Catalunya MotoGP at Barcelona.

But it wasn't such a perfect start to race day for team-mate and pole qualifier Aleix Espargaro, who crashed in a lowside at Turn 5 in the closing stages.

The local star was unharmed but the incident forced him to abandon his RS-GP and miss out on a practice start.

While soft and medium rear tyres were used by most riders during warm-up, the climbing temperatures mean hard and medium rears are set to be the dominant choice for a scorching hot and 'slippery' race.

A possible exception is Vinales, who led much of the 20-minute warm-up on medium tyres but says he is planning to 'gamble' on the soft rear from eighth on the grid this afternoon.

Francesco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo, who will join Espargaro on the front row, were just 20th and 13th respectively in warm-up. However the Ducati rider was only 1.2s from the top and it is tyre preservation as much as raw speed that will be crucial in the race, with predictions of lap times dropping by up to one-second in the closing stages.

Ducati wild-card Michele Pirro was the only other faller in warm-up, a lowside at Turn 2.

Alex Marquez was back on track after missing qualifying due to a fast final practice fall. The LCR rider will need to start this afternoon's race from 25th and last.

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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.

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
PosRiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
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)