UPDATE Jack Miller penalty: German MotoGP - Full Qualifying Results

Full Qualifying results and grid line-up for the German MotoGP at Sachsenring, round 10 (of 20) in the 2022 world championship.
Francesco Bagnaia, German MotoGP, 18 June
Francesco Bagnaia, German MotoGP, 18 June

UPDATE: Jack Miller will retain his sixth place on the grid, but has been handed a long-lap penalty for crashing under a yellow flag in FP4.

Speaking before the verdict, Miller explained: "I started FP4 on the hard-hard tyre option. I had a big vibration on the front tyre and I don’t know why. I saw the yellow flags and literally said to myself 'don’t crash…' and braked early and the next thing I know I was on the ground. 

"Of course, I crashed on a yellow, but I will go and plead my case because I was not trying to improve, you can tell from my sectors and my data. What will be will be. There have been a few guys this weekend who have had tyres that are vibrating on the front. I don’t know why that is, but we are preparing data now to take up there and we will see what [the FIM Stewards] say..."

German MotoGP, Sachsenring - Full Qualifying Results
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)1'19.931s6/8303k
2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+0.076s7/8300k
3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.099s6/8300k
4Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.189s6/9302k
5Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+0.197s6/9298k
6Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.219s7/8299k
7Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)+0.237s7/8298k
8Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.288s7/8298k
9Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.537s7/7303k
10Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+0.631s7/7295k
11Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*+0.662s7/8301k
12Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.801s7/10298k
 Qualifying 1:     
13Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'20.604s7/7300k
14Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)1'20.656s6/8299k
15Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)1'20.757s7/8298k
16Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'20.888s3/7298k
17Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)1'20.905s3/6299k
18Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)1'20.908s7/7296k
19Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)1'20.965s10/10295k
20Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'21.02s7/8296k
21Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*1'21.089s8/8295k
22Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*1'21.322s7/8296k
23Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*1'21.322s2/7295k

* Rookie

Fastest Friday time:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 19.765s

Official Sachsenring MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati 1m 19.765s (2022)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 21.228s (2019)

Francesco Bagnaia couldn't beat this new Sachsenring lap record from FP3 but still took a relatively comfortable pole position for the 2022 German MotoGP at Sachsenring.

Title leader Fabio Quartararo and countryman Johann Zarco will complete Sunday's front row, with Aprilia's Aleix Espargaro recovering from a final practice fall to snare fourth ahead of an excellent performance by rookie Fabio di Giannantonio (who graduated through Qualifying 1).

Bagnaia's team-mate Jack Miller, who remains under investigation for a yellow flag fall in FP4, is due to complete row two but may yet be demoted.

A late accident left Takaaki Nakagami in shoulder pain and hurt the chances of further improvements, with Joan Mir clearly angry at being left twelfth and last.

After attempting to return from a broken wrist, Suzuki team-mate Alex Rins withdrew from the remainder of the event following this morning's FP3 and will now set his sights on being fit for Assen next weekend.

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This weekend will see a new winner of the German MotoGP for the first time since 2013, with Marc Marquez - unbeaten at the Sachsenring since the 125cc class in 2011 - absent from the event as he continues to recover from a fourth operation on his right arm. Marquez is again replaced by HRC test rider and home Sachsenring hero Stefan Bradl.

Meanwhile, Fabio Quartararo leads the MotoGP standings by 22 points over Aleix Espargaro, after victory in Catalunya was combined with a last-lap blunder by the Aprilia rider.

But the pair have both now pulled clear of triple 2022 race winner Enea Bastianini, whose third DNF in five races has left the Gresini Ducati rider 53 from Quartararo, with Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) close behind.

Bastianini’s crew chief Alberto Giribuola is absent this weekend due to Covid. Gresini technical coordinator Sergio Verbena is standing in as his replacement.

Over at Pramac Ducati, Jorge Martin is riding for the first time since surgery to solve a nerve problem in his right hand.

Bagnaia and Alex Rins were taken out by Takaaki Nakagami’s scary turn-one accident at the Barcelona race. Rins (who suffered a wrist fracture) and Nakagami (kept in hospital overnight) both missed the post-race test as a result of the incident.

Sachsenring is the shortest circuit on the MotoGP calendar, being just 3.7km in length and with the longest straight of 700m. The circuit also has a heavy anti-clockwise bias of 10 left-hand corners, compared to 3 right turns, one of them being the infamous ‘waterfall’ downhill plunge at Turn 11.

Sachsenring also marks the midway point of the planned 20-round world championship season.

2022 German Grand Prix – MotoGP schedule (UK Time)

Friday 17 June

8am - 8.40am - Moto3 Free Practice 1

8.55am - 9.40am - MotoGP Free Practice 1

9.55am - 10.35am - Moto2 Free Practice 1

12.15pm - 12.55pm - Moto3 Free Practice 2

1.10pm - 1.55pm - MotoGP Free Practice 2

2.10pm - 2.50pm - Moto2 Free Practice 2


Saturday 18 June

8am - 8.40am - Moto3 Free Practice 3

8.55am - 9.40am - MotoGP Free Practice 3

9.55am - 10.35am - Moto2 Free Practice 3

11.35am - 11.50am - Moto3 Qualifying 1

12pm - 12.15pm - Moto3 Qualifying 2

12.30pm - 1pm - MotoGP Free Practice 4

1.10pm - 1.25pm - MotoGP Qualifying 1

1.35pm - 1.50pm - MotoGP Qualifying 2

2.10pm - 2.25pm - Moto2 Qualifying 1

2.35pm - 2.50pm - Moto2 Qualifying 2


Sunday 19 June

8am - 8.10am - Moto3 warm-up

8.20am - 8.30am - Moto2 warm-up

8.40am-9am - MotoGP warm-up

10am - Moto3 race

11.20am - Moto2 race

1pm - MotoGP race


Barcelona: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos RiderNatTeamPointsDiff.
1=Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)147 
2=Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)125(-22)
3=Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)94(-53)
4^1Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)91(-56)
5˅1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)81(-66)
6^1Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)73(-74)
7˅1Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)69(-78)
8^2Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)69(-78)
9˅1Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)65(-82)
10˅1Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)60(-87)
11=Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)57(-90)
12^3Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)51(-96)
13^1Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)46(-101)
14^2Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)41(-106)
15˅3Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)40(-107)
16˅3Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)38(-109)
17=Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*30(-117)
18=Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)26(-121)
19=Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)22(-125)
20^2Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*10(-137)
21˅1Fabio di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*8(-139)
22˅1Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)8(-139)
23=Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*8(-139)
24NARaul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*1(-146)


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