UPDATED Indonesian MotoGP, Mandalika - Full Qualifying Results

Full Qualifying results and grid line-up for the Indonesian MotoGP at Mandalika, round 2 of the 2022 world championship.
Fabio Quartararo, Indonesian MotoGP, 18 March 2022
Fabio Quartararo, Indonesian MotoGP, 18 March 2022
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Update: Franco Morbidelli has been given a three-place grid penalty for 'not following the correct practice start procedure' by positioning himself in front of riders already waiting to start. The Monster Yamaha rider drops from 12th to 15th.

"About the penalty, it is right. It was my fault. I made a mistake and I‘m sorry. I won‘t do it again," Morbidelli said.

Indonesian MotoGP, Mandalika - Full Qualifying Results
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)1'31.067s5/7307k
2Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.213s6/8312k
3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP22)+0.311s8/8313k
4Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.366s8/8308k
5Enea BastianiniITAGresini Ducati (GP21)+0.437s8/8313k
6Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.440s6/8309k
7Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+0.499s6/8309k
8Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+0.515s6/8310k
9Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo (GP22)+0.647s6/8309k
10Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)+0.656s3/5309k
11Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP21)*+0.762s2/8309k
12Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.269s6/6304k
 Qualifying 1:     
12Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)1'31.666s6/7310k
13Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*1'31.695s2/5316k
14Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'31.830s2/5309k
15Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)PENALTY  
16Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)1'31.831s6/6310k
17Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)1'31.87s6/8307k
18Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)1'31.875s6/8309k
19Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)1'31.987s3/7310k
20Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Racing (RS-GP)1'32.006s5/7310k
21Raul FernandezSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)*1'32.122s3/7308k
22Remy GardnerAUSKTM Tech3 (RC16)*1'32.14s3/8307k
23Darryn BinderRSAWithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*1'32.299s6/8308k
24Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)1'32.33s3/8306k

* Rookie



Fastest Friday time:
Fabio Quartararo FRA Yamaha 1m 31.608s (FP2)

Fastest Mandalika pre-season testing time:
Pol Espargaro SPA Honda 1m 31.060s

Reigning world champion Fabio Quartararo helps put a miserable Qatar behind him by dominating an eventful qualifying for the Indonesian MotoGP at Mandalika.

Successive improvements kept the Frenmchan at the head of the timesheets during the 15-minute Qualifying 2 shootout, with late Yellow flags after an accident for Aleix Espargaro - the last of many Saturday falls as the premier-class battled for grip - helping blunt the challenge of Quartararo's rivals.

Pramac Ducati riders Jorge Martin (+0.213s) and Johann Zarco (+0.311s) grabbed the remaining front row places, with KTM's Brad Binder, Qatar winner Enea Bastianini and Factory Ducati's Francesco Bagnaia forming row two. 

Bagnaia reached Q2 after leading a dramatic Qualifying 1, which saw Marc Marquez fall twice and join the likes of team-mate Pol Espargaro and Suzuki's Joan Mir in missing out on a place in Q2.

Final practice leader Franco Morbidelli suffered a fast accident at the start of the session, later returning on his spare bike but left twelfth and last. Alex Rins claimed eighth after his fiery accident in FP4.

Bastianini's rookie team-mate Fabio di Giannantonio turned heads by joining Bagnaia in progressing through Qualifying 1. 'Digia' went on to qualify eleventh.

MotoGP's only prior track time at Mandalika came during a dusty three-day test in February, after which emergency resurfacing was required on around 25% of the circuit, from Turn 17 (the final corner) until after Turn 5.

In response to tyre overheating issues at the test, Michelin has brought a different, heat-resistant, casing that was last used at Buriram 2018. 

This weekend's event marks the first Indonesian motorcycle grand prix since Sentul in 1997.

Saturday schedule - Mandalika

Moto3 Free Practice 3: 08:50-9:30 (00:50-01:30 UK)
Moto2 Free Practice 3: 09:50-10:30 (01:50 -02:30 UK)
MotoGP Free Practice 3: 10:50-11:35 (02.50-03.35 UK)

Moto3 Qualifying 1: 12:25-12:40 (04:25-04.40 UK)
Moto3 Qualifying 2: 12:50-13:05 (04:50-05.05 UK)
Moto2 Qualifying 1: 13:25-12:40 (05:25-04.40 UK)
Moto2 Qualifying 2: 13:50-13:05 (05:50-05.05 UK)
MotoGP Free Practice 4: 14:25-14:55 (06:25-06.55 UK)
MotoGP Qualifying 1: 15:25-15:40 (07:25-07.40 UK)
MotoGP Qualifying 2: 15:50-16:05 (07:50-08.05 UK)

By Peter McLaren

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