2019 MotoGP Round 16

Motegi Friday Practices


Riders were very keen to get a quick lap down this afternoon when FP2 got underway at Motegi just after 1700 Friday afternoon Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time.

The reasons for their haste were dropping track temperatures combined with looming rain clouds, and when it rains at Motegi, it really rains! The forecast for tomorrow is not all that friendly, so there is a fair chance that riders will not manage to improve on their times tomorrow which is what makes today so crucial. 

It had been a Yamaha 1-2-3 in FP1 led by Maverick Vinales but the Yamaha men were not in any hurry to improve on their markers until late in the session when Vinales went under the lap record to lower the benchmark further to 1m45.085s. 

There were red sectors appearing everywhere in the dying seconds of the session and the first man to displace Vinales was none other than French rookie Fabio Quartararo, a 1m44.764s putting him top of the pops before he then ran off into the gravel trap. 

Marc Marquez had to settle for third quickest ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. 

Jack Miller went down as the chequered flag came out but had earlier registered a 1m45.577s which looked safe enough to see him through to Q2 if it rains tomorrow morning. 

Rossi dropped in a last gasp 1m45.466s when it counted to take him from zero to almost hero which shuffled Miller down to seventh but the Australian remained in front of Danilo Petrucci. 

Miguel Oliveira had gone down pretty hard with 25-minutes remaining in the 45-minute sessions. It was an ugly tumble for the 24-year-old through the kitty litter who was already coming into this weekend still carrying prior injuries.

MotoGP Combined Results

PosRiderBikeTime/Gap
120 F.QuartararoYAMAHA+1m44.764
212 M.ViñalesYAMAHA+0.321
393 M.MarquezHONDA+0.336
44 A.DoviziosoDUCATI+0.650
546 V.RossiYAMAHA+0.702
621 F.MorbidelliYAMAHA+0.798
743 J.MillerDUCATI+0.813
89 D.PetrucciDUCATI+0.855
936 J.MirSUZUKI+0.877
1041 A.EspargaroAPRILIA+0.957
1142 A.RinsSUZUKI+0.966
1235 C.CrutchlowHONDA+1.040
1344 P.EspargaroKTM+1.256
1463 F.BagnaiaDUCATI+1.566
1530 T.NakagamiHONDA+1.793
1617 K.AbrahamDUCATI+1.812
1799 J.LorenzoHONDA+1.897
1829 A.IannoneAPRILIA+1.981
1988 M.OliveiraKTM+2.036
2050 S.GuintoliSUZUKI+2.039
2182 M.KallioKTM+2.134
2253 T.RabatDUCATI+2.394
2355 H.SyahrinKTM+3.210

 


MotoGP Championship Standings

PosRiderBikeNationPoints
1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA325
2Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA215
3Alex RINSSuzukiSPA167
4Maverick VIÑALESYamahaSPA163
5Danilo PETRUCCIDucatiITA162
6Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA145
7Fabio QUARTARAROYamahaFRA143
8Jack MILLERDucatiAUS119
9Cal CRUTCHLOWHondaGBR102
10Franco MORBIDELLIYamahaITA90
11Pol ESPARGAROKTMSPA80
12Takaaki NAKAGAMIHondaJPN74
13Joan MIRSuzukiSPA58
14Aleix ESPARGAROApriliaSPA46
15Francesco BAGNAIADucatiITA34
16Andrea IANNONEApriliaITA33
17Miguel OLIVEIRAKTMPOR29
18Johann ZARCOKTMFRA27
19Jorge LORENZOHondaSPA23
20Tito RABATDucatiSPA18
21Stefan BRADLHondaGER16
22Michele PIRRODucatiITA9
23Sylvain GUINTOLISuzukiFRA7
24Hafizh SYAHRINKTMMAL7
25Karel ABRAHAMDucatiCZE5

Moto2/Moto3 Combined Times

PosRiderBikeTime/Gap
173 A.MarquezKALEX1m56.647
241 B.BinderKTM+0.181
388 J.MartinKTM+0.254
410 L.MariniKALEX+0.274
522 S.LowesKALEX+0.282
611 N.BulegaKALEX+0.317
762 S.ManziMV AGUSTA+0.390
812 T.LuthiKALEX+0.393
945 T.NagashimaKALEX+0.460
107 L.BaldassarriKALEX+0.466
1123 M.SchrotterKALEX+0.476
1240 A.FernandezKALEX+0.541
1327 I.LecuonaKTM+0.543
1433 E.BastianiniKALEX+0.581
1521 F.Di GiannantoSPEED UP+0.601
1635 S.ChantraKALEX+0.659
1772 M.BezzecchiKTM+0.743
189 J.NavarroSPEED UP+0.752
1987 R.GardnerKALEX+0.834
2016 J.RobertsKTM+0.859
2177 D.AegerterMV AGUSTA+0.984
225 A.LocatelliKALEX+1.045
2364 B.BendsneydeNTS+1.074
2496 J.DixonKTM+1.169
2554 M.PasiniKALEX+1.171
2697 X.ViergeKALEX+1.318
272 J.RaffinNTS+1.655
2865 P.OettlKTM+2.251
2920 D.Ekky PratamKALEX+3.090
303 L.TulovicKTM+3.216

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PosRiderBikeTime/Gap
116 A.MignoKTM1m54.742
242 M.RamirezHONDA+0.097
317 J.McpheeHONDA+0.135
484 J.KornfeilKTM+0.295
519 G.RodrigoHONDA+0.295
613 C.ViettiKTM+0.339
724 T.SuzukiHONDA+0.340
840 D.BinderKTM+0.351
927 K.TobaHONDA+0.372
1075 A.ArenasKTM+0.449
1148 L.Dalla PortaHONDA+0.452
1244 A.CanetKTM+0.453
1379 A.OguraHONDA+0.485
1471 A.SasakiHONDA+0.525
1582 S.NepaKTM+0.582
1621 A.LopezHONDA+0.657
1761 C.OncuKTM+0.690
1876 M.YurchenkoKTM+0.715
1923 N.AntonelliHONDA+0.742
205 J.MasiaKTM+0.767
216 R.YamanakaHONDA+0.801
2214 T.ArbolinoHONDA+0.819
2325 R.FernandezKTM+0.854
2454 R.RossiHONDA+0.879
2522 K.MasakiKTM+1.007
2655 R.FenatiHONDA+1.080
2769 T.Booth-AmosKTM+1.376
2811 S.GarciaHONDA+1.386
297 D.FoggiaKTM+1.423
3012 F.SalacKTM+1.521
/36 S.HasegawaHONDA/

Motegi MotoGP Time Schedule AEDT

TimeClassSession
1100Moto3FP3
1155Moto2FP3
1250MotoGPFP3
1435Moto3Q1
1500Moto3Q2
1555Moto2Q1
1530Moto2Q2
1625MotoGPFP4
1705MotoGPQ1
1730MotoGPQ2
TimeClassSession
1040Moto3WUP
1110Moto2WUP
1140MotoGPWUP
1400Moto3Race
1520Moto2Race
1700MotoGPRace
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