MotoGP Results – 2022 MotoGP World Championship round 2

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.

Indonesian MotoGP, Mandalika – Full Qualifying Results
Pos Rider Nat Team Time/Diff Lap Max
1 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1’31.067s 5/7 307k
2 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.213s 6/8 312k
3 Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.311s 8/8 313k
4 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.366s 8/8 308k
5 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) +0.437s 8/8 313k
6 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.440s 6/8 309k
7 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.499s 6/8 309k
8 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.515s 6/8 310k
9 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.647s 6/8 309k
10 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.656s 3/5 309k
11 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* +0.762s 2/8 309k
12 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +1.269s 6/6 304k
  Qualifying 1:          
12 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) 1’31.666s 6/7 310k
13 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* 1’31.695s 2/5 316k
14 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1’31.830s 2/5 309k
15 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) PENALTY    
16 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1’31.831s 6/6 310k
17 Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 1’31.87s 6/8 307k
18 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1’31.875s 6/8 309k
19 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) 1’31.987s 3/7 310k
20 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 1’32.006s 5/7 310k
21 Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1’32.122s 3/7 308k
22 Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 1’32.14s 3/8 307k
23 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* 1’32.299s 6/8 308k
24 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 1’32.33s 3/8 306k

* 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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