This Japanese Grand Prix is off to a good start for Ducati at Motegi, the track that is hosting this 16th stage of the MotoGP season. The best time was set by Jack Miller, who propelled the Desmosedici factory to the top of the time table with a time of 1’44.509, followed by his teammate Pecco Bagnaia who was only 28 thousandths behind, to complete a Ducati double .
Third time for him yamaha of fabio quartararo, long at the head of a longer session than usual, given that this Friday only one FP1 was held. The leader of the world championship is very close to the Ducati, just 21 thousandths bagnaia and 49 thousandths of Miller. Aleix Espargaro it’s not far either. with his apriliathe third of the championship marked the fourth fastest time with a time of 1’44.577, just 68 thousandths from the top.
Excellent session also for Luca Marinafifth with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati and ahead of a Mark Marquez (Honda) who, physically, seemed to have more difficulty with his right arm. Let us remember that the Spaniard from Honda only returned last week, more than 100 days after his fourth arm operation.
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Enea Bastianini and Johann Zarco have already complicated the task in Japan
the companion of Mark Marquezyour compatriot Pol Espargarothe KTM’s brad folder Y Miguel Oliveira and the Aprilia of Maverick Vinales close the Top Ten. The winner of Aragon, Enea Bastianini (Ducati Gresini) is only 14th after a crash without consequences and with rainy weather forecasts that could complicate the rest of the weekend for the rider from Rimini. johann zarco He is in the same situation, having fallen and settling for eleventh place.
Improved performance but no positions from previous races for a Franco Morbidelli, who finished 16th with Yamaha, but just over half a second off the lead. The best rookie was darryn folder (Yamaha WithU RNF) 18, followed by Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati Mooney VR46 Racing Team) 19, Raul Fernandez (KTM 3 Team Technology) 21Remy Gardner (KTM Team Tech 3) 23 and Fabio Di Giannantonio (Ducati Gresini) 24.
In Moto3The noob Moreira is in the lead while Moto2the championship leader August Fernandez leads the dance ahead of local stage and championship rival Ai Ogura. What will this Saturday bring us, whose culmination will be the classifications for the three categories? To find out, don’t miss any of the program that follows…
Results FP1 MotoGP Japanese GP
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