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MotoGP Spanish GP: Esparagro tops FP2, Bagnaia and Quartararo into Q1

The one-hour afternoon session at Jerez saw little in the way of overall lap time improvements until the closing stages, when FP2 exploded into a frantic time attack. Espargaro was the best of the bunch with a 1m36.708s from Aprilia team-mate Maverick Vinales, while FP1 pacesetter Dani Pedrosa was third overall. As disastrous afternoon for

MotoGP Spanish GP:  Esparagro tops FP2, Bagnaia and Quartararo into Q1

The one-hour afternoon session at Jerez noticed little in the way in which of general lap time enhancements till the closing levels, when FP2 exploded right into a frantic time assault.

Espargaro was one of the best of the bunch with a 1m36.708s from Aprilia team-mate Maverick Vinales, whereas FP1 pacesetter Dani Pedrosa was third general.

As disastrous afternoon for final 12 months’s Spanish GP winner Bagnaia, Quartararo – who has 4 Jerez MotoGP poles to his identify – and championship chief Marco Bezzecchi noticed all three fail to get into the highest 10 and can face a unstable Q1 session on Saturday morning.

A minimum of a type of riders will begin each the dash and the grand prix from the fifth row at finest.

After half an hour of operating in FP2, solely Marc Marquez’s damage stand-in Iker Lecuona had made an beneficial properties on their FP1 finest.

However Lecuona remained final on the timesheets and suffered a crash 12 minutes into the hour-long session on the ultimate nook.

This could ultimately deliver the purple flag out 10 minutes later as his Honda had punctured the protecting air fence lining the sting of the observe at Flip 13.

After a short pause, the session received again below method with 37 minutes and 41 seconds left on the clock – although it wouldn’t be till the ultimate 13 minutes that lap instances began to enhance considerably.

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The primary main mover was Vinales, who shot as much as third on the mixed standings with a 1m36.899s.

With 40s of FP2 remaining, Vinales would lastly depose KTM wildcard Pedrosa’s finest from FP1 with a 1m36.710s.

Nonetheless, it wouldn’t be sufficient to maintain the Spaniard on the prime of the timesheets as Espargaro snatched the lead away from Vinales by 0.002s.

KTM’s Jack Miller was third on the session timesheet, however fifth general, with Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) heading RNF Aprilia’s Miguel Oliveira.

Alex Marquez was sixth in FP2 on his Gresini Ducati forward of VR46’s Bezzecchi and Ducati’s Bagnaia, with Pedrosa and the second VR46 Ducati bike of Luca Marini rounding out the highest 10.

Nonetheless, front-end struggles all through FP2 for Bagnaia meant his 1m37.233s – which was solely 0.525s off the tempo – was solely adequate for thirteenth general behind Bezzecchi, who suffered an engine blowout late on.

Quartararo fared even worse as he was solely sixteenth on his manufacturing unit Yamaha forward of team-mate Franco Morbidelli, with a twice-crashing Joan Mir 18th for Honda.

At current, neither manufacturing unit Ducati rider is in Q2 as Enea Bastianini continued to wrestle along with his injured shoulder down in twenty first on the mixed order on the finish of FP2.

In addition to each manufacturing unit Aprilias, each Pramac riders, Miller and Pedrosa on his wildcard outing, Oliveira, Alex Marquez, Takaaki Nakagami and Marini all bagged a direct Q2 spot for Saturday morning.

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