MotoGP Results – 2022 MotoGP World Championship round 13

British MotoGP, Silverstone – Free Practice (3) Results
Pos   Rider Nat Team Time/Diff Lap Max
1 ^4 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 1’58.254s 10/14 338k
2 ^11 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.028s 17/17 336k
3 ^6 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.078s 9/14 338k
4 = Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.090s 14/16 336k
5 ˅2 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.321s 14/15 335k
6 ˅5 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.365s 15/16 331k
7 ^4 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.371s 15/16 339k
8 ˅6 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.403s 16/17 333k
9 ^3 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.409s 15/17 334k
10 ˅3 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.475s 14/16 333k
11 ˅1 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* +0.657s 16/18 336k
12 ˅4 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) +0.673s 15/15 338k
13 ^7 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.752s 12/13 333k
14 ˅8 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.812s 16/17 332k
15 ˅1 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.856s 15/18 332k
16 = Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.971s 14/16 335k
17 ^2 Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) +0.986s 17/18 330k
18 ˅1 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* +1.231s 12/16 336k
19 ^2 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +1.277s 15/16 331k
20 ˅2 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +1.369s 12/15 332k
21 ^1 Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +1.395s 15/15 331k
22 ˅7 Stefan Bradl GER Repsol Honda (RC213V) +1.561s 16/18 332k
23 ^1 Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16)* +1.811s 9/14 331k
24 ˅1 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* +2.385s 11/15 329k

* Rookie

Key:
^X Rider is X positions higher than FP2.
= Rider is same position as FP2.
˅X Rider is X positions lower than FP2.

Official Silverstone MotoGP records:
Best lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 58.168s (2019)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 59.936s (2019)

Aleix Espargaro and Aprilia moved to the top during Free Practice 3 for the British MotoGP at Silverstone, with day one leader Fabio Quartararo dropping to sixth.

Quartararo’s 1m 58.695s Friday best lasted until Aprilia team-mates Maverick Vinales and Espargaro fitted soft tyres with 15mins to go and promptly took over first and second on the combined timesheets.

The RS-GP show continued, with Quartararo’s title rival Espargaro taking over from former Silverstone winner Vinales, until the Ducatis of Jack Miller and Johann Zarco split the pair heading into the final ten minutes.

Bagnaia and Espargaro then exchanged hang signals as the Italian overtook at Turn 13, Bagnaia presumably felt he had been held up while the Spaniard was adamant he had not. The issue was later settled during a quick chat before their practice starts.

Another Ducati rider, Zarco, suffered a bigger late setback, crashing out in the closing minutes and thus bringing out the yellow flags.

Fortunately, the incident had been cleared in time for Pramac team-mate Jorge Martin to snatch a late second place, ahead of Miller and Zarco, with Vinales in fifth and Quartararo sixth.

Bagnaia was seventh, with the Suzukis of Joan Mir and Alex Rins slipping down the order but still making the top ten for direct Qualifying 2 access, either side of Luca Marini’s VR46 Ducati.

Fabio Quartararo starts the British MotoGP, the first event after the summer break, with a reduced 21-point lead over Aleix Espargaro after suffering a first DNF of the season at Assen.

Crucially, the French star will also need to serve a Long Lap penalty in Sunday’s Silverstone race as punishment for forcing Espargaro off-track during the misjudged pass, which ended with the Yamaha rider on the ground before a second accident ended his Dutch drama.

Both Quartararo and Espargaro have good memories of Silverstone from last year, when Quartararo won from the Suzuki of Alex Rins and Espargaro held off the Ducati of Jack Miller to claim the RS-GP’s first-ever MotoGP podium.

Espargaro and Aprilia’s spectacular season means, despite the Assen incident and handing away another near-certain rostrum in Barcelona, the Spaniard arrives in the UK seeking a sixth podium and second win of the year.

Pramac Ducati’s Johann Zarco is best of the rest in third, albeit 58 points from Quartararo and still seeking a long overdue premier-class win, with Factory Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia eight points behind after taking three wins and three DNFs in the last six races.

Silverstone will be Bagnaia’s first MotoGP event since his drink-driving incident in Ibiza.

Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati) and Jorge Martin (Pramac) remain locked in battle to be Bagnaia’s 2023 team-mate, with Silverstone likely to be their last chance to impress before an end-of-August decision is made.

Triple race winner Bastianini has slipped to fifth in the standings after his early season heroics, with 2021 winner Martin currently eleventh with two second-places.

Just two points separate Brad Binder and future KTM team-mate Miller in the fight for sixth in the championship, with the same slim margin splitting Joan Mir and Alex Rins in their last season as Suzuki team-mates.

While Rins officially confirmed a switch to LCR Honda during the summer break, Mir’s expected move to Repsol Honda in place of Pol Espargaro is still to be confirmed.

With Marc Marquez still recovering from his latest arm surgery, Espargaro – tipped to make a return to KTM and Tech3 next season – is again partnered by HRC test rider Stefan Bradl this weekend.
 

2022 British MotoGP, Silverstone – Race weekend schedule (UK time)

Friday August 5

9am – Moto3 Free Practice 1

9.55am – MotoGP Free Practice 1

10.55am – Moto2 Free Practice 1

1.15pm – Moto3 Free Practice 2

2.10pm – MotoGP Free Practice 2

3.10pm – Moto2 Free Practice 2

 

Saturday August 6

9am – Moto3 Free Practice 3

9.55am – MotoGP Free Practice 3

10.55am – Moto2 Free Practice 2

12.35pm – Moto3 Qualifying 1

1pm – Moto3 Qualifying 2

1.30pm – MotoGP Free Practice 4

2.10pm – MotoGP Qualifying 1

2.35pm – MotoGP Qualifying 2

3.10pm – Moto2 Qualifying 1

3.35pm – Moto2 Qualifying 2

 

Sunday August 7

9.20am – Moto3 warm-up

9.40am – MotoGP warm-up

10.10am – Moto2 warm-up

11.20am – Moto3 race

1pm – MotoGP race

2.30pm – Moto2 race

 

Assen: MotoGP World Championship standings
Pos   Rider Nat Team Points Diff.
1 = Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 172  
2 = Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 151 (-21)
3 = Johann Zarco FRA Pramac Ducati (GP22) 114 (-58)
4 ^2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 106 (-66)
5 ˅1 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) 105 (-67)
6 ˅1 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) 93 (-79)
7 = Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 91 (-81)
8 ^1 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 77 (-95)
9 ˅1 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 75 (-97)
10 = Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM (RC16) 71 (-101)
11 = Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) 70 (-102)
12 ^2 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 62 (-110)
13 ˅1 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 60 (-112)
14 ^3 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* 55 (-117)
15 ˅2 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) 52 (-120)
16 = Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 42 (-130)
17 ˅2 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) 40 (-132)
18 = Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) 27 (-145)
19 = Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 25 (-147)
20 = Fabio di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* 18 (-154)
21 = Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* 10 (-162)
22 = Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 10 (-162)
23 = Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 9 (-163)
24 = Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 5 (-167)

 

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