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Dutch GP MotoGP 2022: Bagnaia dominates and Aleix Espargar delivers

Pecco Bagnaia set the fastest time in the second MotoGP free practice in Assen. the rain stopped just before the start of the trial. Logically, th


Pecco Bagnaia set the fastest time in the second MotoGP free practice in Assen.

the rain stopped just before the start of the trial. Logically, the track was still very wet, but in case it dried up, several teams were already mounting different configurations on their two bikes. The temperature was cool: 17 degrees on the track and 20 on the tarmac.

In the first minutes, they still came out with scratched tires. This weekend, with the expected variety in the weather, it is important to test in all kinds of conditions.

Aleix Espargar improved very quickly his morning chrono. The records were going to go down a lot.

Lex Rins, which is regulated by his damaged left wrist, carried the aerodynamic evolution of his Suzuki. Joan Mir went with the old one. The Balearic said that both were very similar.

lex mrquez is put first. The Honda, in water, is much more competitive. The ilerdense also has a new aerodynamics.

Franco Morbidelli he was pleased to take command. On wet it goes better.

mid session, Luca Marini was the first to put the smooth tires. However, the registers were lowered by those who were still with the striped ones.

Despite them, from the garages they demanded their competitors to go to the box to change tires.

It took several laps for Valentino Rossi’s brother, but he ended up beating the time set by Zarco by far. This already scared away the doubts of the skeptics.

While the rest were joining, Marini did not stop lowering the garismos, although they were going to hunt him down.

Just in case, everyone squeezed. A possible shower in the third free practice made it advisable to force on the dry lane to ensure a place in the fight for pole. The forecast indicates that it will not rain, but in Assen you never know.

Framework Bezzecchi fell at turn 1. Lucky for him, he had done a very good time before. Already in the morning he went to the ground at that same point. Bradl also kissed the asphalt.

Aleix Espargar remade himself. He was far behind, but he calmly made a big turn to get ahead. Afterward, it even got better.

But Bagnaia took it from him at the last breath. Quartararo was also up. The leader held nothing back.

Thus, the ‘top 10’ was: Bagnaia, Aleix, Quartararo, Rins, Miller, Mir, Viales, Brad Binder, Zarco and Bezzecchi. Out: Bastianini, Nakagami, Marini, Lex Márquez, Dovizioso, Oliveira, Martín, Morbidelli, Pol, Di Giannantonio, Savadori, Gardner, Darryn Binder, Bradl and Ral Fernández.

In Moto3again domain David Muoz in his third grand prix. Spectacular. Guevara and Garca, in the ‘top 14’, unlike Foggia.