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Francesco Bagnaia signs the second pole of the season

● Moto3: 11:00 a.m. ● Moto2: 12:20 p.m. ● MotoGP: 2:00 p.m. Spanish mainland time The Itali


● Moto3: 11:00 a.m.

● Moto2: 12:20 p.m.

● MotoGP: 2:00 p.m.

Spanish mainland time

The Italian Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia and the Australian Jack Miller, on Desmosedici GP22 paths, gave the “double” to the manufacturer Ducati in the official classification for the French MotoGP GP at the Le Mans circuit.

The speed of the Ducati left no doubt about the superiority in this aspect of the prototypes of the manufacturer from Borgo Panigale, which ended up taking the first two positions and who came closest to them was the Spanish Aleix Espargaró at the handlebars of the Aprilia RS-GP , who was 159 thousandths of a second behind, with the world leader, Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1), in fourth place, second row, along with Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) and Frenchman Johann Zarco (Ducati Desmosedici GP22).

1. Francesco Bagnaia (1’30.450, track record)

2. Jack Miller (+0.069)

3. Aleix Espargaro

4. Fabio Quartararo

5. Enea Bastianini

6. Johann Zarco

7. Joan Mir

8. Alex Rins

9. Jorge Martin

10. Marc Marquez

11. Pol Espargaro

12. Takaaki Nakagami

13. Marco Bezzecchi

14. Maverick Vinales

15. Luca Marini

16. Fabio DiGiannantonio

17. Miguel Oliveira

18. Brad Binder

19. Franco Morbidelli

20. Andrea Dovizioso

21. Alex Marquez

22. Remy Gardner

23. Darryn Binder

24. Raul Fernandez

Starting grid pending application of future sanctions Francesco Bagnaia, from the Ducati Lenovo Team, signs the second

pole

of the season (1’30.450 – circuit record), the eighth in MotoGP and the fifteenth in his sporting career.

Marc Márquez occupies the tenth place.

Marc Márquez occupies the provisional tenth place.

13. Marco Bezzecchi

14. Maverick Vinales

15. Luca Marini

16. Fabio DiGiannantonio

17. Miguel Oliveira

18. Brad Binder

19. Franco Morbidelli

20. Andrea Dovizioso

21. Alex Marquez

22. Remy Gardner

23. Darryn Binder

24. Raul Fernandez

Starting grid pending application of future sanctions

Jorge Martín, with the Pramac Racing Ducati, managed to win the fastest time in the first qualifying round of the French MotoGP GP, 1’30.804 (record time). Joan Mir, from Team Suzuki Ecstar, signs the second place, +0.129 from Jorge Martín. Both will participate in Q2.

Jorge Martín, Maverick Viñales, Joan Mir, Luca Marini, Marco Bezzecchi, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Miguel Oliveira, Franco Morbidelli, Andrea Dovizioso, Remy Gardner, Álex Márquez, Raúl Fernández and Darryn Binder.

Spaniard Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) regained confidence in his chances by setting the fourth fastest time thanks largely to the invaluable help he received at the end of the third free practice session of the French MotoGP GP. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZRM 1).

Up to twelve riders lapped below the previous record of the track, which since 2018 had the Frenchman Johann Zarco with 1:31.185 and, of them, up to six lapped below those 31 seconds, again with Zarco as the great protagonist when establishing the new Le Mans record in 1’30.537.

Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) finished the first day of free practice for the French MotoGP GP as the leader, setting a new absolute record for the Le Mans circuit.

Bastianini lapped in 1:31.148 to establish a new absolute record for the circuit that beat the previous mark by 37 thousandths of a second, established in 2018 by the “local” Johann Zarco at the handlebars of the Yamaha YZR M1, with which he rode in 1′ 31,185.

Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) was not so lucky, who had to settle for a discreet fifteenth position, while his teammate in the energetic team, Pol Espargaró, was one of the few who could not lower his personal best in the morning.

His partner Pol Espargaró will also seek to return to at least a ‘Top 10’ in which he has only been in Lusail (Qatar, third) and Portimao (ninth).

The Bugatti circuit is located 5 kilometers south of the city of Le Mans and 200 kilometers southwest of Paris. Built in 1965, around the existing track of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, this circuit of mythical resonances has been the scene of Grand Prix since the end of the sixties. The serious accident suffered by the driver Alberto Puig in 1995 caused Le Mans to disappear from the World Championship calendar until the 2000 season, while various improvements were made to the safety of the track.

Its narrow track is characterized by sharp curves that force a driving that emphasizes the rush of braking and sudden acceleration. With a capacity to comfortably accommodate more than 100,000 spectators, the circuit is also the scene of various endurance events of all the specialties of the motor world, as well as various events of the French championships.

The timed session of the MotoGP category for the Spanish Grand Prix at the Bugatti racetrack in Le Mans, the seventh round of the motorcycling world calendar, can be followed from DAZN and Movistar +. Also, minute by minute, through the La Vanguardia website.
For this reason, the current champion will try to shine against his countrymen and give the first serious blow in a championship that will complete its first third in the French GP.

In fact, only two riders have climbed to the top three times: Quartararo, who also did it with a second place in Indonesia, and the Spanish Aleix Espargaró, winner in Argentina and who comes from two third places in the last two Grand Prix to be his main rival. Alex Rins (Suzuki), the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati), the only one capable of winning two races, and the Frenchman Johan Zarco (Ducati), are the others who have done it more than once.

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MotoGP Constructors World Championship 2022

1. Ducati – 131 points

2. Yamaha – 89 points

3. Aprilia – 83 points

4. Suzuki – 80 points

5. KTM – 76 points

6. Honda – 57 points

Raul Fernandez – 0 points

Fabio DiGiannantonio – 0 points

Stefan Bradl – 0 points

Lorenzo Savadori – 0 points

The French rider Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) will try to take advantage of the warmth of his fans to open the first important gap in the Motorcycle World Championship, which lands this weekend at the Le Mans circuit, the scene of a French Grand Prix where the Spaniard Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia) will try to confirm his candidacy in MotoGP.

The qualifying session for the French Grand Prix in the MotoGP category, which is being held at the Bugatti racetrack in Le Mans, will take place at 2:10 p.m. (Spanish peninsular time).

The Japanese factory Suzuki is in negotiations with Dorna, organizer of the MotoGP World Championship, for the departure of the official team at the end of this championship, in which its riders Joan Mir and Álex Rins are fighting for the title that Mir already won in 2020 .

“Suzuki Motor Corporation is in talks with Dorna about the possibility of ending its participation in MotoGP at the end of 2022,” recognized the official Suzuki team, days after rumors of his imminent departure.An appointment that seems unpredictable, with the possibility that the rain, accompanied by electrical storms, hangs over the plans of the drivers and teams. The French MotoGP GP qualifying session will take place at 2:10 p.m. (GMT+2); the race, for its part, will be held this Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 p.m.