MotoGP Germany FP1 LIVE: Ducati Corse contains the French!

After dominating the Catalan Grand Prix from start to finish and proving to be the fastest in the MotoGP race that followed, Fabio Quartararo arrives at the German Motorrad Grand Prix, the 10th race of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship. with 22 points ahead. about his closest rival, the dizzying Aleix Espargaró.

Well helped by the impetuous Takaaki Nakagami who removed Francesco Bagnaia i Alex Rins from the first curve in Barcelona, ​​as well as by Enea Bastianini who have made mistakes on their own, the two leaders have made the hole in a platoon led by ” The beast “i Joan Zarco. There is a taste for revenge for some in Germany …

But, as we know, luck is versatile, and to further complicate the very particular layout of the Sachsenring, we will have to face another element during this penultimate confrontation before the summer holidays: heat wave!

There, at least, we know we shouldn’t see the classic falls at the “waterfall,” the famous # 11 bend where riders lose grip when they press the right (and cold) side of the tires again after catching 7 in a row. turns left in a row …

On the contrary, with the heat wave and air temperatures near 37 °, the track could exceed 60 °, thus becoming a stealth trap for the French envelopes that will have to cover this real race of 30 times obstacles for both men and machines. .

“Last year, the temperatures were quite high, with more than 50 ° C on the track for the race, but the raindrops also complicated the lives of the riders. With its particular profile, very short with three curves on the right, the limitations that weigh the tires are very specific to the Sachsenring. Nonetheless, our engineers are ready to take on this challenge and I am confident that our 2022 tire assignment will meet all of these limitations and, under the right conditions, allow us to set good times and deliver an exciting career. » however he said Pierro TaramassoMichelin Motorsport Two-Wheel Manager.

In any case, even if someone does, it will not be easy to get the crown back to the undisputed owner of the place, the unfortunate one. Marc Márquez, 11 times winner on the snail track (8 x MotoGP ™, 2 x Moto2 ™, 1 x 125cc), still forced to a long convalescence after his important operation on his arm. Another French success is far from impossible, either thanks to the favorite Fabio Quartararo oa Joan Zarcopolem last year …

In 2022, the German Grand Prix will find its fans, and although the latter will not be 480,000, as on the Sunday of the 1950 edition, the Chemnitz region is known for its fondness for racing of motorcycles.

Waiting to find out more, while the 24 riders prepare for this first 45-minute free practice session, with clear skies and temperatures of 21 ° in the air and 31 ° on the ground, we take advantage of these few moments live thanks to the official MotoGP.com website:

Here are the references above:

Sachsenring MotoGP ™ 2021 2022
FP1

1’21.660 Marc Márquez (See here)

1,221,479 Jack Miller (View here)
FP2

1’20.690 Miguel Oliveira (See here)

FP3

1’20.348 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

FP4

1’21.397 Johann Zarco (See here)

Q1 1’20,644 Alex Rins (See here)
P2

1’20.236 Johann Zarco (See here)

Heat

1’21.341 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

career Marquez, Oliveira, Quartararo (See here)
Register

1’20.195 Marc Márquez (2019) (See here)

When the red lights go out … Joan Mir go first Luca Marini the last.

Everyone except Brad Binder use a medium rear tire while the option is between medium and soft at the front.

After the first lap, Fabio Quartararo scored 1’23.645 ahead Aleix Espargaro, Francesco Bagnaia and Johann Zarco.

In the next passage, it is the latter who improves the reference in 1’22.081 to the other Frenchman, Fabio Quartararo.

The Pramac rider continues his momentum at 1,21,791, this time ahead Joan Mir, Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales.

At the end of the fourth lap, Alex Espargaro takes the best in 1’21.699 but things do not stop here and Joan Zarco regained the lead in 1,165,655.

At the end of this first run, Joan Zarco precedes by 5/1000 Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro, Francesco Bagnaia, Maverick Vinales, Joan Mir, Jack Miller, Luca Marini, Fabio Quartararo, Brad Binder, Jorge Martin, Franco Morbidelli, Alex Márquez, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Pol Espargaro, Miguel Oliveira, Enea Bastianini, Marco Bezzecchi, Andrea Dovizioso, Remy Gardner, Alex Rins, Stefan Bradl, Raul Fernandez and Darryn bookbinder.

After fifteen minutes, Fabio Quartararo returns to fourth and then third.

After, Jack Miller took command in 214147, a time already faster than that of Marc Márquez in FP1 last year.

So, in the middle of the session, the top 10 are formed Jack Miller, Fabio Quartararo, Johann Zarco, Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro, Francesco Bagnaia, Maverick Vinales, Joan Mir, Luca Marini and Jorge Martin.

Andrea Dovizioso inaugurates the list of falls in MotoGP, followed by Pol Espargaro turn # 1.

Moments later, it’s over Alex Rins who makes the mistake in the same place.

Francesco Bagnaia first it was interspersed between the two Frenchmen, in third position, then it rose to the 2nd position provisionally.

For the last race, Pol Espargaro tries the hard rear tire but immediately makes a mistake, still at turn number 1. The Honda rider made a good high face and gasped.

Remy Gardner try hard draft …

Despite the good reviews of Luca Marini i Andrea Doviziosothe last few minutes see no further improvements at the top of the rankings and so it’s a trio Miller – Bagnaia – Quartararo that the provisional pole position is disputed in less than a tenth of a second!

At the moment, those who have pre-qualified for a direct step in Q2 have been summoned Jack Miller, Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo, Johann Zarco, Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro, Luca Marini, Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Martin and Alex Márquez.

Results of the German MotoGP FP1 Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:

Rating Credit: MotoGP.com

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