MotoGP Silverstone FP1 LIVE: Johann Zarco crashes and shines! Fabio Quartararo goes down and 4th.

That’s it, the MotoGP World Championship is emerging from its summer hibernation due to the cancellation of the Grand Prix of Finland to make us gasp once again at the world’s best riders in pursuit of the supreme title!

And what more can you ask for than a confrontation with an uncertain outcome, Fabio Quartararo only advances with a 21 point lead over a Alex Espargaro in full positive spiral in his Aprilia RS-GP?

The icing on the cake happens at Silverstone, the site of Noale’s signature MotoGP first podium, and to make matters even more interesting the authorities deemed thatThe Devil he misbehaved in delaying his main rival Assen, and thus imposed a long-lap penalty at Silverstone, which is, to say the least, controversial. However, we know the French rider’s winning tactic, which is to grab the lead as quickly as possible and escape so as not to get stuck behind a difficult opponent with the power of the Yamaha YZR-M1. ..

There, with the Long Lap due at the very start of the race at turn number 14, it seems certain that the Silverstone winner, Fabio Quartararo, he won’t be able to apply his winning strategy and therefore opens the door to a possible nice moveAlex Espargaro to the general classification! To see if the 3 turn rule gets a disposition…

There is no shortage of other topics of interest, starting with John Zarco, third in the championship and even better Ducati rider, although this time not invited to an official press conference. Because ? Not even Pramac’s communications department could give us an answer…
Maybe because it is given more potential Francesco Bagnaia4th in the general classification despite 4 white results and thanks to 3 victories, in the genre “hit or miss”, facing the French Diesel who currently rules on the second step of the podium and has no lasting memories of Silverstone in MotoGP (autumn 2019, 11th in 2021). Last year, the summer break was not beneficial for the French rider – will it be the opposite in 2022? We wish you…

Fabio Quartararo

The news, moreover Marc Marquez still recovering and replaced by Stefan Bradlis marked by the programmed resignation aAndrea Dovizioso and consequently the return of Cal Cructhlow after Misano.

The rest, we will know now, during this first 45-minute free training session that will take place with a mild sky and temperatures of 16° in the air and 27° on the asphalt. We take advantage of these few live moments thanks to the official website of MotoGP.com:

Here are the previous references:

Silverstone MotoGP™

2021

2022

FP1

2’00.941 Marc Marquez (See here)

1’59.893 Johann Zarco (See here)

FP2

1’59.317 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

FP3

1’59.288 Jack Miller (See here)

FP4

2’00.002 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

Q1

1’59.288 Johann Zarco (See here)

P2

1’58.889 Pol Espargaro (See here)

Heat

2’00.325 Aleix Espargaro (See here)

career

Quartararo, Rins, Aleix Espargaro (See here)

registration

1’58.168 Marc Marquez (2019) (See here)

When the red lights go out… John Mir run first to the front Franco Morbidelliwhile Fabio Quartararo he remains faithful to his strategy of coming out last, this time behind the two Aprilias.

At the tire level, the soft tire is hailed at the front, the medium at the rear.

Franco Morbidelli he set the first reference in 2’05.019 but after the first lap flying Fabio Quartararo won at the top of the time sheet by 2’03.631 ahead John Zarco.

The following excerpt shows Alex Rins in 2’02.252 ahead Jack Miller, Francesco Bagnaia and Johann Zarco while Fabio Quartararo did a first long lap test.

One more time and Jack Miller is 2’01.432 ahead Johann Zarco, Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro while this Francesco Bagnaia crashed at high speed in turn #4.

During this time, Fabio Quartararo he seems to have a mechanical breakdown (engine off) and comes back pushing his machine and then pushing it Jack Miller.

Approaching the first quarter of an hour, we find Alex Rins at the head of the classification in 2’00.961 ahead Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro, Marco Bezzecchi, Jorge Martin and Johann Zarco.

Maverick Vinales then set the fastest time in 2’00.827 before almost everyone returned to the grid for a fast first session.

Then the hierarchy consists of Maverick Vinales, Alex Rins, Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro, Marco Bezzecchi, Miguel Oliveira, Alex Márquez, Jorge Martin, Johann Zarco, Jack Miller, Brad Binder, Raul Fernandez, Pol Espargaro, Enea Bastianini, Joan Mir, Remy Gardner, Andrea Dovizioso , Luca Marini, Francesco Bagnaia, Franco Morbidelli, Stefan Bradl, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Darryn Binder and Fabio Quartararo.

in recovery, Alex Rins he regained control in 2’00.728 while Fabio Quartararo regains second position.

15 minutes from the checkered flag, John Zarco he made a mistake at high speed in turn #7 after lighting up the first sector in red, not serious for the French driver.

Fabio Quartararo takes a second long lap test while Alex Rins he improved to 2’00.527 before stopping on his pole.

Six minutes from the end of the session, Alex Espargaro is inserted between Alex Rins i Fabio Quartararo, when John Zarco hits the track again with his second motorcycle.

Four minutes later, Fabio Quartararo he took command in 2’00.438 before handing it over Francesco Bagnaia at 2’00.291 then at Alex Rins at 2’00.220.

John Zarco he then erased his fall in good fashion, setting a fastest time of 1’59.893!

At the end of this first session, the top 10 is thus formed Johann Zarco, Francesco Bagnaia, Alex Rins, Fabio Quartararo, Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro, Maverick Vinales, Joan Mir, Jorge Martin i Brad Binder with a noticeably elongated KTM exhaust front cylinder.

British MotoGP Grand Prix FP1 results:

Qualifying credit: MotoGP.com

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