MotoGP Silverstone FP2 LIVE: Fabio Quartararo wins, Godzilla arrives…

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

This morning in a hectic FP1, the Pramac driver also set the fastest time, after falling during the session. Finally, Johann Zarco, Francesco Bagnaia, Alex Rins, Fabio Quartararo, Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro, Maverick Vinales, Joan Mir, Jorge Martin i Brad Binder They are currently pre-qualified for Qualifying 2, but all Moto3 riders have just improved their times in FP2…

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 discover now, during this second free training session of 45 minutes which will take place with a mild sky and temperatures of 19° in the air and 35° 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)

1’58.946 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… Franco Morbidelli perpetuates the French tradition by launching the first, just like Fabio Quartararo who takes the hint last.

Tire-wise, the rear mid-range continues to be favored by all but the riders Brad Binder, Alex Rins and Jack Miller who prefer the hard one this afternoon. Up front, everyone chose the medium except Stefan Bradl that rolls with a tender.

Fabio Quartararo he looks embarrassed at the height of his left arm and makes several movements during the warm-up lap.

At the end of the first lap flown, it is Miguel Oliveira who put his name at the top of the ranking 2’00.863 ahead John Zarcoand is suddenly provisionally prequalified, while Darryn Binder minor drop on turn #6.

In the next pass, the two Aprilias of Maverick Vinales i Alex Espargaro took the lead in 2’00.484 ahead Fabio Quartararo.

The track is visibly faster than this morning, and Alex Espargaro he recorded 1’59.681, the best time of the day at this point, in his third flying lap. He precedes his companion by 56/1000.

Fabio Quartararo keep borrowing the Long Lap, both for familiarization and cleaning…

At the end of the first roll, the morning hierarchy is already altered and is now presented Aleix Espargaro, Maverick Vinales, Fabio Quartararo, Alex Rins, Takaaki Nakagami, Jorge Martin, Brad Binder, Johann Zarco and Marco Bezzecchi, all pre-qualified for Q2, just like Francesco Bagnaia but that didn’t improve his morning schedule.

Combined, this gives Aleix Espargaro, Maverick Vinales, Johann Zarco, Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo, Alex Rins, Takaaki Nakagami, Jorge Martin, Brad Binder and Marco Bezzecchi.

in recovery, John Mir enters the top 10 after his teammate Alex Rins sets a new benchmark of the day at 1’59.351 thanks to a soft/smooth ride!

The 2019 winner takes home the point in 1’59.246 on the next lap, when Jack Miller minor drop on turn #7.

Fabio Quartararo in turn try the soft front tire.

Before the final race, the combined top 10 is presented Alex Rins, Aleix Espargaro, Jack Miller, Maverick Vinales, Miguel Oliveira, Johann Zarco, Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo, Takaaki Nakagami and Jorge MartinBut John Zarco i Francesco Bagnaia they still haven’t improved their morning schedules.

Godzilla is among us! Luigi Dall’Igna’s imagination knows no bounds…

At the start of the last run, John Mir he ends up in second place, right behind his teammate.

Alex Espargaro it is inserted between the two Suzukis though John Mir achieves the best time in 1’59.100.

One minute before the flag falls, Fabio Quartararo he took the lead in 1’58.946 earlier John Zarco fits between the two Aprilias.

For now, Fabio Quartararo, Joan Mir, Maverick Vinales, Johann Zarco, Aleix Espargaro, Miguel Oliveira, Alex Rins, Enea Bastianini, Jack Miller and Marco Bezzecchi they are pre-qualified for Q2.

See you tomorrow at 10:55 for FP3!

MotoGP British Grand Prix FP2 results:

Qualifying credit: MotoGP.com

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