MotoGP Spanish: Francesco Bagnaia Takes Pole Position with Lap Record at Jerez
- The Round 6 of MotoGP 2022, the Red Bull Spanish Grand Prix took place at the Circuito de Jerez in the sunshine of Andalusia on April 30, 2022.
Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) took his first pole position of the 2022 season with lap record 1'36.170s. It is his best result in the 2022 Qualifying.
Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) was 2nd place, he and Francesco Bagnaia were running 1-2 in FP3 and FP4, as well.
Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) was 3rd as his confidence continues to grow in 2022.
On the second row of the grid, Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) finished 4th, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was 5th, Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) coming from Q1 to qualify 6th.
Fronting the third row of the grid will be Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu), ahead of Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing), who came through Q1 with Johann Zarco. Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) crashed late on at Turn 1, then finished 9th.
Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) could manage 10th after his earlier crash. Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati) also took a tumble late on and was 11th. Maverick Vinales (Aprilia Racing) rounded out the top 12.
Francesco Bagnaia said, “Yes, the truth is that I think it's my best lap time ever because everything was perfect and I didn't do any mistakes. So, normally when you push like this it's easy to go a bit wide in a corner. But today everything was perfect. I had the luck to race in Portimao because I was feeling great again with my bike, the feeling was back in the braking. We started this weekend well. Every session I was improving a bit, and today also in FP4 my feeling was really good. For sure Fabio, this track is his track. He's always so competitive, so strong. Compared to yesterday we have closed the gap a bit to him in terms of pace. FP4 was really good for me in terms of speed and consistency. So, I think we can have a good fight tomorrow. But it's too soon now to predict, Fabio was quick all weekend and the conditions in the race are always a bit different. So, we have to wait till tomorrow. For sure it will be very important to finish the race in front, but looking at my races the most important thing will be to fight. I don't want to say I want to win tomorrow, because for sure I want to win tomorrow. But for me it will be more important to fight and to stay in front, because from the start of the season it will be the first opportunity to fight for the victory.”
Red Bull Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Results
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / 1'36.170s
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +0.453s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +0.763
- Jack Miller / Ducati Lenovo / +0.879s
- Marc Marquez / Repsol Honda / +0.975s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +1.050s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / +1.084s
- Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +1.115s
- Joan Mir / Suzuki Ecstar / +1.160s
- Jorge Martin / Pramac Ducati / +1.356s
- Enea Bastianini / Gresini Ducati / +1.448s
- Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +1.505s
- Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / 1'37.138s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / 1'37.401s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / 1'37.544s
- Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / 1'37.668s
- Fabio Di Giannantonio / Gresini Ducati / 1'37.882s
- Remy Gardner / KTM Tech3 / 1'37.889s
- Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / 1'37.91s
- Stefan Bradl / Team HRC / 1'37.937s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / 1'37.958s
- Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / 1'38.014s
- Andrea Dovizioso / WithU Yamaha RNF / 1'38.064s
- Lorenzo Savadori / Aprilia Racing / 1'38.244s
- Darryn Binder / WithU Yamaha RNF / 1'38.405s
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