MotoGP San Marino: Jack Miller Takes First Pole Position in Four Years at Misano
The Round 14 of MotoGP 2022, CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich took place at Misano Adriático circuit in Misano, Italy on September 3, 2022.
Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) withdrew this event due to injury at previous race Austrian GP and Kazuki Watanabe replaced him.
Also, Andrea Dovizioso (WithU Yamaha RNF) will retire from MotoGP after finishing the race.
Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) took his first pole position in four years since the 2018 Argentine GP.
His team-mate Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) was 2nd place behind Australian by 0.015s. But he received a three-place grid penalty on Friday. So he will start at 5th in the 2nd row.
3rd place was Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati), who took his first MotoGP podium at Misano last year.
Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Ducati) advanced to Q2 from Q1 and was in 4th. But he will now complete the front row by Francesco Bagnaia's penalty.
Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) was in 5th, but will start 4th ahead of Francesco Bagnaia and Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati).
Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Ducati), Fabio Quartararo (Monster Yamaha) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) will start in third row tomorrow.
Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM) faded to 10th in the end ahead of Franco Morbidelli (Monster Yamaha) and the Suzuki of Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar).
Jack Miller said, “We'll just take the race how it comes. The weather is a big question mark and the forecast isn't brilliant. But no, I feel good and we've been getting stronger week-in-week-out and last weekend [Austria] was really the first time I could at least have a lunge at him but he soon put me to bed. We'll try again this week. We've got a lot of boys going really fast but also qualifying put a couple of those fast boys further back down the grid than they would have liked to be. I think we have a good chance. We won't look at it too much and take it as it comes. I'm in good form at the moment and the bike is working extremely well at the moment. It's a bit of everything really. Being engaged has calmed me down a bit and it helps take my mind away from things, I guess. Being on the other side of the world, being away from everything, it's nice to have someone to talk to and what-not. I think the drop on the medium - I only used it yesterday but it doesn't seem like there's a drop. I don't know about those guys [Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales] but I spend every lap of every weekend pushing to my maximum. Whether or not I can do it - I don't know if they mean brainlessly but at the end of the day you can't just do it by whacking the throttle on.”
Gran Premio Gryfyn di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Qualifying Results
- Jack Miller / Ducati Lenovo / 1'31.899s
- Francesco Bagnaia / Ducati Lenovo / +0.015s
- Enea Bastianini / Gresini Ducati / +0.115s
- Marco Bezzecchi / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +0.149s
- Maverick Viñales / Aprilia Racing / +0.219s
- Johann Zarco / Pramac Ducati / +0.270s
- Luca Marini / Mooney VR46 Ducati / +0.327s
- Fabio Quartararo / Monster Yamaha / +0.347s
- Aleix Espargaro / Aprilia Racing / +0.678s
- Miguel Oliveira / Red Bull KTM / +0.876s
- Franco Morbidelli / Monster Yamaha / +1.452s
- Alex Rins / Suzuki Ecstar / +1.539s
- Brad Binder / Red Bull KTM / 1'32.600s
- Alex Marquez / LCR Honda / 1'32.631s
- Michele Pirro / Aruba.it Racing / 1'32.658s
- Andrea Dovizioso / WithU Yamaha RNF / 1'32.663s
- Pol Espargaro / Repsol Honda / 1'32.826s
- Stefan Bradl / Repsol Honda / 1'32.838s
- Darryn Binder / WithU Yamaha RNF / 1'33.331s
- Takaaki Nakagami / LCR Honda / 1'33.484s
- Kazuki Watanabe / Suzuki Ecstar / 1'36.289s
- Remy Gardner / KTM Tech3 / 1'44.690s
- Raul Fernandez / KTM Tech3 / 1'46.732s
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