|German MotoGP, Sachsenring – Warm-up results|
|1||George Martin||Spa||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||1’21.264s||6/14||298k|
|2||Miguel Oliveira||By||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+0.177s||4/14||298k|
|3||alex aspergaro||Spa||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||+0.193s||8/14||299k|
|4||Marco Bezzecchi||ita||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*||+0.254s||4/14||300k|
|5||Maverick Vinless||Spa||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||+0.302s||6/14||301k|
|6||jack miller||out||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||+0.315s||9/14||301k|
|7||brad binder||rsa||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||+0.393s||7/14||298k|
|8||Enya Bastianini||ita||Grassini Ducati (GP21)||+0.410s||6/14||303k|
|9||joan miro||Spa||Suzuki Xstar (GSX-RR)||+0.521s||9/13||298k|
|10||fabio quartaro||From||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.623s||4/13||297k|
|1 1||Francesco Bagnaia||ita||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||+0.675s||8/14||302k|
|12||pole aspergaro||Spa||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||+0.742s||5/11||298k|
|13||Franco Morbidelli||ita||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||+0.877s||9/13||295k|
|14||luca marini||ita||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)||+0.896s||9/15||298k|
|15||Raul Fernandez||Spa||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||+0.946s||4/14||294k|
|16||Takaaki Nakagami||jpn||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+1.001s||10/13||293k|
|17||Johann Zarko||From||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||+ 1,022s||6/12||298k|
|18||fabio di gianantonio||ita||Grassini Ducati (GP21) *||+ 1,024s||6/12||297k|
|19||Darin Binder||rsa||U with Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*||+1.075s||3/11||295k|
|20||Remy Gardner||out||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||+1.079s||6/14||293k|
|21||alex marquez||Spa||LCR Honda (RC213V)||+1.174s||4/13||297k|
|22||Andrea Dovizioso||ita||Withyu Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)||+1.267s||8/9||296k|
|23||Stephen Bradley||if||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||+1.375s||9/11||297k|
Official Sachsenring MotoGP Records:
Francesco Bagnaia ita ducati 1m 19.765s (2022)
Fastest race lap:
Marc Marquez SPA Honda 1m 21.228s (2019)
George Martin topped the morning warm-up for the 2022 German MotoGP at Sachsenring, ahead of Miguel Oliveira and Alex Espargaro.
Due to scorching heat conditions, the 20-minute session was the last chance for riders to work on tire endurance for this afternoon’s punishing 30-lap race.
Thus the hard tires may seem like the obvious race choice, but the added initial grip of the medium (albeit after a very large drop-off) means that Fabio Quartaro predicts a 50/s gap between the hard and medium rear tyres. 50 can be split. race.
This diversity was also reflected in the choice of tires for the warm-up, when the air temperature was already over 30-degrees, with Martin (eighth on the grid) making the most of his 1m 21.264s using hard-hard tyres. Well set up, followed by Oliveira (Hard-Hard), Alex Espargaro (Hard-Medium), Marco Bezzecchi (Hard-Medium) and Maverick Vinales (Hard-Medium).
Jack Miller, who has qualified sixth but will need to serve a long-lap penalty to fall under the yellow flag in FP4, was sixth this morning (medium-hard), Brad Binder (hard-hard) were ahead of Ana Bastianini (medium-hard) and Joan Meir (hard-hard).
Defending champion and 2022 title leader Fabio Quartaro (Hard-Medium), who will start next to pole qualifier Francesco Bagnia (Hard-Hard), completed the top ten just ahead of the Italian.
Martin’s Pramac Ducati teammate Johann Zarko, who completes this afternoon’s front row, was a late fall in the warm-up.
Sunday will see a new winner of German MotoGP for the first time since 2013, with Marc Marquez – unbeaten at Sachsenring since the 125cc class in 2011 – absent from the event as he continues to recover from a fourth operation on his right arm . Márquez is again replaced by HRC test rider and domestic saxenring hero Stefan Bradl.
Meanwhile, Fabio Quartaro is 22 points ahead of Alex Espargaro in the MotoGP standings after a win in Catalunya was linked with a last-lap mistake by the Aprilia rider.
But the pair have now surpassed triple 2022 race winner Enia Bastianini, whose third DNF in five races has left the Grassini Ducati rider 53 from Quartaro, with Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) and Francesco Bagnia (Ducati Lenovo) behind. Huh.
Bastianini’s crew chief Alberto Giribuola is absent this weekend due to Covid. Grassini technical coordinator Sergio Verbena is standing in as his replacement.
In a Pramac Ducati, George Martin is riding for the first time since surgery to address a nerve problem in his right hand.
Bagnaia and Alex Rins were kicked out of Takaaki Nakagami’s horrific turn-one accident at the Barcelona race. Rins (who suffered a wrist fracture) and Nakagami (who was kept in the hospital overnight) both missed post-race testing as a result of the incident, before returning this weekend.
However, Rins withdrew from the rest of the event after FP3 and will now set his eyes on being fit for Essen next weekend, with Nakagami further injuring his shoulder on Saturday.
The Sachsenring is the shortest circuit on the MotoGP calendar, with a length of just 3.7 km and the longest straight at 700 metres. The circuit also has a heavy clockwise bias of 10 left hand corners compared to 3 right turns, one of them being the infamous ‘waterfall’ downhill dip at Turn 11.
Sachsenring also marks the midpoint of the planned 20-round world championship season.
2022 German Grand Prix – MotoGP Schedule (UK Time)
Friday 17 June
8am – 8.40am – Moto3 Free Practice 1
8.55am – 9.40am – MotoGP Free Practice 1
9.55am – 10.35am – Moto2 Free Practice 1
12.15 pm – 12.55 pm – Moto3 Free Practice 2
1.10pm – 1.55pm – MotoGP Free Practice 2
2.10pm – 2.50pm – Moto2 Free Practice 2
Saturday 18 June
8am – 8.40am – Moto3 Free Practice 3
8.55am – 9.40am – MotoGP Free Practice 3
9.55am – 10.35am – Moto2 Free Practice 3
11.35 am – 11.50 am – Moto3 Qualification 1
12 noon – 12.15 pm – Moto3 Qualification 2
12.30 pm – 1 pm – MotoGP Free Practice 4
1.10pm – 1.25pm - MotoGP Qualifying 1
1.35pm – 1.50pm – MotoGP Qualifying 2
2.10pm – 2.25pm - Moto2 Qualifying 1
2.35 pm – 2.50 pm – Moto 2 Qualifying 2
Sunday 19 June
8 a.m. – 8.10 a.m. – Moto3 Warm-up
8.20am – 8.30am – Moto2 Warm-up
8.40am-9am – MotoGP Warm-up
10 am – Moto3 Race
11.20am – Moto2 Race
1 pm – MotoGP Race
|Barcelona: MotoGP World Championship Standings|
|1||,||fabio quartaro||From||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||147|
|2||,||alex aspergaro||Spa||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||125||(-22)|
|3||,||Enya Bastianini||ita||Grassini Ducati (GP21)||94||(-53)|
|4||^1||Johann Zarko||From||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||91||(-56)|
|5||1||Francesco Bagnaia||ita||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||81||(-66)|
|6||^1||brad binder||rsa||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||73||(-74)|
|7||1||alex rins||Spa||Suzuki Xstar (GSX-RR)||69||(-78)|
|8||^2||joan miro||Spa||Suzuki Xstar (GSX-RR)||69||(-78)|
|9||1||jack miller||out||Ducati Lenovo (GP22)||65||(-82)|
|10||1||Marc Marquez||Spa||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||60||(-87)|
|1 1||,||Miguel Oliveira||By||Red Bull KTM (RC16)||57||(-90)|
|12||^3||George Martin||Spa||Pramac Ducati (GP22)||51||(-96)|
|13||^1||Maverick Vinless||Spa||Aprilia Racing (RS-GP)||46||(-101)|
|14||^2||luca marini||ita||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)||41||(-106)|
|15||3||pole aspergaro||Spa||Repsol Honda (RC213V)||40||(-107)|
|16||3||Takaaki Nakagami||jpn||LCR Honda (RC213V)||38||(-109)|
|17||,||Marco Bezzecchi||ita||Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)*||30||(-117)|
|18||,||alex marquez||Spa||LCR Honda (RC213V)||26||(-121)|
|19||,||Franco Morbidelli||ita||Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1)||22||(125)|
|20||^2||Darin Binder||rsa||U with Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)*||10||(-137)|
|21||1||fabio di gianantonio||ita||Grassini Ducati (GP21) *||8||(-139)|
|22||1||Andrea Dovizioso||ita||Withyu Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)||8||(-139)|
|23||,||Remy Gardner||out||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||8||(-139)|
|24||No||Raul Fernandez||Spa||KTM Tech3 (RC16)*||1||(-146)|