MotoGP, Miller shark at Misano in FP2: Zarco 2nd on A.Espargarò, Quartararo in Q1

MotoGP, Miller shark at Misano in FP2: Zarco 2nd on A.Espargarò, Quartararo in Q1
MotoGP, Miller shark at Misano in FP2: Zarco 2nd on A.Espargarò, Quartararo in Q1

15:06 – Our LIVE chronicle of the FP2 MotoGP in Misano ends here, thank you for following it with us. Stay tuned to GPOne for all updates and rider statements directly from the paddock. Stay Tuned!

15:00 – Jack Miller closes the lead on Friday at Misano, setting the best time of the combined and booking a place in Q2. In fact, tomorrow morning rain is expected in Misano and the results of this FP2 could be decisive for drawing up the list of qualifiers for Q2. Zarco confirmed his speed this afternoon, snatching the second fastest time ahead of Aleix Espargarò, who made a half miracle with Aprilia in the final session.

KTM very well with Lecuona 4th on Oliveira, while behind them there is a list of four Italians who have hit the top ten. Savadori in fact closed with the 7th time behind Luca Marini and ahead of Bagnaia and Petrucci. Tenth and last of the Q2 qualifiers Jorge Martìn, who completes the almost perfect day of Ducati, able to place 5 out of 6 bikes in the top ten.

Very bad day for Yamaha, which does not place even one rider in the ten and sees Quartararo as the best among the riders on the M1 with a disappointing 16th time. Even worse went to the three Italians of Iwata, with Morbidelli 20th ahead of Vinales and Rossi who finished 22nd – 24th and last time for Andrea Dovizioso, who today collected 3.3 seconds and cannot find the way to manage your Yamaha at its best.

14:55 – Miller takes the best time in front of Zarco and a magnificent Aleix Espargarò! Here is the final classification of FP2

14:55 – Lap canceled in Bagnaia, while Aleix Espargarò is very fast! Marquez on the edge of the top ten, risks elimination.

14:53 – Fifth time for Savadori who snatches the position from Bagnaia. Petrucci is currently 11th, first of the not promoted to Q2. Red helmet for Bagnaia in the first sector.

14:52 – Many drivers are improving in this phase, the ranking is destined to change a lot. A tough fight to get into the top ten and secure the temporary transition to Q2.

14:51 – Small mistake for Bagnaia, who fortunately keeps control of his Ducati in really complex conditions.

14:50 – Savadori gets even better and enters the top ten with the 9th time! Miller remains the best but now behind him are Zarco and Lecuona. Quartararo remains out of ten.

14:49 – Another step forward of Lorenzo Savadori who is now 12th and first Aprilia driver in the standings. Great performance for the wild card!

14:48 – Marc Marquez is using the new frame used in the Misano tests and then in the free practice in Austin.

14:46 – Less than ten minutes at the end of FP2, many riders are entering the track with new double soft tires. Everyone is preparing for the last assault on the time trial. Meanwhile Pol Espargarò returns to the track with the second bike

14:44 – Savadori takes a step forward right now, climbing to 16th position. Nice weather for Miguel Oliveira, who is in third place behind Miller and Lecuona. Savadori continues to improve.

14:43 – Michele Pirro is doing very well, currently 13th behind Jorge Martìn. Lorenzo Savadori, on the other hand, is now 19th with Aprilia.

14:41 – There are about 13 minutes left for the checkered flag of this session, this is the current ranking. Quartararo would now be sentenced to Q1.

14:40 – Fall for Pol Espargarò at the end of the Misano bend. Fortunately, no consequences for the pilot, who moves away on his legs from the point of the fall.

14:39 – Step forward for Dovizioso, who files his reference by about half a second. He is now 21st ahead of Maverick Vinales, who is not having a positive session with Aprilia in the wet.

14:36 ​​- Small blunder for Fabio Quartararo, who however, despite making a mistake, avoids the fall.

14:35 – Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso are really in trouble, 22nd and 23rd respectively, almost 4 seconds behind Miller, a real disaster in the wet for the Petronas team.

14:34 – Alex Marquez also enters the top ten, author of a crash this morning in the first minutes of FP1. In the meantime, the sun is making more and more space among the clouds of Misano, FP2 really comes to life.

14:32 – Lecuona is the closest opponent to Miller and suffers a gap of 1.2 seconds from the Australian from Ducati, who is really doing a different sport than all the others right now.

14:30 – The sun appears in the clouds of Misano. This could be the defining moment to try to snatch a good time. If it rains tomorrow morning, it would be essential to be already in the top ten today to be automatically in Q2 tomorrow.

14:28 – Miller files his reference again. Jack is now unapproachable for his opponents, Zarco remains at about 3 tenths.

14:27 – This is the ranking, rear Taka Nakagami

14:26 – Quartararo is certainly finding the right place at Misano in the wet, but he still can’t replicate the times of the best.

14:24 – Lecuona snatches the third time trial of the day, alongside Miller and Zarco in the virtual front row. Marc Marquez meanwhile is 5th in the combined.

14:23 – Andrea Dovizioso remains quite late, at the moment he is 23rd, more than 3.5 seconds from the time of Miller. He can’t find confidence with the M1 in the wet.

14:21 – Quartararo improves but remains in seventh position. Ducati on the shields in this phase, Luca Marini is placed in 6th position.

14:20 – Miller files another half second on his time, there are three Ducatis in front of everyone with Zarco 2nd on Bagnaia. Lecuona enters with the 4th time ahead of Oliveira. KTM competitive in these conditions.

14:18 – Miller very fast, sets the best time of the day bringing the reference 1’41’8. The conditions seem better than those seen this morning and many riders are improving their FP1 times. This is the ranking, with Zarco second.

14:17 – Bagnaia responds immediately, placing himself in second position also improving this morning’s time. Quartararo is also very well, with the third fastest time and has already fallen below the limit set this morning.

14:16 – Miller the best at the ready. The Australian confirms himself as a great performer in the wet.

14:14 – Tardozzi to the microphones of SKY: “The aerodynamic fin is not helping us very much in these conditions, while in heavy rain it is very useful. In my time we had the fin on our backs because we had to navigate on sight!”

14:13 – The start of the action of this second free practice session.

14:12 – Quartararo among the first to enter the track, the Frenchman must improve his performance in the wet.

14:10 – Welcome to our LIVE chronicle of the FP2 MotoGP in Misano! The asphalt is still wet, but the conditions seem much better than this morning in Misano.

Zarco was the best interpreter of the conditions of the Misano track this morning, inflicting a very heavy gap on the best of rivals, a Marc Marquez always at ease in these conditions. To complete the virtual front row, the paddock amphibian par excellence, namely Jack Miller which is in turn followed by Jorge Martìn with Pramac’s second Ducati.

Excellent fifth time in the morning for Franco Morbidelli, who finally seems to be able to express himself at his best on the Yamaha M1 of the Factory team. The scenario was different for his teammate, with Quartararo now only 18th and as always in enormous difficulty in the wet. A situation that could somehow help Pecco Bagnaia, author of the sixth fastest time this morning but also of a crash in the last minutes of the session.

Our LIVE FP2 chronicle will kick off at 2:10 pm, Stay Tuned!

This is the ranking of the FP1 MotoGP at Misano:

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