Moto GP – Italian GP – Qualyfing
A cloudy and windy evening saw the riders taking part on the 8th qualyfing session of the season on one of the longest straight on the calendar. Mugello was set for the 2022 Italian GP qualy session.
As usual, the Italian GP is usually packed with a bigger group of rides, as some wilcard riders participate on certain race weekend. So they were 15 riders on the hunt for 2 spots on the next qualy session. Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira were the riders who were on top after the end of the first stint, followed by Miller, Morbidelli and Mir.
Second stint showed some fluctuation on the high spots of the leaderboard. As Marc Marquez, Michelle Pirro, Jack Miller and Fabio Di Giannantonio were chasing for a spot on the next qualy session. Marquez looked strong on his final run, meanwhile Miller was on 2nd. But at the end, Di Giannantonio broke the standings with a lap almost 1 second faster than 2nd Marc Marquez.
13. Jack Miller /// 14. Michele Pirro /// 15. Miguel Oliveira
16. Brad Binder /// 17. Joan Mir /// 18. Álex Márquez
19. Remy Gardner /// 20. Darryn Binder ///21. Álex Rins
22. Lorenzo Savadori /// 23. Franco Morbidelli /// 24. Maverick Viñales
25. Raúl Fernández /// 26. Andrea Dovizioso
Second qualy session started with a huge moment, after Marc Marquez fell of the bike at turn 2 and it started to catch fire. Marc Marquez eventually had to be checked after that incident, as the Spaniard looked with some clearly pain on his already damaged arm.
The session was eventually resumed and riders went to the track. Bagnaia and Aleix Espargaro started up strong, with both riders on provisional 1st and 2nd respectively. An unexpected Italian first front row was formed as Bezzecchi, Di Giannantonio and Luca Marini closed the first stint on a 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Last stint was an intense battle for pole as Di Giannantonio looked strong up front, but then Johann Zarco took a late provisional pole with a few minutes to go, it looked like Zarco was taking the pole position today, but another stoming lap from Di Giannantonio denied the pole for the frenchman, with also deniying a front row start, as Bezzecchi and Marini closed the front row with a 2nd and 3rd place.
1. Fabio Di Giannantonio /// 2. Marco Bezzecchi /// 3. Luca Marini
4. Johann Zarco /// 5. Francesco Bagnaia ///6. Fabio Quartararo
7. Aleix Espargaro /// 8. Takaaki Nakagami /// 9. Pol Espargaro
10. Enea Bastiania /// 11. Jorge Martín /// 12. Marc Márquez
A massive saturday saw Fabio Di Giannantonio took his first career Moto GP pole position with a top 5 Ducati dominance that should represent a big chance of a strong result for the riders that are related to the italian constructor. Meanwhile a huge news emerged after qualy, with Marc Marquez announcing another operation on his already harm right shoulder. Ending his participation on the 2022 Moto GP season. Only though is to believe that the Spaniard could return rested and fit for a 2023 season.