MotoGP – 2022 Dutch GP – Qualifying
Hallo, MiniFans! Final qualifying round before the MotoGP summer break. The cathedral is ready to give us the name of their 2022 MotoGP poleman. Wanna know what happened? Then get ready to read our report!
That was not the start that Bastianini wanted, his bike stopped at the start of the session while the rest of riders of the grid tried to make their lap as fast as possible because of the fear of rain. The Red Bull KTM riders showed a great pace with their first laps, being Oliveira and Binder the riders on the first two positions while the Bestia tried his lap while the rest of riders were at the pitstop. Bad luck for Enea because when he was starting his lap appeared the message that it was raining at sector 3. Joan Mir was the first rider to crash when he was starting his 2nd stint for qualifying. No one was able to reach the times of the first two riders and with the chequered flag it was both Red Bull KTM riders with Binder in 1st position an Oliveira 2nd.
13. Luca Marini /// 14. Joan Mir /// 15. Fabio Di Giannantonio
16. Enea Bastianini /// 17. Andrea Dovizioso /// 18. Stefan Bradl
19. Remy Gardner /// 20. Franco Morbidelli ///21. Alex Marquez
22. Luca Savadori /// 23. Raul Fernandez /// 24. Darryn Binder
Time for the second qualifying round and all the eyes were on Quartararo and the runner-ups of the championship. Only one rider will get the pole, the question is who will be the fastest rider of the grid this weekend. Jorge Martin could beat the record of the circuit on his first attempt, followed by Quartararo and Miller. El Diablo run wide in one of his attempts but he didn’t crash and returned to the track while the other riders were going to boxes to prepare their second stint. Jorge Martin crashed with a few minutes to go and won’t be able to improve his time while Bagnaia improved his time and took the first position and stayed on boxes after that being confident with his time.
Another yellow flag when Jack Miller crashed on turn 3, and no one was able to improve at the first sector, but the riders who were completing his lap could at least get a better position, like Quartararo who reached the 2nd position. Chequered flag and riders were going through the finish line for the last time today and Bagnaia got the pole without trying to improve his time.
1. Francesco Bagnaia /// 2. Fabio Quartararo /// 3. Jorge Martin
4. Marco Bezzecchi /// 5. Aleix Espargaró* ///6. Jack Miller
7. Johann Zarco /// 8. Miguel Oliveira /// 9. Alex Rins
10. Brad Binder /// 11. Maverick Viñales /// 12. Takaaki Nakagami
*Has a penalty and will start last tomorrow
Tomorrow Pecco will try to get closer to Fabio at the standings, but the Diablo want to go to the summer break with another victory. What will happen at the Cathedral? Stay tuned because the championship is on fire!