Moto GP – San Marino GP – Qualifying

The 14th round of the championship calendar, goes to the Misano Marco simoncelli, for the 2022 San Marino GP. A high speed trickly circuit that puts the riders on the limit.

First Qualy session saw Brad Binder, Jorge Martin, Bezzecchi, Marini and Di Giannantonio as the main candidates for a spot on the Q2. First minutes saw Pramac rider Jorge Martin as the leader on the standings, followed by both Mooney bikes of Bezzecchi and Marini. Several movement happened, as Bezzecchi ended the stint up front, with Martin being closed by and several riders close for the 2nd advancing spot.

With few minutes left on the clock, it was between Luca Marini and Jorge Martin for the last attempts of the session, with the Italian rider joining his fellow teammate on the next qualy session.

Q1 Results:

13. Jorge Martín /// 14. Fabio Di Giannantonio /// 15. Brad Binder
16. Álex Márquez /// 17. Michele Pirro /// 18. Andrea Dovizioso
19. Pol Espargaró /// 20. Stefan Bradl /// 21. Darryn Binder
22. Takaaki Nakagami /// 23. Kazuki Watanabe /// 24. Remy Gardner
25. Raúl Fernández

Second qualy session saw some uncertainly, as the track showed some dry and wet spots. As riders and teams debate for which tyre compound could be used on the session. Enea Bastianini and Miguel Oliveira were the riders that went full slicks on track, with the Portuguese setting the provisional pole on the fastest lap. It didn’t took much time for other riders tonget the slicks on the bikes and set new top times. With Bezzecchi up front, followed by Bastianini and Jack Miller closing the top 3.

Last minutes were a total mayhem of fast sectors. First Jack Miller went up to provisional pole, then Bagnaia took 1st on a strong lap, meanwhile Maverick Viñales and Johann Zarco were finishing their flying laps. And both climbed for the top positions, with a P1 for Zarco and P2 for Viñales, but a last statement for Jack Miller shake up the standings. As the Aussie grab the pole position on the last attempt. With Bagnaia on 2nd, with a grid penalty. Moves Enea Bastianini to its position and Bezzecchi closes the front row on 3rd

Q2 Results:

1. Jack Miller /// 2. Enea Bastianini /// 3. Marco Bezzecchi
4. Maverick Viñales /// 5. Francesco Bagnaia* /// 6. Johann Zarco
7. Luca Marini /// 8. Fabio Quartararo /// 9. Aleix Espargaró
10. Miguel Oliveira /// 11. Franco Morbidelli /// 12. Álex Rins

A thrilling session that showed an intense battle between the riders on trickly conditions. As championship trio contenders on the mix, could be a strong race, as there’s less championship rounds left.