What went on in second MotoGP practice at Silverstone - The Race

What went on in second MotoGP practice at Silverstone

Aug 5 2022
By Josh Suttill

Fabio Quartararo led fellow MotoGP champion Joan Mir in the second practice session at the British Grand Prix.

Key moments:

> Quartararo alone in sub-1m59s range

> Top seven split by three tenths

> New Ducati aero trialled

> Stowe crashes for Miller and Binder

Quartararo, who will have to take a long-lap penalty on Sunday following his clash with Aleix Espargaro at Assen, fired in a 1m58.954s in the final two minutes to top the session.

The reigning champion continued to practice the long-lap penalty route that’s estimated to only cost him around 1.5 seconds, a smaller disadvantage compared to long-lap penalties at some other circuits.

He was 0.154s faster than Mir’s Suzuki and 0.177s faster than Maverick Vinales, who had scooped his first podium with Aprilia before the summer break.

FP1 pacesetter Johann Zarco continued his strong Silverstone form by going fourth-fastest for Pramac Ducati ahead of championship chaser Espargaro.

Miguel Oliveira was the lead KTM in sixth place ahead of Suzuki’s Alex Rins and Enea Bastianini who ran a modified version of Ducati’s 2022 aerodynamic package as well as an experimental aerodynamic addition.

Factory Ducati rider Jack Miller went ninth-quickest after recovering from a crash at Stowe within the final 20 minutes of the session – mirroring Zarco’s FP1 crash.

The top 10 was completely by MotoGP podium finisher Marco Bezzecchi.

The lead riders outside of the automatic Q2 places are Francesco Bagnaia, Luca Marini, Jorge Martin and Alex Marquez.

Darryn Binder made a similar error at Stowe to Miller around five minutes into FP2 as he slid off his RNF Yamaha and slid into the gravel trip. He re-joined the session and finished 23rd, only faster than fellow rookie Raul Fernandez.

Practice 2 Results

Pos Name Team Bike Gap Next Gap Leader Best Time
1 Fabio Quartararo Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1m58.946s
2 Joan Mir Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.154s +0.154s 1m59.1s
3 Maverick Viñales Aprilia Racing Aprilia +0.023s +0.177s 1m59.123s
4 Johann Zarco Pramac Racing Ducati +0.011s +0.188s 1m59.134s
5 Aleix Espargaró Aprilia Racing Aprilia +0.019s +0.207s 1m59.153s
6 Miguel Oliveira Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.01s +0.217s 1m59.163s
7 Alex Rins Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki +0.083s +0.3s 1m59.246s
8 Enea Bastianini Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati +0.112s +0.412s 1m59.358s
9 Jack Miller Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati +0.006s +0.418s 1m59.364s
10 Marco Bezzecchi Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati +0.014s +0.432s 1m59.378s
11 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati +0.007s +0.439s 1m59.385s
12 Luca Marini Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati +0.011s +0.45s 1m59.396s
13 Jorge Martin Pramac Racing Ducati +0.261s +0.711s 1m59.657s
14 Alex Marquez LCR Honda Castrol Honda +0.132s +0.843s 1m59.789s
15 Stefan Bradl Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.012s +0.855s 1m59.801s
16 Pol Espargaró Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.051s +0.906s 1m59.852s
17 Fabio Di Giannantonio Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati +0.134s +1.04s 1m59.986s
18 Takaaki Nakagami LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda +0.017s +1.057s 2m0.003s
19 Andrea Dovizioso WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha +0.04s +1.097s 2m0.043s
20 Franco Morbidelli Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +0.095s +1.192s 2m0.138s
21 Brad Binder Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.006s +1.198s 2m0.144s
22 Remy Gardner Tech3 KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.01s +1.208s 2m0.154s
23 Darryn Binder WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha +1.374s +2.582s 2m01.528s
24 Raul Fernandez Tech3 KTM Factory Racing KTM +0.534s +3.116s 2m02.062s

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