There are three more tests until the end of the moto season. First at Phillip Island Racecourse in Australia, with qualifying for all categories at stake ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix. In the weakest moto3 class, Japan’s Ajuma Sasaki finished best in Sunday’s race, in the Spanish moto2 Fermin Aldeguer, in the Royal MotoGP everything was in the hands of the Spaniard Jorge Martin. With a record of 1 minute 27.767 seconds, he won first place in the Phillip Island qualifiers. Jorge Lorenzo set the previous lap record in 2013 (1:27,899). Citizen Marc Marquez and Italian Francesco Bagnaia will remain with him in the front row. The latter is battling for the championship title, only two points behind France’s leading Fabio Quartaro who was fifth in the playoffs.
The Saturday program in Australia has traditionally been opened by representatives of the weakest moto3 class. Let us remind you that the opening day of our extended racing weekend opened perfectly Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets – MSI), who clocked 1:39,773 to set the fastest lap in first practice for the moto3 class on Friday morning, as the track was still quite wet. he was the second Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing), third Sergio Garcia (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team). In the second free practice, select the best time ajuma sasaki (Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max), the Japanese rider set a time of 1:37.797, which was enough to win Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing), Moreira finished in the top three.
Saturday program presented by Japanese Sasaki. Not only that, the Asian player broke an eight-year-old record Alex Marquez (1:35,584).
Fabio Quartararo has 219 points in the championship total and thus three races before the end of the season just two points ahead of Francesco Bagnaio (217), the top five separated by 40 points and they all still have a chance to win the title. nickname. The third is the Spaniard Alex Espargaro (199), followed by the Italian Ina Bastianini (180) and the Australian Jack Miller (179).
The only one who got close to him was the Spaniard Sergio Garcia (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Team) Countryman Izan Guevara (Team Gaviota GASGAS Aspar), the race on Philip Island will only start in the third row, and the other world title contender, Italian Dennis Fogga, was worse in qualifying, who will start the race in the fourth row, so the prospect is tense on Sunday ordeal. « Excellent qualifications. It could hardly be better. But of course this is just an introduction to what lies ahead in the race. But I feel good and congratulate the team for a great job. The racing car was really coolSasaki, the fastest in qualifying, cheered happily. Another Spaniard will remain in the front row alongside Garcia for Sunday’s race. Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team). The fourth qualifying time was decided by his compatriot Carlos Tatay (CFMoto Racing PruestelGP), fifth is Portuguese Diogo Moreira. Italian secured second grade Stefano Nepa (Angeluss MTA Team). « Good qualifications are behind me. Somewhat difficult conditions, but clearly more difficult circumstances await us on Sunday. It’s going to be a wild ride and I love to run for the top spots. I am interested in the platform,Spaniard Garcia made no secret of his high ambitions.
Let us remind you that the Frenchman showed his best performance on the first day of the extended weekend of racing on Phillip Island Johann Zarco, Who was the fastest in both training sessions. In the opening, the Australian was behind Jack Miller and spanish Alex MarquezIn the second training, he was the second Italian Marco BizekI and the third are Spanish Half of an espresso. An important part of Saturday’s program in the Royal MotoGP class took place in the slower qualifying category, when Frenchman Zarco and Spaniard swung between the best, with first and second places Alex RainsHowever, the Italian failed to break into the group faster To Aenea Bastianinu and Paul Espargaro, who determined the third and fourth times of the slow set.
The fastest royal tier set did not disappoint. Close results, small gaps and a surprise qualifying result all anticipate a tense race on Sunday, in which the title fight between Quartararo and Bagnio will of course be the center of attention. The latter can be more prepared than the competitor according to qualifications. Bagnaia took first class after making significant progress in free practice. But Saturday was dedicated to a great one Jorge Martin, who, even with his track record, somewhat surprisingly got the best starting point in the race. « Thanks guys in the garage. Without them, I would not have been able to win the qualification. I was comfortable, the car was great, and it all led to my victory in qualifying. I am proud of my performance and I think I will pass it all on to the race,Spaniard Martin said.
The second time it worked To Marc Marquez, who tapped Bagnaie lee to line up in the front row for Sunday. « This is a reward for the effort we have made during the last period. I was relieved that we knew we were competing with the best. I can’t wait for the race to start on SundayThe eight-time motocross champion smiled.We had some problems, but according to Friday’s training we made a lot of progress. It’s good to be in the front row and to have Fabio Quartararo behind me as well. Of course, the most important thing for me is the coherent fight with him. A lot will depend on the conditions and conditions of the track, but I hope for the best« It was said by Italian Bagnaia after qualifying.
moto2: 1st place for Aldger
Pioneering Moto2 World Championship Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was the fastest (1:34,704) in dry conditions for Friday practice. Otherwise, it is Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team) set a better time in the last minute of training, but his time (1:34.505) did not count because of the yellow flag. In the top five was Fernandez, Philip Salack (Gresini Racing Moto2) with 1:34.778, the aforementioned Dixon with 1:34.840, Shantra Sumkyat (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) with 1: 34.970 inch Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing). team) at 1:35.001. I Ogura (Team Idemitsu Honda Asia), which trails Fernandes by just 1.5 points with three races remaining, was only 16th with a time of 1:35.876.
Dixon entered his second training when he was fastest by 0.382 seconds Fermin Al-Dughair (Speed up beta tools), Alonso Lopez was the third. The opening day was not good for title contender Igo Ogoro (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia), with the Japanese rider only placing 17th. The cards were mixed a lot in Saturday’s playoffs. The Spaniard « sweeter » himself with the best starting position Aldeguer, the second and third time, and thus being in the front row of the race, was brought in by his compatriots Augusto Fernandez and Alonso Lopez. The second row in the match consists of an Italian player Tony Arbolino And the Celestino Fetti and spanish Aaron Kanye.
The track on Phillip Island is one of the tracks that allows riders to overtake a lot, and as a result Saturday’s qualifying will be very important for the riders. Fabio Quartararo, who didn’t shine with his M1 Yamaha at this year’s race event. The world champion announced after Friday’s practice that most riders are likely to race on the solid versions of the tyres. The best possible position to start the race on Sunday would allow the Frenchman to defend a minimal lead over Ducati Francesco Bagnaiowho promised offensive leadership. « We all have to take risks at this point because it’s very important to be ahead, » he said. Italian Ducati announced his tactics in qualifying. The second row in the race will be made up of Spaniards Alex Espargaro And the French Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco. Especially the championship leader would certainly have liked a better starting point, but he (would be) satisfied with the second starting row.
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