MotoGP Silverstone FP2 LIVE: Fabio Quartararo wins, Godzilla arrives…

That’s it, the MotoGP world championship has emerged from its summer torpor due to the cancellation of the Finnish Grand Prix so that we can once again face the best riders in the world in the pursuit of the supreme title!

And what more could you ask for than a confrontation with an uncertain outcome, Fabio Quartararo just 21 points ahead of a Alex Espargaro in full positive spiral on his Aprilia RS-GP?

The icing on the cake, it happens in Silverstone, the place of the first podium of the Noale company in MotoGP, and to make the matter more interesting that the competent authorities decided that.El Diablo bad conduct by delaying his main rival Assen, and was therefore given a Long Lap penalty at Silverstone which was, to say the least, controversial. However, we know the winning tactic of the French rider, which is to get ahead as soon as possible and escape in order not to be stopped behind a rival that is difficult to overtake with the power available on the Yamaha YZR-M1…

There, with the Long Lap to be done at the start of the race at turn #14, it seemed certain that the reigning Silverstone winner, Fabio Quartararo, unable to use his winning strategy and, therefore, open the door to a possible good climbAlex Espargaro in the general classification! To find out if the rule of 3 turns received an arrangement…

There is no shortage of other topics of interest, starting with Johann Zarco, third in the championship and best Ducati rider, although this time was not invited to an official press conference. Why? Even the communication department of Pramac could not give us an answer…
Maybe because more potential is given Francesco Bagnaia4th in the general classification despite 4 white results and thanks to 3 victories, in the genre “hit or miss”, facing the French Diesel who currently regulates the second step of the podium and has no lasting memory at Silverstone in MotoGP (fall 2019, 11th in 2021). Last year, the summer vacation was not beneficial to the French driver: will it be the opposite in 2022? We wish him well!

Fabio Quartararo

This morning in a FP1 event, the Pramac driver also set the best time, after falling in the session. Finally, Johann Zarco, Francesco Bagnaia, Alex Rins, Fabio Quartararo, Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro, Maverick Vinales, Joan Mir, Jorge Martin and Brad Binder currently pre-qualified for Qualification 2, but all Moto3 riders have recently improved their time in FP2….

The news, moreover Mark Marquez still recovered and replaced by Stefan Bradlmarked by programmed rejection ofAndrea Dovizioso and, thus, the return of Cal Cructhlow after Misano.

The rest, we will discover today, during this second free practice session of 45 minutes that will take place with mild skies and a temperature of 19° in the air and 35° on the asphalt. Let’s enjoy some live moments thanks to the official MotoGP.com website:

Here are the previous references:

Silverstone MotoGP™

2021

2022

FP1

2’00.941 Marc Marquez (See here)

1’59.893 Johann Zarco (See here)

FP2

1’59.317 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

1’58.946 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

FP3

1’59.288 Jack Miller (See here)

FP4

2’00.002 Fabio Quartararo (See here)

Q1

1’59.288 Johann Zarco (See here)

Q2

1’58.889 Pol Espargaro (See here)

Warming up

2’00.325 Aleix Espargaro (See here)

Race

Quartararo, Rins, Aleix Espargaro (See here)

Recording

1’58.168 Marc Marquez (2019) (See here)

When the red light goes out… Franco Morbidelli continues the French tradition that launched the first, such as Fabio Quartararo who took the track in the end.

At tire level, the rear midrange continues to be favored by all but the riders Brad Binder, Alex Rins and Jack Miller who prefers hard this afternoon. In the front, everyone chose the medium except Stefan Bradl rolling in a gentle.

Fabio Quartararo seemed embarrassed at the level of his left arm and made many movements during the warm-up lap.

At the end of the first flight lap, it is Miguel Oliveira which puts his name at the top of the ranking of 2’00.863 more than Johann Zarcoand suddenly pre-qualifies temporarily, while Darryn Binder slight drop in turn #6.

In the next pass, the two Aprilia in Maverick Vinales and Alex Espargaro ruled 2’00.484 ahead Fabio Quartararo.

The track was clearly faster than this morning, and Alex Espargaro recorded a 1’59.681, the best time of the day this time, on his third flying lap. He was ahead of his teammate at 56/1000.

Fabio Quartararo continues to borrow the Long Lap, as self-familiar as its cleaning …

At the end of the first run, the hierarchy of the morning was angry and now presented Aleix Espargaro, Maverick Vinales, Fabio Quartararo, Alex Rins, Takaaki Nakagami, Jorge Martin, Brad Binder, Johann Zarco and Marco Bezzecchi, all pre-qualified for Q2, like Francesco Bagnaia that even so his time in the morning did not improve.

Combined, it gives Aleix Espargaro, Maverick Vinales, Johann Zarco, Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo, Alex Rins, Takaaki Nakagami, Jorge Martin, Brad Binder and Marco Bezzecchi.

In recovery, Joan Mir enter the top 10 then his partner Alex Rins established a new reference of the day at 1’59.351 thanks to a soft/smooth ride!

The 2019 winner drove the points home in 1’59.246 on the next lap, when Jack Miller slight drop in turn #7.

Fabio Quartararo instead tried the soft front tire.

Before the final rush, the combined top 10 gifts Alex Rins, Aleix Espargaro, Jack Miller, Maverick Vinales, Miguel Oliveira, Johann Zarco, Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo, Takaaki Nakagami and Jorge Martinand Johann Zarco and Francesco Bagnaia their morning hours still did not improve.

Godzilla is among us! Luigi Dall’Igna’s imagination knows no bounds…

At the start of the last run, Joan Mir placed himself in second place, just behind his teammate.

Alex Espargaro sandwiched between two Suzukis but Joan Mir achieved the best time of 1’59.100.

One minute before the flag falls, Fabio Quartararo topped 1’58.946 before Johann Zarco fits between two Aprilias.

Currently, Fabio Quartararo, Joan Mir, Maverick Vinales, Johann Zarco, Aleix Espargaro, Miguel Oliveira, Alex Rins, Enea Bastianini, Jack Miller and Marco Bezzecchi pre-qualified for Q2.

See you tomorrow at 10:55 in FP3!

MotoGP British Grand Prix FP2 results:

Classification credit: MotoGP.com

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