MotoGP LIVE Indonesia FP2: Fabio Quartararo leads a Yamaha double ahead of Johann Zarco

To assemble the undoubtedly spicy soup of the MotoGP Grand Prix of Indonesia at the Mandalika circuit, pour into a new cauldron a good amount of Ducati, elevated to scarecrow status since the second part of the 2021 season and winners of the first GP 2022 in Qatar thanks to Enea Bastianini on a GP21, even if the official team equipped with GP22 there experienced a human-technical Bérézina in front of Francesco Bagnaia and Jack Miller.

Add in half a helping of Honda, whose works team seems to be turning into a two-headed hydra thanks to the RC213V’s advancements, unlike years past when it was alone Mark Marquez tame the wild beast: in Qatar, Pol Espargaro led more laps in one race than he had ever done before and was fastest in the test at Lombok Island!

Immerse yourself in a surprising KTM, frozen and shy during the preseason but very present in the foreground led by Brad Binder in Qatar. Also add half a portion of Aprilia, in this case the one fromAlex Espargaro4th in Losail after the closest race to winner the Noale factory has ever run.

Even though it turns out to be less spicy elements in terms of taste for the time being, we will not forget to mix everything with two Suzuki GSX-RR and a quarter of Yamaha YZR-M1last titled with Joan Miro and Fabio Quartararotherefore essential ingredients of a good recipe, especially since the first 21 of the third day of the test in Mandalika were only eight and a half tenths apart!

Finally, sprinkle everything with a pinch of slightly less adherent paved asphalt, Michelin tires with unused carcass during the testfromstill very uncertain weather in these eastern regions and with a temperature of over 70° in the afternoon, keep heating on low heat until 8am on Sunday to discover what exotic taste this Indonesian recipe will have on our taste buds!

This morning, on a track that is still far from clean, as evidenced by the Moto3 at the end of the session, Pol Espargaro, Miguel Oliveira, Marc Márquez, Franco Morbidelli, Johann Zarco, Aleix Espargaro, Brad Binder, Enea Bastianini, Francesco Bagnaia and Joan Mir took a first step towards direct passage in Q2, the first three in less than a tenth of a second, while Fabio Quartararo had to settle for the 16th time…

No more rain this afternoon and on the contrary, it is precisely the temperatures that are worrying: with 32° in the air and 65° on the ground, we will see substantial improvements and no doubt a revolution in the provisional hierarchy?

While we wait to answer these questions, as the 24 riders prepare for this second 45-minute free practice session, let’s take advantage of these few live moments thanks to the official website:

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2022 testing 1’31,060 Pol Espargaro (Look here
FP1 1’33.499 Pol Espargaro (Look here
FP2 1’31,608 Fabio Quartararo (Look here
Warm up

When the red lights go out…Joan Miro goes first, Francesco Bagnaia the last.

Most riders use a medium rear like this morning but have traded the soft front for a medium.

at the end of the first flying round, Fabio Quartararo is immediately in 1’34.410 But the French pilot seems to know this: he is immobilized at the edge of the runway.

During this period, Miguel Oliveira improves to 1’33.328 Johann Zarco does the same in 1’33.310 and Marc Marquez it’s getting a little hot…

We fight in thousandths of strokes and the KTM rider regains the advantage in 1’33.212 but his lap is cancelled. In the process it is Takaaki Nakagami who took the lead in 1’33.265 . respectively jorge martin and Brad Binder at 1’33.176.

The improvements follow each other without stopping and after 12 minutes in the session, Johann Zarco rewrites its name at the top of the table before replacing it with Miguel Oliveirain 1’32,707: this morning’s times are forgotten and the hierarchy is turned upside down! Only Pol Espargaro, Joan Mir and Maverick Vinales have not improved so far from this morning.

When the pilots return to their box for a first stop, the hierarchy consists of: Miguel Oliveira, Marc Márquez, Johann Zarco, Jack Miller, Brad Binder, Aleix Espargaro, Jorge Martin, Takaaki Nakagami, Alex Rins, Enea Bastianini, Franco Morbidelli, Francesco Bagnaia, Raul Fernandez, Marco Bezzecchi, Luca Marini, Fabio Quartararo, Pol Espargaro , Alex Marquez, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Andrea Dovizioso, Remy Gardner, Maverick Vinales, Joan Mir and Darryn Binder.

Fabio Quartararo comes out of its box and then records the eighth time with a soft rear tire.

Jack Miller progresses to fifth position, also with a soft rear tire, but El Diablo Improves and grabs third position.

Francesco Bagnaiastill trailing on a medium tyre, is second for now while 18 minutes from the checkered flag everyone has now improved their morning time.

Fabio Quartararo makes the best time of day, but his time is canceled.

At the beginning of the last fifteen minutes, the top 10 now consists of Miguel Oliveira, Francesco Bagnaia, Marc Marquez, Fabio Quartararo, Enea Bastianini, Johann Zarco, Alex Rins, Pol Espargaro, Franco Morbidelli and Jorge Martinall in 4 tenths.

Fabio Quartararo then gets the best time of the day, and this time his time is not lost: 1’32.570!

with new tires, Remy Gardner jumped from 22nd to 8th position!

Johann Zarco although he is competitive in the dry he would prefer rain on sunday…

You have to wait six minutes before the end of the session to see the soft tires appear everywhere. the newcomer Marco Bezzecchi took third place and jorge martinthen 11th, was the first to illuminate the sectors red: the Pramac driver scored 1’31,904 at the top of the table!

Enea Bastianini, Franco Morbidelli, Jack Miller, Brad Binder, Takaaki Nakagami, Aleix Espargaro and Fabio describe Antonio battle for second place, but it is Johann Zarco who takes the lead in 1’31,893.

Fabio Quartararo answers in 1’31,608 while Enea Bastianini suffers the first fall of the weekend.

In the aftermath, Marc Marquez also made a mistake in turn #11, with no gravity, but the two Repsol Honda drivers were pretty much in Q1…just like Francesco Bagnaia and Joan Miro

MotoGP Indonesia Grand Prix FP2 Results at Mandalika Circuit:

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