Live MotoGP / Free Practice 2 GP Argentina 2022: Aprilia fly, Bagnaia in Q1 – Live

[Motomondiale] Good evening dear readers of FormulaPassion.it passionate about MotoGP and welcome back with the appointment dedicated to the direct report of the second free practice session of the Argentine Grand Prix, third race of the 2022 world championship in the premier class.

PL2 concluded

Analyses – At 10.05 pm the start of Q1. Aprilia on the shields in the second free practice, with Aleix Espargarò who preceded Maverick Vinales. Third position for Jack Miller (Ducati), fourth Quartararo (Yamaha), fifth Brad Binder (KTM), complete the top 10 of the direct qualifiers for Q2 Rins (Suzuki), Mir (Suzuki), Martin (Ducati Pramac), Zarco (Ducati Pramac ), Marini (Ducati VR46).
Mandalika winner Miguel Oliveira (KTM), ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia (Ducati), Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha), world leader Enea Bastianini (Ducati Gresini), Pol Espargarò (Honda) will start from Q1.

21.40 – Checkered flag for Argentina’s PL2 – Cade Bezzecchi (Ducati VR46) in Turn 1. At the photo finish only Luca Marini (Ducati VR46) finds a place in the ten, tenth and the only Italian who enters Q2 directly.

21.39 – Miller (Ducati) climbs to third position, Bagnaia (Ducati) is always 11th, Bastianini (Ducati Gresini) 15th.

21.37 – Three minutes to go – Melina among the pilots, trying not to give each other the wake.

21.36 – Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia) remains in the pits, Darryn Binder (Yamaha WithU) crashes in Turn 1. Bagnaia (Ducati) complains about a train of riders trying to wait for him to take his slipstream.

21.35 – Five minutes to go. Drivers ready for the last valid laps to win a place for direct access to Q2.

21.32 – Almost all drivers in the pits ahead of the second time attack. At the moment, Bagnaia (Ducati), Morbidelli (Yamaha), Bastianini (Ducati Gresini), Pol Espargarò (Honda) are out of the ten.

21.31 – Zarco (Ducati Pramac) enters sixth place, pushing Bagnaia (Ducati) into eleventh position.

21.30 – The first ten of the PL2 are the first ten of the combined: Aleix Espargarò, Vinales, Quartararo, Rins, Martin, Mir, Brad Binder, Miller, Oliveira, Bagnaia.
At the moment Morbidelli and Bastianini are out. Ten minutes to go.

21.27 – Riders engaged in the time attack, now find a place in the ten Bagnaia (Ducati, 6th), Morbidelli (Yamaha, 8th), Bastianini (Ducati Gresini, 9th).

21.25 – Fifteen minutes at the end of FP2, the top 10:
1. Aleix Espargarò 1’38.244
2. Vinales +0.2
3. Mir +0.5
4. Brad Binder +0.5
5. Oliveira +0.6
6. Bezzecchi +1.0
7. Quartararo +1.0
8. Zarco +1.0
9. Rins +1.1
10. Bastianini +1.1.

21.24 – Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia, HS) overtakes his box mate in 1’38.244. Third is Mir (Suzuki).

21.21 – The Aprilia are flying in this free practice session. Maverick Vinales (HS) takes the lead in 1’38.454, 0 ″ 502 faster than Aleix Espargarò.

21.18 – Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, HS) climbs to fourth position in 1’39.290. Enea Bastianini (Ducati Gresini, HS) also improves, now seventh in 1’39.356 and virtually in Q2.

21.14 – In Turn 12 Brad Binder’s (KTM) engine explodes in a large white cloud.

21.12 – Pol Espargarò (Honda) returns to the track after the crash a few minutes ago. The riders are also taking advantage of the session to complete some long runs, given the short weekend format.

21.10 – Half session, 30 minutes at the end, the top 10 of PL2:
1. Aleix Espargarò 1’38.956
2. Vinales +0.0
3. Bezzecchi +0.2
4. Zarco +0.3
5. Rins +0.3
6. Martin +0.4
7. Mir +0.6
8. Miller +0.6
9. Bagnaia +0.6
10. Nakagami +0.6.

21.05 – Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha WithU) improves, but the rider from Forlì is still in the rear, 22nd at 1 ″ 7 behind the Aprilia who set the pace.

21.03 – Crash for Pol Espargarò (Honda) in Turn 1. This is the current top 10 of the combined: Aleix Espargarò, Vinales, Nakagami, Quartararo, Pol Espargarò, Bezzecchi, Rins, Oliveira, Martin and Zarco.

21.00 – Maverick Vinales is also loud: 1’38.999, for the Aprilia double. Spanish is second.

20.58 – Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia) always on top, in great shape this Argentine Saturday. Behind him Bezzecchi (Ducati VR46), Martin (Ducati Pramac), Zarco (Ducati Pramac), Mir (Suzuki) and Miller (Ducati).

20.56 – Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia, HS) improves again in 1’38.956. New reference time of day.

20.55 – A quarter of an hour from the start, here is the top 10 of the Argentine PL2:
1. Aleix Espargarò 1’39.116
2. Bezzecchi +0.1
3. Martin +0.2
4. Zarco +0.3
5. Mir +0.4
6. Miller +0.4
7. Bagnaia +0.4
8. Nakagami +0.5
9. Oliveira +0.7
10. Brad Binder +0.7.

20.50 – Jorge Martin (Ducati Pramac, HS) climbs to third in 1’39.376. Bagnaia (Ducati, HS) is currently sixth, Bastianini (Ducati Gresini) nineteenth.

20.48 – Behind Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia) is Mir (Suzuki, HS) at 0 ″ 285.
Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati VR46, HS) continues to surprise and takes the lead in 1’39.250. Espargarò (Aprilia, HS) is still better than him in 1’39.116.

20.45 – Always Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia, HS) in 1’39.293, already in line with the times in the morning. Glides into Turn 1 Remy Gardner (KTM Tech3).

20.42 – First chronometric references on the time monitor. In the lead we find Aleix Espargarò (Aprilia, HS) in 1’39.769, then Zarco (Ducati Pramac), and Bezzecchi (Ducati VR46).

20.40 – Green light for Argentina Free Practice 2 – An hour at the disposal of the MotoGP riders to try to conquer a place in the top 10 of the standings, which will guarantee direct access to Q2. We remind you that PL3 ​​and PL4 have been canceled, due to the short weekend due to the delay in the arrival of the cargo plane with the materials of many teams.

20.35 – Moto2 qualifying ended with Fermin Aldeguer on pole, with Augusto Fernandez and Tony Arbolino in the front row.
In Moto3, pole position was taken by Sergio Garcia, ahead of Ayumu Sasaki and Izan Guevara.

20.20 – Argentina’s second free practice will also last 60 minutes and will be decisive in identifying the top ten who will qualify by right to Q2. In the morning of Termas de Rio Hondo the fastest was Takaaki Nakagami (Honda LCR), ahead of Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and Pol Espargarò (Honda). The Ducatis were not very brilliant, with only Marco Bezzecchi (VR46 team) in the top ten, in fifth position. The leader of the world championship Enea Bastianini (Ducati Gresini) finished eleventh.


FP | Stefano Ollanu


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