The circuit of the Circuit of the Americas undoubtedly improved for the MotoGP riders in FP2 this Friday (8). All drivers improved their times, especially Johann Zarco, leader of the day. The Pramac pilot stole Jack Miller’s lead in the final minutes, scoring 2min02s542.
The Ducati Australian rode well in both sessions, leading for a long time in FP2, but only took second place. Quartaro improved at the very end to close the top-3 with his Yamaha.
Enea Bastianini and Álex Rins completed the top five positions. Behind them came: Marc Márquez, Maverick Viñales, Joan Mir, Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martín.
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FP3 of the MotoGP Americas GP takes place this Saturday (8), at 11:55 (Brasília time), in Austin. THE BIG PRIZE accompanies all the activities of the fourth stage of the 2022 Motorcycle World Championship.
Find out how the second MotoGP practice session in Austin went:
With 40 minutes on the clock, the first driver to record the best time was Jack Miller with 2min04s121, still 0s106 off Rins’ time. Maverick Viñales was close behind and he had Johann Zarco on his heels. It didn’t take long for the Ducati Australian to beat Rins’ then-best time of the day: 2:03.567.
Enea Bastianini was also another to overtake the Suzuki rider, trailing Miller by just 0s216. Until the seven minutes of the session, they were the only ones in the 2min03s range. Aleix Espargaró significantly improved his time. He jumped to third with 2min04s006, 0s439 behind Miller.
Since the difficulties in Argentina, Francesco Bagnaia was also out of action in Austin’s training. But with exactly 30 minutes to go, he jumped to third place, with 2min03s990, 0s216 of his teammate.
But it didn’t take long for Rins to show Suzuki’s good pace as he regained the lead. He clocked 2min03s030, while the owner of bike #43 saw himself at 0s537. Bagnaia ended up taking Miller’s place, taking the second position with 2min03s521. The leader followed with a time still distant.
In the final minutes of the session, Suzuki continued to prove its good pace. That’s because Joan Mir scored 2min03s143, just 0s113 behind his teammate. But Miller, who rode well all day, stole the lead once again and stayed with it… until Johann Zarco practically flew at the end with 2:02.542 and ended Friday as the leader of FP2.
MotoGP 2022, GP of the Americas, Austin, Free Practice two:
|1||J ZARCO||Pramac Ducati||2:02,542|
|4||AND BASTIANINI||Gresini Ducati||2:02,884||+0.342|
|10||J MARTIN||Pramac Ducati||2:03,355||+0.813|
|14||L MARINI||VR46 Ducati||2:03,562||+1,020|
|15||T NAKAGAMI||Honda LCR||2:03,648||+1,106|
|16||THE DOVIZIOUS||Yamaha RNF||2:03,706||+1,164|
|17||TO MARQUEZ||Honda LCR||2:03,795||+1,253|
|18||F DI GIANNANTONIO||Gresini Ducati||2:04,367||+1,825|
|19||M BEZZECCHI||VR46 Ducati||2:04,463||+1,921|
|20||R GARDENER||Tech3 KTM||2:04,535||+1,993|
|22||D FINDER||Yamaha RNF||2:04,679||+2,137|
|23||R FERNÁNDEZ||Tech3 KTM||2:04,770||+2,228|
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