Miller leads Ducati’s charge in the second practice – Motorsports

Following the FP1 issue, opened the third engine from the season’s quotaFranco Morbidelli of PETRONAS SRT set a benchmark lap at the start of the evening session at 1: 55.750.

It was defeated by Qatar GP Paul Man Francesco Bagnaia at 1: 55.407 at Factory Ducati before championship leader Maverick Viñales came forward at 1: 55.180.

Yamaha riders were obsessed with Bagnaia’s follow-up tour, and the Italians set 1 minute 54.074 seconds and remained untouched for the next 20 minutes.

With less than 15 minutes left, Pramac rookie Jorge Martin finally knocked out Ducati’s stablemate from the top, but Suzuki’s Alex Rins recorded a sub 1:54 second at 1: 53.969 for the first time on Friday. It was only a few seconds.

By this stage, the session had turned into a dummy qualifying session. This is because FP2 time will almost certainly be important in deciding who will participate directly in the second quarter on Saturday.

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo raised his edge ahead of the rinse after 1’53.926 seconds, but never shook his head on the main straight.

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

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The FP1 pacesetter Aleix Espargaro then fired at the session topper. Aprilia riders led the RS-GP to a very encouraging 1: 53.646.

With less than eight minutes left, Miller was forced to take the throne of Espargaro, but was fortunate to be able to maintain the mount after Ducati threw him into the landscape on Turn 14.

However, the Australians emphasized and reorganized when they returned to the circuit to fire at 1: 53.145 to finish FP2 fastest.

Factory Ducati teammate Bagnaia finally jumped second from the right, 0.313 seconds behind the pace. Meanwhile, Johann Zarco completed the top three in the Pramac GP21.

Quartararo became Yamaha’s top rider in 4th place ahead of Martin in Pramac, and Espargaro was shuffled in 6th place on the checkered flag.

Morbidelli took the tentative second-quarter ranking ahead of Suzuki’s Rinse, Viñales and Stefan Bradl. This is currently the only Honda rider in the second quarter.

His LCR counterparts Takaaki Nakagami and Alex Marquez both suffered a slow crash and were excluded from the second quarter on the 15th and 16th, respectively, behind Suzuki’s SRT Valentino Rossi and Mir.

Alex Marquez, Team LCR Honda, Qatar

Alex Marquez, Team LCR Honda, Qatar

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Mir was unable to play directly in the second quarter last weekend and faced the first part of qualifying again with improved lap times that are unlikely to be in the hot conditions of FP3 on Saturday afternoon.

Pol Espargaro was only 17th in his factory Honda as Friday’s top-ranked KTM, ahead of South African KTM Brad Binder, a little less than three-tenths away from teammate Miguel Oliveira.

MotoGP Doha Grand Prix-FP2 Results

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Miller leads Ducati’s charge in the second practice Miller leads Ducati’s charge in the second practice

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