MotoGP Qualifying Qatar: Pole for Jorge Martin - Yamaha dropped
© Motorsport Images For Jorge Martin it is the already fifth pole position in the MotoGP as in the previous year, the Poleposition belongs to the MotoGP season opener in Qatar Ducati: under The floodlight in Losail sat down Pramac pilot Jorge Martin with a qualifying time of 1: 53.011 minutes against its brand colleagues of Gresini, Enea Bastianini, and Honda Competitor Marc Marquez. "Martin squeals everything out of the tire.
© Motorsport Images Alvaro Bautista Can Constant Fast Lunning Times
With the best time in the second free workout, Ducati-Werkspilot ALVARO Bautista confirmed that after his return to Ducati, he counts back to the circle of the favorites. Two mixed years at Honda are behind Bautista, but the combination Bautista / Ducati is still powerful.
In winter, Bautista has focused fully on the tests on the tests. "Finally, there are the points in the races. I try to achieve a good market speed without risking too much. I want to drive around and faultless. That's not easy," commented Bautista.
Even in the training in Aragon, Bautista put his focus fully on the race preparation and not a quick round. "In the morning I drove 20 rounds with the SCX tire. That's more than the Rendistanz. Apart from the two final rounds, I was able to drive constant medium and high 1: 50's rounds," he indicates his strong runnoon.
Bagnaia "won't touch anything" on Ducati bike after Qatar MotoGP disaster
Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia says he “will never touch the bike again” having felt like his disaster MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix was compromised by too much development work.But the pre-season for Ducati was difficult, as a problematic 2022 engine – with an aggressive power delivery – prompted him and team-mate Jack Miller into using a hybrid 2021/2022 motor for the new season.
Ducatis Topspeed Advantage has disappeared
In the afternoon then the SCQ tire was used. "The SCQ tire quickly expands, if you stressed it hard at the beginning. When I drove with the SCQ tire, I had the race in mind and therefore did not stress the mature so strongly at the beginning. As a result, I could do more Constance Get the tire ", explains Bautista.
Compared to 2019, Ducati is not so superior in terms of topspeed. "Three years ago, it was easier to overtake the other drivers on the straight line. This year, I drive more behind the other drivers. The other manufacturers have improved," confirms Bautista. The highest topspeeds reached Honda on Friday with the Fireblade.
Michael Rinaldi would set his money on Alvaro Bautista
for Ducati teammate Michael Rinaldi is clear about whom the victory is on Saturday. "I think Alvaro is the favorite," analyzes Rinaldi, which also calculates opportunities. Can he take it with the big three favorites - Toprak Razgatlioglu, Jonathan Rea and Alvaro Bautista -? "I think so in the race in any case," says Rinaldi.
honda in the top 3: pays off the risk with the two WSBK rookies?
© Hrc WSBK-Rookie Iker Lecuona drove the soft tire into the top 3 Honda stands before the third season since the factory comeback in the Superbike World Cup. For HRC it is a new beginning, because both the drivers and the components, the team for the season 2022 has taken new ways. Ex-MotoGP driver Iker Lecuona indicated the potential of the Fireblade at the Barcelona Test ( to the Test Report ) and finished the forces on position three.
"But I have to wait for the qualifying. If I have to start out of the third row, then of course it will be difficult," knows the Italian who has problems to best use the tires on a round.
"With the SCQ tire, I have no good feeling yet. Thus I was only 0.3 seconds faster than with a 15-round old tire. But my runs in line with Johnny and Alvaro. I am very satisfied with that. With the SCQ Tires Alvaro was much stronger. I have to work on that, "says Rinaldi.
Ducati teamwork between Rinaldi and Bautista on Saturday?
in the camp of Ducati is considered how to help each other. "We will talk about it," Rinaldi notes with a view of possible teamwork. "The goal of our team is to win the World Cup. If we can help each other, then I am available for this. The big goal is that Ducati wins the championship. We talk to each session and are constantly in contact with each session "
also Bautista welcomes the idea to help each other. "That could be a good help. We have two strong drivers in the team," commented on the Spaniard. "I'm looking forward to the races and want to fight again at the top. There I belong."
"In the last two years, I did not go to the positions on which I see myself. I am looking forward to enjoying the races and fighting top positions," explains the Ducati returner, who explained all three Aragon three years ago Race won.
"Three years ago nobody awaited anything from me. At the tests I was fast, but it was not outstanding. At the first races it was really crowned. But that will be different this year. The power of winter tests are now meaningful "Bautista prophesent.
BMW in Aragon only fifth force: Why Scott Redding Run 2 had to cancel .
© Motorsport Images Scott Redding was with the 2022 BMW everything but satisfied from the beginning of the new WSBK season wanted BMW new entry with the M1000RR Stretching trolls. At the kick-off in Aragon, the Brit was miles away. Already at the test days on Monday and Tuesday, it indicated that Redding has a difficult weekend before him. For the Vice World Champion of 2020 and the World Cup third of 2021 it was even worse than feared.