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© Motorsport Images Jorge Martin is one of the candidates for the victory in Qatar Jorge Martin was one of the positive surprises in the past MotoGP - Season. The Spaniard sets heavily in the second MotoGP race of his career with the pole position and a podium heavily in scene and fetched his first victory over the season and let three more poles follow. With a further increase, Martin could recommend as a candidate for the Ducati plant team. "I have a really good feeling.
after three mixed race weekends at the beginning of the MotoGP season 2022 you have the path back to the absolute top group in the Ducati work team at the US weekend. found.
at the training day to the Grand Prix of America on the Circuit of the Americas in Austin was Jack Miller's second opponent. Team College Francesco Bagnaia would also be directly qualified directly for Q2 on Saturday with P9.
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The day best of the day on Friday was neither Miller nor Bagnaia, but another on a Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Pramac pilot Johann Zarco gave the pace with 2: 02.542 minutes. Miller was a little more than two tenths of a second slower.
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"The bike feels much better this weekend than it was the case last weekend. It's great to have Grip again and driving the bike as I imagine that," says Miller, who, on Friday without the Ride-Height Device driving on the front wheel. But he still tells the device: "We did not say goodbye. We will use it again."
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Bagnaia - also without the front Ride-Height device on the road - speaks of the Both friday training from a similar good feeling like Miller: "I am very satisfied with how the day run today. My feeling is good."
"Fortunately, we were able to start the weekend in a normal way [than in Argentina]. I just thought about round for round about where and how to get time. All in all, it ran well," says Bagnaia.
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Quartararo: Is the rainfall of Yamaha fixed now?
MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo celebrated in Mandalika his first podium ticket with completely wet conditions and was surprised by his pace itself. "To be honest, in wet never so fast, and it took a while until I realized that I could drive so fast," gives the Yamaha pilot. © Motorsport.com Motorsport Photo The Frenchman has previously been known to be well cared for with rain, but the Grand Prix of Indonesia proved the opposite.
commented on the most dignified Zarco: "I am satisfied. It was a really good round." Incidentally, the Frenchman continues to use the Ride-Height Device on the front at its GP22. "Since Indonesia, I did not get it and develop it," he reveals. To test his role, parts for the Ducati work team, Zarco will certainly like how he confesses. © Provil by Motorsport.com Johann Zarco
Zarco continues at its GP22 of the Pramac team on the front Ride-Height-Device
Zarcos Team College Jorge Martin, on the other hand, on Austin Friday on P10 Round, the Ride-Height Device has "no longer in use" for the front wheel since the Argentina weekend, as he says.
While Martin drove directly behind Bagnaia to P10, Enea Bastianini with his Ducati GP21 of the Greesini team taught the top 5 of the day class. "If there is a lot of grip, just as it was the case today, then we find it easier to drive fast lap times", noticed Bastianini.
honda in the top 3: pays off the risk with the two WSBK rookies?
Honda is standing 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. Teammollege Xavi Vierge was also fast, but had to be hospitalized after a high insider.
In the paddock in Austin, however, it is assumed that lap times will continue to tumble on Saturday. With the recent recent rehabilitation of large parts of the route (curve 2 to 10 and curve 12 to 16), the MotoGP pilots are predominantly satisfied. For 2023, one or the other counts - all the front of Francesco Bagnaia and Joan me - but again with larger soil waves ... © Provil by Motorsport.com Circuit of the Americas in Austin
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Five Ducatis A Nightmare Scenario for Fabio Quartararo? "I do not think that" .
© gpfver.de Fabio Quartararo has to be in the race equal to five Ducatis in qualifying for the Grand Prix of the USA was Fabio Quartararo with his Yamaha the first pursuer of the Ducati Quintet. The world champion experienced a turbulent afternoon at the Circuit of the Americas, because he crashed in his first run in curve 19. "I have given my best," Quartararo comments on the crash, where he remained unhurt.