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.
© 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. Teammollege Xavi Vierge was also fast, but had to be hospitalized after a high insider.
"Our potential is certainly great. That's out of question," commented HRC-TeMManager Leon Camier after the final test before the trip to Aragon. "It was a productive test. We brought our package together, based on the tests in winter. It went well. Of course we still have to work and make an extra step."
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.
"It was fine that we could drive here against the others to see where we stand. We still have to find something and evolve us. For the drivers, however, it was good to see where to see and like You can further increase. With the other drivers on the track you have a reference. From this we learned, "explains Leon Camier.
Iker Lecuona is in Barcelona New self-confidence
Iker Lecuona provided the third fastest time for new motivation. "It was a really positive day," says the Spanish superbike rookie. "I landed in the dry on the third position. From day to day I feel good. I can drive my style. That makes me very happy."
At times hunt, Honda equipped the Fireblade of Lecuona with a 2021 tire. "We used the soft tires," describes HRC team manager Leon Camier. "That was good, it has increased his self-confidence. It was the soft tire from the previous year. That's why it's not a clear reference where we are exactly."
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Lecuona also got the chance to drive on wet route for the first time. "In wet, it was difficult," he noticed. "I drove for the first time with these tires in wet. Also for the team it was new, because they never drove with the showa spring elements in wet. We have to continue working on it."
Season Start At Risk: Xavi Vierge breaks a rib
open is whether Honda can compete with both master drivers at the start of the season. Xavi Vierge complained about pain in the field of ribs. The investigations in the Hospital of Barcelona have revealed that the twelfth rib has broken the twelfth rib. He has already begun with the recovery program.
"It was a pity that I'm overthrown," regrets fourth. "Until then it was a very productive test." But what had happened? "The data show that it was a high-insider at the entrance of curve 12," describes Leon Camier. "It happened on wet route."
"It was important for us to drive even in these conditions, because the two drivers have no experience with the Pirelli tires. In addition, we lack experience with the showa spring elements. It was important to turn a few rounds Was his first fall at the tests. He drove very well until then, "commented on the HRC team manager.
BMW: Can both work pilots drive at the WSBK season start in Aragon?
© Motorsport Images Michael Van The Mark wants to spontaneously decide if he goes in Aragon BMW Werkspilot Michael van der Mark continues to recover from the operation that was necessary after his training fall with the mountain bike. It is unclear whether the Dutchman can participate in the prelude of the Superbike World Cup in Aragon.
can be tensioned, as competitive Honda will be in the first year without Alvaro Bautista, which returned to Ducati and gathered a daily best time in Barcelona ( which Bautista has said to the test ). Can Honda fight a podium in Aragon? "We'll see it when we come there. First of all, we have to look like Xavi," says Camier.
The Superbike World Cup starts the new season on April 8th in Aragon. On the 4th / 5. April there is a final test.
Combined lap times of both days:
1. TOPRAK RAZGATLIOGLU (YAMAHA) - 1: 40.571 minutes
2. Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) +0,253 seconds
3. Iker lecuona (HONDA) +0,462
4. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) +0,491
5. Garrett Gerloff (GRT-YAMAHA) +0,658
6. Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Ducati) +0,789
7. Scott Redding (BMW) +1,065
8. Alex Lowes (Kawasaki) +1,093
9. Lucas Mahias (Puccetti -Kawasaki) +1,117
10. Xavi Vierge (Honda) +1.148
11. Philipp Öttl (Goeleven-Ducati) +1,164
12. Andrea Locatelli (Yamaha) +1,294
13. Eugene Laverty (Bonovo-BMW) +1,371
14. Kohta Nozane (GRT-YAMAHA) +1,857
15. Loris Baz (Bonovo-BMW) +1,858
16. Ilya Mikhalchik (BMW) +2,192
17. Luca Bernardi (Barni-Ducati) +2,680
18. Oliver King (Orelac Kawasaki) +3,655
19. Loris Cresson (Pedercini-Kawasaki) +4,692
20. Hafizh Syahrin (Mie-Honda) +4,968
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