Marc Marquez ends FP2 at the top of the pile with Martin quickest in combined standings at the end of Friday.

The session was originally meant to be the Practice session for MotoGP™ with the top 10 progressing to Q2. However, with rainfall earlier on in the day, Practice was moved to Saturday morning, with Free Practice 2 taking place on Friday instead. It was a slow start to the session, but all riders eventually ventured out onto the Lusail International Circuit.

Marc Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) ended the session fastest, setting a 2:06.544 in tricky conditions. Behind Marquez were both Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 machines of Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta rounding out the top three. Acosta ended the day adding to his MotoGP™ experience In mixed conditions. In fourth place was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jack Miller who was a further 0.325 behind. Following Miller was Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who rounded out the top five.

Raul Fernandez (Trackhouse Racing) was the top Aprilia, ending his day in sixth place, just 0.039 behind Binder. Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team) set a 2:07.436, earning his way into seventh. Fabio Di Giannantonio was in eighth in his first weekend with the Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team. Alex Marquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) ended Friday in ninth place ahead of Johann Zarco (CASTROL Honda LCR) who rounded out the top 10 for FP2.

Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) was outside the top 10, ending FP2 in 12th position. His Championship rival, Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Ducati) was behind in 18th position, ahead of Aprilia Racing’s Aleix Espargaro.

Overall standings

In the Overall results, it is Jorge Martin who ends the day fastest, leading from Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) and rookie sensation Pedro Acosta who stole headlines on Friday. Marc Marquez ended his day in fourth position overall, finishing ahead of South African Brad Binder. Zarco ended a tricky day in Qatar in sixth position, 0.303 from the top spot – finishing the day in front of Enea Bastianini. Fabio Di Giannantonio placed his VR46 Ducati in eighth, ahead of Jack Miller and reigning World Champion, Francesco Bagnaia.

MotoGP™ Practice will take place on Saturday at 13:40 local time (UTC +3) where riders will battle out for their spot in Q2, so make sure you tune into motogp.com to follow the action!

FP2 Top 10:

1

MARC MÁRQUEZ (GRESINI RACING MOTOGP™)

2:06.544
2

Augusto FernĂĄndez (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3)

+0.290

3

Pedro Acosta (Red Bull GASGAS Tech3)

+0.394

4

Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)

+0.719

5

Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)

+0.801

6

RaĂşl FernĂĄndez (Trackhouse Racing)

+0.840

7

Enea Bastianini (Ducati Lenovo Team)

+0.892

8

Fabio Di Giannantonio (Pertamina Enduro VR46 Racing Team)

+1.453
9

Alex Márquez (Gresini Racing MotoGP™)

+1.559
10

Johann Zarco (LCR Honda Castrol)

+1.777

 

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