Dutch MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia dominates Friday Practice breaking lap record

Dutch MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia dominates Friday Practice breaking lap record

Francesco Bagnaia dominated Friday’s practice for Dutch MotoGP at Assen as the reigning world champion came in 0.065 seconds ahead of Maverick Vinales on the second session.

Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia skillfully executed perfection during the second practice for Dutch MotoGP, breaking the Assen lap record with a laptime of 1.31.340s ahead of second-placed Maverick Vinales, who improved his lap time in the final moments.

The Aprilia rider crashed in the final sector after losing control of his bike on his flying lap at the final chicane with two minutes to go, which pretty much prevented anyone from improving in the final stages due to yellow flags.

Gresini Ducati duo Alex and Marc Marquez took third and sixth, with Aleix Espargaro and Jorge Martin wedged in between in fourth and fifth respectively. Meanwhile, Brad Binder delivered his fastest lap to secure seventh place, marking the only KTM rider to qualify for Saturday’s Q2.

Enea Bastianini’s prospects of making it to Q1 seemed to be much stronger despite a late crash. However, he was lucky to finish eighth due to Espargaro’s crash. Raul Fernandez and Franco Morbidelli finished in ninth and tenth place, respectively, rounding out the Q2 qualifying slots.

Despite Yamaha’s engine upgrades, none of the two riders was able to secure a spot in Q2 as Fabio Quartararo and Alex Rins finished 11th and 14th, respectively. VR46 Ducati’s Marco Bezzecchi and Fabio Di Giannatonio finished in 12th and 13th place, split by only 0.005s.

Pedro Acosta was unable to make any improvements on his lap time and finished a dismal 15th due to the yellow flags that were triggered after Espargaro’s crash in the final moments. Trackhouse Aprilia’s Miguel Oliveria came in 16th, ahead of the leading Honda rider Johann Zarco.

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KTM’s Jack Miller finished in a disappointing 18th place, 1.766 seconds off the benchmark with LCR Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami following in 19th. Aprilia test rider Lorenzo Savadori finished 20th although his final lap time overcame Augusto Fernandez and Repsol Honda duo Joan Mir and Luca Marini.

2024 Dutch MotoGP – TT Circuit Assen – FP2 Results

PosRiderNat.MotoGP TeamMotoGP BikeTiming
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP241:31.340
2Maverick VinalesESPAprilia RacingAprila RS-GP1:31.405
3Alex MarquezESPGresini RacingDucati GP231:31.660
4Aleix EspargaroESPAprilia RacingAprilia RS-GP1:31.812
5Jorge MartinESPPrima Pramac RacingDucati GP241:31.829
6Marc MarquezESPGresini RacingDucati GP231:31.851
7Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM RC161:31.866
8Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP241:31.870
9Raul FernandezESPTrackhouse RacingAprilia RS-GP1:31.909
10Franco MorbidelliITAPramac RacingDucati GP241:32.013
11Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Energy YamahaYamaha YZR-M11:32.054
12Marco BezzecchiITAPertamina Enduro VR46Ducati GP231:32.168
13Fabio Di GiannantonioITAPertamina Enduro VR46Ducati GP231:32.173
14Alex RinsESPMonster Energy YamahaYamaha YZR-M11:32.203
15Pedro AcostaESPRed Bull GasGas Tech3KTM RC161:32.244
16Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse RacingAprilia RS-GP1:32.488
17Johann ZarcoFRACastrol Honda LCRHonda RC213V1:32.730
18Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM RC161:33.106
19Takaaki NakagamiJAPIdemitsu Honda LCRHonda RC213V1:33.127
20Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia RacingAprilia RS-GP1:33.306
21Augusto FernandezESPRed Bull GasGas Tech3KTM RC161:33.344
22Joan MirESPRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V1:33.355
23Luca MariniITARepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V1:33.537

2024 Dutch MotoGP – TT Circuit Assen – FP2 Results

PosRiderNat.MotoGP TeamMotoGP BikeTiming
1Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP241:32.401
2Marc MarquezESPGresini RacingDucati GP231:32.466
3Raul FernandezESPTrackhouse RacingAprilia RS-GP1:32.501
4Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Energy YamahaYamaha YZR-M11:32.594
5Maverick VinalesESPAprilia RacingAprila RS-GP1:32.678
6Aleix EspargaroESPAprilia RacingAprilia RS-GP1:32.688
7Fabio Di GiannantonioITAPertamina Enduro VR46Ducati GP231:32.753
8Alex MarquezESPGresini RacingDucati GP231:32.767
9Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM RC161:32.863
10Jorge MartinESPPrima Pramac RacingDucati GP241:32.927
11Marco BezzecchiITAPertamina Enduro VR46Ducati GP231:32.979
12Enea BastianiniITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP241:33.029
13Miguel OliveiraPORTrackhouse RacingAprilia RS-GP1:33.094
14Pedro AcostaESPRed Bull GasGas Tech3KTM RC161:33.283
15Franco MorbidelliITAPramac RacingDucati GP241:33.403
16Alex RinsESPMonster Energy YamahaYamaha YZR-M11:33.688
17Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM Factory RacingKTM RC161:33.794
18Takaaki NakagamiJAPIdemitsu Honda LCRHonda RC213V1:33.960
19Luca MariniITARepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V1:34.096
20Augusto FernandezESPRed Bull GasGas Tech3KTM RC161:34.120
21Johann ZarcoFRACastrol Honda LCRHonda RC213V1:34.236
22Joan MirESPRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V1:34.244
23Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia RacingAprilia RS-GP1:34.555

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