Jack Miller dominates damp Emilia Romagna MotoGP FP2

Jack Miller dominates damp Emilia Romagna MotoGP FP2

Ducati’s Jack Miller takes over at the top during another wet Friday practice session for the Emilia Romagna MotoGP, the second of this year’s events at Misano.

Conditions were at least better than the morning session, with sunshine breaking through the clouds and a dry line starting to develop, prompting riders to switch from the soft to medium compound front wet tyre.

Miller, fastest for most of this morning, was soon leading the timesheets this afternoon, where he remained to the chequered flag.

FP1 leader Johann Zarco claimed second overall for a Ducati one-two, just 0.9s behind Miller, with Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro snatching a late third.

World championship leader Fabio Quartararo will need to keep his fingers crossed for dry weather on Saturday morning after again struggling in the wet. The Frenchman was left down in 16th place and is currently heading for a rare Qualifying 1 appearance.

Quartararo won’t be alone in hoping for a fine FP3 with Joan Mir and Marc Marquez also among those outside the top ten.

Quartararo has his first chance to win the 2021 MotoGP title this weekend, providing he can keep his 52-point lead over Francesco Bagnaia to at least 50-points on Sunday. Bagnaia was eighth today.

Local hero Valentino Rossi is competing in his final Italian round before retirement, but could only manage 22nd.

Bagnaia won last month’s first Misano round, ahead of Quartararo and Enea Bastianini.


1^2Jack MillerAUSDucati Team (GP21)1’41.305s10/16295k
2˅1Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP21)+0.927s19/19294k
3^16Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+0.986s17/17290k
4^5Iker LecuonaSPAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.271s8/22286k
5^2Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.286s16/21288k
6^5Luca MariniITASky VR46 Avintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.296s16/16290k
7^17Lorenzo SalvadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)*+1.310s17/18286k
8˅2Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Team (GP21)+1.364s5/21293k
9˅1Danilo PetrucciITAKTM Tech3 (RC16)+1.470s18/18286k
10˅6Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP21)*+1.504s19/21295k
11˅1Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.537s11/17289k
12^8Enea BastianiniITAAvintia Ducati (GP19)*+1.537s18/18292k
13^1Alex MarquezSPALCR Honda (RC213V)+1.574s12/17291k
14˅12Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+1.578s6/18290k
15^1Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+1.639s18/18290k
16^2Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+1.792s9/19287k
17^6Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)+1.932s20/22286k
18˅5Michele PirroITADucati Team (GP21)+2.108s6/13286k
19˅4Pol EspargaroSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)+2.165s8/17290k
20˅15Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+2.280s18/18284k
21˅4Maverick VinalesSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+2.374s16/16291k
22˅10Valentino RossiITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+2.484s19/19286k
23˅1Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+2.770s21/21289k
24˅3Andrea DoviziosoITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+3.338s10/16286k

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