MotoGP Results – Round 17 of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship

Results MotoGP of Thailand, Buriram – Free practice (4)
Pos Rider Nat Crew Time/diff. Round Max
1 John Zarco ENG Pramac Ducati (GP22) 1’30.830s 09/17 335k
2 Jack Miller AU Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.109s 7/18 334k
3 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* +0.131s 9/16 332k
4 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.225s 16/16 332k
5 jorge martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.225s 7/15 334k
6 Franco Morbidelli ITA Yamaha Monster (YZR-M1) +0.272s 5/11 330k
seven Fabio Quartararo ENG Yamaha Monster (YZR-M1) +0.282s 10/19 330k
8 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.386s 14/16 331k
9 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) +0.391s 7/14 335k
ten Miguel Oliveira ORP Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.394s 11/16 330k
11 Cal Crutchlow UK WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) +0.468s 6/15 328k
12 Mark Marquez SPA Honda Repsol (RC213V) +0.471s 8/12 331k
13 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) +0.486s 13/16 336k
14 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.539s 14/14 333k
15 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.695s 6/16 332k
16 Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.831s 5/16 333k
17 Pol Espargaro SPA Honda Repsol (RC213V) +0.912s 6/13 328k
18 Remy Gardner AU KTMTech3 (RC16)* +0.959s 4/15 328k
19 Raul Fernandez SPA KTMTech3 (RC16)* +1.056s 3/4 321k
20 Tetsuta Nagashima JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +1.110s 14/16 328k
21 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* +1.118s 12/16 332k
22 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) +1.207s 5/13 331k
23 Danilo Petrucci ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +1.330s 10/14 328k
24 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* +1.340s 13/15 327k

* Rookie

Official Buriram MotoGP Records:
Best lap:
Fabio Quartararo ENG Yamaha 1m 29.719s (2019)
Fastest lap in the race:
Mark Marquez Honda SPA 1m 30.904s (2019)

Johann Zarco sets the tone in the final practice of the MotoGP of Thailand 2022, as the Ducati riders take the top four places at Buriram.

It could arguably be called five, with FP3 leader Jorge Martin tied with KTM’s Brad Binder for fourth, with Franco Morbidelli surprising as the best Yamaha in sixth followed by teammate and world champion Quartararo.

Suzuki’s Alex Rins placed four different manufacturers in the top eight.

Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow, who injured his right ankle during a huge highside on Friday afternoon, moved into third place midway through the 30-minute session.

Marc Marquez, the fastest in FP1 but dropped out of the top ten this morning, was just behind Crutchlow in twelfth, with Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia 13th but still less than half a second behind Zarco.

His compatriot Aleix Espargaro and especially his Aprilia teammate Maverick Vinales continued to struggle with grip issues at Buriram, leaving them 14th and 16th.

Vinales was again seen shaking his head and waving his hand in frustration at continually running wide.

A roughly equal split between medium and soft rear tires was used during FP4, as teams and drivers prepared for Sunday’s race.

Qualifying 1 – for those not in the top ten after the third free practice, including Marc Marquez, Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales – will now begin.

Rain is expected later in the afternoon, but will it arrive before or after qualifying?

Fabio Quartararo takes an extended 18-point world championship lead over Francesco Bagnaia in the final four rounds, after the Italian’s last-lap crash at Motegi.

The Japanese Grand Prix was also a race to forget for Aleix Espargaro, who dropped 25 points from the summit after technical issues forced a last-minute bike swap, leaving him 16th.

The last time MotoGP raced at Buriram, in 2019, Marc Marquez – on pole at Motegi last weekend – narrowly held off rookie Quartararo to wrap up his eighth world title, with Maverick Vinales completing a podium covered by only 1.3 seconds.

MotoGP welcomes Danilo Petrucci again this weekend. Freshly runner-up in the MotoAmerica Superbike championship, the double winner of the premier class (with Ducati) takes Suzuki’s place for the injured Joan Mir.

Petrucci won’t be the only on-track replacement, with HRC test rider Tetsuta Nagashima, who crashed on his MotoGP debut last weekend at Motegi, called up in place of injured compatriot Takaaki Nakagami at LCR Honda.

Wet weather is expected throughout the Buriram event.

As with other end-of-season flyaways, absent from the calendar since the Covid restrictions in 2019, ten riders have no prior MotoGP racing experience at Buriram: Brad Binder, Alex Marquez, Jorge Martin, Enea Bastianini , Luca Marini, plus this year’s rookies Marco Bezzecchi, Fabio di Giannantonio, Darryn Binder, Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez.

Thailand MotoGP Calendar

friday september 30

3h – Moto3 FP1

3h55 – Moto2 EL1

4h50 – MotoGP FP1

7:15 am – Moto3 FP2

8:10 am – Moto2 EL2

9:05 – MotoGP FP2

Saturday October 1

3h – Moto3 FP3

3h55 – Moto2 FP3

4h50 – MotoGP FP3

6:35 am – Moto3 Q1

7am – Moto3 Q2

7:30 am – Moto2 Q1

7:55 am – Moto2 Q2

8:25 – MotoGP FP4

9:05 am – MotoGP Q1

9:30 am – MotoGP Q2

Sunday October 2

4h00 – Moto3 warm-up

4h20 – Moto2 warm-up

4h40 – MotoGP warm-up

6:00 a.m. – Moto3 race

7:20 a.m. – Moto2 race

9:00 a.m. – MotoGP race

Motegi: ranking of the MotoGP world championship
Pos Rider Nat Crew Points Diff.
1 = Fabio Quartararo ENG Yamaha Monster (YZR-M1) 219
2 = Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 201 (-18)
3 = Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 194 (-25)
4 = Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) 170 (-49)
5 = Jack Miller AU Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 159 (-60)
6 ^1 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) 148 (-71)
seven 1 John Zarco ENG Pramac Ducati (GP22) 138 (-81)
8 ^1 jorge martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) 120 (-99)
9 ^1 Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) 113 (-106)
ten ˅2 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 108 (-111)
11 = Miguel Oliveira ORP Red Bull KTM (RC16) 106 (-113)
12 = Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) 101 (-118)
13 ^1 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21)* 80 (-139)
14 1 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 77 (-142)
15 = Mark Marquez SPA Honda Repsol (RC213V) 73 (-146)
16 ^1 Pol Espargaro SPA Honda Repsol (RC213V) 47 (-172)
17 1 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 46 (-173)
18 = Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) 42 (-177)
19 = Franco Morbidelli ITA Yamaha Monster (YZR-M1) 28 (-191)
20 = Fabio di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21)* 23 (-196)
21 = Andrea Dovizioso ITA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 15 (-204)
22 = Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1)* ten (-209)
23 = Remy Gardner AU KTMTech3 (RC16)* 9 (-210)
24 = Raul Fernandez SPA KTMTech3 (RC16)* 8 (-211)
25 ^1 Cal Crutchlow UK WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) 3 (-216)
26 1 Stefan Bradl ALL Honda Repsol (RC213V) 2 (-217)

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