Johann Zarco is the fastest ahead of Francesco Bagnaia and Alex Rins. Fourth Fabio Quartararo, sixth and seventh Aprilia, 13th Marco Bezzecchi, 16th Enea Bastianini, 19th Luca Marini, 20th Andrea Dovizioso, 21st Franco Morbidelli, 23rd Fabio Di Giannatonio
August 5, 2022
S.ilverstone – It’s chilly – yes, there is still some place in the world where the temperature is low – and a sparkling breeze blows. At least, It is not raining and he shouldn’t be doing it all weekend.
It starts immediately with two protagonists in trouble: Pecco Bagnaia falls without consequences in a curve at low speed, while almost simultaneously Fabio Quartararo has a technical problem: returns to the pits pushed by Jack Miller.
Then the shift proceeds linearly: Bagnaia and Ducati are back fastwith Johann Zarco who in the final set the limit at 1’59 “893, only 27 thousandths faster than Bagnaia himself, with Jorge Martin ninth and Jack Miller 12th, ahead of Marco Bezzecchi. Enea Bastianini struggles in this round, only 16th, but Luca Marini also has some difficulties, 19th. Overall, however, Ducati is competitive.
TOl third place, Alex Rinsalways in front for the whole session: finally physically in place and with his head free from contractual doubts – he signed for the team Lucio CecchinelloWhat will be the host of tonight’s live broadcast at 8.15pm Italian time -, the Suzuki rider is back to being fast, while his teammate – who on the contrary still has no certainty for the future – struggles more and only in the final goes back to eighth place.
Suzuki looks competitive.
Yamaha: always only Quartararo
TOl beyond the small technical inconvenience, Fabio Quartararo is fourth, but he continues to be the only competitive Yamaha rider: Andrea Dovizioso is 20th, Franco Morbidelli 21st, Darryn Binder last. Fabio rode with good consistency.
V.eloci both Aprilia riders, with Aleix Espargaro sixth and Maverick Vinales (protagonist of the 78th episode by #atuttogas, the Sunday podcast by moto.it) seventh.
Both Aleix and Maverick rode with a interesting stepalways being in the first positions: it is certainly a good start.
Honda shows up with Takaaki Nakagami, fifth, KTM with Brad Bnder, tenth: in FP1, therefore, all manufacturers have at least one bike in the top ten.