The 2022 Spanish MotoGP at the Jerez Circuit seems to be a moment of revival for Ducati racer, Pecco Bagnaia , who slumped at the start of the season.
The first indication was seen when the Valentino Rossi-trained racer finished first in the Spanish MotoGP qualifying on Saturday (30/04/2022).
Pecco Bagnaia recorded 1 minute 36.710 seconds to win the pole position status for the Spanish MotoGP 2022. The lap time is also a new record at the Jerez Circuit.
Pecco Bagnaia outperformed the leader of the standings, Fabio Quartararo. There is a significant gap between Pecco Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo: 0.453 seconds.
While the third position is filled by Alex Espargaro. Followed by Jack Miller and Marc Marquez who were in fourth and fifth positions respectively.
Starting tomorrow’s race from fifth position is a good achievement for Marc Marquez. Because in free practice 1 and 2 on Friday, he was very difficult.
Top 10 Spanish MotoGP Qualifiers – Francesco Bagnaia fastest in Spain 2022 MotoGP qualifying (Photo: MotoGP)
Lenovo’s Ducati racer, Francesco Bagnaia , became the fastest in the Spanish MotoGP qualifying 2022. The Italian racer performed exceptionally at the Jerez Circuit, Cadiz, Spain, Saturday (30/4/2022). On the other hand, Marc Marquez was able to seal the fifth position.
A number of big names competed in qualifying session 1 (Q1), such as Pol Espargaro who had become the fastest after posting a time of 1 minute 37.138 seconds.
Marco Bezzecchi then impressed. He had occupied the top position after making a time of 1 minute 37.138 seconds. However, he soon fell.
This was maximized by Johann Zarco who became the fastest with a time of 1 minute 37.003 seconds. Luckily for Bezzecchi, he still has the right to advance to Q2.
Once Q2 started, a number of drivers tried to show their best performance. Unfortunately, things did not go smoothly for Jorge Martin who fell at the first corner.
Clever strategy displayed by Marquez. He purposely waited for Bagnaia to come to the track and follow him so he could go on without a hitch.
However, the pole position became a bone of contention between Bagnaia and Fabio Quartararo. Bagnaia clocked the time before being shifted by Quartararo moments later.