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Sport Emilia Romagna MotoGP: Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP2 at Misano

17:25  18 september  2020
17:25  18 september  2020 Source:   autosport.com

2020 MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix session timings and preview

  2020 MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix session timings and preview MotoGP stays in place at Misano for the second part of its latest double-header, featuring another new race for 2020 with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix .After another dramatic race in one of the most unpredictable MotoGP campaigns, Franco Morbidelli became the fourth different first-time winner as he stormed to victory at Misano last Sunday.Coupled with Fabio Quartararo's two crashes during the race, Andrea Dovizioso has become the new championship leader and holds a six-point advantage at the top of the standings.

Brad Binder led Takaaki Nakagami in the second MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in a session in which the top five were split by just 0.070 seconds. Yamaha took control of the timesheets in the early stages of FP 2 , with Valentino Rossi on the factory team bike with a 1m33.128s.

Brad Binder led Takaaki Nakagami in the second MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in a session in which the top five were split by just 0.070 seconds. Yamaha took control of the timesheets in the early stages of FP 2 , with Valentino Rossi on the factory team bike with a 1m33.128s.

a person riding a motorcycle on a track: Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP2 at Misano © LAT Images Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP2 at Misano

Brad Binder led Takaaki Nakagami in the second MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in a session in which the top five were split by just 0.071 seconds.

KTM endured a tough San Marino GP one week ago, though managed to make a step forward in Tuesday's test, with three KTMs occupying provisional Q2 spots after Friday's practices.

Yamaha took control of the timesheets in the early stages of FP2, with Valentino Rossi on the factory team bike with a 1m33.128s.

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Brad Binder led Takaaki Nakagami in the second MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in a session in which the top five were split FP1 pacesetter Fabio Quartararo guided his Petronas SRT M1 to a 1m32.672s to demote Rossi, though this was soon usurped by Miguel Oliveira on the

Binder edged out Takaaki Nakagami on the 2019-specification Honda, with the Japanese manufacturer down to just two riders for the rest of this weekend after Stefan Bradl pulled out through injury with both Cal Emilia Romagna MotoGP : Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP 2 at Misano .

FP1 pacesetter Fabio Quartararo guided his Petronas SRT M1 to a 1m32.672s to demote Rossi, though this was soon usurped by Miguel Oliveira on the Tech3 KTM.

The Portuguese rider's 1m32.603s came just as factory KTM counterpart Pol Espargaro crashed at Turn 13.

Quartararo then began a run of session-best laps, beginning with a 1m32.449s and culminating in a 1m32.273s three tours later.

This stood as the benchmark for the next 15 minutes, before Francesco Bagnaia on the Pramac Ducati edged ahead with a 1m32.138s.

As the field switched to fresh soft rubber in the final seven minutes for a time attack, Espargaro brushed off his earlier tumble to lower the benchmark to a 1m32.023s.

He improved this to a 1m31.699s on the following tour, though he was immediately beaten by Takaaki Nakagami on the year-old LCR Honda with a 1m31.630s.

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"I came to Misano with the intention of racing because my doctor told me it would be okay to race. But in this situation, I do not feel I can ride safely over a whole race, together with HRC [Honda Racing Corporation] we have Emilia Romagna MotoGP : Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP 2 at Misano .

Honda MotoGP rider Stefan Bradl has been ruled out of the remainder of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend due to arm pump. Emilia Romagna MotoGP : Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP 2 at Misano . Autosport.

a man riding a motorcycle on a track: Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP2 at Misano © LAT Images Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP2 at Misano

Honda is a depleted force in the second Misano round, with works rider Stefan Bradl forced to pull out owing to issues with his arm in FP1, leaving just Nakagami and Alex Marquez as HRC's only representatives this weekend.

With just under three minutes to run, Brno race winner Binder went 0.002s quicker than Nakagami to end the day fastest of all with a 1m31.628s having followed Maverick Vinales across the lap.

Quartararo completed the top three ahead of Vinales, who continued to run the new Yamaha exhaust and tried the carbon swingarm.

Vinales headed Espargaro on the sister works team KTM, with Danilo Petrucci showing much better form on the factory Ducati in sixth ahead of Oliveira.

Johann Zarco lifted himself up into a provisional Q2 place in eighth on his Avintia Ducati despite a late crash at Turn 2.

He headed Suzuki's Joan Mir and Bagnaia, though the Pramac rider is outside of the top 10 on combined times, with 14th-placed Franco Morbidelli the last rider occupying a provisional Q2 place.

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Emilia Romagna GP - First practice results: Cla Rider Bike Time Gap. Misano MotoGP : Binder puts KTM on top in FP 2 . Emilia Romagna MotoGP : Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP 2 at Misano .

More MotoGP News. Binder edges Nakagami in tight FP 2 at Misano Brad Binder led Takaaki Nakagami in the second MotoGP practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in a session in which the top five were split by just 0.071 seconds 1600434036 MotoGP .

Iker Lecuona (Tech3) headed Rossi in 11th, with Andrea Dovizioso a low-key 18th on his Ducati.

Emilia Romagna MotoGP - FP2 results

PosRiderTeamGap
1Brad BinderKTM1m31.628s
2Takaaki NakagamiLCR Honda0.002s
3Fabio QuartararoPetronas Yamaha0.016s
4Maverick VinalesYamaha0.041s
5Pol EspargaroKTM0.071s
6Danilo PetrucciDucati0.345s
7Miguel OliveiraTech3 KTM0.404s
8Johann ZarcoAvintia Ducati0.444s
9Joan MirSuzuki0.498s
10Francesco BagnaiaPramac Ducati0.510s
11Iker LecuonaTech3 KTM0.610s
12Valentino RossiYamaha0.635s
13Jack MillerPramac Ducati0.651s
14Franco MorbidelliPetronas Yamaha0.679s
15Aleix EspargaroAprilia0.711s
16Alex MarquezHonda0.741s
17Alex RinsSuzuki0.779s
18Andrea DoviziosoDucati1.064s
19Tito RabatAvintia Ducati1.160s
20Bradley SmithAprilia1.288s

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No KTM in the top 10: Espargaro and Oliveira crash, Binder only "passenger" .
The MotoGP race in Barcelona was disappointing for KTM: Two pilots crash while in the top 10, Brad Binder saved himself on destroyed tires in eleventh place Goal In Barcelona , for the first time in this MotoGP season, no KTM rider made it into the top 10. This was mainly due to two falls: Pol Espargaro went down six laps while attempting to overtake Danilo Petrucci (Ducati) Tech 3 rider Miguel Oliveira took off his KTM before the end. Both were in the top 10 at the time of the crashes.

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