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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.
MotoGP completes its current triple-header with a trip to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the Catalan Grand Prix. Here's how to watch qualifying.
MotoGP starts the second half of its condensed 2020 calendar at the Montmelo circuit following back-to-back races at Misano.
Franco Morbidelli toppeddespite an early crash for the Petronas SRT rider, closely followed by Johann Zarco who also suffered a fall during the second session.
MotoGP Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying - start time, how to watch & more
MotoGP doesn't miss a beat as Misano hosts the second leg of its double-header with the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Here's how to watch qualifyingMotoGP is tearing through a frantic nine races in the space of 11 weeks to finish the redrawn 2020 calendar, with Misano hosting a double-header over the next two weeks.
It marked the latest session of the unpredictable 2020 MotoGP campaign which has produced six different winners from the opening seven races, including four first-time winners, with the top four in the standings split by just four points.
Current championship leader Andrea Dovizioso ended FP2 a lowly 18th place for Ducati with nearest challenges Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales 14th and fourth respectively in the afternoon session - but the Petronas SRT rider did top FP1. Joan Mir, fourth in the standings, ended FP2 sixth for Suzuki.
Ahead of his imminent announcement to confirm his 2021 deal with Petronas SRT, Valentino Rossi secured ninth place in FP2, while his expected news has effectively delayed Ducati's
Catalunya MotoGP: Quartararo dominates opening practice
Petronas SRT's Fabio Quartararo dominated the opening practice for the MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix by 0.410 seconds, while Misano podium finisher Joan Mir crashed .The final part of the second triple-header this season got underway in cool conditions at the Catalunya circuit, with Quartararo setting the early pace on his SRT Yamaha at the scene of his debut MotoGP podium in 2019. The French rider is battling illness this weekend, but leaped to the top of the order at the start of the session with a 1m41.551s, before bettering that to a 1m41.377s.
What time does qualifying start for the Catalunya MotoGP?
Qualifying for the Catalunya MotoGP is set to start at 2:10pm local time (1:10pm BST), using the regular Q1 and Q2 sessions format. Qualifying takes place directly after the 30-minute FP4 session which is set to start at 1:30pm local time (12:30pm BST).
The fastest 10 MotoGP riders on the FP1-2-3 combined timesheet automatically head into Q2, with the rest of the riders entering Q1 of qualifying. The two riders who are fastest in the 15-minute Q1 session will progress into Q2 to compete with the top 10 from practice. Q2, which also lasts 15 minutes, decides who gets pole position and the qualifying order for the front four rows of the grid.
Date: Saturday 26 September 2020
Start time: 2:10pm local time - 1:10pm BST
How can I watch qualifying?
In the United Kingdom every MotoGP practice, qualifying and race is broadcast live on BT Sport. MotoGP also offers its own live online video streaming service.
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What's the weather forecast for qualifying at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya?
Dry but windy conditions are forecast for qualifying at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with a low chance of rain. A high of 21 degrees Celsius for qualifying will mean temperatures will be fractionally cooler than Friday's FP2.
MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix FP2 results
|1||Franco Morbidelli||Petronas Yamaha||1m39.789s|
|2||Johann Zarco||Avintia Ducati||0.109s|
|5||Takaaki Nakagami||LCR Honda||0.623s|
|11||Jack Miller||Pramac Ducati||0.837s|
|12||Cal Crutchlow||LCR Honda||0.965s|
|14||Fabio Quartararo||Petronas Yamaha||1.071s|
|15||Iker Lecuona||Tech3 KTM||1.082s|
|16||Miguel Oliveira||Tech3 KTM||1.239s|
|20||Francesco Bagnaia||Pramac Ducati||1.548s|
|21||Tito Rabat||Avintia Ducati||1.884s|
Quartararo: Poor Mir qualifying won't dictate French MotoGP strategy .
French Grand Prix polesitter Fabio Quartararo insists his strategy for Sunday's Le Mans race won't change owing to MotoGP title rival Joan Mir's worst qualifying result of the season . © LAT Images Quartararo: Poor Mir qualifying won't dictate strategy Petronas SRT's Quartararo and Suzuki's Mir are split by eight points at the head of the MotoGP standings, with Quartararo blitzing the field for a home pole position at Le Mans.Mir failed to make it out of Q1 and will line up in 14th, offering a prime opportunity for Quartararo to extend his points lead on Sunday.