Marc Marquez is back! Grab the Pole Position in MotoGP Japan 2022

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It was raining on the Motegi circuit in Japan, so the riders had to use wet tires

Japan, – Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez took pole position at the MotoGP Japan 2022. The results were obtained after recording a time of 1 minute and 55.214 seconds in the qualifying session for the MotoGP Japan 2022. The qualifying session for the MotoGP Japan 2022 took place at the Motegi circuit, Japan on Saturday (9/24/2022) at noon.

This session was delayed for a while due to heavy rain which wet the Motegi circuit.

The course of the qualifying session

At the start of the qualifying session, the two Duati Pramac drivers, Jorge Martin and Johann Zarco, fought for the best time. Both took turns leading in the first seven laps of the qualifying session. At Turn 14, Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) crashed and was reportedly unable to continue the race. A similar situation also happened to Enea Bastianini (Gresini Ducati) not long after the Nakagami accident.

The Motegi circuit in Japan was raining

Meanwhile, the position of Zarco and Martin could not be touched in the first qualifying session (Q1). The two riders were followed respectively by Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46), Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha Monster Energy) and Enea Bastianini in the top five. Finally, Zarco became the fastest in the first qualifying session with a time of 1 minute and 55,300 seconds. Zarco was followed by his partner Martin, who remained +0.495 seconds in the second qualifying session (Q2).

Entering the second qualifying session, Zarco immediately appeared tergginas recording a time of 1 minute and 56.076 seconds. Zarco was followed by another French rider, Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha Monster Energy) who finished second. However, after three laps, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) showed his strength. The Baby Alien – nickname of Marc Marquez – was able to immediately shift the positions of Quartararo and Zarco. With a time of 1 minute and 55.698 seconds, Marquez took the lead.

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Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) is instead 12th in the fifth round of Q2. The Italian driver was far behind Marquez, with a time difference of +3.325 seconds. On lap six, Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM) who tried to reach Marquez’s record time actually crashed. The Portuguese driver also lost a lot of time due to the accident.

Entering the end of the Q2 session, Marquez managed to maintain his position. Eventually, The Baby Alien became the fastest with a time of 1 minute 55.214 seconds.


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