Aprilia is very scary ahead of this MotoGP Grand Prix of Catalonia. Aleix Espargaró set the fastest time on Friday stopping the clock at 1:39.402, but Maverick Viñales was second, and also showing off a brutal race pace. A hit on the Aprilia table in Barcelona.
The little that Aprilia fails to cover is almost everything for Ducati. Enea Bastianini was third fastest on last year’s bike, followed by Pecco Bagnaia and Jorge Martín. Nevertheless, the pace that Viñales has shown gives an indication that Aprilia is very fine in Montmelo.
Without Marc Márquez, no Honda has gotten into the top ten in Montmeló
It seems that the rivalry between Ducati and Aprilia will continue in this race as well. Those from Borgo Panigale have managed to get five bikes into the top ten, with Jack Miller, seventh, and Johann Zarco, tenth, accompanying the aforementioned Bastianini, Bagnaia and Martín. By the way, the rider from Madrid adds another fall.
Thus, the world leader, Fabio Quartararo, has only been able to set the ninth fastest time on a circuit that is one of his favorites in the world championship. The curious thing is that Franco Morbidelli seems to have got his act together this Friday, finishing eleventh, on the verge of getting among those who would be classified for Q2.
There is only one brand that does not have a driver in the top ten fastest. Honda’s journey without Marc Márquez gives the feeling that it will be one of the hardest, since Pol Espargaró was the fastest of the brand and was only twelfth, just ahead of Takaaki Nakagami. Stefan Bradl has fallen on his return.
At Suzuki, the rider who continues to show pride is Álex Rins, who set the eighth fastest time of the day while Joan Mir has only been seventeenth. The 2020 champion seems totally listless since Suzuki’s departure, just waiting for the official announcement that will place him in HRC.
By KTM is Brad Binder who has measured up this Friday, placing in sixth position. But to find the next motorcycle of the Austrian brand, you have to go down to nineteenth place. The Tech3 situation is unfortunate, with Raúl Fernández and Remy Gardner totally lost.
On board with @PeccoBagnaia! 💨
— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) June 3, 2022
By the way, in Montmeló we will once again have 25 motorcycles on the track, since Michele Pirro continues to make a ‘wild card’ in the colors of Aruba.it of superbikes. The one who is not compared to Mugello is Lorenzo Savadori with the third Aprilia. The rivals will give thanks, because seen what was seen the same until it gave war. Noale is very strong.