Ducati rider Jack Miller became the fastest in the first free practice session (FP1) MotoGP Japan 2022. His teammate, Francesco Bagnaia trailed behind him.
Taking place at Mobility Resort Motegi, Friday (23/9), Miller recorded the best lap time of 1 minute 44.509 seconds. He was 0.028 seconds ahead of Bagnaia who was in second position.
Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) took third place with a time of 1 minute 44.558 seconds. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) took fourth place with the best result of 1 minute 44.577 seconds.
Then there is Luca Marini (VR46 Ducati) in fifth position with a time of 1 minute 44.645 seconds. Honda rider, Marc Marquez is in sixth position with 1 minute 44.656 seconds.
Marquez’s teammate, Pol Espargaro is in seventh position with a time difference of 0.169 seconds from Miller. Brad Binder (KTM), Miguel Oliveira (KTM) and Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) round out the top 10.
The Japan 2022 MotoGP free practice session only took place once today. The second and third free practice and qualification will be held on Saturday (24/9) tomorrow,
Japan MotoGP FP 1 Results 2022:
1 Jack Miller AUS Ducati Lenovo (GP22) 1’44.509s
2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Ducati Lenovo (GP22) + 0.028s
3 Fabio Quartararo FRA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.049s
4 Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.068s
5 Luca Marini ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP22) +0.136s
6 Marc Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.147s
7 Pol Espargaro SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V) +0.169s
8 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.226s
9 Miguel Oliveira BY Red Bull KTM (RC16) +0.234s
10 Maverick Viñales SPA Aprilia Racing (RS-GP) +0.288s
11 Johann Zarco FROM Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.289s
12 Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) +0.377s
13 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +0.404s
14 Enea Bastianini ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) + 0.469s
15 Jorge Martin SPA Pramac Ducati (GP22) +0.500s
16 Franco Morbidelli ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) +0.556s
17 Cal Crutchlow GBR WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) +0.678s
18 Darryn Binder RSA WithU Yamaha RNF (YZR-M1) +0.857s
19 Marco Bezzecchi ITA Mooney VR46 Ducati (GP21) * + 0.917s
20 Alex Marquez SPA LCR Honda (RC213V) +1.091s
21 Raul Fernandez SPA KTM Tech3 (RC16) +1.230s
22 Tetsuta Nagashima JPN HRC Team (RC213V) +1.336s
23 Remy Gardner AUS KTM Tech3 (RC16) +1.482s
24 Fabio Di Giannantonio ITA Gresini Ducati (GP21) + 1.856s
25 Takuya Tsuda JPN Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) +2.209s