Indonesia MotoGP FP Results | Quartararo heads Yamaha 1-2, Marquez crashes

Fabio Quartararo tops the timesheets in a Yamaha 1-2 during free practice for the Indonesian MotoGP as Marc Marquez suffers a fast fall in FP2

Fabio Quartararo - Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli gave Yamaha some much needed relief in free practice at the Mandalika Circuit as they comfortably topped the Friday timesheets ahead of the Indonesian MotoGP, round two of the 2022 MotoGP World Championship season.

The defending champion - coming into this weekend on the back foot after a lacklustre performance during the season opening Qatar MotoGP - recovered from an early stop with technical issues to fire to the top of the leaderboard in the closing stages.

With inclement weather conditions hampering progress during FP1, lap times came down significantly during the final moments of FP2 with Quartararo eventually leading the way with a 1m 31.608s, 0.030s clear of factory Yamaha team-mate Franco Morbidelli.

A strong about-turn for Yamaha after a dismal showing in Lusail, Quartararo fared better than fellow MotoGP World Champions Marc Marquez and Joan Mir, the former suffering a fast fall at Turn 11 to leave him down the order in 22nd, while the latter ran off on his quick final lap to end up 20th.

It puts the pair under pressure ahead of Saturday’s all-important FP3 session amid unpredictable tropical weather conditions being forecast for the remainder of the weekend.

Qatar MotoGP winner Enea Bastianini was another to take a tumble but was still fifth fastest, just behind fellow Ducati riders Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin on the Pramac machines.

Jack Miller made it four Desmos in a row in sixth position, ahead of top Aprilia rider Aleix Espargaro, while KTM squeezed both of its factory riders into the top ten with Brad Binder leading Miguel Oliveira. Suzuki’s Alex Rins holds the final provisional Q2 spot in tenth.

Elsewhere, Andrea Dovizioso enjoyed a stronger start to his weekend on the RNF Yamaha in 11th, while Fabio di Giannantonio was the best of the rookies in 14th, just ahead of Ducati counterpart Marco Bezzecchi.

Quickest during the recent pre-season test at Mandalika, Pol Espargaro was surprisingly off form as he laboured to 19th quickest on the second of the Repsol Hondas but with just 0.9s covering the top 17 and the track getting faster, a dry FP3 should ensure significant improvements.

2022 Indonesia MotoGP | Mandalika Street Circuit | Friday Practice RESULTS

2022 Indonesia MotoGP | Mandalika Street Circuit | Friday Practice RESULTS | Round 2 / 21
PosRiderNat.MotoGP TeamMotoGP BikeTiming
1Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Energy Yamaha Yamaha YZF-M11m 31.608
2Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Energy Yamaha Yamaha YZF-M11m 31.638
3Johann ZarcoFRAPramac RacingDucati GP221m 31.893
4Jorge MartinESPPramac RacingDucati GP221m 31.904
5Enea BastianiniITAGresini RacingDucati GP211m 31.921
6Jack MillerAUSDucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP221m 31.965
7Aleix EspargaroESPAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprilia RS-GP1m 32.008
8Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM RacingKTM RC161m 32.017
9Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM RacingKTM RC161m 32.049
10Alex RinsESPTeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki GSX-RR1m 32.106
11Andrea DoviziosoITAWithU RNF Racing YamahaYamaha YZF-M11m 32.303
12Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda Honda RC213V1m 32.314
13Maverick VinalesESPAprilia Racing Team GresiniAprila RS-GP1m 32.344
14Fabio di GiannantonioITAGresini RacingDucati GP211m 32.418
15Marco BezzecchiITAVR46 RacingDucati GP211m 32.471
16Alex MarquezESPLCR Honda Honda RC213V1m 32.554
17Raul FernandezESPTech3 KTM RacingKTM RC161m 32.557
18Remy GardnerAUSTech3 KTM RacingKTM RC161m 32.626
19Pol EspargaroESPRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V1m 32.628
20Joan MirESPTeam Suzuki EcstarSuzuki GSX-RR1m 32.641
21Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo TeamDucati GP221m 32.845
22Marc MarquezESPRepsol Honda TeamHonda RC213V1m 32.847
23Darryn BinderRSAWithU RNF Racing YamahaYamaha YZF-M11m 33.014
24Luca MariniITAVR46 RacingDucati GP211m 33.223