2024 Qatar MotoGP FP2 Result: Marquez Leads Session Rescheduled Due To Rain | MotoMatters.com


The rain in Qatar derailed the schedule for the MotoGP class. The scheduled hour-long timed practice was moved to Saturday afternoon and shortened to 45 minutes. In its place, we had a 45 minute untimed FP2 session, which took place on a wet track. 

That meant that Friday practice did not count toward Q2, with that now to be decided by the timed Practice session on Saturday. 

The decision was taken on the grounds of safety. Riding in the wet in Qatar is even more tricky than at other tracks, thanks to the dust and the dirt and the fact that the session was at night. There is no reason to subject the riders to so much risk on the very first day of the championship, especially as the rest of the weekend is guaranteed to be dry.

All of the riders went out during FP2, with Marc Marquez ending up as fastest on the Gresini Ducati. Behind Marquez were the two GASGAS Tech3 riders, Augusto Fernandez finishing ahead of his teammate Pedro Acosta, bringing a welcome relief to Fernandez. Jack Miller was fourth fastest, ahead of Red Bull KTM teammate Brad Binder, making it four KTMs in the top five.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Ducati 02:06.544    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez KTM 02:06.834 0.290 0.290
3 31 Pedro Acosta KTM 02:06.938 0.394 0.104
4 43 Jack Miller KTM 02:07.263 0.719 0.325
5 33 Brad Binder KTM 02:07.345 0.801 0.082
6 25 Raul Fernandez Aprilia 02:07.384 0.840 0.039
7 23 Enea Bastianini Ducati 02:07.436 0.892 0.052
8 49 Fabio Di Giannantonio Ducati 02:07.997 1.453 0.561
9 73 Alex Marquez Ducati 02:08.103 1.559 0.106
10 5 Johann Zarco Honda 02:08.321 1.777 0.218
11 36 Joan Mir Honda 02:08.327 1.783 0.006
12 1 Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 02:08.494 1.950 0.167
13 72 Marco Bezzecchi Ducati 02:08.648 2.104 0.154
14 20 Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 02:08.702 2.158 0.054
15 12 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 02:08.839 2.295 0.137
16 10 Luca Marini Honda 02:09.184 2.640 0.345
17 21 Franco Morbidelli Ducati 02:09.399 2.855 0.215
18 89 Jorge Martin Ducati 02:09.495 2.951 0.096
19 41 Aleix Espargaro Aprilia 02:09.777 3.233 0.282
20 88 Miguel Oliveira Aprilia 02:09.813 3.269 0.036
21 30 Takaaki Nakagami Honda 02:10.350 3.806 0.537
22 42 Alex Rins Yamaha 02:10.535 3.991 0.185



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