KOMPAS.com – The free practice 2 (FP2) session of the 2022 Indonesian Grand Prix was completed on Friday, March 18. MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo closed the FP2 fastest of all with a time of one minute 31.608 seconds despite a technical issue.
The bike troubles forced him to return to the Yamaha garage after only seven minutes of entering into the session. He suddenly experienced an engine failure while passing one of the corners at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit. The marshals helped Quartararo to push the Yamaha YZR-M1 toward the pit lane.
The Yamahas hit back in Indonesia! ????
But the big story, four of the big hitters will be hoping it's dry tomorrow morning to escape the clutches of Q1! ????#IndonesianGP ???????? pic.twitter.com/eNtvybW4Hg— MotoGP™???? (@MotoGP) March 18, 2022
After a few minutes, Quartararo was able to return to the circuit surpassing Yamaha teammate Franco Morbidelli, who finished the FP2 session at second.
Morbidelli, who is a protege of Valentino Rossi, finished with 0.030 seconds slower than Quartararo. Johann Zarco completed the top three on his Pramac Ducati.
Back on track and picking up the pace! ????@FabioQ20's starting to get into the groove ????#IndonesianGP ???????? pic.twitter.com/wbbF5ei1in— MotoGP™???? (@MotoGP) March 18, 2022
Meanwhile, Honda’s Marc Marquez finished at 22nd after suffering a crash at Turn 11. He finished with one minute 32.847 seconds.
(Writer: Faishal Raihan | Editor: Faishal Raihan)
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