It rained during the first free practice (FP1) MotoGP Japan 2022 at the Motegi Twin Ring Circuit, Japan, Friday (23/9/2022) afternoon WIB. In FP1, Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo) managed to become the fastest with a time of 1 minute 44,509 seconds.
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Meanwhile, Miller’s teammate, Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia was able to follow him in second position. Then, Fabio Quartararo completed the third position with difficulty at the 4,801 km Motegi Twin Ring Circuit (eight right turns, eight left turns, longest straight 762 meters).
After the first free practice, according to a report from Speed Week, it is predicted to rain again at the Motegi Circuit on Saturday. However, it will reportedly dry again on Sunday when the race takes place. Even so, El Diablo -Quartararo’s nickname- is not afraid of whatever weather will happen.
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“I’m ready to face any weather,” said Fabio Quartararo, quoted from Speed Week, Friday (23/9/2022).
On the other hand, Fabio Quartararo and his team will prepare their motorcycle tires properly to anticipate the rain. In particular, for the front tire which will be the focus of attention.
“We have to analyze carefully which tire choice we should take for Sunday.
Obviously at the front (tyres), but not at the rear, because the soft compound brings more performance, but we still have to check how much it drops. The medium at the back looks good, also in terms of speed.”
Thus, it is believed that Fabio Quartararo will show his best performance in the race on Sunday (25/9/2022) in order to maintain the top of the 2022 MotoGP standings. This cannot be separated from El Diablo’s motivation after failing to finish in the 2022 MotoGP Aragon last week.