The Repsol Honda Team continued to work diligently in the face of the many trials and tribulations of the Indonesian GP, Pol Espargaro salvaging 12th as Marc Marquez was forced to watch from the sidelines.

Ahead of the MotoGP race it was announced that it had been reduced to three quarters the original distance due to track conditions. The Indonesian GP was therefore set to be held over just 20 laps but torrential rains would delay the race by over an hour.

Starting the Grand Prix in an already compromised position down the grid, Pol Espargaro was able to show the power of the new Honda RC213V once again as the lights went out, rocketing into the top ten. From here it was a battle against the conditions as a soaked Mandalika circuit made for treacherous running. Making an incredible save midway through the race dropped the lone Repsol Honda Team rider out of the top-ten but allowed him to continue the race. A visor problem further complicated the situation but the #44 made up ground and found himself in the group battling for the top ten as the race entered the closing stages. Frantic fighting ahead, Espargaro took 12th at the flag.

The extra points keep Espargaro sixth in the championship, just ten points off Bastianini in the championship lead.

After a vicious high side at Turn 7 in Warm Up, Marc Marquez was declared unfit for the Indonesian GP. The Repsol Honda Team rider suffered a concussion during the fall and will return home to Spain for further checks.

Pol Espargaro

12th

“This was a race about survival, this whole weekend has been about surviving. We came here and had a super productive tests and then things out of our control changed the situation. During the start of the race my visor became super dirty with all the dust from the track in the spray of the other riders. When I was behind Pecco I could see his red light, but then when I passed him I was alone and it was very difficult. I hit the curb because I couldn’t properly see it and I made a big save. Finally we are sixth, only ten points off the lead which is very good. We have to focus on this and prepare for a new weekend with the normal tyres. Even like this, I want to say sorry to the team because I think the bike could have achieved more.”

Marc Marquez

DNS

“What can I say? It has not been our weekend, we have struggled and had problems from the start. It was a really big crash in Warm Up this morning, maybe one of the biggest I have had. I went to the local hospital and while there were no serious problems – it was decided that I should not race. It’s of course a shame, but the best decision.”

MotoGP 2022
Race Round 2   Mandalika

Indonesian Grand Prix Race Results

Rain
Humidity
98%
Track Temp
28°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 25 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 33.27.223
2 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 20 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2.205
3 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 16 Pramac Racing Ducati 3.158
4 Miller Jack 43 AUS 13 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 5.663
5 Rins Alex 42 SPA 11 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 7.044
6 Mir Joan 36 SPA 10 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 7.832
7 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 9 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 21.115
8 Binder Brad 33 RSA 8 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 32.413
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 7 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 32.586
10 Binder Darryn 40 RSA 6 WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha 32.901
11 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 5 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 33.116
12 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 4 Repsol Honda Team Honda 33.599
13 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 3 LCR Honda Honda 33.735
14 Marini Luca 10 ITA 2 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 34.991
15 Bagnaia Francesco 62 ITA 1 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 35.763
16 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 37.397
17 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 0 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 41.975
18 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 0 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 47.915
19 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda 49.471
20 Bezzecchi Marco 73 ITA 0 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 49.473
21 Gardner Remy 87 AUS 0 Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing KTM 55.964
22 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
23 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 0 WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team Yamaha DNF
Location Information

Mandalika International Street Circuit (known as Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit) is located in the Mandalika resort area on the Central Lombok Regency in West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. The circuit is a venue for Asia Talent Cup, Superbike World Championship and Grand Prix motorcycle racing races.

Length 4.3 km
Width 15m
Left Corners 6
Right Corners 11
Longest Straight 723 m
Constructed 2021

Records

Pole Position 1'31.067 (170.0Km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2022)
Race Lap 1'38.7490 (156.7Km/h) Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha, 2022)
Race Time 33'27.223 (154.2Km/h) Miguel Oliveira (KTM, 2022)
2022 Winner Miguel Oliveira (KTM)