Track action gets underway in Valencia as Free Practice and qualifying decide the direct entrants to Race 1
The 2022 FIM MiniGP World Final is now underway in Valencia, with practice and qualifying sessions taking place on Wednesday. Each group – A, B, and C – had four Free Practice sessions, with the combined times working as follows: the top eight went directly to Q3, the middle 11 directly to Q2 and the bottom 13 directly to Q1. One rider is out injured: FIM MiniGP Japan Series competitor Haruki Matsuyama.
In Q1, the top four then moved through to Q2, and then the top four from Q2 into Q3. The top 15 – the 12 from Q3 plus the top three of those who didn’t move through from Q2 – are now guaranteed a place in Race 1.
Those who didn’t move directly through on Wednesday now have another chance to join the grid via Qualifying Race 1 on Thursday morning, with the top two joining Race 1 and Race 2.
After Race 1, there’s a final chance for one more rider to move through: Qualifying Race 2. The winner is only rider who can graduate from the second qualifying race, joining Race 2 and the Super Final.
The FIM MiniGP World Series is the first global initiative in motorsport aimed at creating grassroots equality. Providing a standard set of technical and sporting regulations, and with the support of global partners to keep costs as low as possible, the competition aims to provide the best possible start for young riders across the world to begin their careers in motorcycle racing – as well as providing further opportunities on the Road to MotoGP™.
Now we know the first entrants to Race 1, get ready to watch LIVE on Thursday as competition begins with Qualifying Race 1. All races are all LIVE on motogp.com and across social media on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. So tune in to see the 2022 Champion crowned and get to know the stars of tomorrow on the Road to MotoGP™!
WORLD FINAL RESULTS – COMBINED FREE PRACTICE
WORLD FINAL RESULTS – Q1
WORLD FINAL RESULTS – Q2
WORLD FINAL RESULTS – Q3
WORLD FINAL RESULTS – QUALIFYING COMBINED (Q3-Q2-Q1)
WORLD FINAL RESULTS – QUALIFYING RACE 1 GRID