Qualifying for the Gran Premi de Catalunya, the ninth round of the 2022 MotoGP season, ended with Johann Zarco finishing fourth, celebrating with his team in the parc ferme as the first independent rider. For Jorge Martin some more difficulties but a sixth place that is nevertheless worth a positive second row.
After a particularly encouraging FP3, which ended with Zarco and Martin respectively in second and third place to easily gain direct access to Q2, in qualifying for pole position the French rider was the protagonist of an incisive final lap, finishing fourth with a time of 1’39.027, just 68 thousandths of a second off the front row. This result also earned him access to the parc fermé as the first independent rider.
Jorge Martin, on the other hand, was unable to find the right conditions in either run to put together the ideal lap that would have allowed him to take the front row. At the end of qualifying the Spanish rider finished sixth with a time of 1’39.142, 115 thousandths of a second behind his team-mate.