2019 Valencia Moto2 FP3 Result: Binder Unrivalled

With the surface warming up nicely for the final Moto2 practice session, times were quicker to tumble than for the other FP3 sessions. Or maybe it was just Brad Binder being a man on a mission and repeatedly breaking his own lap record from Friday. The KTM rider dominated proceedings on Saturday morning once again and the closest anyone got was two tenths of a second’s gap for rookie of the year contender Fabio di Giannantonio. Augusto Fernandez was back in the limelight in third position, ahead of familiar rival Tom Luthi.

Stefano Manzi carried on the good speed from Friday to keep a place in the top five, ahead of Sam Lowes and spectacular rookie Jorge Martin, who continues to be a predictable presence amongst the usual contenders. Talking of which, Jorge Navarro in eighth was half a second off Binder. Alex Marquez complicated his session with a crash at turn 14 halfway through the action but got himself out of the danger zone with a fast penultimate lap good enough for ninth.

Mattia Pasini completed the top ten, while the remaining Q2 tickets went to Xavi Vierge, Remy Gardner, Luca Marini and Andrea Locatelli. That leaves Tetsuta Nagashima in an unusual position in Q1, where he will enjoy the company of Nicolo Bulega, Marcel Schrotter, Lorenzo Baldassarri or Enea Bastianini.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'34.463    
2 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'34.677 0.214 0.214
3 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'34.697 0.234 0.020
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'34.761 0.298 0.064
5 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'34.803 0.340 0.042
6 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'34.832 0.369 0.029
7 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'34.867 0.404 0.035
8 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'34.986 0.523 0.119
9 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'35.105 0.642 0.119
10 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'35.246 0.783 0.141
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'35.248 0.785 0.002
12 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'35.251 0.788 0.003
13 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'35.267 0.804 0.016
14 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'35.289 0.826 0.022
15 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'35.290 0.827 0.001
16 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'35.300 0.837 0.010
17 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'35.310 0.847 0.010
18 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'35.330 0.867 0.020
19 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'35.396 0.933 0.066
20 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'35.421 0.958 0.025
21 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'35.531 1.068 0.110
22 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'35.584 1.121 0.053
23 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'35.704 1.241 0.120
24 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'35.716 1.253 0.012
25 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'35.891 1.428 0.175
26 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'36.156 1.693 0.265
27 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'36.191 1.728 0.035
28 47 Adam NORRODIN Kalex 1'36.557 2.094 0.366
29 69 Sean Dylan KELLY KTM 1'36.641 2.178 0.084
30 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'36.769 2.306 0.128
31 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'36.782 2.319 0.013
32 70 Tommaso MARCON NTS 1'37.383 2.920 0.601
Round Number: 
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2019
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Nice to see Sean Dylan Kelly move up a few positions as he adapts to the bike, tires, track, etc.!! Any chance of getting some comments from him on this experience?

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