2014 Brno Moto2 FP2 Result: Kallio Leads Luthi In Tricky Conditions

The session started with the rain having stopped and the sun drying the wet track, but the conditions weren't good enough for anything but collecting wet data. As the track approached usability, Hafizh Syahrin and Anthony West traded fast laps at the top until the halfway mark.

With 20 minutes left, the top spot was occupied by several riders in succession as the conditions allowed the slick tyres to operate safely, but nobody in the top 30 was challenging the morning's times until the last eight minutes, when Mika Kallio took a tenth off his morning's best time. This was followed by a 2'03.268 that put Kallio within under two tenths off his Mark VDS teammate Tito Rabat's best time of the day. Thomas Luthi was second-quickest of the session, nearly stealing the top spot at the flag, ahead of Tito Rabat and Sandro Cortese.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'03.268    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'03.355 0.087 0.087
3 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'03.494 0.226 0.139
4 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'03.509 0.241 0.015
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'03.527 0.259 0.018
6 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'03.595 0.327 0.068
7 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'03.640 0.372 0.045
8 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'03.739 0.471 0.099
9 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 2'03.783 0.515 0.044
10 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'03.783 0.515  
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'04.013 0.745 0.230
12 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'04.014 0.746 0.001
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'04.063 0.795 0.049
14 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'04.103 0.835 0.040
15 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'04.223 0.955 0.120
16 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'04.336 1.068 0.113
17 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'04.389 1.121 0.053
18 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'04.570 1.302 0.181
19 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'04.583 1.315 0.013
20 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'04.616 1.348 0.033
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'04.661 1.393 0.045
22 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'04.727 1.459 0.066
23 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'04.790 1.522 0.063
24 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'04.866 1.598 0.076
25 90 Lucas MAHIAS Transfiormers 2'05.173 1.905 0.307
26 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'05.198 1.930 0.025
27 8 Gino REA Suter 2'05.206 1.938 0.008
28 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'05.568 2.300 0.362
29 84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter 2'05.787 2.519 0.219
30 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'06.053 2.785 0.266
31 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 2'06.122 2.854 0.069
32 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'06.129 2.861 0.007
33 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 2'06.526 3.258 0.397
34 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'06.625 3.357 0.099
35 59 Miroslav POPOV Suter 2'08.823 5.555 2.198
36 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'09.100 5.832 0.277

 

Round Number: 
11
2014
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Comments

I don't know if I am more impressed with Kallio's new push forward or disappointed with Rabat's seemingly missing just a touch of pace compared to other years. He is still fast, but I did expect him to be beating Kallio on a regular. It is totally reversed, part of the reason why I love watching, you can never predict just how things will pan out.