2014 Motegi Moto2 FP3 Result: Rabat Relentless In Tight Session

Tito Rabat has topped the timesheets following Moto2 FP3 at Motegi, the Spaniard was in imperious form reeling off a number of quick laps and demonstrating intimidating race pace. He will however be in for a stern challenge as he finished the session ahead of both Tom Luthi and Johann Zarco by less than a tenth of a second. Maverick Vinales also showed consistent race pace and took fourth spot a tenth further back while Mika Kallio could only manage fifth place and has some work to do match Rabat's consistency.

There was an almost half second gap from Kallio to Julian Simon in sixth who was the best of the second bunch of riders, Simon is also rumored to have signed a contract with QMMF racing for 2015 after losing his seat at Italtrans racing to Kallio. Simon edged out Jonas Folger and Franco Morbidelli while Sandro Cortese and Jordi Torres rounded out the top ten. In further silly season gossip it is believed that Torres is bound for the World Superbike Championship next season with the withdrawal of he Aspar Moto2 team and after failing to replicate his race winning form of 2013.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Dif Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'51.134    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'51.187 0.053 0.053
3 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 1'51.216 0.082 0.029
4 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1'51.295 0.161 0.079
5 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'51.355 0.221 0.060
6 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'51.720 0.586 0.365
7 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'51.799 0.665 0.079
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'51.805 0.671 0.006
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'51.870 0.736 0.065
10 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'51.895 0.761 0.025
11 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'52.065 0.931 0.170
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'52.080 0.946 0.015
13 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'52.134 1.000 0.054
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'52.184 1.050 0.050
15 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 1'52.205 1.071 0.021
16 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 1'52.240 1.106 0.035
17 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'52.255 1.121 0.015
18 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'52.294 1.160 0.039
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'52.297 1.163 0.003
20 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'52.318 1.184 0.021
21 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'52.379 1.245 0.061
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 1'52.415 1.281 0.036
23 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'52.492 1.358 0.077
24 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'52.709 1.575 0.217
25 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 1'52.746 1.612 0.037
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 1'52.842 1.708 0.096
27 8 Gino REA Suter 1'52.852 1.718 0.010
28 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 1'52.927 1.793 0.075
29 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'53.276 2.142 0.349
30 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'53.307 2.173 0.031
31 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'53.374 2.240 0.067
32 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 1'53.415 2.281 0.041
33 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 1'53.579 2.445 0.164
34 84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter 1'53.875 2.741 0.296
35 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 1'53.956 2.822 0.081
36 65 Chalermpol POLAMAI Tech 3 1'54.830 3.696 0.874

 

Round Number: 
15
2014
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