2016 Austin Moto2 FP3 Result: Lowes Top In Mixed Conditions

Sam Lowes topped the  Moto2 timesheet in mixed conditions at the COTA Saturday's FP3, an interrupted session that required riders to pit and switch to rain tires. Lowes was the only rider to manage a dip into the 2'09s before rain started falling -- his time still well off Alex Rins' mark from FP2.

After the switch to rain tires, riders returned to a difficult, slippery track that prompted an handful of minor crashes, including one by Johann Zarco who is second in the championship. Some riders, Lowes included, didn't spent much time out on the track after the rain and instead chose to wait for qualifying to see if conditions might improve. The Texas track had begun to dry again by the end of the session. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 2'09.981  
2 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'10.334 0.353 / 0.353
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 2'10.447 0.466 / 0.113
4 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 2'10.570 0.589 / 0.123
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'10.630 0.649 / 0.060
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'10.638 0.657 / 0.008
7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'10.734 0.753 / 0.096
8 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'10.735 0.754 / 0.001
9 40 Alex RINS Kalex 2'10.803 0.822 / 0.068
10 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'10.971 0.990 / 0.168
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'11.246 1.265 / 0.275
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'11.513 1.532 / 0.267
13 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'11.561 1.580 / 0.048
14 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'11.600 1.619 / 0.039
15 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 2'11.761 1.780 / 0.161
16 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 2'11.921 1.940 / 0.160
17 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'12.083 2.102 / 0.162
18 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'12.104 2.123 / 0.021
19 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 2'12.186 2.205 / 0.082
20 52 Danny KENT Kalex 2'12.312 2.331 / 0.126
21 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'12.438 2.457 / 0.126
22 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'12.473 2.492 / 0.035
23 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 2'12.485 2.504 / 0.012
24 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'12.591 2.610 / 0.106
25 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'12.617 2.636 / 0.026
26 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 2'12.865 2.884 / 0.248
27 8 Efren VAZQUEZ Suter 2'13.172 3.191 / 0.307
28 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 2'13.408 3.427 / 0.236
29 33 Alessandro TONUCCI Kalex 2'15.063 5.082 / 1.655

 

Round Number: 
3
2016
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