2016 Le Mans Moto2 FP2 Result: Zarco Edges Luthi and Folger

Johann Zarco has taken charge of his home round of Moto2, the reigning champion upping the pace at the end of the afternoon to top the timesheets at Le Mans. The Frenchman just sneaked ahead of Tom Luthi, the Swiss rider having a good first day in Le Mans. Jonas Folger grabbed third spot, the last of the riders to finish close to Zarco, while others struggled.

Lorenzo Baldassari led the second wave, but was nearly half a second slower than Zarco, while Alex Rins took fifth, ahead of Taka Nakagami and Franco Morbidelli. Championship leader Sam Lowes had a very tough afternoon, crashing during FP2 and ending up in 13th, over a second off the pace of Zarco.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'37.370    
2 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.435 0.065 0.065
3 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'37.557 0.187 0.122
4 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'37.858 0.488 0.301
5 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'37.957 0.587 0.099
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'38.094 0.724 0.137
7 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'38.113 0.743 0.019
8 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'38.159 0.789 0.046
9 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'38.168 0.798 0.009
10 19 Xavier Simeon Speed Up 1'38.295 0.925 0.127
11 52 Danny Kent Kalex 1'38.320 0.950 0.025
12 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'38.461 1.091 0.141
13 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'38.524 1.154 0.063
14 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'38.532 1.162 0.008
15 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'38.540 1.170 0.008
16 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1'38.572 1.202 0.032
17 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'38.585 1.215 0.013
18 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'38.595 1.225 0.010
19 44 Miguel Oliveira Kalex 1'38.648 1.278 0.053
20 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'38.655 1.285 0.007
21 32 Isaac Viñales Tech 3 1'38.921 1.551 0.266
22 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'39.146 1.776 0.225
23 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'39.280 1.910 0.134
24 14 Ratthapark Wilairot Kalex 1'39.280 1.910  
25 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'39.381 2.011 0.101
26 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1'39.550 2.180 0.169
27 33 Alessandro Tonucci Kalex 1'39.662 2.292 0.112
28 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'40.507 3.137 0.845
29 69 Danny Eslick Suter 1'41.134 3.764 0.627

 

Round Number: 
5
2016
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I hope that Danny Eslick can impress some sponsors and turn this ride into a full time gig. 

Any 501C organizations that have some extra cash laying around, since your man dropped out of the presidential primary race; hint, hint. Do America proud and support Danny Eslick  smiley

Half a second off the last rider on the grid, and on the lone Suter. Tough ton see this going well for Eslick just yet. And he hasn't been impressing for a while now over here at least in a "world's stage" stand out manner.

Re presidential funds, his relations with our police suggest he could either be a bit Sanders, or The Donald...hoping more the former.
;)

Not holding out any hope here I am afraid.