2016 Sachsenring Moto2 FP1 Result: Tricky Conditions Favour Nakagami

Still battling the drizzle that turned the MotoGP session into a 10-minute sprint, the Moto2 riders took it easy for the first half of FP1. Dominique Aegerter tested the waters (quite literally) with a slick tyre as the lights turned green for the morning session, leaving the track feeling quite lonely until Raffin, Marini and Pons polished their wet weather skills.

The final half hour saw Zarco bravely out on slicks again, his times encouraging some more action, including a rodeo-style wiggle from the Frenchman himself. He didn’t tumble but times did as riders gained confidence and track conditions improved. Once things settled, the usual suspects took over at the top, a first position certifying Takaaki Nakagami as one of them for yet another weekend.

Title contenders Johann Zarco, Alex Rins and Sam Lowes followed, almost four tenths away, with Lorenzo Baldassarri and Franco Morbidelli completing the top six. Marcel Schrotter was the first local rider, in eighth position, after posting some encouraging times throughout the session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'25.377    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'25.763 0.386 0.386
3 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'25.785 0.408 0.022
4 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'25.812 0.435 0.027
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'25.828 0.451 0.016
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'25.851 0.474 0.023
7 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'25.865 0.488 0.014
8 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'25.967 0.590 0.102
9 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'26.147 0.770 0.180
10 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'26.194 0.817 0.047
11 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'26.238 0.861 0.044
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'26.259 0.882 0.021
13 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'26.373 0.996 0.114
14 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'26.379 1.002 0.006
15 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'26.395 1.018 0.016
16 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'26.415 1.038 0.020
17 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'26.449 1.072 0.034
18 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'26.508 1.131 0.059
19 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'26.576 1.199 0.068
20 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'27.009 1.632 0.433
21 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'27.081 1.704 0.072
22 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'27.266 1.889 0.185
23 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'27.607 2.230 0.341
24 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'27.753 2.376 0.146
25 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'28.199 2.822 0.446
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'28.413 3.036 0.214
27 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'29.687 4.310 1.274
28 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'30.189 4.812 0.502

 

Round Number: 
9
2016
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