2016 Sachsenring Moto2 FP3 Result: Luthi Takes Control

Moto2 times were much quicker to fall than their MotoGP counterparts but the timesheets didn’t spring any major surprises. Thomas Luthi climbed to the top early on, with Takaaki Nakagami keeping close. As close as 0.012. They were undisturbed for the rest of the session, although Simone Corsi had a late attempt to overturn the hierarchy, eventually settling for third.

Forward’s Lorenzo Baldassarri was a major improver in fourth, upping his Friday time by over a second and a half and consistently threatening the top three.  Jonas Folger ended up fifth while birthday boy Johann Zarco will be hoping for a better present during the qualifying session.

The changes to his Kalex came bearing gifts for Alex Rins as well, although it was an improvement of only three positions from Friday. A seventh place was probably not what the Spaniard asked for but it’s still just a tenth and a half off the leader. On the other hand, Santa didn’t reach the Federal Oil Gresini garage, Sam Lowes finishing in fifteenth, almost seven tenths off and quite unhappy about it.

Still, the scene is set nicely for a disputed qualifying session, only a second covering the top twenty-three riders, with the top six into the 1’24s.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'24.845    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'24.857 0.012 0.012
3 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'24.957 0.112 0.100
4 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'24.980 0.135 0.023
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'24.993 0.148 0.013
6 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'24.999 0.154 0.006
7 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'25.003 0.158 0.004
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'25.079 0.234 0.076
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'25.106 0.261 0.027
10 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'25.178 0.333 0.072
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'25.268 0.423 0.090
12 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'25.313 0.468 0.045
13 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'25.496 0.651 0.183
14 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'25.519 0.674 0.023
15 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'25.639 0.794 0.120
16 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'25.641 0.796 0.002
17 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'25.642 0.797 0.001
18 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'25.693 0.848 0.051
19 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'25.707 0.862 0.014
20 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'25.708 0.863 0.001
21 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'25.754 0.909 0.046
22 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'25.935 1.090 0.181
23 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'25.941 1.096 0.006
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'26.279 1.434 0.338
25 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'26.554 1.709 0.275
26 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'26.760 1.915 0.206
27 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'26.971 2.126 0.211
28 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'27.226 2.381 0.255

 

Round Number: 
9
2016
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