2016 Valencia Moto2 FP2 Result: Morbidelli Takes Control

Another session, another good start from Franco Morbidelli, the Italian beating Tom Luthi’s FP1 time by a mere tenth of a second. With an initial gap of over three tenths of a second, the Estrella Galicia rider was unperturbed at the top, Takaaki Nakagami getting as close as a tenth of a second to put his name next on the timing screens. The Japanese rider had a lot of track time to recover after the rodeo adventures from the morning session but did so successfully, going straight up to second and keeping his position for much of the session.

Johann Zarco has also staged a bit of a comeback for the afternoon session, the recently crowned champion cutting his deficit to the leader to three tenths of a second to finish third. Half a tenth down on the world champion was Julian Simon, perhaps a sign of the unusual configuration of the rest of the top ten.

Danny Kent followed in fifth, Simone Corsi sixth despite an early crash, with Xavier Simeon close behind. Almost six tenths down was Sam Lowes in eighth, leading an elite group composed of Jonas Folger, Alex Marquez and Tom Luthi, with Alex Rins three places behind in fourteenth position.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'35.443    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'35.568 0.125 0.125
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'35.754 0.311 0.186
4 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'35.810 0.367 0.056
5 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'35.877 0.434 0.067
6 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'35.912 0.469 0.035
7 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'35.961 0.518 0.049
8 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'36.039 0.596 0.078
9 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'36.046 0.603 0.007
10 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.081 0.638 0.035
11 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'36.110 0.667 0.029
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'36.124 0.681 0.014
13 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.174 0.731 0.050
14 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'36.251 0.808 0.077
15 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'36.325 0.882 0.074
16 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.331 0.888 0.006
17 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.433 0.990 0.102
18 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'36.447 1.004 0.014
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.551 1.108 0.104
20 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'36.569 1.126 0.018
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'36.622 1.179 0.053
22 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'36.650 1.207 0.028
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.757 1.314 0.107
24 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.778 1.335 0.021
25 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'36.801 1.358 0.023
26 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'36.930 1.487 0.129
27 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'36.964 1.521 0.034
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'37.249 1.806 0.285
29 16 Hugo CLERE Transfiormers 1'39.228 3.785 1.979
  55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex      

 

Round Number: 
18
2016
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