2016 Valencia Moto2 FP3 Result: Luthi Dominates Another Morning

After Franco Morbidelli stole his thunder in FP2, Tom Luthi wasted no time in showing his speed on Saturday morning, heading straight to the top of the timesheets and leading the Italian by over six tenths of a second for most of the session. More so, that early time was one tenth of a second faster than Tito Rabat’s pole position time from 2015.

Morbidelli shaved a few tenths off to get as close as two tenths of a second, but the biggest surprise of the session was Danny Kent, the British rider getting as high as third in the final minutes of the session. That pushed world champion Johann Zarco down to fourth position, half a second off Luthi.

Despite going down the road in turn two late in the session, Jonas Folger snatched fifth place away from Takaaki Nakagami, the Japanese rider consistently at the top end of the timesheets. Amongst the minor improvers lower down the list there was Alex Rins in tenth position, Alex Marquez in eleventh and Lorenzo Baldassarri thirteenth. Sandwiched between the last two was Sam Lowes, a rather surprising result considering his Friday showing.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'35.118    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'35.385 0.267 0.267
3 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'35.534 0.416 0.149
4 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'35.626 0.508 0.092
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'35.630 0.512 0.004
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'35.656 0.538 0.026
7 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'35.800 0.682 0.144
8 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'35.835 0.717 0.035
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'35.848 0.730 0.013
10 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'35.851 0.733 0.003
11 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'35.855 0.737 0.004
12 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'35.861 0.743 0.006
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'35.893 0.775 0.032
14 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'35.913 0.795 0.020
15 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'35.956 0.838 0.043
16 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.019 0.901 0.063
17 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.084 0.966 0.065
18 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'36.102 0.984 0.018
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.292 1.174 0.190
20 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'36.356 1.238 0.064
21 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.443 1.325 0.087
22 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'36.503 1.385 0.060
23 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.519 1.401 0.016
24 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'36.642 1.524 0.123
25 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'36.715 1.597 0.073
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'36.805 1.687 0.090
27 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'37.146 2.028 0.341
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'37.243 2.125 0.097
29 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'37.247 2.129 0.004
30 16 Hugo CLERE Transfiormers 1'39.696 4.578 2.449
Round Number: 
18
2016
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