2017 Qatar Moto2 & Moto3 Test Saturday, First Session: Luthi & Fenati Fastest

After losing the first day of the Moto2 and Moto3 test to rain, both classes got straight to work once the track opened at a dry Losail Circuit in Qatar today. Conditions were far from ideal, though, as reflected in the times. On a hot track during daylight, fastest Moto2 man Tom Luthi was 2 seconds slower than the Moto2 pole record, and Romano Fenati was a second and a half off the pole record for the Moto3 class.

Luthi had a difficult test in Jerez, but is much quicker in Qatar, topping the first Moto2 session of the test. Franco Morbidelli was quick at Jerez, and is second in Qatar, ahead of the surprise package of Xavi Vierge on the Tech 3 bike. Miguel Oliveira was fourth fastest on the KTM, ahead of Alex Marquez and Danny Kent.

Romano Fenati dominated a Honda clean sweep of the top three in Moto3, over half a second quicker than Aron Canet in second place. John McPhee was third quickest, less than a tenth behind Canet, while Juanfran Guevara was the first KTM rider on the timesheets, ahead of Marcos Ramirez and Niccolo Antonelli.

Testing continues this evening, with both Moto2 and Moto3 classes getting two more sessions on track. It is likely to be a busy test, as rain is once again forecast to fall on Sunday.

Moto2, first session

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2:01.149    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 2:01.385 0.236 0.236
3 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 2:01.694 0.545 0.309
4 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 2:01.702 0.553 0.008
5 73 Alex Márquez Kalex 2:01.779 0.630 0.077
6 52 Danny Kent Suter 2:01.850 0.701 0.071
7 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 2:01.893 0.744 0.043
8 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 2:02.119 0.970 0.226
9 49 Axel Pons Kalex 2:02.264 1.115 0.145
10 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 2:02.480 1.331 0.216
11 87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 2:02.582 1.433 0.102
12 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 2:02.713 1.564 0.131
13 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 2:02.745 1.596 0.032
14 11 Sandro Cortese Suter 2:02.796 1.647 0.051
15 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 2:02.805 1.656 0.009
16 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 2:02.835 1.686 0.030
17 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 2:02.849 1.700 0.014
18 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 2:02.863 1.714 0.014
19 60 Julian Simon Kalex 2:02.879 1.730 0.016
20 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex 2:03.000 1.851 0.121
21 41 Brad Binder KTM 2:03.266 2.117 0.266
22 95 Mashel Al Naimi Speed Up 2:03.530 2.381 0.264
23 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 2:03.627 2.478 0.097
24 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2:03.871 2.722 0.244
25 10 Luca Marini Kalex 2:04.254 3.105 0.383
26 45 Tetsuata Nagashima Kalex 2:04.257 3.108 0.003
27 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 2:04.819 3.670 0.562
28 91 Saeed Al Sulaiti Speed Up 2:05.417 4.268 0.598
29 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2:06.172 5.023 0.755
30 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 2:07.063 5.914 0.891

Moto3, first session

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Romano Fenati Honda 2:07.360    
2 44 Aron Canet Honda 2:07.919 0.559 0.559
3 17 John McPhee Honda 2:08.013 0.653 0.094
4 58 Juanfran Guevara KTM 2:08.021 0.661 0.008
5 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 2:08.037 0.677 0.016
6 23 Niccolo Antonelli KTM 2:08.045 0.685 0.008
7 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 2:08.122 0.762 0.077
8 36 Joan Mir Honda 2:08.228 0.868 0.106
9 27 Kaito Toba Honda 2:08.356 0.996 0.128
10 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2:08.394 1.034 0.038
11 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 2:08.463 1.103 0.069
12 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 2:08.465 1.105 0.002
13 7 Adam Norrodin Honda 2:08.469 1.109 0.004
14 71 Ayumu Sasaki Honda 2:08.475 1.115 0.006
15 11 Livio Loi Honda 2:08.570 1.210 0.095
16 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 2:08.704 1.344 0.134
17 88 Jorge Martin Honda 2:08.723 1.363 0.019
18 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2:08.788 1.428 0.065
19 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 2:08.865 1.505 0.077
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder KTM 2:08.894 1.534 0.029
21 84 Jakub Kornfeil Peugeot 2:09.004 1.644 0.110
22 40 Darryn Binder KTM 2:09.015 1.655 0.011
23 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2:09.208 1.848 0.193
24 75 Albert Arenas Mahindra 2:09.326 1.966 0.118
25 12 Marco Bezzecchi Mahindra 2:09.770 2.410 0.444
26 6 Maria Herrera KTM 2:09.800 2.440 0.030
27 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Mahindra 2:09.985 2.625 0.185
28 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 2:10.791 3.431 0.806
29 41 Nakarin Atiraphuvapat Honda 2:10.984 3.624 0.193
30 4 Patrik Pulkkinen Peugeot 2:11.848 4.488 0.864

 

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