2017 Argentina Moto2 FP1 Result: Baldassarri Leads Morbidelli

Lorenzo Baldassarri has topped the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the Moto2 class in Argentina. The Forward Racing rider put in a very strong last couple of laps to displace Qatar race winner Franco Morbidellli from the top spot, ending up over two tenths quicker than the Marc VDS rider.

Tom Luthi took third place, a third of a second behind Baldassarri, and just ahead of Domi Aegerter, the Swiss rider putting the Suter into fourth. Marcel Schrotter on the Dynavolt Suter, ending up just ahead of an impressive Remy Gardner on the Tech 3 machine, making it three different makes of chassis in the top six. 

Things did not go quite so well for the KTM Moto2 bike, Miguel Oliveira finishin in 18th, 1.1 seconds behind Baldassarri and just ahead of his teammate. But this is the first track where the KTM have not yet had a test, and so consequently have no data.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'44.943    
2 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'45.167 0.224 0.224
3 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'45.316 0.373 0.149
4 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1'45.341 0.398 0.025
5 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 1'45.381 0.438 0.040
6 87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 1'45.462 0.519 0.081
7 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'45.603 0.660 0.141
8 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'45.616 0.673 0.013
9 11 Sandro Cortese Suter 1'45.616 0.673  
10 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'45.708 0.765 0.092
11 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 1'45.837 0.894 0.129
12 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'45.846 0.903 0.009
13 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'45.869 0.926 0.023
14 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'45.947 1.004 0.078
15 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 1'46.012 1.069 0.065
16 40 Fabio Quartararo Kalex 1'46.041 1.098 0.029
17 24 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'46.064 1.121 0.023
18 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'46.084 1.141 0.020
19 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'46.095 1.152 0.011
20 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1'46.171 1.228 0.076
21 52 Danny Kent Suter 1'46.221 1.278 0.050
22 68 Yonny Hernandez Kalex 1'46.451 1.508 0.230
23 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'46.477 1.534 0.026
24 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'46.553 1.610 0.076
25 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 1'46.584 1.641 0.031
26 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'46.876 1.933 0.292
27 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'46.937 1.994 0.061
28 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1'47.022 2.079 0.085
29 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'47.104 2.161 0.082
30 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1'47.538 2.595 0.434
31 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1'47.579 2.636 0.041
32 47 Axel Bassani Speed Up 1'47.890 2.947 0.311
Round Number: 
2
2017
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