2017 Austin MotoGP Moto2 FP2 Result: A Second Marquez Grabs First

Alex Marquez put another Marquez at the top of the timesheet Friday with a 2'10.601 to lead FP2 by three-tenths of a second. Alex, younger brother of MotoGP's Marc, led much of FP2 and pushed championship leader Franco Morbidelli into second, just in front of Marcel Schrotter (3rd) at the Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas. 

Miguel Oliveira, the leader of FP1, seemed primed for a mediocre session when he pulled out a fast lap at the end to leap into fourth and bump Thomas Luthi (5th) down a spot in the process. Mattia Passini, a consistent top-10 in both sessions, finished in sixth just in front of Hafizh Syahrin (7th). Fabio Quartararo, who crashed out of the last race in Argentina, managed eighth. Ricard Cardus (10th) and Takaaki Nakagami (10th) completed the lead pack.

Just as impressive as Marquez's fast lap was his consistency in FP2. The Spanish rider reeled off five laps in the 2'10s, far more than any other Moto2 rider in the session. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'10.601  
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'10.901 0.300 / 0.300
3 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'10.906 0.305 / 0.005
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'11.223 0.622 / 0.317
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'11.226 0.625 / 0.003
6 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'11.292 0.691 / 0.066
7 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'11.345 0.744 / 0.053
8 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'11.371 0.770 / 0.026
9 88 Ricard CARDUS KTM 2'11.443 0.842 / 0.072
10 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'11.454 0.853 / 0.011
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'11.525 0.924 / 0.071
12 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'11.569 0.968 / 0.044
13 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'11.720 1.119 / 0.151
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'11.868 1.267 / 0.148
15 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'11.900 1.299 / 0.032
16 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'11.907 1.306 / 0.007
17 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'11.913 1.312 / 0.006
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 2'12.057 1.456 / 0.144
19 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'12.135 1.534 / 0.078
20 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'12.415 1.814 / 0.280
21 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'12.449 1.848 / 0.034
22 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'12.460 1.859 / 0.011
23 52 Danny KENT Suter 2'12.571 1.970 / 0.111
24 60 Julian SIMON Tech 3 2'12.583 1.982 / 0.012
25 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'12.701 2.100 / 0.118
26 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'12.707 2.106 / 0.006
27 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'12.798 2.197 / 0.091
28 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'12.830 2.229 / 0.032
29 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'13.481 2.880 / 0.651
30 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'13.902 3.301 / 0.421
31 47 Axel BASSANI Speed Up 2'14.085 3.484 / 0.183
32 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'14.119 3.518 / 0.034

 

Round Number: 
3
2017
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