2017 Mugello Moto2 Qualifying Result: Early Risks VS Late Laps

On a track hotter than a cup of tea when you’re most thirsty, it only took three laps for Alex Marquez to beat the best time of the weekend and last year’s pole time. Taking the risk early on seemed to be the right decision, his rivals struggling to match his time as the temperature went up. But never say never with Franco Morbidelli, the championship leader snatching pole position from his teammate after the checked flag came out waving.

Alex Marquez will have to settle for second on the grid for only three hundredths of a second, after struggling on the second tyre. Mattia Pasini probably owes Morbidelli a few beers after following him along on several occasions throughout the weekend, but the Italtrans rider can take full credit for his fastest lap, which secured him the final grid spot on the front row.

Tom Luthi looked to have made a step up after struggling in practice, the Swiss rider qualifying fourth. Takaaki Nakagami couldn’t quite equal what he showed in FP3 but a second row start still puts him in a good position in the fight for the podium. Luca Marini overcame his practice crash and will show off his brand new livery from sixth grid spot.

The third row will include two major improvers in Jorge Navarro and Lorenzo Baldassarri, as was as the KTM of Miguel Oliveira. After an impressive FP3, Simone Corsi could not do any better than tenth. Due to an early crash, Pecco Bagnaia did not get much track time to challenge for a top position and will have to start sixteenth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'51.679    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'51.715 0.036 0.036
3 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'51.758 0.079 0.043
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'52.045 0.366 0.287
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'52.173 0.494 0.128
6 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'52.292 0.613 0.119
7 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'52.389 0.710 0.097
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'52.427 0.748 0.038
9 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'52.489 0.810 0.062
10 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'52.579 0.900 0.090
11 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'52.592 0.913 0.013
12 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'52.675 0.996 0.083
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'52.716 1.037 0.041
14 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 1'52.750 1.071 0.034
15 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'52.770 1.091 0.020
16 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'52.785 1.106 0.015
17 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'52.931 1.252 0.146
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'52.936 1.257 0.005
19 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'52.961 1.282 0.025
20 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'53.050 1.371 0.089
21 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'53.077 1.398 0.027
22 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'53.148 1.469 0.071
23 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'53.159 1.480 0.011
24 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'53.216 1.537 0.057
25 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'53.324 1.645 0.108
26 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'53.459 1.780 0.135
27 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'53.580 1.901 0.121
28 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'53.645 1.966 0.065
29 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'53.672 1.993 0.027
30 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'53.733 2.054 0.061
31 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'53.895 2.216 0.162
32 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'55.173 3.494 1.278
33 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'55.233 3.554 0.060

 

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Congratulations Franco Morbidelli

Remy Gardner finds some mojo at last. First Tech 3 bike. It seems Remy Gardner likes Mugello. I really hope to see young Remy do well this year & into the future. It would be good for us Aussies to have another rider in the Gps. great to have an Australian rider in Moto2.

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