2017 Barcelona Moto2 FP2 Result: Morbidelli Looking Like The Man To Beat

Despite the intermediate class benefitting from two dry sessions, the riders took their time in improving Oliveira’s benchmark from FP1, the Estrella Galicia Marc VDS duo predictably the ones to go one better, Franco Morbidelli the first rider into the 1:49s to end the day on top.

Morbidelli was unusually low down the rankings, spending most of the session down in eighth spot and waiting until we were questioning his victory chances to jump to the top of the timesheets. The Italian did go down at turn five with three minutes remaining but no one else managed to challenge his best time.

After seeing his brother having a blast around their home circuit, Alex Marquez found some speed to lead the early part of the session, losing the lead to his teammate for three tenths of a second. Simone Corsi made the jump to third place late into the session, six tenths down on Morbidelli.

After a rather anonymous morning, Mattia Pasini had a wild afternoon, more to his usual display, the Italian climbing into fourth spot.

Jorge Navarro was probably the most pleasant surprise of the day, the Spaniard improving on his good FP1 to lead FP2 mid-session and eventually finish fifth, ahead of Yonny Hernandez.

Some familiar names filled in the top ten, with Pecco Bagnaia seventh, followed by Takaaki Nakagami, morning leader Miguel Oliveira – who was still third fastest on combined times, and Tom Luthi.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'49.731    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'50.047 0.316 0.316
3 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'50.358 0.627 0.311
4 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'50.465 0.734 0.107
5 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'50.497 0.766 0.032
6 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 1'50.525 0.794 0.028
7 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'50.689 0.958 0.164
8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'50.698 0.967 0.009
9 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'50.741 1.010 0.043
10 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'50.753 1.022 0.012
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'50.809 1.078 0.056
12 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'50.900 1.169 0.091
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'50.970 1.239 0.070
14 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'50.972 1.241 0.002
15 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'50.976 1.245 0.004
16 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'51.092 1.361 0.116
17 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'51.140 1.409 0.048
18 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'51.155 1.424 0.015
19 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'51.172 1.441 0.017
20 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'51.224 1.493 0.052
21 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'51.604 1.873 0.380
22 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'51.684 1.953 0.080
23 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'51.798 2.067 0.114
24 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'51.839 2.108 0.041
25 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'51.877 2.146 0.038
26 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'51.940 2.209 0.063
27 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'51.956 2.225 0.016
28 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'52.059 2.328 0.103
29 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'52.083 2.352 0.024
30 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'52.996 3.265 0.913
31 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'53.536 3.805 0.540
32 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'53.556 3.825 0.020
33 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'53.718 3.987 0.162

 

Round Number: 
7
2017
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"Simone Corsi made the jump to third place late into the session, SIX seconds down on Morbidelli."

that's a world record right there. rofl

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