2017 Assen Moto2 FP1 Result: Luthi Leads Nakagami

Things were slowly heating up despite the clouds in Assen, but the action in the intermediate class did not see many surprises. Tom Luthi grabbed the lead early in the session and never let it go, his reign at the top of the timesheets as big as three tenths of a second.

Takaaki Nakagami chipped away at that gap late in the session to go second. Miguel Oliveira had a better start to his weekend in the Netherlands, the Portuguese rider finishing third in the session. The last man within three tenths of a second off Luthi was Marcel Schrotter, the Dynavolt rider taking fourth spot from championship leader Franco Morbidelli on the final lap.

Morbidelli had to settle for fifth, almost half a second down on the leader and two tenths ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri in sixth position. Axel Pons was seventh, only two thousandths of a second behind the Italian.

Alex Marquez started the morning session with a spill in turn sixteen, while on a fast lap. With the bike taking quite a few tumbles, the Spaniard could only return to the track in the final ten minutes and did well to recover an eighth position by the end of FP1.

The top ten was completed by Xavier Simeon and Hafizh Syahrin, with Mattia Pasini close behind them. Pecco Bagnaia had a fast crash in turn one in the final minutes, which meant he could not improve on seventeenth spot.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.492    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.737 0.245 0.245
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'38.783 0.291 0.046
4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'38.784 0.292 0.001
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.942 0.450 0.158
6 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'39.189 0.697 0.247
7 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'39.191 0.699 0.002
8 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'39.306 0.814 0.115
9 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'39.315 0.823 0.009
10 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'39.341 0.849 0.026
11 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'39.391 0.899 0.050
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'39.495 1.003 0.104
13 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.546 1.054 0.051
14 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'39.590 1.098 0.044
15 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'39.669 1.177 0.079
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'39.792 1.300 0.123
17 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'39.821 1.329 0.029
18 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'39.885 1.393 0.064
19 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'39.986 1.494 0.101
20 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'40.084 1.592 0.098
21 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 1'40.146 1.654 0.062
22 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'40.321 1.829 0.175
23 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'40.382 1.890 0.061
24 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'40.455 1.963 0.073
25 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'40.692 2.200 0.237
26 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'40.757 2.265 0.065
27 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'40.974 2.482 0.217
28 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'41.069 2.577 0.095
29 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'41.386 2.894 0.317
30 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'41.497 3.005 0.111
31 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'41.708 3.216 0.211
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'41.941 3.449 0.233

 

Round Number: 
8
2017
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