2017 Assen Moto3 FP1 Result: Oettl Sneaks Ahead Of Bastianini

Assen was always going to give us a bit of a cool down after the soul-crushing heat of Barcelona, and a kind eighteen degrees welcomed the lightweight class to the first day of practice. Add a few clouds and some breeze and you get the usual recipe. Although, one different ingredient was Philipp Oettl fighting his way through traffic to pop up at the top of the timesheets in the final two minutes of the session.

Behind him, Enea Bastianini proved why he was the poleman in Assen for the past two years and why his name is scribbled next to the fastest Moto3 lap around the circuit. The Italian seems to be recovering some form of late and this second position serves to prove that.

Romano Fenati is a constant presence near the top end of the timesheets in any given session, this time around sneaking into third spot. A more surprising appearance is Maria Herrera in fourth position, the AGR rider making good use of a late tow from Marco Bezzecchi to climb up the timesheets.

Local boy Bo Bendsneyder warmed up the audience with a bit of cheering for his fifth place, while Aron Canet made the jump into sixth spot. Jorge Martin looked like showing off his one-lap speed once again, the Spaniard leading briefly, but was eventually pushed back into seventh position.

Championship leader Joan Mir, as usual, was minding his own business and riding on his own, which brought him an eighth place, in front of Marcos Ramirez and early session leader Tatsuki Suzuki.

The Sky VR46 duo had a slow start, Nicolo Bulega almost a second down on Oettl in thirteenth place and Andrea Migno out of the top twenty after crashing out in the final fifteen minutes of the session.

Fabio di Giannantonio looked like finding his feet towards the end of the session but was eventually pushed back to fourteenth, with John McPhee twenty-first, just ahead of Darryn Binder, the two almost a second and a half down on the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.231    
2 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'43.335 0.104 0.104
3 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'43.389 0.158 0.054
4 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'43.785 0.554 0.396
5 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'43.798 0.567 0.013
6 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'43.848 0.617 0.050
7 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'43.917 0.686 0.069
8 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'44.021 0.790 0.104
9 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'44.027 0.796 0.006
10 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'44.046 0.815 0.019
11 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'44.052 0.821 0.006
12 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'44.057 0.826 0.005
13 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'44.194 0.963 0.137
14 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'44.225 0.994 0.031
15 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'44.242 1.011 0.017
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'44.331 1.100 0.089
17 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'44.371 1.140 0.040
18 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'44.431 1.200 0.060
19 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'44.476 1.245 0.045
20 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'44.532 1.301 0.056
21 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'44.653 1.422 0.121
22 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'44.670 1.439 0.017
23 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'44.707 1.476 0.037
24 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'44.707 1.476  
25 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'44.893 1.662 0.186
26 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'45.128 1.897 0.235
27 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'45.636 2.405 0.508
28 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'46.077 2.846 0.441
29 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'46.126 2.895 0.049
30 31 Raul FERNANDEZ Mahindra 1'46.239 3.008 0.113
31 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'46.346 3.115 0.107
32 28 Ryan VAN DE LAGEMAAT KTM 1'49.166 5.935 2.820

 

Round Number: 
8
2017
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