2017 Assen Moto3 FP2 Result: Martin Reclaims Top Spot

The lightweight class dodged the threat of rain for their second practice session and even enjoyed a few extra degrees in temperature. Less enjoyable was the wind that picked up slightly, but with the prospect of rain on Saturday, the Moto3 riders had to make the most of their time on track today.

Championship leader Joan Mir led the first half of the session, before a mid-session lull set in. That period was only brief, Aron Canet breaking the silence before some of the usual contenders challenged Mir’s time.

Despite several cancelled laps for adventures outside track limits, Jorge Martin reminded us that he’s the one-lap expert in the field, the Spaniard posting the fastest time just as a few drops of rain decided to fall in the final two minutes.

Canet also saw his name at the top of the timesheets but it was rather brief, until Race Direction saw him completely cutting across the final chicane. Nonetheless, a second position less than two tenths down on Martin was good enough.

Mir dropped back to third spot, a little over half a second down on Martin. Fabio di Giannantonio was a welcome improver, the Italian making the jump from outside the top twenty in the first half of the session up to fourth position in the end.

Marcos Ramirez carried the flag for the Platinum Bay Real Estate team this time around in fifth, followed by Assen enthusiast Enea Bastianini in sixth. Romano Fenati sneaked between some irregular top ten features, Ayumu Sasaki and Jules Danilo in seventh, respectively ninth. The top ten was completed by home favourite, Bo Bendsneyder.

John McPhee, Nicolo Bulega, Niccolo Antonelli, Juanfran Guevara and Andrea Migno were, uncharacteristically, outside the top twenty.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'42.414    
2 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'42.593 0.179 0.179
3 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'42.919 0.505 0.326
4 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'42.961 0.547 0.042
5 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'42.977 0.563 0.016
6 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'43.009 0.595 0.032
7 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'43.023 0.609 0.014
8 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'43.075 0.661 0.052
9 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'43.253 0.839 0.178
10 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'43.282 0.868 0.029
11 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'43.297 0.883 0.015
12 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'43.533 1.119 0.236
13 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'43.556 1.142 0.023
14 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'43.615 1.201 0.059
15 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'43.620 1.206 0.005
16 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'43.721 1.307 0.101
17 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'43.729 1.315 0.008
18 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.763 1.349 0.034
19 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'43.874 1.460 0.111
20 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'43.896 1.482 0.022
21 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'43.914 1.500 0.018
22 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'43.943 1.529 0.029
23 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'44.067 1.653 0.124
24 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'44.214 1.800 0.147
25 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'44.231 1.817 0.017
26 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'44.245 1.831 0.014
27 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'44.330 1.916 0.085
28 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'44.752 2.338 0.422
29 31 Raul FERNANDEZ Mahindra 1'44.757 2.343 0.005
30 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'45.448 3.034 0.691
31 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'46.034 3.620 0.586
32 28 Ryan VAN DE LAGEMAAT KTM 1'48.156 5.742 2.122

 

Round Number: 
8
2017
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