2017 Silverstone Moto2 FP3 Result: Marquez Looking Comfortable

This morning’s damp track sorted itself out by the time the intermediate class got its turn at FP3, Alex Marquez taking no time to beat his own Friday benchmark by half a second. That early time proved unbeatable, the Spaniard showing consistently good pace at the British track.

Teammate Franco Morbidelli also posted his fastest time of the morning on only his fourth lap, getting as close as three tenths of a second of the leader and keeping close to his Marc VDS colleague’s rhythm.

Mattia Pasini finished the session third, over half a second slower than Marquez, with Tom Luthi fourth, eight tenths down on the leader. Lorenzo Baldassarri made yet another step forward to post the fifth fastest time of the morning, his achievement slightly overshadowed by Remy Gardner popping up in sixth place.

Miguel Oliveira could not replicate Friday’s pace and did not manage to improve on his FP2 time, the Portuguese rider down in seventh position and the final rider within a second of the leader. Takaaki Nakagami, Simone Corsi and Isaac Viñales completed the top ten.

Xavi Vierge only just missed out on a top position, with Pecco Bagnaia progressing slightly into twelfth and managing to anger Marquez in the process. Jorge Navarro remained thirteenth despite a fast yet injury-free crash. FP1 leader Dominique Aegerter had a tough morning, finishing down in sixteenth place.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'06.996    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'07.364 0.368 0.368
3 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'07.567 0.571 0.203
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'07.840 0.844 0.273
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'07.910 0.914 0.070
6 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'07.917 0.921 0.007
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'07.927 0.931 0.010
8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.028 1.032 0.101
9 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'08.193 1.197 0.165
10 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'08.202 1.206 0.009
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'08.236 1.240 0.034
12 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'08.441 1.445 0.205
13 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'08.481 1.485 0.040
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.557 1.561 0.076
15 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'08.559 1.563 0.002
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'08.597 1.601 0.038
17 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'08.641 1.645 0.044
18 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'08.663 1.667 0.022
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'08.772 1.776 0.109
20 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'08.849 1.853 0.077
21 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'08.891 1.895 0.042
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'08.907 1.911 0.016
23 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'09.016 2.020 0.109
24 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'09.099 2.103 0.083
25 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'09.106 2.110 0.007
26 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'09.309 2.313 0.203
27 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 2'09.674 2.678 0.365
28 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'09.675 2.679 0.001
29 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'09.677 2.681 0.002
30 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 2'09.789 2.793 0.112
31 94 Jake DIXON Suter 2'10.805 3.809 1.016
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'11.752 4.756 0.947
Round Number: 
12
2017
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He was born to ride big bore bikes. Throw him on a MotoGP bike and he would not disapoint