2017 Misano Moto2 FP2 Result: Pasini Striving For Home Glory

On an exquisitely dry track, world championship leader Franco Morbidelli gave his competitors a chance at the spotlight before taking over his rightful spot on lap six.

The Italian had already proved himself as a favourite for the weekend and his early time looked to go unchallenged until Mattia Pasini remembered he has a great pole run to defend. With two minutes to go, the Italtrans rider got ahead by six hundredths of a second while flirting with track limits.

The world championship leader was only two hundredths of a second away from losing his second place as well, Takaaki Nakagami putting in a late charge for third, but Morbidelli won't be too worried when it comes to his prospects for the race. After a stellar FP1, Dominique Aegerter was another one who left it late to join the top four in FP2, the Swiss rider two tenths behind the leader and bumping down to fifth a consistent Miguel Oliveira.

Title contender Tom Luthi couldn’t quite sort out his issues and got a sixth place out of his afternoon’s work, four tenths slower than Pasini. Home boy Pecco Bagnaia showed steady progress to sneak back into the top seven, with Simone Corsi and Hafizh Syahrin separated by less than four hundredths of a second from Luthi.

The top ten was completed by Lorenzo Baldassarri, nearly six tenths down on the leader, with rookie Jorge Navarro twelfth despite a late crash.

FP1 leader Alex Marquez was ruled out from the rest of the weekend’s action after being diagnosed with a small fracture in his hip following his crash at the end of the morning session.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'38.061    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.126 0.065 0.065
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.302 0.241 0.176
4 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'38.326 0.265 0.024
5 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'38.342 0.281 0.016
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.460 0.399 0.118
7 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'38.462 0.401 0.002
8 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.464 0.403 0.002
9 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.498 0.437 0.034
10 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.618 0.557 0.120
11 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'38.626 0.565 0.008
12 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'38.642 0.581 0.016
13 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'38.675 0.614 0.033
14 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'38.695 0.634 0.020
15 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'38.875 0.814 0.180
16 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'38.915 0.854 0.040
17 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'38.949 0.888 0.034
18 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'38.956 0.895 0.007
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'38.990 0.929 0.034
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'39.001 0.940 0.011
21 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'39.008 0.947 0.007
22 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'39.034 0.973 0.026
23 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'39.078 1.017 0.044
24 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'39.131 1.070 0.053
25 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'39.185 1.124 0.054
26 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'39.283 1.222 0.098
27 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 1'39.362 1.301 0.079
28 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.915 1.854 0.553
29 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'39.958 1.897 0.043
30 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 1'40.079 2.018 0.121
31 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'40.508 2.447 0.429
  6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter      

 

Round Number: 
13
2017
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