2017 Misano MotoGP FP2 Result: Petrucci Feels Like Home

Bright sunshine and a warmer track meant that the premier class riders were pretty damn quick right out the box, Marc Marquez bettering his FP1-topping time on only his sixth lap on a hard front/medium rear tyre combination. Teammate Dani Pedrosa followed him through while wearing his shoes the other way around, with a medium front and a hard rear.

Things calmed down soon after, in the lookout for some race pace, which both Hondas and the Ducati duo of Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso looked to have to spare, Dovizioso also giving the hard rear a good go to deal with the hotter conditions.

The final ten minutes saw the usual fast run to ensure a decent Q2 benchmark, with the notable exception of the Repsol Hondas who continued on used mediums. The world champion managed to also sneak in a front tuck through the gravel of turn sixteen. While Marquez was disobeying marshals, his teammate usurped his position but it wasn’t to last, Petrucci and Dovizioso coming through to make it a Ducati double instead.

After struggling outside the top five for most of the day, Maverick Viñales put his new mediums to good use to narrowly miss out on top position by five thousandths of a second. The honour remained Petrucci’s, with the championship leader in third.

The Honda duo dropped to fourth and fifth spots, with Pedrosa leading Marquez, while Cal Crutchlow followed up on an early crash with an honourable sixth position. Wildcard Michele Pirro didn’t quite replicate this morning’s excellent result but the Italian still finished safely inside the top ten in seventh place, three tenths down on the leader and two hundredths of a second ahead of teammate Jorge Lorenzo.

The final men to get a Q2 ticket in case of a rainy FP3 will be Andrea Iannone and Tito Rabat, with Aleix Espargaro and Johann Zarco narrowly missing out.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.231    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'33.236 0.005 0.005
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.294 0.063 0.058
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'33.346 0.115 0.052
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.475 0.244 0.129
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.545 0.314 0.070
7 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.591 0.360 0.046
8 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'33.614 0.383 0.023
9 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'33.740 0.509 0.126
10 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'33.820 0.589 0.080
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'33.832 0.601 0.012
12 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'33.914 0.683 0.082
13 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'33.937 0.706 0.023
14 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'34.054 0.823 0.117
15 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'34.137 0.906 0.083
16 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'34.266 1.035 0.129
17 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'34.322 1.091 0.056
18 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.411 1.180 0.089
19 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'34.499 1.268 0.088
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'34.678 1.447 0.179
21 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'34.842 1.611 0.164
22 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'34.903 1.672 0.061
23 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'35.052 1.821 0.149

 

Round Number: 
13
2017
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