2017 Misano Moto2 FP3 Result: No Match For Morbidelli

After Hafizh Syahrin was given his time in the sun, Franco Morbidelli was back out showing why he is leading the championship and taking charge of the session. The Italian posted the first and only 1:37 time of the weekend in his first handful of laps, while most of the grid was struggling to match their Friday times throughout the session.

Behind him, the Malaysian rider is starting to overwrite his moniker as wet weather expert by progressing significantly in distinctly dry conditions, Syahrin ending the session second and third on combined standings.

Tom Luthi was another two tenths of a second behind in third, sneaking ahead of Simone Corsi in the final few minutes. Dominique Aegerter was fifth fastest and with a steady pace that had a sniff of podium aspirations, despite failing to improve on his Friday benchmark.

Augusto Fernandez had a fantastic start to his morning, the Spaniard casually joining the top five early in the session and dropping to sixth after some late improvers snuck in. Takaaki Nakagami was one of the few who gave it a go at the end of the session to jump into a top position but the Japanese rider dropped to seventh place after his fastest time was cancelled. Mattia Pasini took a forced break mid-session by sampling the gravel trap at turn two and finished eight, another rider who could not improve on his FP2 performance.

Stefano Manzi and Iker Lecuona were other unusual additions to the top ten throughout the session, the Italian finishing ninth, with the Spaniard eleventh, despite a late crash. Between the two of them, Fabio Quartararo completed the top ten, six tenths down on the leader.

It wasn’t the greatest of Saturday mornings for Luca Marini in seventeenth, but nowhere near as bad as Miguel Oliveira and Pecco Bagnaia’s, the Portuguese rider leading the Italian outside of the top twenty.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'37.941    
2 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.104 0.163 0.163
3 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.338 0.397 0.234
4 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.384 0.443 0.046
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'38.409 0.468 0.025
6 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'38.478 0.537 0.069
7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.526 0.585 0.048
8 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'38.535 0.594 0.009
9 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'38.565 0.624 0.030
10 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'38.583 0.642 0.018
11 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'38.744 0.803 0.161
12 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'38.795 0.854 0.051
13 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'38.822 0.881 0.027
14 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.832 0.891 0.010
15 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'38.860 0.919 0.028
16 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'38.870 0.929 0.010
17 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'38.903 0.962 0.033
18 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.000 1.059 0.097
19 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'39.022 1.081 0.022
20 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'39.049 1.108 0.027
21 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'39.051 1.110 0.002
22 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'39.077 1.136 0.026
23 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'39.087 1.146 0.010
24 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'39.169 1.228 0.082
25 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'39.197 1.256 0.028
26 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'39.293 1.352 0.096
27 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'39.312 1.371 0.019
28 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 1'39.588 1.647 0.276
29 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 1'39.939 1.998 0.351
30 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'40.231 2.290 0.292
31 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'40.628 2.687 0.397
32 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'40.751 2.810 0.123

 

Round Number: 
13
2017
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