2017 Aragon Moto2 FP2 Result: Pasini Resumes Duel With Morbidelli

With actual sunshine being back for the start of the Moto2 session, it was the first real dry session of the weekend. Occasional spits of rain did return but the intermediate class was not intimidated and continued to drop their times throughout the session.

Tom Luthi started as he finished this morning, at the top of the timesheets, but the greatly improved conditions brought some more speed to his rivals. Franco Morbidelli was back to more familiar pastures, the world championship leader taking over top position soon after. Another significant change came with ten minutes left of the session, Mattia Pasini posting the first time of the weekend into the 1:54s. The two Italians continued to switch positions until the very last lap, Pasini looking all over the place but coming out on top nonetheless.

Takaaki Nakagami was the best of the rest, half a second slower after a quick last few laps, Sandro Cortese and Simone Corsi also leaving it late to make their mark, the two taking fourth and fifth at the flag.

A much more consistent Miguel Oliveira was bumped down to sixth and was the final rider within a second of Pasini. Jorge Navarro followed in seventh but the Spaniard promptly crashed in turn thirteen after posting his best time of the weekend. Still, the Gresini rider finished ahead of Luthi, the Swiss rider struggling to replicate his excellent FP1 result and finishing eighth, ahead of Xavi Vierge and Fabio Quartararo.

The much different conditions also affected riders lower down the hierarchy. Dominique Aegerter had a dreadful morning but the Misano victor found some speed to finish twelfth, while Pecco Bagnaia went backwards towards sixteenth position. Alex Marquez continued to struggle with the comeback from injury, down in twenty-ninth place.

Results: 

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'54.439    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'54.633 0.194 0.194
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'54.980 0.541 0.347
4 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'55.205 0.766 0.225
5 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'55.273 0.834 0.068
6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'55.354 0.915 0.081
7 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'55.462 1.023 0.108
8 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'55.621 1.182 0.159
9 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'55.758 1.319 0.137
10 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'55.782 1.343 0.024
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'55.826 1.387 0.044
12 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'55.844 1.405 0.018
13 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'55.858 1.419 0.014
14 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'55.928 1.489 0.070
15 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'55.947 1.508 0.019
16 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'56.030 1.591 0.083
17 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'56.059 1.620 0.029
18 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'56.154 1.715 0.095
19 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'56.168 1.729 0.014
20 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'56.178 1.739 0.010
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'56.264 1.825 0.086
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'56.285 1.846 0.021
23 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'56.460 2.021 0.175
24 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'56.524 2.085 0.064
25 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'56.580 2.141 0.056
26 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'56.681 2.242 0.101
27 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'56.719 2.280 0.038
28 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'56.798 2.359 0.079
29 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'56.840 2.401 0.042
30 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 1'57.133 2.694 0.293
31 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'57.279 2.840 0.146
32 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'57.460 3.021 0.181
33 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'57.898 3.459 0.438
34 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'58.880 4.441 0.982

 

Round Number: 
14
2017
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