2017 Sepang Moto3 FP2: Canet A Threat In The Wet

Aron Canet dominated a wet Moto3 FP2 Friday at the Sepang circuit with a 2'28.807 lap that put him more than half a second up on the field. More worriesome for the rest of the paddock should the rain continue through the weekend was Canet's consistent top pace on the wet, 5.5 km (3.4 mi.) track through the entire practice.

Very little separated Bo Bendsneyder (2nd) and Nicolo Bulega (3rd) for the next two spots as rain fell for much of the session. Niccolo Antonelli completed FP2 seven-tenths off the top pace, closely chased by Enea Bastianini (5th). Adam Norrodin at sixth was one of two Malaysians in the top 10 at their home track. John McPhee, who crashed late, still managed seventh. 

Already crowned 2017 Moto3 Champion Joan Mir, who was fastest in the dry during FP1, was off the wet pace, nearly one second back. Local wildcard Kasma Kasmayudin (9th) provided the bulk of the entertainment in the final Friday practice with a mid session, pass-and-repass battle with Romano Fenati (15th). 

Manuel Pagliani rounded out the top 10. Mir still leads the field with combined time from FP1 and FP2. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'28.807    
2 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'29.321 0.514 / 0.514
3 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'29.361 0.554 / 0.040
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'29.515 0.708 / 0.154
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'29.616 0.809 / 0.101
6 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'29.655 0.848 / 0.039
7 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'29.712 0.905 / 0.057
8 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'29.773 0.966 / 0.061
9 9 Kasma Daniel KASMAYUDIN Honda 2'29.776 0.969 / 0.003
10 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'29.808 1.001 / 0.032
11 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'29.882 1.075 / 0.074
12 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'30.009 1.202 / 0.127
13 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'30.382 1.575 / 0.373
14 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'30.416 1.609 / 0.034
15 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'30.610 1.803 / 0.194
16 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'30.627 1.820 / 0.017
17 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'30.871 2.064 / 0.244
18 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'31.150 2.343 / 0.279
19 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'31.296 2.489 / 0.146
20 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'31.326 2.519 / 0.030
21 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'31.486 2.679 / 0.160
22 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'31.914 3.107 / 0.428
23 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'32.134 3.327 / 0.220
24 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'32.325 3.518 / 0.191
25 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'32.331 3.524 / 0.006
26 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'32.648 3.841 / 0.317
27 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'32.707 3.900 / 0.059
28 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'33.017 4.210 / 0.310
29 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'35.487 6.680 / 2.470
30 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'35.663 6.856 / 0.176
31 6 Maria HERRERA Mahindra 2'36.581 7.774 / 0.918
 

 

Round Number: 
17
2017
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