2017 Valencia Moto2 FP2 Result: Oliveira Once Again

A more welcoming 22 degrees were in store for the afternoon sessions, although – spoiler alert – it failed to liven up the intermediate class action too much, riders taking their time in improving their laps from the morning.

It did seem to do the trick for Pecco Bagnaia though. The Italian might have looked a little off the pace in FP1 but he built up some speed to lead the session after the first run and maintained his position until the final five minutes. Then it was once again Miguel Oliveira’s time to shine, the Portuguese rider the only one able to improve on his own FP1 benchmark. Bagnaia was demoted to second by only five hundredths of a second, the SKY rider splitting a KTM duo.

Brad Binder continued with the great showing of FP1 and eventually got within two tenths of a second of his teammate to finish third. Mattia Pasini must have set a late alarm because the Italian had a much improved afternoon, finding half a second right away and improving to fourth position.

Alex Marquez looked like he enjoyed the improved conditions as well, the Spaniard constantly into the top ten and making a late jump into fifth. Takaaki Nakagami left it really late to sneak into sixth spot while Franco Morbidelli had a light day at the office down in seventh and four tenths adrift of the lead KTM.

The top ten was completed by Ricky Cardus, Tom Luthi’s rapid replacement enjoying another shot at a home GP, followed by Hafizh Syahrin and Xavi Vierge.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'35.802    
2 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'35.859 0.057 0.057
3 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'36.010 0.208 0.151
4 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.013 0.211 0.003
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.038 0.236 0.025
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'36.118 0.316 0.080
7 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'36.246 0.444 0.128
8 88 Ricard CARDUS Kalex 1'36.311 0.509 0.065
9 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'36.390 0.588 0.079
10 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.499 0.697 0.109
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'36.517 0.715 0.018
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'36.563 0.761 0.046
13 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.616 0.814 0.053
14 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.631 0.829 0.015
15 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'36.695 0.893 0.064
16 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'36.720 0.918 0.025
17 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'36.745 0.943 0.025
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'36.805 1.003 0.060
19 51 Eric GRANADO Kalex 1'36.824 1.022 0.019
20 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'36.839 1.037 0.015
21 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.942 1.140 0.103
22 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'36.946 1.144 0.004
23 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'37.021 1.219 0.075
24 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'37.051 1.249 0.030
25 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'37.054 1.252 0.003
26 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'37.109 1.307 0.055
27 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'37.214 1.412 0.105
28 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'37.363 1.561 0.149
29 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.526 1.724 0.163
30 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'37.604 1.802 0.078
31 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'37.772 1.970 0.168
32 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'38.492 2.690 0.720
33 94 Jake DIXON Suter 1'38.798 2.996 0.306

 

Round Number: 
18
2017
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