2018 Mugello Moto2 FP1 Result: Fast Start For Marquez

The intermediate class danced their first tango of the weekend in Mugello and it brought nothing new to the routine. Alex Marquez established himself as the early leader and came under friendly(ish) fire in the final time attack from teammate Joan Mir. The younger Marquez came out on top, ending the session with a three tenths advantage on his pursuers.

Sam Lowes snuck into the mix in the final part of FP1 and climbed into second, only three hundredths of a second ahead of Miguel Oliveira, who managed to keep close to the leaders throughout the session. Mir is undeniably the man of the moment, in the media at least, the Spaniard settling for fourth on his first outing in Mugello.

Lorenzo Baldassarri kept in touch with his main rivals from fifth position, four tenths down on the leader, with Marcel Schrotter close behind in sixth. The championship leader was the last man within half a second of Marquez, Pecco Bagnaia ending his morning seventh.

Andrea Locatelli and Hector Barbera were surprisingly close to the SKY rider, with Romano Fenati completing the top ten but eight tenths of a second keeping him away from the top of the timesheets. Jorge Navarro posted a similar time just outside the top ten, with the rest of the challengers over a second slower than Marquez, including Mattia Pasini in 17th position and Xavi Vierge in 19th.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'52.515    
2 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'52.810 0.295 0.295
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'52.843 0.328 0.033
4 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'52.925 0.410 0.082
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'52.963 0.448 0.038
6 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'53.003 0.488 0.040
7 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'53.008 0.493 0.005
8 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'53.033 0.518 0.025
9 40 Hector BARBERA Kalex 1'53.069 0.554 0.036
10 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 1'53.352 0.837 0.283
11 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'53.368 0.853 0.016
12 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'53.564 1.049 0.196
13 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'53.647 1.132 0.083
14 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'53.697 1.182 0.050
15 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'53.709 1.194 0.012
16 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'53.716 1.201 0.007
17 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'53.743 1.228 0.027
18 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'53.797 1.282 0.054
19 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'53.979 1.464 0.182
20 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'53.988 1.473 0.009
21 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'54.021 1.506 0.033
22 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'54.065 1.550 0.044
23 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'54.181 1.666 0.116
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'54.245 1.730 0.064
25 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'54.715 2.200 0.470
26 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'55.007 2.492 0.292
27 51 Eric GRANADO Suter 1'55.017 2.502 0.010
28 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'55.869 3.354 0.852
29 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'56.291 3.776 0.422
30 14 Hector GARZO Tech 3 1'56.532 4.017 0.241
31 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'56.956 4.441 0.424
32 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'57.867 5.352 0.911
33 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'58.510 5.995 0.643
Round Number: 
6
2018
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