2018 Mugello Moto3 FP2 Result: Martin and Martin Again

Mugello was warming up nicely for the second run of sessions of the day, although the clouds did keep the lightweight class company. Fabio Di Giannantonio was back with a vengeance, at least for the early part of FP2, the Italian leading for most of the session before Jorge Martin’s reputation as the fastest man in class came to the fore and the Spaniard checked out at the front by over three tenths of a second to improve his own pole record.

Once again, Aron Canet was best of the rest, with only Tatsuki Suzuki in and impressive third and Philipp Oettl in fourth within half a second of the leader.

Kaito Toba brilliantly climbed into fifth position, while the Pruestel GP teammates followed him closely behind, championship leader Marco Bezzecchi only seven thousandths of a second faster than Jakub Kornfeil. John McPhee also joined the top eight, with Di Giannantonio’s early momentum running out and seeing him drop down to ninth, as he failed to improve in his late charge.

Le Mans hero Albert Arenas recovered some ground from the morning session to complete the top ten in FP2, albeit nine tenths down on Martin. The same gap separated Dennis Foggia and Marcos Ramirez from the lead, with Niccolo Antonelli back in 13th, one full second down, after a heavy high side ended his session early. If the Italian could blame his position on his visit to the medical centre, the likes of Gabriel Rodrigo, Tony Arbolino and Enea Bastianini ended their Friday outside the top 15 after struggling throughout the day.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'57.104    
2 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'57.443 0.339 0.339
3 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'57.541 0.437 0.098
4 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'57.552 0.448 0.011
5 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'57.607 0.503 0.055
6 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'57.788 0.684 0.181
7 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'57.795 0.691 0.007
8 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'57.875 0.771 0.080
9 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'57.900 0.796 0.025
10 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'58.009 0.905 0.109
11 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'58.096 0.992 0.087
12 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'58.101 0.997 0.005
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'58.201 1.097 0.100
14 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'58.247 1.143 0.046
15 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'58.400 1.296 0.153
16 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'58.412 1.308 0.012
17 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'58.491 1.387 0.079
18 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'58.546 1.442 0.055
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'58.575 1.471 0.029
20 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'58.583 1.479 0.008
21 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'58.668 1.564 0.085
22 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'58.670 1.566 0.002
23 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'58.686 1.582 0.016
24 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'58.782 1.678 0.096
25 11 Livio LOI KTM 1'59.031 1.927 0.249
26 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'59.113 2.009 0.082
27 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Honda 1'59.284 2.180 0.171
28 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'59.450 2.346 0.166
29 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'59.455 2.351 0.005
30 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'59.834 2.730 0.379
Round Number: 
6
2018
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