2018 Mugello Moto2 FP3 Result: Homecoming For Pasini

The final practice session of the intermediate class was a mixed affair when it came to the main contenders in the class. While Joan Mir and teammate Alex Marquez were trading blows at the top of the timesheets early on, Pecco Bagnaia and Miguel Oliveira were struggling to even threaten the top ten.

Mir established himself at the top of the timesheets until Mattia Pasini made his move in the final 15 minutes of the session to attack top position. The Italian took the checker flag six hundredths of a second ahead of Mir. Sam Lowes also made a late charge and the British rider visited the gravel trap in the final moments of the session but having already secured third position with an identical time to Mir’s. Marquez was dropped to fourth but was only seven hundredths of a second from the lead.

A quarter of a second separated the four men at the front from the pursuers, led by Marcel Schrotter. Andrea Locatelli is also staring to be a prominent name at the business end, this time in sixth position, only four thousandths of a second ahead of Luca Marini. Lorenzo Baldassarri’s eighth spot was the final laptime within half a second of Pasini, with Dany Kent and Romano Fenati making an appearance in the final top ten positions – the rookie also popping up in the gravel trap at turn 14 halfway through the session.

Xavi Vierge made some progress from Friday to climb into 12th, while Oliveira ended up 18th and over eight tenths of a second down on the leader as he failed to improve his best time from Friday. Bagnaia only put in ten laps and dropped back to 20th, almost a second off the pace while apparently struggling with pain in his arm.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'52.068    
2 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'52.126 0.058 0.058
3 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'52.126 0.058  
4 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'52.145 0.077 0.019
5 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'52.394 0.326 0.249
6 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'52.412 0.344 0.018
7 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'52.416 0.348 0.004
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'52.474 0.406 0.058
9 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'52.599 0.531 0.125
10 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 1'52.649 0.581 0.050
11 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'52.670 0.602 0.021
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'52.679 0.611 0.009
13 40 Hector BARBERA Kalex 1'52.700 0.632 0.021
14 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'52.718 0.650 0.018
15 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'52.735 0.667 0.017
16 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'52.769 0.701 0.034
17 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'52.849 0.781 0.080
18 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'52.944 0.876 0.095
19 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'52.975 0.907 0.031
20 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'53.027 0.959 0.052
21 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'53.069 1.001 0.042
22 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'53.096 1.028 0.027
23 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'53.136 1.068 0.040
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'53.286 1.218 0.150
25 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'53.300 1.232 0.014
26 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'53.427 1.359 0.127
27 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'53.458 1.390 0.031
28 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'53.791 1.723 0.333
29 51 Eric GRANADO Suter 1'54.313 2.245 0.522
30 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'54.689 2.621 0.376
31 14 Hector GARZO Tech 3 1'54.701 2.633 0.012
32 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'54.712 2.644 0.011
33 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'56.135 4.067 1.423
Round Number: 
6
2018
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