2018 Barcelona Moto2 FP1 Result: Bagnaia In Control

The intermediate class started off their weekend on the revised layout in Montmeló with many of the usual contenders presenting themselves from the word go. Pecco Bagnaia took charge as the early leader, but while the Italian was dusting himself off after losing the front in turn ten, Marcel Schrotter and then Alex Marquez picked him up at the top of the timesheets. The trio continued to battle remotely in the final time attack but it was Bagnaia who had the final say by one tenth of a second.

Schrotter settled for second position, posting an identical time to Joan Mir, the Spaniard having made a late jump into the top three. Meanwhile, Augusto Fernandez’s return to the world championship - replacing Hector Barbera - started off positively with a fourth place in the first practice session. The Pons rider demoted compatriot Marquez to fifth, but only little over one tenth of a second down on the leader.

Tetsuta Nagashima was another pleasant surprise in sixth, ahead of the two KTMs of Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira, who made it eight riders within three tenths of a second. Sam Lowes and Andrea Locatelli completed the top ten another tenth down, while Lorenzo Baldassarri, Romano Fenati, Mattia Pasini and Xavi Vierge have at least half a second to make up on the top men of the session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'44.225    
2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'44.340 0.115 0.115
3 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'44.340 0.115  
4 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'44.360 0.135 0.020
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'44.363 0.138 0.003
6 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'44.505 0.280 0.142
7 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'44.512 0.287 0.007
8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'44.576 0.351 0.064
9 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'44.680 0.455 0.104
10 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'44.699 0.474 0.019
11 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'44.701 0.476 0.002
12 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 1'44.736 0.511 0.035
13 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'44.792 0.567 0.056
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'44.913 0.688 0.121
15 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'44.914 0.689 0.001
16 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'44.919 0.694 0.005
17 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'45.070 0.845 0.151
18 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'45.110 0.885 0.040
19 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'45.255 1.030 0.145
20 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'45.272 1.047 0.017
21 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'45.275 1.050 0.003
22 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'45.276 1.051 0.001
23 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'45.336 1.111 0.060
24 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'45.346 1.121 0.010
25 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'45.458 1.233 0.112
26 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'45.600 1.375 0.142
27 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'45.655 1.430 0.055
28 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'45.736 1.511 0.081
29 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'46.091 1.866 0.355
30 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'46.139 1.914 0.048
31 51 Eric GRANADO Suter 1'46.225 2.000 0.086
32 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'46.410 2.185 0.185
33 30 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Honda 1'46.499 2.274 0.089
34 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'47.519 3.294 1.020
Round Number: 
7
2018
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