2018 Assen Moto2 FP1 Result: Bagnaia Back On Familiar Ground

With the Dutch TT course shining under resplendent sunshine, Pecco Bagnaia was out on a mission to stop Miguel Oliveira’s rampant charge of late and what better way to do that than grab the top of the timesheets and not let go? The Italian clearly seemed to agree and ended up leading the session by two tenths of a second from compatriot Andrea Locatelli. The Italtrans rider was one of a few who kept a low profile before popping up at the sharp end when it mattered.

Following his fine victory in Barcelona, Fabio Quartararo went on to prove it was hardly a one hit wonder and was consistently in the top three of the session, eventually finishing three tenths slower than the leader. Brad Binder was also a late improver, with Lorenzo Baldassarri steadily climbing his way into the top five.

Alex Marquez managed to both lead and crash early on, the Spaniard unharmed and re-joining the action after a troublesome front brake and a fairly tattered fairing got a touch-up. The Spaniard brushed himself off but could not improve his early pace and settled for sixth. Possibly spurred on by his teammate’s success, Danny Kent also made a big step into the top seven, as the final man within half a second of Bagnaia.

Some more lead pack regulars completed the top ten, with Mattia Pasini leading Marcel Schrotter and rookie wonder Joan Mir. Just missing out on the first ten positions were the likes of Jorge Navarro, Sam Lowes and Oliveira, the Portuguese rider seven tenths down on his main tittle rival.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'38.219    
2 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'38.413 0.194 0.194
3 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'38.531 0.312 0.118
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'38.571 0.352 0.040
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.598 0.379 0.027
6 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.625 0.406 0.027
7 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'38.680 0.461 0.055
8 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'38.750 0.531 0.070
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'38.776 0.557 0.026
10 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'38.804 0.585 0.028
11 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'38.841 0.622 0.037
12 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'38.885 0.666 0.044
13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'38.920 0.701 0.035
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'38.975 0.756 0.055
15 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 1'38.988 0.769 0.013
16 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'39.012 0.793 0.024
17 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'39.133 0.914 0.121
18 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'39.205 0.986 0.072
19 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'39.278 1.059 0.073
20 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'39.328 1.109 0.050
21 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'39.356 1.137 0.028
22 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'39.492 1.273 0.136
23 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'39.579 1.360 0.087
24 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'39.612 1.393 0.033
25 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'39.624 1.405 0.012
26 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'39.754 1.535 0.130
27 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'39.839 1.620 0.085
28 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'40.042 1.823 0.203
29 51 Eric GRANADO Suter 1'40.108 1.889 0.066
30 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'40.509 2.290 0.401
31 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'41.249 3.030 0.740
32 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'42.055 3.836 0.806
33 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'42.142 3.923 0.087
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2018
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