2018 Assen Moto3 FP2 Result: Canet Leads As Martin Crashes Out

Despite the hotter surface with a nice spread of rubber following the first set of practice sessions of the day, the lightweight class took their time to pick up some more speed. Regardless, Marco Bezzecchi was in a hurry to post his first 1:42 time of the weekend, which secured him the lead throughout the session but did not quite improve on the FP1 benchmark. The only man who achieved that feat was Aron Canet, the Estrella Galicia rider leading by over a tenth of a second by the time the checker flag marked the end of the session.

Another victor of the late time attack was Gabriel Rodrigo, who climbed into second position, edging ahead of John McPhee. Philipp Oettl made a big jump from FP1 to climb into fourth, while Niccolo Bulega also made steady progress in the top five. Bezzecchi looked like he missed the boat on the final shootout and dropped to sixth, while Jakub Kornfeil added another top seven to his day.

Just  behind, Kaito Toba also found some speed to climb into eighth. Di Giannantonio looked like he had caught up with his teammate after a lacklustre FP1 but dropped to ninth position by the end of the day, ahead of unlucky Jorge Martin, who will have accumulated quite a few bruises after a late crash in turn four. A safer but slower afternoon was had by Enea Bastianini, the Italian ending the day down in 17th position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'42.677    
2 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'42.815 0.138 0.138
3 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'42.832 0.155 0.017
4 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'42.856 0.179 0.024
5 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'42.942 0.265 0.086
6 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'42.965 0.288 0.023
7 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'42.987 0.310 0.022
8 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'43.089 0.412 0.102
9 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'43.163 0.486 0.074
10 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'43.292 0.615 0.129
11 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'43.338 0.661 0.046
12 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'43.394 0.717 0.056
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'43.453 0.776 0.059
14 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'43.456 0.779 0.003
15 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'43.559 0.882 0.103
16 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'43.638 0.961 0.079
17 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'43.744 1.067 0.106
18 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'43.781 1.104 0.037
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'43.908 1.231 0.127
20 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'43.911 1.234 0.003
21 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.916 1.239 0.005
22 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'44.062 1.385 0.146
23 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'44.159 1.482 0.097
24 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'44.167 1.490 0.008
25 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'44.181 1.504 0.014
26 32 Ai OGURA Honda 1'44.209 1.532 0.028
27 11 Livio LOI KTM 1'44.235 1.558 0.026
28 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'44.705 2.028 0.470
29 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'45.331 2.654 0.626
  18 Ryan VAN DE LAGEMAAT KTM      
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2018
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