2018 Sachsenring Moto3 FP2 Result: Oettl Back In The Spotlight

A spread of threatening clouds covered the sky in preparation for the second set of practice sessions, a few subtle drops of rain escaping as the lightweight class kicked off proceedings. Jorge Martin got a chance to set camp at the top of the timesheets before the rain flags came out at the mid point of FP2. Lucky this was not a lengthy respite and Philipp Oettl got another chance to aim for top position, ending the session four hundredths of a second ahead of Tony Arbolino and with Martin another four thousandths of a second back in third, after a late cancelled lap for the Spaniard.

John McPhee followed up on an excellent FP1 with a similar result in FP2, the CIP rider finishing fourth and leading Marcos Ramirez in the top five. Aron Canet was two tenths off the lead, with Gabriel Rodrigo another tenth back in seventh position. Albert Arenas joined the top eight, closely trailed by Jakub Kornfeil and with Fabio Di Giannantonio making a break in the top ten, half a second off the lead.

While Niccolo Bulega advanced to 12th position, Marco Bezzecchi lost a bit of ground down in 14th but was in familiar company from Enea Bastianini in 15th, both Italians falling behind new addition Raul Fernandez.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'26.938    
2 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'26.980 0.042 0.042
3 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'26.984 0.046 0.004
4 17 John MCPHEE KTM 1'27.074 0.136 0.090
5 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'27.098 0.160 0.024
6 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'27.177 0.239 0.079
7 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'27.300 0.362 0.123
8 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'27.326 0.388 0.026
9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'27.375 0.437 0.049
10 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'27.443 0.505 0.068
11 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'27.449 0.511 0.006
12 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'27.451 0.513 0.002
13 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'27.524 0.586 0.073
14 12 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'27.602 0.664 0.078
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'27.648 0.710 0.046
16 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'27.662 0.724 0.014
17 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'27.742 0.804 0.080
18 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'27.860 0.922 0.118
19 72 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'27.971 1.033 0.111
20 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'28.028 1.090 0.057
21 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'28.047 1.109 0.019
22 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'28.313 1.375 0.266
23 32 Ai OGURA Honda 1'28.514 1.576 0.201
24 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'28.656 1.718 0.142
25 10 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'28.677 1.739 0.021
26 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'28.832 1.894 0.155
27 81 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'28.970 2.032 0.138
28 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'29.069 2.131 0.099
29 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'29.144 2.206 0.075
30 43 Luca GRÜNWALD KTM 1'29.300 2.362 0.156
Round Number: 
9
2018
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