2018 Silverstone Moto2 FP1 Result: Schrotter Shines At Silverstone

The last men to sample the new surface in Silverstone were the intermediate class riders and Marcel Schrotter immediately took to it, the German flying the flag for Dynavolt at the top of the timesheets for most of the session. The most recent polemen at the track battled for runner up position and Mattia Pasini came out on top by two tenths of a second. Back on familiar terrain and with his near future secured, Sam Lowes threatened the leader but could only get within half a second of Schrotter and settled for third.

Lorenzo Baldassarri left it late to show up to the party but made an entrance in the top four, while Alex Marquez had a sluggish morning behind the Italian. The Spaniard was pushing to get within a second of the leader for most of the session and saw a couple of cancelled lap times in the process of scoring a top five. Fabio Quartararo toppled at turn 14 but recovered to finish the session sixth.

Pecco Bagnaia had a steady start from seventh position, seven tenths of a second slower than the leader after failing to improve in the final time attack. Jorge Navarro, Romano Fenati and Andrea Locatelli completed the top ten, while Iker Lecuona, Luca Marini, Dominique Aegerter and Joan Mir also finished the session within a second of the leader.

The Red Bull KTM machines missed out on the top 15, with Miguel Oliveira 20th after an early tumble of his own in turn three. Xavi Vierge eased his way back into the workload as he was still recovering from injury and posted only nine laps to finish 26th, nearly three seconds down on Schrotter.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'08.385    
2 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'08.643 0.258 0.258
3 22 Sam LOWES KTM 2'08.832 0.447 0.189
4 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'08.860 0.475 0.028
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'09.083 0.698 0.223
6 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 2'09.100 0.715 0.017
7 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'09.126 0.741 0.026
8 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'09.168 0.783 0.042
9 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 2'09.259 0.874 0.091
10 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'09.330 0.945 0.071
11 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 2'09.358 0.973 0.028
12 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'09.359 0.974 0.001
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 2'09.375 0.990 0.016
14 36 Joan MIR Kalex 2'09.384 0.999 0.009
15 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 2'09.525 1.140 0.141
16 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'09.580 1.195 0.055
17 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'09.726 1.341 0.146
18 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 2'09.919 1.534 0.193
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'09.976 1.591 0.057
20 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'10.111 1.726 0.135
21 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 2'10.128 1.743 0.017
22 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 2'10.455 2.070 0.327
23 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 2'10.460 2.075 0.005
24 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 2'10.530 2.145 0.070
25 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 2'10.807 2.422 0.277
26 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 2'11.350 2.965 0.543
27 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'11.578 3.193 0.228
28 32 Isaac VIÑALES Suter 2'11.655 3.270 0.077
29 65 Josh OWENS Kalex 2'11.679 3.294 0.024
30 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 2'12.228 3.843 0.549
31 55 Alejandro MEDINA Kalex 2'14.463 6.078 2.235
32 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 2'14.628 6.243 0.165
33 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 2'16.176 7.791 1.548
  24 Simone CORSI Kalex 2'19.389 11.004 3.213
Round Number: 
12
2018
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