2018 Buriram Moto2 FP3 Result: Quartararo Back In The Limelight

The final casual outing for the intermediate class was a more subdued affair but a couple of riders did manage to improve on Friday times and find some gains on race pace. The difference was minimal, Fabio Quartararo finding the right tow to pick up the lead halfway through the session and keep it at the checkered flag. Ironically, the man who aided Quartararo along the straights in his bid for the lead struggled to drag himself into the top 15 for much of the session. Alex Marquez had to wait until the final five minutes to make a tow-less jump into runner up position, seven hundredths of a second off the leading Frenchman.

Mattia Pasini could not complete the hat trick after dominating proceedings on day one but the Italian overcame a bout of illness to join the top three in his final charge. Lorenzo Badassarri was the early leader of FP3 and had to settle for a top five once he found himself surpassed by teammate Augusto Fernandez – the Pons machines barely two tenths off the leader. Aragon victor Brad Binder led teammate Miguel Oliveira over the line in sixth and seventh positions but with Iker Lecuona and Pecco Bagnaia barely half a tenth behind, the championship leading Italian rounding out the top ten.

With 22 riders finishing within a second of Quartararo and the top ten covered by three tenths, some familiar names were bound to miss out on top ten honours and this time it was the likes of Marcel Schrotter in 12th, Joan Mir 15th and Luca Marini 17th.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'36.670    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.740 0.070 0.070
3 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.783 0.113 0.043
4 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'36.844 0.174 0.061
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.894 0.224 0.050
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'36.907 0.237 0.013
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'36.921 0.251 0.014
8 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'36.969 0.299 0.048
9 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'36.983 0.313 0.014
10 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'36.986 0.316 0.003
11 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'36.997 0.327 0.011
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'37.061 0.391 0.064
13 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'37.156 0.486 0.095
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'37.249 0.579 0.093
15 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'37.254 0.584 0.005
16 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'37.296 0.626 0.042
17 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.307 0.637 0.011
18 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'37.413 0.743 0.106
19 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'37.506 0.836 0.093
20 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'37.551 0.881 0.045
21 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'37.579 0.909 0.028
22 57 Edgar PONS Speed Up 1'37.611 0.941 0.032
23 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'37.705 1.035 0.094
24 99 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'37.750 1.080 0.045
25 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'37.794 1.124 0.044
26 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'37.878 1.208 0.084
27 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'37.987 1.317 0.109
28 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'38.221 1.551 0.234
29 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'38.441 1.771 0.220
30 32 Isaac VIÑALES Suter 1'38.536 1.866 0.095
31 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'38.545 1.875 0.009
32 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'39.059 2.389 0.514
Round Number: 
15
2018
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