2018 Valencia Moto2 Qualifying Result: Getting Used To It

The final qualifying session of the day started off with half the circuit covered in grey clouds and the other showing lovely blue sky but luckly all parts fully dry. After appearing to struggle in drenched Valencia, the dry version was more kind to Luca Marini, the recent grand prix winner setting camp at the top of the timesheets for much of the session. The young Italian allowed Marcel Schrotter a brief stint at the front in the final ten minutes but swiftly found his way back into a second career pole position.

Xavi Vierge had the most realistic chance of challenging the SKY rider but came three hundredths of a second short, with Schrotter completing the front row of the grid. Pecco Bagnaia made a step on his final lap and jumped from row three to the top of the second row, ahead of flatmate Lorenzo Baldassarri and an improving Sam Lowes.

Joan Mir got relegated to row three in the final moments fo the session and will start in the company of Augusto Fernandez and Fabio Quartararo. Miguel Oliveira rounded out the top ten and will show the way to teammate Brad Binder and Jesko Raffin on row four. Amongst the more underwhelming performances came Mattia Pasini’s 14th position, Alex Marquez starting 16th and Iker Lecuona 21st after an excellent showing in wet conditions.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'35.777    
2 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'35.804 0.027 0.027
3 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'35.945 0.168 0.141
4 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'36.173 0.396 0.228
5 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.270 0.493 0.097
6 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'36.335 0.558 0.065
7 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'36.336 0.559 0.001
8 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'36.380 0.603 0.044
9 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'36.396 0.619 0.016
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'36.429 0.652 0.033
11 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'36.464 0.687 0.035
12 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.499 0.722 0.035
13 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'36.515 0.738 0.016
14 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.532 0.755 0.017
15 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'36.572 0.795 0.040
16 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.580 0.803 0.008
17 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'36.595 0.818 0.015
18 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'36.638 0.861 0.043
19 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'36.656 0.879 0.018
20 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'36.667 0.890 0.011
21 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'36.671 0.894 0.004
22 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'36.819 1.042 0.148
23 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'36.909 1.132 0.090
24 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'36.976 1.199 0.067
25 14 Hector GARZO Tech 3 1'37.444 1.667 0.468
26 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'37.457 1.680 0.013
27 70 Tommaso MARCON Speed Up 1'37.483 1.706 0.026
28 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'38.351 2.574 0.868
29 32 Isaac VIÑALES Suter 1'38.406 2.629 0.055
30 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'38.718 2.941 0.312
31 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'39.275 3.498 0.557
32 3 Lukas TULOVIC Suter 1'39.600 3.823 0.325
Round Number: 
19
2018
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