2019 Qatar Moto2 Test Day 3, Sessions 1 & 2: Lowes Leads Luthi As Records Shattered

Conditions at Qatar are the best they have been throughout the Moto3 and Moto2 test, with lap records tumbling in both classes. After Moto3, it was the turn of the Moto2 riders to go faster than anyone on a similar machine before. By the end of the second session on the final day of the Moto2 test, eight riders had dipped under Jonas Folger's fastest ever lap of the track, Sam Lowes beating Folger's time by six tenths of a second.

Lowes led both sessions held so far on Sunday, ending the second session a couple of tenths quicker than Tom Luthi, the Moto2 returnee getting up to speed. Remy Gardner was third fastest, ahead of Augusto Fernandez and Marcel Schrotter. Luca Marini is sixth quickest, a fraction faster than Brad Binder, who is the first KTM rider after a fleet of Kalexes.

There is one final session of testing left before the preseason wraps up at Qatar, and the riders prepare for the first race of 2019.

Session 2

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:58.439    
2 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:58.663 0.224 0.224
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:58.755 0.316 0.092
4 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:58.757 0.318 0.002
5 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:58.885 0.446 0.128
6 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:58.980 0.541 0.095
7 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:58.999 0.560 0.019
8 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1:59.042 0.603 0.043
9 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:59.156 0.717 0.114
10 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:59.156 0.717 0.000
11 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:59.306 0.867 0.150
12 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:59.330 0.891 0.024
13 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:59.341 0.902 0.011
14 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:59.343 0.904 0.002
15 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:59.351 0.912 0.008
16 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:59.432 0.993 0.081
17 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:59.491 1.052 0.059
18 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:59.734 1.295 0.243
19 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:59.743 1.304 0.009
20 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:59.829 1.390 0.086
21 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2:00.148 1.709 0.319
22 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 2:00.347 1.908 0.199
23 2 Jesko Raffin NTS 2:00.679 2.240 0.332
24 16 Joe Roberts KTM 2:00.727 2.288 0.048
25 96 Jake Dixon KTM 2:00.928 2.489 0.201
26 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 2:01.109 2.670 0.181
27 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 2:01.259 2.820 0.150
28 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 2:01.352 2.913 0.093
29 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2:01.389 2.950 0.037
30 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2:01.822 3.383 0.433
31 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 2:02.046 3.607 0.224
32 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 2:02.320 3.881 0.274
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:58.642    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:58.860 0.218 0.218
3 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:58.876 0.234 0.016
4 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:59.126 0.484 0.250
5 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:59.342 0.700 0.216
6 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:59.345 0.703 0.003
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:59.358 0.716 0.013
8 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:59.541 0.899 0.183
9 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1:59.544 0.902 0.003
10 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:59.626 0.984 0.082
11 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:59.633 0.991 0.007
12 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:59.698 1.056 0.065
13 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:59.737 1.095 0.039
14 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:59.741 1.099 0.004
15 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:59.776 1.134 0.035
16 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:59.809 1.167 0.033
17 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1:59.912 1.270 0.103
18 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:59.951 1.309 0.039
19 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:59.973 1.331 0.022
20 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 2:00.042 1.400 0.069
21 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2:00.084 1.442 0.042
22 2 Jesko Raffin NTS 2:00.660 2.018 0.576
23 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 2:00.725 2.083 0.065
24 96 Jake Dixon KTM 2:00.820 2.178 0.095
25 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2:01.040 2.398 0.220
26 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 2:01.129 2.487 0.089
27 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2:01.379 2.737 0.250
28 16 Joe Roberts KTM 2:01.555 2.913 0.176
29 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2:01.564 2.922 0.009
30 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 2:01.824 3.182 0.260
31 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 2:01.874 3.232 0.050
Records
Pole Lap: 2018 Alex Márquez 2:00.299 156.2 Km/h
Fastest Lap: 2018 Lorenzo Baldassarri 2:00.303 155.3 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2016 Sam Lowes 1:59.421 155.3 Km/h
Best Lap: 2016 Jonas Folger 1:59.052 156.2 Km/h
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