2019 Qatar Moto2 FP3 Result: Martin Makes His Presence Felt

Another outing in the desert sun for the intermediate class and a chance to shine for KTM. Moto3 reigning champion Jorge Martin topped his first session after he stole it in the final five minutes from FP1 leader Marcel Schrotter. The duo finished within half a tenth of each other but a second slower than Lorenzo Baldassarri’s best time from Friday evening. Brad Binder looked on course to top the session on his final lap and add to KTM’s jubilation but crashed in final corner and had to settle for eighth.

The final time attack settled the remaining top positions, with Alex Marquez in the top three of the session, followed by teammate Xavi Vierge and Sam Lowes closing the top five. Baldasarri was sixth, two and a half tenths off the leader, while Tom Luthi, Binder, Augusto Fernandez and Luca Marini completed the top ten.

Similarly to the lightweight class session, the conditions did not allow riders to get near their Friday benchmarks, which meant that FP2 was decisive in determining the line-up for Q2 under the new qualifying format. Therefore, the list of men who secured positions directly in the second qualifying session was led by Baldassarri and Schrotter and included Remy Gardner, Sam Lowes, Alex Marquez, Jorge Navarro, Andrea Locatelli, Brad Binder, Xavi Vierge, Enea Bastianini, Augusto Fernandez, Bo Bendsneyder, Tom Luthi and Jorge Martin.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'59.596    
2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'59.639 0.043 0.043
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'59.695 0.099 0.056
4 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'59.815 0.219 0.120
5 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'59.856 0.260 0.041
6 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'59.860 0.264 0.004
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'59.879 0.283 0.019
8 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'59.889 0.293 0.010
9 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 2'00.078 0.482 0.189
10 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'00.135 0.539 0.057
11 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 2'00.167 0.571 0.032
12 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'00.196 0.600 0.029
13 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 2'00.341 0.745 0.145
14 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 2'00.401 0.805 0.060
15 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 2'00.445 0.849 0.044
16 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 2'00.502 0.906 0.057
17 2 Jesko RAFFIN NTS 2'00.598 1.002 0.096
18 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'00.622 1.026 0.024
19 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 2'00.666 1.070 0.044
20 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 2'00.742 1.146 0.076
21 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 2'00.826 1.230 0.084
22 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 2'00.854 1.258 0.028
23 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 2'00.947 1.351 0.093
24 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'01.010 1.414 0.063
25 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 2'01.110 1.514 0.100
26 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 2'01.360 1.764 0.250
27 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 2'01.361 1.765 0.001
28 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'01.538 1.942 0.177
29 96 Jake DIXON KTM 2'01.600 2.004 0.062
30 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 2'01.732 2.136 0.132
31 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 2'02.358 2.762 0.626
32 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 2'02.878 3.282 0.520
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