2019 Argentina Moto2 FP2 Result: Luthi Starts Quick and Stays There

Thomas Luthi found himself at the top of the pack early in FP2 at Termas de Rio Hondo circuit and he managed to stay there and the session's end in spite of a late, fast run by Sam Lowes. Remy Gardner had the low-side save of the weekend (so far) on his way to third, just in front of August Fernandex (4th). Nicolo Bulega, who didn't complete a single lap in Qatar two weeks ago, also made a late run to climb into the top five.

Luthi, who finished second in the season's first race, appears to be picking everything up right where he left it when he departed Moto2 for an unsuccessful single season in MotoGP in 2018.  Qatar race-winner Lorenzo Baldassarri managed only a seventh in the tightly bunched field. The top 20 riders finished Friday separated by less than a single second. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'43.353    
2 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'43.445 0.092 0.092
3 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'43.477 0.124 0.032
4 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'43.518 0.165 0.041
5 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'43.605 0.252 0.087
6 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'43.613 0.260 0.008
7 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'43.633 0.280 0.020
8 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'43.645 0.292 0.012
9 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'43.651 0.298 0.006
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'43.710 0.357 0.059
11 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'43.766 0.413 0.056
12 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'43.772 0.419 0.006
13 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'43.773 0.420 0.001
14 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'43.783 0.430 0.010
15 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'43.806 0.453 0.023
16 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'43.920 0.567 0.114
17 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'43.971 0.618 0.051
18 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'43.989 0.636 0.018
19 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'44.085 0.732 0.096
20 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'44.281 0.928 0.196
21 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'44.367 1.014 0.086
22 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'44.389 1.036 0.022
23 2 Jesko RAFFIN NTS 1'44.522 1.169 0.133
24 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'44.556 1.203 0.034
25 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'44.688 1.335 0.132
26 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'44.756 1.403 0.068
27 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'44.979 1.626 0.223
28 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'45.342 1.989 0.363
29 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'45.679 2.326 0.337
30 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'45.700 2.347 0.021
31 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'45.903 2.550 0.203
32 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'46.682 3.329 0.779
Round Number: 
2
2019
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