2019 Argentina Moto3 FP2 Result: McPhee Sets the Pace

John McPhee became the only rider to dip into the 1'49s Friday at the second free practice and, in doing so, set the top Moto3 time at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. McPhee, who grabbed both pole position and a second-place here in 2017, finished practice seven-tenths in front of Tony Arbolino.

Arbolino, who finished the first race of the season outside of the points, jumped to near the top of the timesheet at the end of the session. Niccolo Antonelli carved two-seconds from his FP1 time to take third, just nipping Gabriel Rodrigo at the end. Tatsuki Suzuki, who briefly led FP2, rounded out the all-Honda top five. As track conditions improved, most of the field managed to improve on FP1 lap times.

Qatar race-winner Kaito Toba has yet to find front-of-the-field speed and finished FP2 in 13th.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'49.892    
2 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'49.971 0.079 0.079
3 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'50.061 0.169 0.090
4 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'50.080 0.188 0.019
5 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'50.132 0.240 0.052
6 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'50.337 0.445 0.205
7 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'50.390 0.498 0.053
8 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'50.572 0.680 0.182
9 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'50.575 0.683 0.003
10 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'50.743 0.851 0.168
11 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'50.748 0.856 0.005
12 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'50.774 0.882 0.026
13 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'50.820 0.928 0.046
14 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'50.851 0.959 0.031
15 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'50.923 1.031 0.072
16 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'50.926 1.034 0.003
17 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'51.033 1.141 0.107
18 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'51.080 1.188 0.047
19 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'51.091 1.199 0.011
20 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'51.316 1.424 0.225
21 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'51.330 1.438 0.014
22 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'51.360 1.468 0.030
23 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'51.458 1.566 0.098
24 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'51.596 1.704 0.138
25 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'51.707 1.815 0.111
26 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'52.024 2.132 0.317
27 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'52.080 2.188 0.056
28 81 Aleix VIU KTM 1'52.114 2.222 0.034
29 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'52.690 2.798 0.576
Round Number: 
2
2019
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