2019 Le Mans Moto2 FP3 Result: Odendaal Times It Right

The rain that drizzled all throughout the morning faded as the intermediate class took to the track and the surface dried to the point that slicks were a tempting option, splitting the timesheets between those who did and those who didn’t. Steven Odendaal definitely did and led the way by a mere three hundredths of a second from Augusto Fernandez. Dominique Aegerter was another name that had been missing from the business end this season and slicks helped him finally make an appearance in third spot.

Simone Corsi was best of the rest, a second and a half slower than Odendaal, with Philipp Oettl completing the top five but another two seconds back. Rookies Jorge Martin and Jake Dixon were welcome arrivals to the top ten, which was rounded out by Alex Marquez and Marcel Schrotter. Sam Lowes was an early leader but dropped down to 11th, ahead of the likes of Mattia Pasini, Tom Luthi and Lorenzo Baldassarri, who seemed to take it easy in the changing conditions.

Despite the track getting faster as it got drier in the final part of FP3, times were nowhere near Friday’s benchmark for the top 14, FP2 results determining who would battle it out in Q1 later today.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'40.581    
2 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'40.614 0.033 0.033
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'40.809 0.228 0.195
4 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'42.084 1.503 1.275
5 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'44.290 3.709 2.206
6 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'45.271 4.690 0.981
7 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'45.569 4.988 0.298
8 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'45.766 5.185 0.197
9 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'45.872 5.291 0.106
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'46.027 5.446 0.155
11 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'46.118 5.537 0.091
12 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'46.362 5.781 0.244
13 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'46.515 5.934 0.153
14 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'46.622 6.041 0.107
15 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'46.644 6.063 0.022
16 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'46.747 6.166 0.103
17 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'46.904 6.323 0.157
18 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'46.946 6.365 0.042
19 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'47.045 6.464 0.099
20 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'47.052 6.471 0.007
21 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'47.097 6.516 0.045
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'47.265 6.684 0.168
23 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'47.417 6.836 0.152
24 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'47.479 6.898 0.062
  27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'47.790 7.209 0.311
  11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'48.029 7.448 0.239
  16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'49.207 8.626 1.178
  18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'49.890 9.309 0.683
  33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'50.049 9.468 0.159
  3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'50.289 9.708 0.240
  62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'50.940 10.359 0.651
  20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'52.665 12.084 1.725
Round Number: 
5
2019
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