2019 Mugello Moto2 FP1 Result: Marini Makes It Two Out Of Three for Italy

Resplendent Mugello welcomed the intermediate class for the final FP1 session and it was a prolific playground for many of the usual contenders. Alex Marquez was an early leader, riding the wave of his victory in Le Mans but eventually it was Luca Marini’s turn to save homeland honour and lead the way in the morning session by four hundredths of a second. Compatriot Fabio di Giannantonio joined the top three, while Tom Luthi slowly snuck his way into the top positions.

Although somewhat late to the party, replacement rider Mattia Pasini also seemed to shine on home ground in fifth position, with Jorge Navarro’s excellent form continuing as the Spaniard completed the top six with the final time within half a second of the leader. Remy Gardner missed out on that minor achievement but he could be forgiven if you consider his rodeo style performance throughout the session.

Tetsuta Nagashima, Jorge Martin and Andrea Locatelli completed the top ten, while some of the class “veterans” rounded out the top 14, Marcel Schrotter, Simone Corsi, Brad Binder and Sam Lowes all within a second of Marini. Championship leader Lorenzo Baldassarri was not a totally unusual sight at the bottom of the top 20 on a Friday morning but there will be some concern given that the Italian was consistently almost one second slower than the fastest man.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'52.514    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'52.555 0.041 0.041
3 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'52.793 0.279 0.238
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'52.835 0.321 0.042
5 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'52.863 0.349 0.028
6 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'52.926 0.412 0.063
7 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'53.178 0.664 0.252
8 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'53.182 0.668 0.004
9 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'53.200 0.686 0.018
10 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'53.218 0.704 0.018
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'53.241 0.727 0.023
12 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'53.331 0.817 0.090
13 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'53.384 0.870 0.053
14 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'53.386 0.872 0.002
15 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'53.531 1.017 0.145
16 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'53.549 1.035 0.018
17 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'53.700 1.186 0.151
18 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'53.701 1.187 0.001
19 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'53.757 1.243 0.056
20 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'53.777 1.263 0.020
21 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'53.834 1.320 0.057
22 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'54.044 1.530 0.210
23 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'54.260 1.746 0.216
24 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'54.310 1.796 0.050
25 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'54.470 1.956 0.160
26 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'54.472 1.958 0.002
27 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'54.600 2.086 0.128
28 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'54.728 2.214 0.128
29 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'56.397 3.883 1.669
30 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'57.835 5.321 1.438
31 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'57.967 5.453 0.132
32 19 Teppei NAGOE Kalex 1'59.746 7.232 1.779
Round Number: 
6
2019
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