2019 Mugello Moto3 FP2 Result: Suzuki Scores A Double For SIC58

The second outing of the day ended in a bit of a shootout for the lightweight class and the improved conditions mixed with new rubber and copious amounts of slipstream turned the classification on his head somewhat. Regardless, the SIC58 squad continued to show strong form, following up on Niccolo Antonelli’s top performance in FP1 with Tatsuki Suzuki’s name in the lead this time around. But if we’re talking surprises, it was the man in second who got a lot of the attention, familiar wildcard Kevin Zannoni finding over two seconds on his TM machine to climb from 27th in the morning session all the way to the top two, as well as lead Italian ahead of Tony Arbolino and Antonelli.

John McPhee looked pretty subdued in his second outing but eventually found some speed and slipstream to join the top five, two tenths off the leader. Given the slipstream fest in the final five minutes, it was no surprise gaps as small as one tenth of a second separated Gabriel Rodrigo, Ayumu Sasaki, Marcos Ramirez and Romano Fenati in positions six to nine. Darryn Binder completed the top ten as the final rider within half a second of the leader.

The Spanish trio of Alonso Lopez, Aron Canet and Sergio Garcia narrowly missed out on the top ten, while Lorenzo Dalla Porta could have hoped for more than 14th, had it not been for the unpleasant achievement of being the first rider to crash this weekend – a rather fast affair at Arrabbiata 2 early in the session. However, it was an even more difficult afternoon for the Bester Capital Dubai duo, with Andrea Migno and Jaume Masia stuck at the bottom of the top 30, over a second and a half off the pace.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'57.467    
2 3 Kevin ZANNONI TM 1'57.506 0.039 0.039
3 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'57.514 0.047 0.008
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'57.540 0.073 0.026
5 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'57.648 0.181 0.108
6 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'57.691 0.224 0.043
7 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'57.709 0.242 0.018
8 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'57.751 0.284 0.042
9 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'57.794 0.327 0.043
10 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'57.870 0.403 0.076
11 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'57.880 0.413 0.010
12 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'58.077 0.610 0.197
13 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'58.083 0.616 0.006
14 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'58.127 0.660 0.044
15 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'58.238 0.771 0.111
16 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'58.268 0.801 0.030
17 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'58.442 0.975 0.174
18 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'58.448 0.981 0.006
19 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'58.497 1.030 0.049
20 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'58.524 1.057 0.027
21 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'58.641 1.174 0.117
22 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'58.835 1.368 0.194
23 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'58.853 1.386 0.018
24 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'58.926 1.459 0.073
25 31 Gerry SALIM Honda 1'59.015 1.548 0.089
26 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'59.139 1.672 0.124
27 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'59.195 1.728 0.056
28 6 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 1'59.274 1.807 0.079
29 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'59.423 1.956 0.149
30 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'00.237 2.770 0.814
31 77 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'01.137 3.670 0.900
Round Number: 
6
2019
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Comments

Honda needs to get Suzuki into MotoGP just to screw with every timesheet and scoring page.

Or of course, he could be the new Schwantz and just cement the whole affair with utter clarity. Really though, nod the the gifted and hard working new Japanese arrival.

That said, Go Gaaassss McPhee!