2019 Brno Moto2 FP2 Result: Di Giannantonio Leads Rookie Parade

The sky was completely covered in deep grey clouds by the time the final session of the day got underway but a glimpse of sun shone metaphorically for the rookies of the intermediate class, starting with Fabio Di Giannantonio. The young Italian set camp at the top of the timesheets going into the final handful of minutes of the session and had no successful challengers until the checkered flag. Nicolo Bulega came really close though, the SKY rider three hundredths of a second off top spot and putting together some excellent auditions for prospective teams. FP1 top man Tetsuta Nagashima proved that his speed this morning was not a glitch and joined a top three covered by little over half a tenth.

Marcel Schrotter was the early leader of affairs, before he had to admit defeat to the youngsters and settle for fourth, two tenths slower than the leader. Augusto Fernandez shone once again in the HP40 garage, this time from fifth position, ahead of veteran Tom Luthi and championship leader Alex Marquez. Despite being less than three tenths of a second down on top spot, Jorge Navarro and Sam Lowes had to make do with only eighth and ninth place, with Luca Marini making a late jump into the top ten.

Brad Binder struggled to improve on his quite decent FP1 result until the very last lap, when he secured 11th position. Mattia Pasini never really got the chance to try, as the Italian took a serious tumble at turn 13 after only three laps done but was lucky to escape injury and stay within provisional Q2 positions based on his FP1 time. Enea Bastianini recovered from a difficult morning to go 13th on combined standings, while the final provisional Q2 spot went to Lorenzo Baldassarri. Remy Gardner looked like the lucky man at the checkered flag but a cancelled lap time favoured the Italian instead. With the top 18 positions covered by less than nine tenths of a second, there were some other high profile victims hoping for a miracle in the forecast, including Andrea Locatelli and Xavi Vierge.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 2'01.695    
2 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 2'01.730 0.035 0.035
3 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'01.758 0.063 0.028
4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'01.885 0.190 0.127
5 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 2'01.886 0.191 0.001
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'01.902 0.207 0.016
7 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'01.963 0.268 0.061
8 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 2'01.973 0.278 0.010
9 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 2'01.978 0.283 0.005
10 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'02.102 0.407 0.124
11 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'02.113 0.418 0.011
12 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 2'02.262 0.567 0.149
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'02.293 0.598 0.031
14 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'02.306 0.611 0.013
15 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 2'02.370 0.675 0.064
16 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'02.535 0.840 0.165
17 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 2'02.535 0.840  
18 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 2'02.546 0.851 0.011
19 96 Jake DIXON KTM 2'02.724 1.029 0.178
20 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 2'02.731 1.036 0.007
21 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 2'02.797 1.102 0.066
22 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 2'02.834 1.139 0.037
23 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 2'02.849 1.154 0.015
24 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 2'02.899 1.204 0.050
25 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 2'03.115 1.420 0.216
26 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 2'03.224 1.529 0.109
27 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 2'03.414 1.719 0.190
28 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 2'03.988 2.293 0.574
29 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'04.414 2.719 0.426
30 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'04.746 3.051 0.332
31 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 2'05.591 3.896 0.845
  20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex      
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10
2019
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