2019 Brno Moto3 FP2 Result: Hero To Zero Back To Hero For Rodrigo *UPDATED*

The lightweight class was unleashed for a second time of the day but they were not in too much hurry to get faster than the morning’s benchmark. With dark clouds gathering around the circuit, the last ten minutes brought the first challenger, rookie Celestino Vietti climbing to the top of the timesheets as the final time attack was just starting to unfold. Most riders relied on two flying laps to secure a provisional top 14 place and the man in the right place at the right time was Gabriel Rodrigo. The Gresini rider led the way ahead of the final flying lap but quickly found himself in the wrong place instead, suffering quite a nasty crash at turn one immediately after positing the fastest time or the day. He still had some luck left on his side as rivals failed to improve on their final lap and Tony Arbolino had to settle for second, two tenths behind Rodrigo.

Tatsuzi Suzuki progressed significantly since the morning session to join the top three, with Vietti dropping to fourth as the final rider within half a second of the leader. The rookie also joined the crash list late in the session together with championship leader Lorenzo Dalla Porta, the duo being the unfortunate victims of a traffic jam in the pack. However, both of them managed to secure top five positions.

FP1 leader Jaume Masia ended the day sixth, two hundredths of a second ahead of Aron Canet and with Niccolo Antonelli finding some speed in eighth spot. Romano Fenati and Marcos Ramirez completed the top ten, with John McPhee, Ai Ogura, Andrea Migno and Filip Salac securing provisional Q2 positions but with McPhee, Ogura and Migno relying on their FP1 times to do so.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, Rodrigo has been ruled out of the Czech GP due to a right collarbone fracture and a pelvic fracture suffered as a result of the highside at the end of FP2. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 2'08.125    
2 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'08.325 0.200 0.200
3 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'08.433 0.308 0.108
4 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 2'08.519 0.394 0.086
5 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 2'08.699 0.574 0.180
6 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'08.707 0.582 0.008
7 44 Aron CANET KTM 2'08.729 0.604 0.022
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 2'08.871 0.746 0.142
9 55 Romano FENATI Honda 2'08.874 0.749 0.003
10 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 2'08.882 0.757 0.008
11 12 Filip SALAC KTM 2'09.013 0.888 0.131
12 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'09.076 0.951 0.063
13 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 2'09.100 0.975 0.024
14 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 2'09.226 1.101 0.126
15 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'09.337 1.212 0.111
16 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 2'09.410 1.285 0.073
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'09.446 1.321 0.036
18 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'09.469 1.344 0.023
19 61 Can ONCU KTM 2'09.528 1.403 0.059
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'09.726 1.601 0.198
21 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 2'09.800 1.675 0.074
22 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 2'09.808 1.683 0.008
23 33 Yuki KUNII Honda 2'09.903 1.778 0.095
24 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'09.918 1.793 0.015
25 79 Ai OGURA Honda 2'09.960 1.835 0.042
26 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'09.982 1.857 0.022
27 53 Deniz ONCU KTM 2'10.314 2.189 0.332
28 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 2'10.581 2.456 0.267
29 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 2'11.079 2.954 0.498
30 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 2'11.215 3.090 0.136
31 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 2'11.333 3.208 0.118
Round Number: 
10
2019
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