2019 Austria Moto2 FP1 Result: Fernandez In The Limelight

The intermediate class had their own time in the sunshine and the Flexbox HP40 squad seemed to be enjoying the pleasant conditions most. Augusto Fernandez found his way to the top of the very tight timesheets by five hundredths of a second. Compatriot Iker Lecuona was his closest challenger but a tumble in the closing stages made him settle for second. Marcel Schrotter also added to the fallers list at turn three but some 20 minutes earlier and managed to rejoin the action and finish third fastest.

Brad Binder in fourth was less than a tenth of a second down on the leader, while Luca Marini completed the top five. Mattia Pasini was back at the sharp end, closely followed by compatriot Lorenzo Baldassarri, who kept seventh spot despite a cancelled time on his last flying lap. Jorge Navarro was in a familiar position in eighth spot, while championship leader Alex Marquez dropped to ninth after leading the early part of FP1. Andrea Locatelli completed the top ten, less than three tenths of a second down on Fernandez.

With the top 25 covered by only one second, the likes of Tom Luthi in 12th, Sam Lowes in 15th, Enea Bastianini in 18th or Fabio Di Giannantonio 21st wont enjoy those numbers much but they are not too far from the limelight either.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'29.264    
2 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'29.310 0.046 0.046
3 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'29.336 0.072 0.026
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'29.359 0.095 0.023
5 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'29.452 0.188 0.093
6 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'29.454 0.190 0.002
7 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'29.462 0.198 0.008
8 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'29.525 0.261 0.063
9 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'29.537 0.273 0.012
10 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'29.559 0.295 0.022
11 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'29.573 0.309 0.014
12 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'29.584 0.320 0.011
13 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'29.660 0.396 0.076
14 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'29.664 0.400 0.004
15 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'29.680 0.416 0.016
16 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'29.738 0.474 0.058
17 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'29.746 0.482 0.008
18 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'29.753 0.489 0.007
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'29.834 0.570 0.081
20 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'29.871 0.607 0.037
21 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'30.001 0.737 0.130
22 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'30.134 0.870 0.133
23 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'30.152 0.888 0.018
24 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'30.173 0.909 0.021
25 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'30.234 0.970 0.061
26 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'30.557 1.293 0.323
27 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'30.888 1.624 0.331
28 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'31.160 1.896 0.272
29 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'32.094 2.830 0.934
30 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'32.264 3.000 0.170
31 19 Teppei NAGOE Kalex 1'32.502 3.238 0.238
  96 Jake DIXON KTM      
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Round Number: 
11
2019
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