2019 Aragon Moto2 FP2 Result: Marini Climbs To The Top

All eyes were on weather apps as the intermediate class took to the track for the final session of the day. Patches of blue sky were still extensive but clouds were making a cameo already and were due to take over the show by Saturday morning. With that in mind, Moto2 riders saved some new tyres for one final time attack at the end of FP2 but could not quite leave much of an impression on the timesheets. Luca Marini started his afternoon at the front and ended it there too, with some intruders taking a turn in the spotlight in between. The Italian secured top spot in the second practice session by over two tenths of a second ahead of compatriot Lorenzo Baldassari, with Sam Lowes another eight thousandths of a second back.

Alex Marquez briefly held the lead halfway through the session but made do with fourth in the closing stages of FP2, narrowly ahead of Nicolo Bulega and Iker Lecuona. Tom Luthi did well to climb into seventh before some technical glitch saw him pull to the side at turn ten, with eight minutes left of the session.

FP1 leader Augusto Fernandez dropped to eight spot but his top time from the morning remained the fastest of the weekend until this point. Brad Binder and Tetsuta Nagashima rounded out the top ten, while the final men who can dare dream of Q2 included Xavi Vierge, Jorge Navarro, Remy Gardner and Andrea Locatelli. The likes of Jorge Martin, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Enea Bastianini will be hoping that the forecast changes its plans for Aragon overnight.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'52.833    
2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'53.103 0.270 0.270
3 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'53.111 0.278 0.008
4 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'53.131 0.298 0.020
5 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'53.157 0.324 0.026
6 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'53.159 0.326 0.002
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'53.197 0.364 0.038
8 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'53.212 0.379 0.015
9 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'53.271 0.438 0.059
10 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'53.367 0.534 0.096
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'53.376 0.543 0.009
12 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'53.484 0.651 0.108
13 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'53.487 0.654 0.003
14 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'53.500 0.667 0.013
15 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'53.670 0.837 0.170
16 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'53.676 0.843 0.006
17 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'53.717 0.884 0.041
18 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'53.882 1.049 0.165
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'53.900 1.067 0.018
20 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'53.923 1.090 0.023
21 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'53.946 1.113 0.023
22 24 Simone CORSI NTS 1'54.077 1.244 0.131
23 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'54.318 1.485 0.241
24 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'54.397 1.564 0.079
25 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'54.745 1.912 0.348
26 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'54.789 1.956 0.044
27 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'54.982 2.149 0.193
28 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'55.598 2.765 0.616
29 31 Gerry SALIM Kalex 1'55.950 3.117 0.352
30 6 Gabriele RUIU Kalex 1'56.388 3.555 0.438
31 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'56.623 3.790 0.235
  47 Adam NORRODIN Kalex      
Round Number: 
14
2019
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