2019 Buriram Moto2 FP1 Result: No Rival For Nagashima

The intermediate class got reacquainted with the Chang International Circuit, seeing both the rain flag and a glimpse of sun in the same session. Rain didn’t really make its presence felt though, allowing for a fully dry practice session ahead of a more worrying forecast for the rest of the weekend. The familiar duo of Tetsuta Nagashima and Alex Marquez exchanged top spot for the early part of the session, with the Japanese rider leading the way going into the final time attack. He couldn’t improve on his final few laps but he didn’t really need to, Nagashima taking the checkered flag with almost four tenths of a second advantage.

Augusto Fernandez was back at the business end after an unfortunate AragonGP, the Spaniard making a late jump into second position. Luca Marini in third was the final rider within half a second of the leader, with Dominique Aegerter and local favourite Somkiat Chantra rounding out the top five.

Mere hundredths of a second separated the rest of the top ten, Nicolo Bulega taking sixth spot ahead of Iker Lecuona and Brad Binder, while Remy Gardner and Jorge Martin completed the top ten. Alex Marquez failed to improve on his early benchmark and got pushed back to 11th on the timesheets, seven tenths of a second slower than the fastest man of the morning.

The likes of Fabio Di Giannantonio, Jorge Navarro, Enea Bastianini and Tom Luthi had a sluggish start to their weekend, a second down on Nagashima and in a dangerous area towards the bottom of the top 14. Lorenzo Baldassarri seemed to struggle once more, down in 20th position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'35.969    
2 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'36.353 0.384 0.384
3 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'36.373 0.404 0.020
4 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'36.506 0.537 0.133
5 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'36.573 0.604 0.067
6 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'36.580 0.611 0.007
7 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'36.588 0.619 0.008
8 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'36.606 0.637 0.018
9 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'36.612 0.643 0.006
10 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'36.642 0.673 0.030
11 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.733 0.764 0.091
12 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'36.911 0.942 0.178
13 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.958 0.989 0.047
14 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'36.963 0.994 0.005
15 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'36.969 1.000 0.006
16 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'36.986 1.017 0.017
17 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'36.999 1.030 0.013
18 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'37.026 1.057 0.027
19 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'37.056 1.087 0.030
20 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'37.117 1.148 0.061
21 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'37.164 1.195 0.047
22 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'37.300 1.331 0.136
23 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'37.371 1.402 0.071
24 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'37.384 1.415 0.013
25 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'37.399 1.430 0.015
26 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'37.447 1.478 0.048
27 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'37.637 1.668 0.190
28 2 Jesko RAFFIN NTS 1'37.829 1.860 0.192
29 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'38.789 2.820 0.960
30 47 Adam NORRODIN Kalex 1'38.869 2.900 0.080
31 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'38.945 2.976 0.076
32 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'39.337 3.368 0.392
Round Number: 
15
2019
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