2019 Phillip Island Moto3 FP2 Result: Second Set To Canet

FP1 felt like a bad dream by the time FP2 came about, with clear stretches of blue sky, dry asphalt and fairings shining in the sun. Slick tyres finally got their moment for the first and possibly only dry practice session of the weekend and most of the attention was focused on the pursuit of a top time for direct Q2 qualification.

After a more subdued Friday morning, Aron Canet unleashed his speed in the afternoon session to become the early leader, at least until the mid-session stint of tandem riding from the Leopard machines, when first Lorenzo Dalla Porta and then Marcos Ramirez took over. The Petronas squad had the advantage through John McPhee going into the mini time attack for the final ten minutes but Canet got the memo and swiftly retrieved top position.

Once Canet made the decisive move, the rest of the field could only achieve personal best times, the best of which brought title rival Dalla Porta within three tenths of a second. Arenas overcame a difficult morning spent mostly in the gravel trap to secure third in FP2, four tenths off the lead. Niccolo Antonelli continued his comeback from injury with a solid fourth position, a tenth faster than teammate Tatsuki Suzuki. Andrea Migno joined the top six positions, ahead of McPhee and with Romano Fenati also finding a route to eighth, in spite of his recent convalescence.

Dennis Foggia and Gabriel Rodrigo rounded out the top ten as the final men within a second of the leader. The final provisional Q2 tickets went to Stefano Nepa, Celestino Vietti, Kaito Toba and Ramirez, with Darryn Binder missing out by one hundredth of a second. Tony Arbolino faded after excelling in the wet and could not do any better than 17th.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET KTM 1'36.809    
2 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Honda 1'37.090 0.281 0.281
3 75 Albert ARENAS KTM 1'37.260 0.451 0.170
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'37.358 0.549 0.098
5 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'37.443 0.634 0.085
6 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'37.549 0.740 0.106
7 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'37.617 0.808 0.068
8 55 Romano FENATI Honda 1'37.624 0.815 0.007
9 7 Dennis FOGGIA KTM 1'37.689 0.880 0.065
10 19 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 1'37.803 0.994 0.114
11 82 Stefano NEPA KTM 1'37.850 1.041 0.047
12 13 Celestino VIETTI KTM 1'37.882 1.073 0.032
13 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'37.886 1.077 0.004
14 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Honda 1'37.909 1.100 0.023
15 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'37.925 1.116 0.016
16 61 Can ONCU KTM 1'37.940 1.131 0.015
17 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'38.037 1.228 0.097
18 25 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'38.118 1.309 0.081
19 54 Riccardo ROSSI Honda 1'38.137 1.328 0.019
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'38.264 1.455 0.127
21 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 1'38.559 1.750 0.295
22 11 Sergio GARCIA Honda 1'38.592 1.783 0.033
23 22 Kazuki MASAKI KTM 1'38.648 1.839 0.056
24 12 Filip SALAC KTM 1'38.665 1.856 0.017
25 5 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'38.722 1.913 0.057
26 21 Alonso LOPEZ Honda 1'38.930 2.121 0.208
27 76 Makar YURCHENKO KTM 1'39.008 2.199 0.078
28 79 Ai OGURA Honda 1'39.758 2.949 0.750
29 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'39.953 3.144 0.195
30 9 Yanni SHAW Kalex KTM 1'42.583 5.774 2.630
  15 Rogan CHANDLER Kalex KTM 1'44.903 8.094 2.320
Round Number: 
17
2019
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