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2017 Phillip Island Moto2 FP3 Result: Oliveira Escapes Crash Epidemic

If you skipped the previous FP3 sessions, you would never guess the struggles of the premier class judging by the clear and sunny skies that welcomed the Moto2 grid. Back to slicks it was but the intermediate class still had to face jumpers & gloves conditions.

On a drying track, not only the times tumbled but also the riders themselves, with some fast crashes for the likes of Iker Lecuona, Lorenzo Baldassarri or Axel Pons. Miguel Oliveira escaped that faith to set himself at the top of the timesheets early in the session and holding station through the brief lull caused by some new drops of rain falling in the final fifteen minutes. The Portuguese rider went on to improve his own time and put a gap of six tenths into the pursuers.

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez Slips Into The Lead

While the worst the lightweight class had to contend with was a cold track and touch of drizzle, the promised rain was finally unleashed almost poetically as the premier class looked to hit the track. In typical Phillip Island fashion, things were further complicated by the rain seriously affecting specific parts of the track and completely ignoring others.

Rain tyres were the order of the day while the weather kept changing its mind between drizzle and dry patches for the first few minutes of the session but then the setting was firmly turned up to downpour with thirty-five minutes remaining.

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2017 Phillip Island Moto3 FP3 Result: Mir Fast Before Rain Turns Up

The promise of rain and the delivery of clear but significantly chilly conditions instead gave too much confidence to the feisty lot of the Moto3 grid. What that meant was a few unpleasant crashes to start proceedings on Saturday morning, fast men like Nicolo Bulega and Bo Bendsneyder giving their teams plenty of homework.

The cold temperatures made it difficult for the lightweight class to get anywhere near to Friday performance, Jules Danilo being a fresh face at the top of the timings for much of the morning session. The Frenchman kept a charging Joan Mir away until the last quarter of an hour, the world championship leader over a second slower than his own best time from FP2.

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2017 Phillip Island Moto2 FP2 Result: Nakagami Tops Crash-Strewn Session

Takaaki Nakagami carried his momentum from this morning into FP2, topping a strange and crash-filled second session of free practice for the Moto2 class. Nakagami pressed home his advantage, topping the timesheets by seven tenths of a second this afternoon, a similar gap to this morning.

Dominique Aegerter ended the day in second, a couple of tenths quicker than Pecco Bagnaia and Alex Marquez. Championship leader Franco Morbidelli posted the seventh quickest time, a second off the pace of Nakagami, while his main rival Tom Luthi was eleventh, 1.3 seconds off Nakagami's pace.

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP FP2 Result: Aleix Makes Aprilia Shine

Keep the sun, add some clouds and subtract some wind and there’s your recipe for FP2 in the premier class. That left suitable conditions to set up a battle for a direct Q2 ticket, with the concerning forecast for Saturday in mind. That being said, most of the session was reserved for work on tyre endurance, particularly on the soft rear, with a few exceptions like Pedrosa and Rossi on the medium.

Aleix Espargaro hit some good form after a pretty average FP1 and moved to the top of the pile after a handful of laps. The Aprilia looked like a temporary occupant of the top of the standings until the mad dash for a Q2-worthy lap would begin in the final ten minutes but that theory proved wrong as few improvements were to be found in the closing stages of the afternoon.

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2017 Phillip Island Moto3 FP2 Result: Mir Reclaims Control

Marginally warmer and with some extra layers of rubber on the circuit, the lightweight class did not need a lot of time to drop their times significantly under their FP1 benchmarks all throughout the field. In the improved conditions, one-lap king Jorge Martin stole the show early in the session and left the world championship leader to do all the work to catch up. And so he did, Joan Mir taking over the lead past the halfway mark of FP2.

Even without the late rapid lap nearly nudging the 1:36s and bagging him the session, Mir’s strong pace would be a good enough reason to worry his rivals. Aron Canet kept away from drama this time around and a late lap saw him cut Mir’s advantage in half - to little over two tenths of a second. That caused Bendsneyder to drop to third position in the session, half a seconds down.

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2017 Phillip Island Moto2 FP1 Result: Nakagami Puts His Foot Down

The illusion of warmth continued for the intermediate class, the rays of sun reflecting in polished fairings not conveying the low temperatures and windy conditions. Nevertheless, the weekend started much like we would all like to see it continuing, with a minor gap between the two title contenders at the top of the timesheets.  

Takaaki Nakagami put himself into contention past the halfway mark of the session, the Japanese rider taking over the lead by two tenths of a second. Morbidelli was first to react but Nakagami went ahead and improved on his time a few more times to turn that gap into a chasm, seven tenths of a second separating him from the pretenders in the closing stages of FP1.

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP FP1 Result: A Marquez Kind Of Morning

Remember that shiny ball called sun? It finally showed up to the party in Australia, although accompanied by a chilly breeze. The premier class riders could hardly complain after the adventures of little under a week ago so they got working right away.

Marc Marquez only required a handful of laps to get into the 1:29s, running the consistent pace he got us used to and only allowing five other riders to get within a second of his early time after the first runs. 

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2017 Phillip Island Moto3 FP1 Result: Bulega Braves The Wind

After the downpour of Motegi, the weather in Australia decided to help the riders acclimatise with some more drops of rain in the days leading up to practice. The rainfall stopped just in time for FP1 but the session started with damp patches still scattered on the circuit. The situation was quite quickly resolved by the strong winds, which were also somewhat unhelpful for the lightweight class.

Joan Mir would not let history repeat itself after the strange performance in Japan, the world championship leader featuring heavily at the top of the standings right out the box this time around. The Spaniard led for most of the session, until Nicolo Bulega eyed up a slipstream in the last handful of minutes and dragged Ayumu Sasaki with him over the line. The Italian didn’t get another chance to further improve his performance after an eager move into turn four slid him out of contention and took Aron Canet with him. Mir only just avoided the incident but could not improve himself so Bulega kept top honours at the flag.

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2017 Motegi MotoGP WUP Result: Marquez Masters Mo-Soggy

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'56.719    
2 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'57.125 0.406 / 0.406
3 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'57.215 0.496 / 0.090
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'57.303 0.584 / 0.088
5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'57.435 0.716 / 0.132
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'57.473 0.754 / 0.038
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'57.493 0.774 / 0.020
8 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'57.554 0.835 / 0.061
9 31 Kohta NOZANE Yamaha 1'58.023 1.304 / 0.469
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'58.115 1.396 / 0.092
11 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'58.141 1.422 / 0.026
12 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'58.364 1.645 / 0.223
13 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'58.382 1.663 / 0.018
14 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'58.424 1.705 / 0.042
15 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'58.451 1.732 / 0.027
16 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA Yamaha 1'58.708 1.989 / 0.257
17 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'58.723 2.004 / 0.015
18 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'58.943 2.224 / 0.220
19 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'58.959 2.240 / 0.016
20 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'58.999 2.280 / 0.040
21 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'59.515 2.796 / 0.516
22 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'00.200 3.481 / 0.685
23 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'00.356 3.637 / 0.156
24 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'01.902 5.183 / 1.546

 

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2017 Motegi Moto2 WUP Result: Syahrin Sails in the Wet

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Prev. / Diff.  
1 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'06.905    
2 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'07.042 0.137 / 0.137
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'07.129 0.224 / 0.087
4 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'07.404 0.499 / 0.275
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'07.538 0.633 / 0.134
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'07.732 0.827 / 0.194
7 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'07.811 0.906 / 0.079
8 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'07.844 0.939 / 0.033
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'08.155 1.250 / 0.311
10 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'08.164 1.259 / 0.009
11 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'08.278 1.373 / 0.114
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'08.336 1.431 / 0.058
13 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.768 1.863 / 0.432
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'09.041 2.136 / 0.273
15 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'09.126 2.221 / 0.085
16 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'09.135 2.230 / 0.009
17 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'09.286 2.381 / 0.151
18 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'09.315 2.410 / 0.029
19 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'09.338 2.433 / 0.023
20 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'09.715 2.810 / 0.377
21 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'09.761 2.856 / 0.046
22 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'09.767 2.862 / 0.006
23 34 Ryo MIZUNO Kalex 2'09.845 2.940 / 0.078
24 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'09.902 2.997 / 0.057
25 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'09.986 3.081 / 0.084
26 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'10.051 3.146 / 0.065
27 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 2'10.227 3.322 / 0.176
28 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'10.320 3.415 / 0.093
29 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'10.964 4.059 / 0.644
30 33 Ikuhiro ENOKIDO Kalex 2'11.094 4.189 / 0.130
31 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'11.223 4.318 / 0.129
32 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'11.473 4.568 / 0.250
33 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'12.869 5.964 / 1.396
 

 

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2017 Motegi Moto3 WUP Result: Fenati Finito First

Results: 

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Prev. / Diff.
1 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'12.513    
2 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'12.616 0.103 / 0.103
3 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'13.769 1.256 / 1.153
4 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'13.944 1.431 / 0.175
5 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'14.041 1.528 / 0.097
6 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'14.277 1.764 / 0.236
7 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'14.290 1.777 / 0.013
8 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'14.305 1.792 / 0.015
9 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'14.346 1.833 / 0.041
10 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'14.383 1.870 / 0.037
11 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'14.398 1.885 / 0.015
12 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'14.439 1.926 / 0.041
13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'14.490 1.977 / 0.051
14 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'14.536 2.023 / 0.046
15 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'14.557 2.044 / 0.021
16 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'14.694 2.181 / 0.137
17 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'14.786 2.273 / 0.092
18 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'14.935 2.422 / 0.149
19 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'15.071 2.558 / 0.136
20 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'15.287 2.774 / 0.216
21 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'15.311 2.798 / 0.024
22 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'15.421 2.908 / 0.110
23 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'15.654 3.141 / 0.233
24 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'15.821 3.308 / 0.167
25 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'15.921 3.408 / 0.100
26 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'16.076 3.563 / 0.155
27 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'16.653 4.140 / 0.577
28 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'19.894 7.381 / 3.241
29 70 Tom TOPARIS KTM 2'21.362 8.849 / 1.468
  8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM      

 

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