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2017 Jerez World Superbike Superpole Results: Fast, Fast, Fast

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The morning was laden with fog, but cancelling the World Superstock untimed session got the schedule back on track. Tom Sykes would be trying to match Troy Corser's Superpole record of 43 pole positions.

After the first lap of Superpole One, Leon Camier was quickest with a 1'40.859, quicker than his quickest laps this morning and all of yesterday. Another lap later, he matched his lap, quicker by only six thousandths, but Leandro Mercado took top spot by only a tenth of a second. Xavi Fores was knocked down to third place and out of the promotion spot by Mercado's lap.

Riders pitted in for a tyre change, as usual, with the top five riders all lapping within three tenths of a second of each other. With a new tyre, Alessandro Andreozzi was on target to improve on his fourth place but lost all the advantage he had as he ran off the track at the end of the lap.

Leon Camier took the top spot back before the flag came out, with a 1'40.062, joined by Xavi Fores a third of a second slower in second place. With the flag being waved, nobody was on a fast lap and the session was settled for the top two places and Camier and Fores progressed to Superpole Two.

Jonathan Rea was the first rider out with his teammate Tom Sykes the last. Rea set the first fast lap of 1'40.2, but Leon Camier took four tenths off him immediately, making the most of the experience gained in the first Superpole session. Tom Sykes then reminded us that he's on target to match Troy Corser's Superpole record with a 1'39.859 on race rubber.

Marco Melandri, on his second fast lap, went eight tenths quicker than Sykes with a 1'39.773 and held the bragging rights into the mid-session tea break. Melandri, Sykes and Rea were the only riders under 1'40 on regular tyres.

With the faster Q tyres fitted, five riders immediately went quicker than Marco Melandri, the fastest of whom was Melandri himself, with a 1'38.960 ahead of Jonathan Rea and Alex Lowes, and the flag came out with nobody on a quick lap and the front row was settled with Melandri's new outright lap record at the top.

Tom Sykes headed the second row, alongside Michael van der Mark and Lorenzo Savadori, so he will have to wait for the last round in two weeks to see if he can match Troy Corser's Superpole record. Marco Melandri's pole position was only his second career Superpole pole position and Alex Lowes's third place was his first Superpole front row this year.

Qualifying Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'38.960   277,2
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.981 0.021 273,8
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.242 0.282 273,1
4 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.318 0.358 271,8
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.561 0.601 274,5
6 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'39.776 0.816 271,1
7 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'39.839 0.879 274,5
8 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'39.840 0.880 275,8
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'39.957 0.997 267,2
10 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.388 1.428 271,8
11 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.413 1.453 272,4
12 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'40.535 1.575 275,1
13 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'40.842 0.780 275,8
14 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'40.916 0.854 273,1
15 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'40.992 0.930 271,8
16 121 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.024 0.962 268,5
17 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.326 1.264 273,8
18 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.890 1.828 268,5
19 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.377 2.315 269,8
20 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.516 2.454 268,5
21 72 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.804 2.742 271,1
22 99 D. SCHMITTER Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'45.942 5.880 267,8

Superpole One Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'40.062   268,5
2 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'40.425 0.363 274,5
3 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'40.842 0.780 275,8
4 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'40.916 0.854 273,1
5 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'40.992 0.930 271,8
6 121 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.024 0.962 268,5
7 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'41.326 1.264 273,8
8 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.890 1.828 268,5
9 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.377 2.315 269,8
10 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.516 2.454 268,5
11 72 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.804 2.742 271,1
12 99 D. SCHMITTER Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'45.942 5.880 267,8

Superpole Two Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'38.960   277,2
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'38.981 0.021 273,8
3 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.242 0.282 273,1
4 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'39.318 0.358 271,8
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'39.561 0.601 274,5
6 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'39.776 0.816 271,1
7 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'39.839 0.879 274,5
8 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'39.840 0.880 275,8
9 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'39.957 0.997 267,2
10 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.388 1.428 271,8
11 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.413 1.453 272,4
12 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'40.535 1.575 275,1

 

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2017 Jerez World Supersport FP3 Results: Mahias Quickest Again

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Championship leader Lucas Mahias has topped all three sessions, but this is the first session where he wasn't joined at the top by Jules CLuzel, with Niki Tuuli second-quickest ahead of Sheridan Morais.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.540   242,6
2 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 1'43.974 0.434 246,9
3 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.038 0.498 243,7
4 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 1'44.221 0.681 248,6
5 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.687 1.147 246,9
6 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 1'44.760 1.220 248,1
7 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.818 1.278 242,1
8 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 1'44.842 1.302 242,6
9 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 1'44.942 1.402 244,2
10 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 1'44.958 1.418 244,8
11 13 A. WEST Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'44.969 1.429 243,7
12 71 C. BERGMAN Honda CBR600RR 1'45.165 1.625 243,7
13 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 1'45.189 1.649 245,9
14 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 1'45.360 1.820 248,6
15 87 L. ZANETTI MV Agusta F3 675 1'45.444 1.904 245,9
16 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.557 2.017 242,6
17 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 1'45.711 2.171 244,8
18 25 A. BALDOLINI Yamaha YZF R6 1'45.828 2.288 248,6
19 5 A. BASSANI Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.867 2.327 249,2
20 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'45.896 2.356 242,6
21 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 1'46.010 2.470 243,2
22 17 M. PONS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.044 2.504 234,9
23 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.089 2.549 241,0
24 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.254 2.714 241,6
25 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'46.293 2.753 244,2
26 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.382 2.842 244,8
27 69 X. CARDELUS Yamaha YZF R6 1'46.387 2.847 241,6
29 78 H. OKUBO Honda CBR600RR 1'46.656 3.116 241,0
30 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 1'47.339 3.799 237,9
31 48 G. SCARCELLA Honda CBR600RR 1'47.973 4.433 236,4

 

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2017 Jerez World Superbike FP3 Results: Melandri Quickest After Fog

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A foggy morning delayed the start of the untimed session, but it eventually cleared and allowed Marco Melandri to hold off Jonathan Rea to get the quickest time.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 1'40.647   278,6
2 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'40.819 0.172 272,4
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 1'41.018 0.371 278,6
4 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.098 0.451 273,1
5 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 1'41.278 0.631 275,1
6 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.341 0.694 272,4
7 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 1'41.514 0.867  
8 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 1'41.716 1.069 273,1
9 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'41.768 1.121 269,1
10 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'41.805 1.158 270,4
11 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 1'41.891 1.244 273,8
12 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'41.915 1.268 273,1
13 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 1'42.083 1.436 273,1
14 121 A. ANDREOZZI Yamaha YZF R1 1'42.323 1.676 265,3
15 05 S. GUINTOLI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'42.576 1.929 273,8
16 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'42.621 1.974 269,8
17 34 D. GIUGLIANO Honda CBR1000RR 1'42.646 1.999 269,8
18 84 R. RUSSO Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'43.035 2.388 270,4
19 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'43.081 2.434 267,2
20 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'43.251 2.604 269,8
21 72 T. TAKAHASHI Honda CBR1000RR 1'43.718 3.071 273,8
22 99 D. SCHMITTER Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'44.748 4.101 268,5

 

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2017 Phillip Island Moto2 Qualifying Result: What’s Practice Got To Do With It?

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More than the washout the various weather forecasts predicted for Saturday in Phillip Island, the intermediate class qualifying ended a run of significant airtime for slick tyre options punctuated with cold but light drizzles here and there.

Based on performance in practice, Mattia Pasini had nothing to do at the top of the timesheets but the Italian bounced back to lead the session with the first time into the 1:33s and marginally the fastest of the weekend. Marcel Schrotter showcased the benefits of the new Suter frame by getting within eight thousandths of a second of Pasini. The duo was followed by all the usual contenders and the order settled until the final five minutes.

The first big moves came from the Red Bull KTM duo running together like they got us used to and suddenly bringing Brad Binder into the mix, right ahead of the world championship leader. The usual contenders left it late to fight back for pole position after tripping each other up, no big changes taking place until the very last lap.

Pasini was the only rider still posting red sector times and, although not improving in the end, the Italian snatched yet another pole position on a track where he does not have the best record. Schrotter did not improve either but his initial time was sufficient for him to score a career best qualifying position. The front row was completed by Miguel Oliveira, the Portuguese rider recording his fourth front row start of the year.

Binder will start from the second row of the grid in his best qualifying result of the year and in very competitive company with the Marc VDS duo. Morbidelli encountered some late issues on his second run and could not improve on fifth, while Alex Marquez steadily improved to sixth spot, half a second down on Pasini.

Takaaki Nakagami went from “top of the timesheets” to “nowhere in sight” throughout the weekend but managed to reach a compromise for qualifying and finished seventh. The third row of the grid will also feature Dominique Aegerter and a surprising name in Jesko Raffin.

On the other hand, Tom Luthi did not put his best experience to good use and could only manage tenth place, five grid spots behind his title rival and surrounded by people eager for their time in the limelight.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'33.300    
2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'33.308 0.008 0.008
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'33.422 0.122 0.114
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'33.453 0.153 0.031
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'33.495 0.195 0.042
6 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'33.749 0.449 0.254
7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'33.921 0.621 0.172
8 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'33.944 0.644 0.023
9 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'33.982 0.682 0.038
10 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'34.098 0.798 0.116
11 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'34.163 0.863 0.065
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'34.213 0.913 0.050
13 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'34.218 0.918 0.005
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'34.283 0.983 0.065
15 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'34.500 1.200 0.217
16 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'34.500 1.200  
17 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'34.570 1.270 0.070
18 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'34.699 1.399 0.129
19 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'34.730 1.430 0.031
20 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'34.969 1.669 0.239
21 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'35.005 1.705 0.036
22 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'35.011 1.711 0.006
23 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'35.068 1.768 0.057
24 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'35.076 1.776 0.008
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'35.120 1.820 0.044
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'35.352 2.052 0.232
27 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'35.579 2.279 0.227
28 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'35.918 2.618 0.339
29 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'35.943 2.643 0.025
30 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'36.219 2.919 0.276
  19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex      

 

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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP Qualifying Result: Can’t Fight The Moonlight

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Dry, warm and arguably the best conditions of the weekend yet, the qualifying session for the premier class got off to a competitive start, with Andrea Iannone and Jack Miller fighting it off for the honour to tag along to the world champion’s tail. Iannone won that battle and was rewarded with a tow that put him ahead after the first flying lap but Marc Marquez was the first to break into the 1:28s on his second lap, getting the best of his two trailers. Meanwhile, the other title contender bookended the timesheets after Andrea Dovizioso struggled to put together a great lap the first time around.

Keen to avoid Iannone on the final run, Marquez was one of the last men out the pits and waved off his first lap while avoiding giving away any helping hands. Johann Zarco did not wait for an invitation and in a repeat of last Saturday, the Frenchman promptly took over top spot. Unlike last Saturday, Maverick Viñales turned up to the party and moved to the top of the pile in the final thirty seconds of the session. But Yamahas’ time in the sun was cut short after Marquez confirmed to be an unstoppable force around the Australian circuit and snatched a fourth consecutive pole position in Phillip Island by three tenths of a second.

Viñales made the best of the improved conditions to make a resurgence to second position on the grid, the Spanish archenemies sharing the front row with Zarco. Iannone and Miller’s early laps behind Marquez proved good enough to reserve them fourth and fifth on the grid, to the joy of the Suzuki garage and mostly the home crowd. The two will share the second row of the grid with the KTM of Pol Espargaro, the Spaniard seven tenths off the pace of his leading compatriot.

Valentino Rossi was the big winner of Q1 and the Italian went on to score a third row start ahead of Aleix Espargaro and the other Q1 survivor, Bradley Smith, who brought yet another smile to his factory crew since his new contract was confirmed.

It was a case of “what could have been” for Cal Crutchlow, the LCR rider sliding out on the first lap of his second run, while running a hot pace. The Brit will have to settle for a fourth row start in top-end company, next to Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa. While Pedrosa is not a big fan of the cooler windy conditions, it was largely a mystery why Dovizioso could not at least replicate his FP2 pace.

Alex Rins was the best of the rest in Q1, ahead of Tito Rabat and Karel Abraham on the fifth row. Another row behind will line up Jorge Lorenzo, the Spaniard perhaps struggling with his sprained ankle and bruised shoulder after FP3. He will also have the company of another deluxe Ducati, Danilo Petrucci only qualifying eighteenth after losing the front in turn ten, in a repeat of Dovizioso’s FP4 adventures.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'28.386    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'28.719 0.333 0.333
3 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'28.744 0.358 0.025
4 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'28.937 0.551 0.193
5 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'28.964 0.578 0.027
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'29.030 0.644 0.066
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'29.203 0.817 0.173
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'29.271 0.885 0.068
9 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'29.321 0.935 0.050
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'29.429 1.043 0.108
11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'29.496 1.110 0.067
12 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'29.546 1.160 0.050
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Q2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'29.346    
Q2 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'29.705 0.359 0.359
13 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'29.824 0.478 0.119
14 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'29.847 0.501 0.023
15 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'29.961 0.615 0.114
16 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'30.085 0.739 0.124
17 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'30.224 0.878 0.139
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'30.471 1.125 0.247
19 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'30.543 1.197 0.072
20 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'30.806 1.460 0.263
21 23 Broc PARKES Yamaha 1'30.889 1.543 0.083
22 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'30.900 1.554 0.011
23 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'31.158 1.812 0.258
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2017 Phillip Island MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Leads, Dovizioso Stumbles

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In an apt description of Phillip Island, half the sky ahead of the final practice session was nearly black, while the other half was marshmallows on a light blue background. Making the best of the still dry track, most riders joined the action on the soft rear tyre, with the exception of a couple Ducatis, including Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo and Danilo Petrucci, as well as the Yamaha trio of Valentino Rossi, Maverick Viñales and Johann Zarco.

The early part of the session belonged to the likes of Alex Rins and Jack Miller, the two sharing the top of the timesheets until the Spaniard slid out gently and the Australian got overtaken by a lot of different challengers before a name stuck for more than one lap – that name being Johann Zarco. The Frenchman’s time in the spotlight was cut short by Aleix Espargaro, whose repaired transponder showed him to still have the pace he promised on Friday.

Marc Marquez trialled both rear tyre options, starting on the soft around sixth position and switching to the medium for the final stage of the session, snatching the lead soon after. The Spaniard picked up Andrea Iannone to inadvertently show him the ropes and drag him into second position. Marquez maintained top spot to the flag and posted a short run of consistent mid 1:29s.

Zarco recovered some ground on the final few laps to climb back into second position, two tenths adrift of Marquez and pushing Iannone down to third. Aleix Espargaro got the better of brother Pol, the Aprilia and the KTM separated by seven hundredths of a second in fourth and fifth positions respectively.

Ten minutes into the session, there was a rare mistake from Andrea Dovizioso but also a very familiar-looking one, the Ducati locking the front into turn ten and going down without a warning from his used up mediums. The Italian rejoined the action in the final ten minutes of the session to save a sixth position. Cal Crutchlow was a mere five hundredths of a second behind, in seventh spot.

Maverick Viñales was slow to get up to speed but the late switch to a set of softs aided his cause and the Yamaha climbed into eighth spot, ahead of Loris Baz and Jack Miller completing the top ten. Dani Pedrosa only just missed out on the honour in eleventh position, a second adrift of his teammate in the cool conditions.

Lower down the timesheets, there were subdued performances from Valentino Rossi, who switched to the soft rear for his second attack but could only make it into fifteenth place, but also Danilo Petrucci sixteenth, ahead of a freshly injured Jorge Lorenzo.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'29.541    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'29.739 0.198 0.198
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'29.808 0.267 0.069
4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'30.080 0.539 0.272
5 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'30.159 0.618 0.079
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'30.189 0.648 0.030
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'30.244 0.703 0.055
8 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'30.248 0.707 0.004
9 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'30.386 0.845 0.138
10 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'30.404 0.863 0.018
11 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'30.542 1.001 0.138
12 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'30.694 1.153 0.152
13 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'30.701 1.160 0.007
14 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'30.810 1.269 0.109
15 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'30.929 1.388 0.119
16 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'30.965 1.424 0.036
17 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'31.013 1.472 0.048
18 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'31.153 1.612 0.140
19 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'31.345 1.804 0.192
20 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'31.346 1.805 0.001
21 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'31.796 2.255 0.450
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'31.980 2.439 0.184
23 23 Broc PARKES Yamaha 1'32.264 2.723 0.284

 

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2017 Phillip Island Moto3 Qualifying Result: Mischievous Ways

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Back to qualifying, back to dry conditions and back to the fast men at the business end of the timesheets.

After the first fast run, it was a highly familiar front row configuration, with the RBA duo occupying the top positions, Gabriel Rodrigo ahead of Juanfran Guevara by three tenths of a second. Another tenth behind was championship leader Joan Mir, the Spaniard spending the early part of the session being stalked by rival Romano Fenati who was eager to get a helpful guide around the track. Fenati’s mischievous search for a deluxe teacher helped him find much of the pace he was missing in the early part of the weekend to trail his rival on the temporary grid.

The second time around it was a team affair, the crackdown in slow riding causing a lot of riders to look across the garage for an orchestrated tow. Jorge Martin needed no such thing, the Spaniard finding himself on the tail of Mir and using it to his benefit to grab provisional pole position from Rodrigo. Meanwhile, Mir himself put Guevara between himself and Fenati with ten minutes remaining.

The hot action only got underway with five minutes to go, although the main contenders chose to play the waiting game. The RBA duo were the first to blink, just as the rain flag came out in sector one once again. With a pretty secure lap in his pocket, Martin was the last rider to leave his garage, in more of a parade lap celebrating his eighth pole position of the season – an impressive if rather bittersweet achievement considering Martin’s record in converting poles into wins.

Rodrigo will be happy to add to his front row tally, two tenths adrift of the poleman and sharing the front row with championship leader Mir. Guevara dropped to the second row, slotting into fourth position, ahead of the much improved performance of Fenati and Jules Danilo showing FP3 was not a one-off display.

Manuel Pagliani joined the action from the third row of the grid, followed by the EG 0,0 duo of Aron Canet and Enea Bastianini.

A few more familiar places lost out in qualifying lower down the grid. Fabio di Giannantonio salvaged an eleventh position at the flag but Brad Binder and Bo Bendsneyder could not follow up on the good showing in FP3. After a brilliant Friday morning, Nicolo Bulega went backwards on the timesheets as well, both him and teammate Andrea Migno struggling to even break into the top twenty and starting twenty-third and twenty-sixth on the grid.

Results:          

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'37.030    
2 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'37.248 0.218 0.218
3 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'37.411 0.381 0.163
4 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'37.544 0.514 0.133
5 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'37.680 0.650 0.136
6 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'37.710 0.680 0.030
7 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'37.713 0.683 0.003
8 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'37.743 0.713 0.030
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'37.820 0.790 0.077
10 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'37.906 0.876 0.086
11 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'37.949 0.919 0.043
12 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'37.972 0.942 0.023
13 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'38.044 1.014 0.072
14 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'38.068 1.038 0.024
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'38.089 1.059 0.021
16 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'38.170 1.140 0.081
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'38.204 1.174 0.034
18 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'38.289 1.259 0.085
19 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'38.293 1.263 0.004
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'38.328 1.298 0.035
21 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'38.386 1.356 0.058
22 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'38.429 1.399 0.043
23 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'38.577 1.547 0.148
24 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'38.593 1.563 0.016
25 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'38.614 1.584 0.021
26 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'39.225 2.195 0.611
27 6 Maria HERRERA Mahindra 1'39.425 2.395 0.200
28 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'39.895 2.865 0.470
29 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'40.709 3.679 0.814
30 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'40.895 3.865 0.186
31 70 Tom TOPARIS KTM 1'42.218 5.188 1.323

 

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2017 Phillip Island Moto2 FP3 Result: Oliveira Escapes Crash Epidemic

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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 did the times tumble 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.

A late improvement from Pecco Bagnaia reduced the gap to three tenths, while an excellent effort from Simone Corsi pushed him up to third despite the Italian missing significant track action on Friday. Franco Morbidelli didn’t set the session alight but the world championship leader played it safe into fourth position, seven tenths off the lead. Brad Binder has had one of his better practice sessions this season with a fifth place eight tenths off the pace of his teammate.

Marcel Schrotter also joined the crash list in turn four while running second in the session, the late improvers dropping him to sixth position. Remy Gardner also had an impressive morning in seventh spot, despite a very late slip in turn six. The top ten was completed by Andrea Locatelli, Jesko Raffin and Sandro Cortese, the final trio to post a time within a second of Oliveira.

Amongst some of the other usual suspects, Alex Marquez gave himself a wake-up call with a trek through the grass in turn eight in the debut of the session and the Spaniard failed to improve in the later stages of the session to finish eleventh. Mattia Pasini also showed a soft spot for the gravel trap in turn ten in the final ten minutes and could not do any better than thirteenth. Tom Luthi ended up in a lowly fifteenth position but only trailing his title rival by three tenths. Friday leader Takaaki Nakagami had a pretty unlucky day, joining the action late, causing an incident with Edgar Pons due to the cold conditions and only completing six times laps – good enough for twenty-third spot.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'33.919    
2 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'34.240 0.321 0.321
3 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'34.546 0.627 0.306
4 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'34.695 0.776 0.149
5 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'34.744 0.825 0.049
6 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'34.771 0.852 0.027
7 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'34.883 0.964 0.112
8 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'34.888 0.969 0.005
9 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'34.901 0.982 0.013
10 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'34.910 0.991 0.009
11 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'34.926 1.007 0.016
12 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'34.952 1.033 0.026
13 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'34.967 1.048 0.015
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'34.977 1.058 0.010
15 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'35.006 1.087 0.029
16 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'35.422 1.503 0.416
17 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'35.476 1.557 0.054
18 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'35.505 1.586 0.029
19 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'35.547 1.628 0.042
20 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'35.590 1.671 0.043
21 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'35.601 1.682 0.011
22 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'35.608 1.689 0.007
23 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'36.020 2.101 0.412
24 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'36.105 2.186 0.085
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'36.106 2.187 0.001
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'36.115 2.196 0.009
27 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'36.170 2.251 0.055
28 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'36.276 2.357 0.106
29 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.677 2.758 0.401
30 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'37.163 3.244 0.486
31 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'40.489 6.570 3.326

 

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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.

Johann Zarco placed himself at the top of the pile in the mixed conditions before the weather worsened but the Frenchman was the first to be caught out by pushing a bit too much too soon. While most riders were still adjusting their wet weather settings, Jorge Lorenzo was showing off his talents and taking over the lead of the session. Fellow Q1 customer Danilo Petrucci soon joined him at the top, in the 1:39 club.

After some tentative initial laps, the world champion rejoined the party halfway through the session, the weather so bad in some sections that the camera made it hard to distinguish between blurry orange bikes. Nonetheless, Marquez found his feet as fast as you’d expect, the Spaniard moving to the top of the timesheets by over eight tenths of a second with twenty minutes to go.

Title rival Dovizioso finally added his name to the usual wet-weather podium configuration in the final fifteen minutes, the Italian joining Marquez and Petrucci at the front. They trio was eventually separated by Zarco sneaking ahead of the Ducati men and cutting the Honda’s advantage to four tenths.

The final five minutes saw another change in conditions, with patches of clear blue sky and some drying tarmac, offering a look at a potential flag-to-flag race and a last chance at a rapid lap time. Lorenzo could not benefit from the improved conditions after suffering a fast crash on the kerb in turn eight and having to get his left ankle checked out for a sprain. Only moments after, Marquez joined the crash list at turn six but the world championship leader maintained his position at the top of the standings - a familiar story indeed.

Zarco finished second despite his early crash, with Pol Espargaro profiting from the last lap mad dash to snatch third for KTM, half a second behind the leader. Karel Abraham was also in the right place at the right time and went fourth fastest, two tenths ahead of Petrucci, who was the final man within a second of Marquez. The other Repsol Honda was sixth, a more encouraging result in the wet and cold conditions for Dani Padrosa, with another Honda slotting into seventh spot through Cal Crutchlow.

Dovizoso failed to improve in the final part of the session and dropped back to eighth position, with Hector Barbera and Jack Miller completing the top ten. Lorenzo got pushed back to eleventh place after the late improvers posted their times but the Spaniard kept ahead of the Yamaha duo of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales, the two teammates outpaced by the lead Honda by a second and a half.

Aleix Espargaro didn't completely lose his way, like the bottom of the timesheets woud suggest, the Spaniard suffering a transponder issue that meant some of his laps were not recorded properly.

In the tricky conditions, there were no opportunities to upset the Q2 distribution observed on Friday, with Rossi, Lorenzo and Petrucci as the main actors looking to fight it off in Q1.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'38.522    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'38.983 0.461 0.461
3 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'39.056 0.534 0.073
4 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'39.212 0.690 0.156
5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'39.356 0.834 0.144
6 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'39.556 1.034 0.200
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'39.704 1.182 0.148
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'39.760 1.238 0.056
9 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'39.802 1.280 0.042
10 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'39.889 1.367 0.087
11 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'39.956 1.434 0.067
12 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'40.009 1.487 0.053
13 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'40.122 1.600 0.113
14 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'40.162 1.640 0.040
15 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'40.204 1.682 0.042
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'40.801 2.279 0.597
17 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'40.879 2.357 0.078
18 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'41.267 2.745 0.388
19 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'41.420 2.898 0.153
20 23 Broc PARKES Yamaha 1'41.818 3.296 0.398
21 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'41.822 3.300 0.004
22 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'41.886 3.364 0.064
23 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'43.415 4.893 1.529

 

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

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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.

That seemed to be sorted until five minutes later, when Fabio di Giannantonio pulled a rabbit out of the hat to lead the session after being pretty much nowhere on day one. The more familiar face of Jorge Martin also put in his bid for the lead but in the end it was Mir who got within four tenths of a second of the weekend’s best time right as the rain flag made an appearance in the remaining five minutes.

Martin got demoted to second position by a tenth of a second, with Di Giannantonio almost another half a second back. Danilo lost a bit of ground but saved a fourth position through his early fast lap – eight tenths slower and closely followed by Marcos Ramirez in fifth and John McPhee in sixth spot.

Tatsuki Suzuki and Aron Canet were the final men to post a time within a second of the leader, with Enea Bastianini and Juanfran Guevara completed the top ten.

Despite his crash, Bendsneyder was fast enough for twelfth, over a second off the pace and marginally faster than a still struggling Romano Fenati in thirteenth spot. Bulega’s swift repair job meant that the Italian could at least enjoy some five minutes of track time – good enough for fourteenth position before gesticulating vividly to his compatriot and former teammate.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'37.567    
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'37.677 0.110 0.110
3 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'38.171 0.604 0.494
4 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'38.418 0.851 0.247
5 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'38.459 0.892 0.041
6 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'38.465 0.898 0.006
7 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'38.535 0.968 0.070
8 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'38.550 0.983 0.015
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'38.640 1.073 0.090
10 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'38.663 1.096 0.023
11 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'38.706 1.139 0.043
12 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'38.852 1.285 0.146
13 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'38.886 1.319 0.034
14 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'38.962 1.395 0.076
15 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'38.964 1.397 0.002
16 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'38.990 1.423 0.026
17 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'39.074 1.507 0.084
18 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.126 1.559 0.052
19 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'39.170 1.603 0.044
20 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'39.174 1.607 0.004
21 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'39.175 1.608 0.001
22 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'39.227 1.660 0.052
23 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'39.424 1.857 0.197
24 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'39.712 2.145 0.288
25 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'39.996 2.429 0.284
26 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'40.045 2.478 0.049
27 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'40.125 2.558 0.080
28 6 Maria HERRERA Mahindra 1'40.784 3.217 0.659
29 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'40.828 3.261 0.044
30 70 Tom TOPARIS KTM 1'41.755 4.188 0.927
  27 Kaito TOBA Honda      
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