MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2016 Valencia MotoGP Qualifying Result: Record-Breaking Business As Usual

In very Lorenzo fashion, the former world champion went out and reconquered Valencia, setting the first 1:29 time around the season-ending Spanish track on his first flying lap, improving even more soon after and eventually settling for another record-breaking 1:29.401.

His main nemesis for the weekend, Marc Marquez, managed to get as close as three tenths of a second after he waved his way around Iannone and switched to the harder option front tyre. The Honda had some red sector times in hand on the last lap but not enough to stop Lorenzo’s last pole position for Yamaha. That leaves the duo equal at the top of the pole position record (yes, since records are available) for another couple of months.

Valentino Rossi warmed up slower but he eventually joined the front row party, although seven tenths down on his teammate. Another tenth down was his future teammate, Maverick Viñales promising to join the battle for the podium from fourth position on the grid.

The fastest Ducati proved to be Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian starting the race from the middle of the second row. Pol Espargaro proved once again that his position in the practice sessions was no fluke, qualifying sixth.

A Ducati, a Honda and a Suzuki will share the third row, Andrea Iannone leading Dani Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaro, who, despite showing good speed throughout the weekend, had a crash late into the session.

Bradley Smith managed to qualify tenth, in front of Q1 survivors Cal Crutchlow and Danilo Petrucci, also helped by an early crash from his fellow British colleague.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'29.401    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'29.741 0.340 0.340
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'30.128 0.727 0.387
4 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'30.276 0.875 0.148
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'30.338 0.937 0.062
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'30.392 0.991 0.054
7 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'30.420 1.019 0.028
8 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'30.574 1.173 0.154
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'30.885 1.484 0.311
10 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'30.949 1.548 0.064
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.030 1.629 0.081
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.203 1.802 0.173
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Q2 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'30.544    
Q2 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'30.815 0.271 0.271
13 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'30.894 0.350 0.079
14 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'31.406 0.862 0.512
15 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'31.686 1.142 0.280
16 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'31.749 1.205 0.063
17 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'31.813 1.269 0.064
18 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'31.847 1.303 0.034
19 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'31.956 1.412 0.109
20 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'32.092 1.548 0.136
21 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'32.181 1.637 0.089
22 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'32.240 1.696 0.059

 

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18
2016
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2016 Valencia MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez And Lorenzo Battle It Out

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The sun was out and Lorenzo was out on a mission to get his name back on top. Once that challenge was done with, the Spanish rider went on to set a string of low 1:31s, all while Marc Marquez was catching up lap after lap. The world champion eventually sneaked ahead by a mere half a tenth but then found the gravel trap with three minutes to go, demonstrating his karate kick on the innocent tyre wall around turn six.

While both rivals proved to have good pace, Maverick Viñales kept close as well, about a tenth behind Lorenzo and showing good prospects for Sunday’s race. Fourth was Andrea Iannone, although the leading Ducati was three tenths down on the top trio, Valentino Rossi close behind his countryman.

Cal Crutchlow was the last rider within half a second of Marquez, the Brit leading the Espargaro brothers, with Aleix in front this time around. Andrea Dovizioso had to settle for ninth, seven tenths off the leader and a tenth ahead of Dani Pedrosa, the other Repsol rider making it a duo of falls in the Honda garage, the Spaniard suffering a light crash in turn fourteen. Also joining the crash list was Yonny Hernandez, the Colombian swiftly following Danilo Petrucci into the gravel trap at turn ten without any consequences.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'30.906    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'30.961 0.055 0.055
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'30.996 0.090 0.035
4 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'31.296 0.390 0.300
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.308 0.402 0.012
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.317 0.411 0.009
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'31.451 0.545 0.134
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'31.509 0.603 0.058
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.658 0.752 0.149
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.786 0.880 0.128
11 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'31.889 0.983 0.103
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'32.133 1.227 0.244
13 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'32.190 1.284 0.057
14 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'32.206 1.300 0.016
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'32.283 1.377 0.077
16 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'32.357 1.451 0.074
17 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'32.395 1.489 0.038
18 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'32.835 1.929 0.440
19 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'32.951 2.045 0.116
20 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'32.959 2.053 0.008
21 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'33.154 2.248 0.195
22 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'33.597 2.691 0.443
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18
2016
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2016 Valencia Moto3 Qualifying Result: There’s A First Time For Everything

The afternoon sun wasn’t very welcoming to the Moto3 class, Juanfran Guevara opening the qualifying session with an impressive rodeo ride, while Andrea Migno was more unlucky, losing control in turn nine and looking in a fair bit of pain. They both rejoined with different levels of success.

After the first benchmarks were set, Enea Bastianini claimed provisional pole but first Joan Mir and then Philipp Oettl narrowly got ahead after the second run, the order settling until the final three minutes, when the usual Moto3 rush hour hit.

World champion Brad Binder was the first big mover, taking over at the top on his penultimate lap, but it proved not to be enough to cope with the rapid charge of Aron Canet, the rookie putting his Estrella Galicia bike on top of the pile with a surprising first pole position of the youngster’s short career. With Binder second, the front row will be completed by Hiroki Ono.

The second row is opened by Nicolo Bulega, another rookie showing good signs of progress throughout the weekend. After his adventures at the start of the session, Guevara recovered enough for a reasonable fifth position, ahead of Niccolo Antonelli. Provisional pole man Oettl dropped back to seventh position, followed by Bo Bendsneyder and Enea Bastianini getting stuck with a rather disappointing third row start in ninth.

Familiar wildcard Karel Hanika made an appearance in thirteenth spot, ahead of the likes of Pecco Bagnaia and Jorge Navarro, both outside of the top fifteen and less than a tenth faster than Maria Herrera’s replacement, Raul Fernandez.

Results:          

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'39.261    
2 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'39.279 0.018 0.018
3 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'39.383 0.122 0.104
4 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'39.420 0.159 0.037
5 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'39.463 0.202 0.043
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'39.524 0.263 0.061
7 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.552 0.291 0.028
8 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'39.553 0.292 0.001
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'39.559 0.298 0.006
10 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'39.577 0.316 0.018
11 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'39.606 0.345 0.029
12 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'39.616 0.355 0.010
13 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'39.660 0.399 0.044
14 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'39.662 0.401 0.002
15 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'39.662 0.401  
16 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'39.736 0.475 0.074
17 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'39.793 0.532 0.057
18 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'39.794 0.533 0.001
19 31 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'39.835 0.574 0.041
20 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'39.838 0.577 0.003
21 63 Vicente PEREZ Peugeot 1'39.911 0.650 0.073
22 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'39.925 0.664 0.014
23 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'39.927 0.666 0.002
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'39.997 0.736 0.070
25 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'40.163 0.902 0.166
26 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'40.236 0.975 0.073
27 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'40.261 1.000 0.025
28 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'40.300 1.039 0.039
29 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'40.349 1.088 0.049
30 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'40.957 1.696 0.608
31 26 Daniel SAEZ KTM 1'41.659 2.398 0.702
32 99 Enzo BOULOM Mahindra 1'41.789 2.528 0.130
33 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'42.444 3.183 0.655
34 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'42.637 3.376 0.193
35 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'43.466 4.205 0.829

 

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2016 Valencia Moto2 FP3 Result: Luthi Dominates Another Morning

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After Franco Morbidelli stole his thunder in FP2, Tom Luthi wasted no time in showing his speed on Saturday morning, heading straight to the top of the timesheets and leading the Italian by over six tenths of a second for most of the session. More so, that early time was one tenth of a second faster than Tito Rabat’s pole position time from 2015.

Morbidelli shaved a few tenths off to get as close as two tenths of a second, but the biggest surprise of the session was Danny Kent, the British rider getting as high as third in the final minutes of the session. That pushed world champion Johann Zarco down to fourth position, half a second off Luthi.

Despite going down the road in turn two late in the session, Jonas Folger snatched fifth place away from Takaaki Nakagami, the Japanese rider consistently at the top end of the timesheets. Amongst the minor improvers lower down the list there was Alex Rins in tenth position, Alex Marquez in eleventh and Lorenzo Baldassarri thirteenth. Sandwiched between the last two was Sam Lowes, a rather surprising result considering his Friday showing.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'35.118    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'35.385 0.267 0.267
3 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'35.534 0.416 0.149
4 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'35.626 0.508 0.092
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'35.630 0.512 0.004
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'35.656 0.538 0.026
7 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'35.800 0.682 0.144
8 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'35.835 0.717 0.035
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'35.848 0.730 0.013
10 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'35.851 0.733 0.003
11 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'35.855 0.737 0.004
12 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'35.861 0.743 0.006
13 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'35.893 0.775 0.032
14 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'35.913 0.795 0.020
15 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'35.956 0.838 0.043
16 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.019 0.901 0.063
17 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.084 0.966 0.065
18 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'36.102 0.984 0.018
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.292 1.174 0.190
20 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'36.356 1.238 0.064
21 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.443 1.325 0.087
22 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'36.503 1.385 0.060
23 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.519 1.401 0.016
24 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'36.642 1.524 0.123
25 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'36.715 1.597 0.073
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'36.805 1.687 0.090
27 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'37.146 2.028 0.341
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'37.243 2.125 0.097
29 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'37.247 2.129 0.004
30 16 Hugo CLERE Transfiormers 1'39.696 4.578 2.449
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18
2016
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2016 Valencia MotoGP FP3 Result: A Marquez Kind Of Morning

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In the sunny but chilly Saturday morning session, riders took their time getting close to their FP1 times, Marc Marquez the only one to narrowly beat it in the early part of the session. Andrea Dovizioso and both the Suzukis led the Yamaha duo before everybody put on their qualifying shoes.

Cal Crutchlow was the first to challenge the timesheets, the LCR rider getting himself back into a top ten position before the mad dash started. Although the strategy did not pay off in the end, the British rider getting pushed back once again in the final moments of the session.

The final ten minutes saw Marquez post a series of mid and low 1:30s, getting as close as two tenths of a second to Jorge Lorenzo’s amazing pole record from 2015. Maverick Viñales might have made a mess of his practice start but he won’t be too unhappy with his second place on the timesheets.

Despite failing to improve his Friday time while trying a medium rear tyre, Lorenzo kept his third position on the combined times, followed by Andrea Dovizioso, the Ducati third in the session and fourth overall. Dani Pedrosa spent a worrying amount of time outside of the top ten but found his way to the top five in the final minutes.

The Espargaro brothers were the next to get a direct ticket to Q2, Pol leading Aleix in both FP3 and on the combined standings. Andrea Iannone was eighth but his main cameo in the session was a slight incident with Yonny Hernandez, the Italian not paying attention and cruising into the Columbian, managing to wipe out a winglet in the process.

The higher profile Italian Valentino Rossi had a rather anonymous session, finishing ninth overall, ahead of a very impressive Bradley Smith, the last rider to get straight into Q2, the Tech 3 rider pushing fellow Brit Cal Crutchlow out of the coveted position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'30.258    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'30.361 0.103 0.103
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'30.643 0.385 0.282
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'30.711 0.453 0.068
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'30.743 0.485 0.032
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'30.745 0.487 0.002
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'30.769 0.511 0.024
8 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'30.834 0.576 0.065
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'30.852 0.594 0.018
10 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'31.002 0.744 0.150
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.023 0.765 0.021
12 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'31.147 0.889 0.124
13 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'31.308 1.050 0.161
14 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'31.410 1.152 0.102
15 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'31.550 1.292 0.140
16 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.589 1.331 0.039
17 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'31.894 1.636 0.305
18 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'31.976 1.718 0.082
19 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'31.991 1.733 0.015
20 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'32.240 1.982 0.249
21 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'32.464 2.206 0.224
22 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'32.772 2.514 0.308

 

Round Number: 
18
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2016 Valencia Moto3 FP3 Result: Locatelli Leads Guevara

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The day started in less than ideal conditions for the Moto3 class, but Andrea Locatelli put in a late charge to grab the lead, only a tenth off the best time from Friday. With almost thirty riders within a second of the Italian, the hierarchy was a bit of a lottery in the late dash to the flag.

FP1 leader Juanfran Guevara followed in second, almost two tenths off, with a big improver in third, Aron Canet putting his Honda in a prime position. World champion Brad Binder found his way to the top of the timesheets in no time but was eventually bumped down to fourth position.

The king of lap cancelations, Fabio Quartararo, behaved on Saturday morning to show consistent pace throughout practice and finish the session fifth. But he did pass his title to the rookie of the weekend (until now) Joan Mir, who despite several cancelled lap times saved a top ten position in seventh, behind Niccolo Antonelli.

The unfortunately familiar sight of Jorge Navarro in the gravel trap was back on our screens early into the session, the extensive damage to the bike causing him to sit out the rest of the session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'39.628    
2 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'39.824 0.196 0.196
3 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'39.858 0.230 0.034
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'39.909 0.281 0.051
5 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'39.928 0.300 0.019
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'39.965 0.337 0.037
7 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'39.974 0.346 0.009
8 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'40.006 0.378 0.032
9 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'40.009 0.381 0.003
10 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'40.037 0.409 0.028
11 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'40.079 0.451 0.042
12 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.102 0.474 0.023
13 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'40.181 0.553 0.079
14 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'40.201 0.573 0.020
15 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'40.253 0.625 0.052
16 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'40.285 0.657 0.032
17 63 Vicente PEREZ Peugeot 1'40.303 0.675 0.018
18 31 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'40.378 0.750 0.075
19 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'40.403 0.775 0.025
20 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'40.446 0.818 0.043
21 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'40.484 0.856 0.038
22 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'40.518 0.890 0.034
23 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'40.545 0.917 0.027
24 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'40.551 0.923 0.006
25 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'40.617 0.989 0.066
26 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'40.622 0.994 0.005
27 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'40.663 1.035 0.041
28 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'40.709 1.081 0.046
29 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'40.720 1.092 0.011
30 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'41.014 1.386 0.294
31 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'41.084 1.456 0.070
32 26 Daniel SAEZ KTM 1'41.293 1.665 0.209
33 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'42.409 2.781 1.116
34 99 Enzo BOULOM Mahindra 1'42.622 2.994 0.213
35 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'43.235 3.607 0.613
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18
2016
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2016 Valencia Moto2 FP2 Result: Morbidelli Takes Control

Another session, another good start from Franco Morbidelli, the Italian beating Tom Luthi’s FP1 time by a mere tenth of a second. With an initial gap of over three tenths of a second, the Estrella Galicia rider was unperturbed at the top, Takaaki Nakagami getting as close as a tenth of a second to put his name next on the timing screens. The Japanese rider had a lot of track time to recover after the rodeo adventures from the morning session but did so successfully, going straight up to second and keeping his position for much of the session.

Johann Zarco has also staged a bit of a comeback for the afternoon session, the recently crowned champion cutting his deficit to the leader to three tenths of a second to finish third. Half a tenth down on the world champion was Julian Simon, perhaps a sign of the unusual configuration of the rest of the top ten.

Danny Kent followed in fifth, Simone Corsi sixth despite an early crash, with Xavier Simeon close behind. Almost six tenths down was Sam Lowes in eighth, leading an elite group composed of Jonas Folger, Alex Marquez and Tom Luthi, with Alex Rins three places behind in fourteenth position.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'35.443    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'35.568 0.125 0.125
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'35.754 0.311 0.186
4 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'35.810 0.367 0.056
5 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'35.877 0.434 0.067
6 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'35.912 0.469 0.035
7 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'35.961 0.518 0.049
8 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'36.039 0.596 0.078
9 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'36.046 0.603 0.007
10 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.081 0.638 0.035
11 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'36.110 0.667 0.029
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'36.124 0.681 0.014
13 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.174 0.731 0.050
14 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'36.251 0.808 0.077
15 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'36.325 0.882 0.074
16 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.331 0.888 0.006
17 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.433 0.990 0.102
18 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'36.447 1.004 0.014
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.551 1.108 0.104
20 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'36.569 1.126 0.018
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'36.622 1.179 0.053
22 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'36.650 1.207 0.028
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.757 1.314 0.107
24 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'36.778 1.335 0.021
25 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'36.801 1.358 0.023
26 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'36.930 1.487 0.129
27 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'36.964 1.521 0.034
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'37.249 1.806 0.285
29 16 Hugo CLERE Transfiormers 1'39.228 3.785 1.979
  55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex      

 

Round Number: 
18
2016
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2016 Valencia MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Shows His Speed Once More

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The shark was unleashed as soon as the light turned green, Jorge Lorenzo shaving tenth after tenth off his own leading time from the very start. The still Yamaha rider put the new style medium front tyre on for his second run, gaining three tenths on his closest challenger, the reigning world champion, while also dropping his teammate by over half a second.

Marquez wouldn’t accept this minor defeat easily, becoming the first rider to get into the 1:30s in the final ten minutes of the session. A fast last run from Lorenzo helped him join the club and regain the privileged position at the top of the timing screens from Marquez, although the Honda rider showed a very consistent pace in the high 1:30s.

Feeling left out of the top three spoils after FP1, Maverick Viñales brought his Suzuki up to third position, the last rider to drop into the 1:30s this afternoon. Pol Espargaro was once again in the mix, over two tenths down on Viñales but in front of the Ducati of Andrea Dovizioso in fifth. Aleix Espargaro was sandwiched between the two factory Ducatis, Andrea Iannone three thousandths of a second behind him.

Despite registering the biggest number of laps in the afternoon session, Valentino Rossi finished almost eight tenths down on his teammate, in eighth position. In case of a significantly colder FP3 session in the morning, the last lucky top ten placers are Danilo Petrucci and Dani Pedrosa.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'30.463    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'30.710 0.247 0.247
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'30.775 0.312 0.065
4 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'31.000 0.537 0.225
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.066 0.603 0.066
6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'31.186 0.723 0.120
7 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'31.189 0.726 0.003
8 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.257 0.794 0.068
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.295 0.832 0.038
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.358 0.895 0.063
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.462 0.999 0.104
12 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'31.733 1.270 0.271
13 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'31.742 1.279 0.009
14 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'31.754 1.291 0.012
15 50 Eugene LAVERTY Ducati 1'31.776 1.313 0.022
16 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'32.014 1.551 0.238
17 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'32.206 1.743 0.192
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'32.218 1.755 0.012
19 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'32.280 1.817 0.062
20 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'32.476 2.013 0.196
21 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'32.646 2.183 0.170
22 36 Mika KALLIO KTM 1'33.574 3.111 0.928

 

Round Number: 
18
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2016 Valencia Moto3 FP2 Result: Bastianini Leads Guevara

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After the massive crashes suffered in the morning session, both Enea Bastianini and Jorge Navarro were out to make amends and they were off to a good start, the Italian leading the Spaniard at the top of the timesheets after the initial run.

They were not there to stay as the RBA duo replicated their FP1 result, Juanfran Guevara getting close to the best time of last year’s FP2 session. The time was eventually beaten in the last minute rush by Joan Mir, the young Spaniard putting in yet another impressive audition for the role of Rookie of the Year.

Bastianini took his time rejoining the track for the final run but when he did he headed straight to the top of the timesheets and stayed there, with Guevara less than a tenth down. That pushed Mir down to third, with the world champion finishing barely a hundredth of a second behind the Leopard rider.

Philipp Oettl also impressed in fifth, two tenths down on the leader, followed closely by Navarro, the top ten all into the 1:39 group. Lower down, one of the highlights was Vicente Perez, the Saxoprint rider sneaking into the top twelve, less than half a second down on the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'39.556    
2 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'39.655 0.099 0.099
3 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'39.734 0.178 0.079
4 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'39.748 0.192 0.014
5 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'39.793 0.237 0.045
6 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'39.874 0.318 0.081
7 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'39.876 0.320 0.002
8 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'39.881 0.325 0.005
9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'39.949 0.393 0.068
10 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'39.983 0.427 0.034
11 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'40.004 0.448 0.021
12 63 Vicente PEREZ Peugeot 1'40.010 0.454 0.006
13 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'40.075 0.519 0.065
14 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'40.162 0.606 0.087
15 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'40.174 0.618 0.012
16 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'40.176 0.620 0.002
17 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.226 0.670 0.050
18 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'40.239 0.683 0.013
19 31 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 1'40.260 0.704 0.021
20 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'40.292 0.736 0.032
21 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'40.316 0.760 0.024
22 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'40.326 0.770 0.010
23 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'40.327 0.771 0.001
24 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'40.359 0.803 0.032
25 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'40.468 0.912 0.109
26 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'40.475 0.919 0.007
27 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'40.587 1.031 0.112
28 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'40.635 1.079 0.048
29 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'40.672 1.116 0.037
30 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 1'40.828 1.272 0.156
31 26 Daniel SAEZ KTM 1'41.343 1.787 0.515
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'41.355 1.799 0.012
33 77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 1'42.184 2.628 0.829
34 43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 1'42.574 3.018 0.390
35 99 Enzo BOULOM Mahindra 1'43.059 3.503 0.485
Round Number: 
18
2016
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2016 Valencia Moto2 FP1 Result: The Luthi Resurgence Continues

With four consecutive podiums in the last races, Franco Morbidelli seemed to have gotten a taste for top positions, the Estrella Galicia rider being the first leader of the session. Just as Jonas Folger took over at the top of the pack, a red flag popped up with thirty-seven minutes to go, due to some fluid spilling in turn fourteen following a crash for Takaaki Nakagami. It was a rough morning for Nakagami, the Japanese rider having a few moments before the bike finally threw him off.

After the session was resumed, Thomas Luthi looked like threatening Folger’s position, getting as close as a tenth of a second before putting in a fast set of laps at the end to grab the top position. Folger lost second position too as Simone Corsi sneaked ahead of him in the final minutes.

Sam Lowes had a steady start, finding his feet outside the top five for much of the session, but eventually he proved to be one of the first real challengers to Folger’s position. The Brit led briefly but had to settle for fourth, a tenth of a second keeping him in front of Mattia Pasini and Morbidelli, with Sandro Cortese in close pursuit in seventh position.

World champion Johann Zarco wasn’t in a hurry this morning, the Frenchman down in eight and not offering any noteworthy moments. Similarly, Alex Rins was once again outside of the top ten, in twelfth position, the Spanish rider seeming to continue a rather disappointing run of events.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'35.513    
2 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'35.636 0.123 0.123
3 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'35.674 0.161 0.038
4 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'35.823 0.310 0.149
5 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'35.968 0.455 0.145
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'35.998 0.485 0.030
7 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'36.042 0.529 0.044
8 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'36.128 0.615 0.086
9 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'36.157 0.644 0.029
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'36.157 0.644  
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'36.213 0.700 0.056
12 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'36.241 0.728 0.028
13 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'36.256 0.743 0.015
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'36.274 0.761 0.018
15 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'36.320 0.807 0.046
16 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'36.425 0.912 0.105
17 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.458 0.945 0.033
18 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'36.467 0.954 0.009
19 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'36.529 1.016 0.062
20 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'36.544 1.031 0.015
21 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.569 1.056 0.025
22 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.615 1.102 0.046
23 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'36.828 1.315 0.213
24 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'37.082 1.569 0.254
25 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'37.203 1.690 0.121
26 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'37.440 1.927 0.237
27 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'37.616 2.103 0.176
28 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'37.934 2.421 0.318
29 16 Hugo CLERE Transfiormers 1'41.952 6.439 4.018
  55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex      

 

Round Number: 
18
2016
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Total votes: 15

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