MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2015 Assen Moto2 FP3 Result: Rabat Takes Over In Assen

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1'37.287    
2 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'37.515 0.228 0.228
3 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'37.751 0.464 0.236
4 3 Simone Corsi Kalex 1'37.861 0.574 0.110
5 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.871 0.584 0.010
6 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1'37.901 0.614 0.030
7 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'37.921 0.634 0.020
8 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1'38.039 0.752 0.118
9 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'38.175 0.888 0.136
10 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'38.189 0.902 0.014
11 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 1'38.218 0.931 0.029
12 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'38.289 1.002 0.071
13 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1'38.308 1.021 0.019
14 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1'38.309 1.022 0.001
15 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1'38.453 1.166 0.144
16 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'38.473 1.186 0.020
17 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'38.520 1.233 0.047
18 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'38.568 1.281 0.048
19 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'38.593 1.306 0.025
20 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'38.644 1.357 0.051
21 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'38.667 1.380 0.023
22 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1'39.022 1.735 0.355
23 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1'39.141 1.854 0.119
24 88 Ricard Cardus Tech 3 1'39.205 1.918 0.064
25 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1'39.790 2.503 0.585
26 66 Florian Alt Suter 1'39.875 2.588 0.085
27 15 Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 1'39.899 2.612 0.024
28 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'39.972 2.685 0.073
29 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1'40.176 2.889 0.204
30 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'40.283 2.996 0.107
31 13 Jasper Iwema Speed Up 1'41.069 3.782 0.786
Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen MotoGP FP3 Result: Rossi Leads Lorenzo In Tense Session

Valentino Rossi has ended a rain-disrupted final session of free practice to head into qualifying as the fastest man. FP3 was a session of two parts, with light rain chasing the pack back into the pits after the first quarter of an hour. It never rained enough to affect the track, but caution prevailed, leaving everyone to wait for the final 12 minutes or so before returning to the track to pursue a coveted spot in Q2.

Rossi was fast in those final minutes, but only made sure of top spot at the very end of the session. He bumped his Movistar Yamaha teammate back into 2nd, after Lorenzo put in two searing laps to briefly take over at the top. The two factory Ducatis follow the Yamahas, Andrea Iannone leading Andrea Dovizioso, while Bradley Smith secured his spot in Q with a solid lap in the last few minutes. Smith finished ahead of the Repsol Honda pairing, Marc Marquez leading Dani Pedrosa. Marquez had led for the first part of the session, but dropped down the field when the pace hotted up. 

Maverick Viñales was the only Suzuki rider to get into Q2, Aleix Espargaro ending up in 12th, and having to come through Q1. Pol Espargaro made it four Yamahas through to Q2, ending just ahead of Cal Crutchlow. Crutchlow and Pedrosa were the only riders not to improve their times in FP3.

Results:

Pos No.   Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Q2  Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.167    
2 99 Q2  Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'33.275 0.108 0.108
3 29 Q2  Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'33.292 0.125 0.017
4 4 Q2  Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'33.356 0.189 0.064
5 38 Q2  Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'33.387 0.220 0.031
6 93 Q2  Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.477 0.310 0.090
7 26 Q2  Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'33.508 0.341 0.031
8 25 Q2  Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'33.526 0.359 0.018
9 44 Q2  Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'33.660 0.493 0.134
10 35 Q2  Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'33.744 0.577 0.084
11 9   Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'33.803 0.636 0.059
12 41   Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'33.954 0.787 0.151
13 6   Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 1'34.195 1.028 0.241
14 45   Scott Redding Honda 1'34.223 1.056 0.028
15 8   Hector Barbera Ducati 1'34.406 1.239 0.183
16 68   Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'34.440 1.273 0.034
17 19   Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'34.668 1.501 0.228
18 63   Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'35.013 1.846 0.345
19 50   Eugene Laverty Honda 1'35.026 1.859 0.013
20 69   Nicky Hayden Honda 1'35.177 2.010 0.151
21 43   Jack Miller Honda 1'35.420 2.253 0.243
22 76   Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'36.030 2.863 0.610
23 15   Alex De Angelis ART 1'36.298 3.131 0.268
24 33   Marco Melandri Aprilia 1'37.389 4.222 1.091

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto3 FP3 Result: Fenati Closes On Kent

Danny Kent has continued his reign in Moto3, but he is starting to be seriously challenged. Kent was fastest almost throughout the final session of free practice, but Romano Fenati closed the gap towards the very end. Making things more interesting, both Kent and Fenati set their quickest times on their own, without any help from a tow. The difference between the two was less than seven hundredths of a second.

Jorge Navarro was 3rd fastest, a third of a second behind Kent, while Alexis Masbou moved up to 4th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 52 Danny Kent Honda 1'41.588    
2 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'41.656 0.068 0.068
3 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'41.901 0.313 0.245
4 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1'42.244 0.656 0.343
5 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1'42.295 0.707 0.051
6 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1'42.327 0.739 0.032
7 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1'42.513 0.925 0.186
8 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1'42.551 0.963 0.038
9 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'42.602 1.014 0.051
10 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'42.645 1.057 0.043
11 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'42.670 1.082 0.025
12 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'42.690 1.102 0.020
13 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'42.718 1.130 0.028
14 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'42.723 1.135 0.005
15 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'42.752 1.164 0.029
16 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'42.770 1.182 0.018
17 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1'43.046 1.458 0.276
18 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 1'43.053 1.465 0.007
19 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1'43.120 1.532 0.067
20 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1'43.139 1.551 0.019
21 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'43.200 1.612 0.061
22 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'43.216 1.628 0.016
23 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 1'43.470 1.882 0.254
24 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1'43.480 1.892 0.010
25 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'43.569 1.981 0.089
26 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 1'43.639 2.051 0.070
27 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'43.678 2.090 0.039
28 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'43.722 2.134 0.044
29 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1'43.768 2.180 0.046
30 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'43.814 2.226 0.046
31 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 1'43.842 2.254 0.028
32 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1'43.975 2.387 0.133
33 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'44.228 2.640 0.253
34 12 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 1'44.684 3.096 0.456
35 25 Jorel Boerboom Kalex KTM 1'47.257 5.669 2.573
36 86 Kevin Hanus Honda 1'47.849 6.261 0.592

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto2 FP2 Result: Zarco Steals Top Spot

After the chequered flag waved, Johann Zarco crossed the line with a 1'37.670, stealing the top spot from Simone Corsi who had held it for five minutes until the end. Sam Lowes, fastest in the morning and the only Speedup in the provisional front three rows, could only muster the third fastest time. 

The top six were all within half a second of Zarco's time and the top 13 were all within a second of provisional pole.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'37.670    
2 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'37.866 0.196 0.196
3 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'37.878 0.208 0.012
4 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'37.948 0.278 0.070
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.152 0.482 0.204
6 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'38.160 0.490 0.008
7 1 Tito RABAT Kalex 1'38.272 0.602 0.112
8 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'38.275 0.605 0.003
9 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.290 0.620 0.015
10 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'38.413 0.743 0.123
11 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'38.438 0.768 0.025
12 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.549 0.879 0.111
13 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'38.585 0.915 0.036
14 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.676 1.006 0.091
15 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex 1'38.769 1.099 0.093
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'38.835 1.165 0.066
17 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'38.906 1.236 0.071
18 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.991 1.321 0.085
19 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'39.079 1.409 0.088
20 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'39.110 1.440 0.031
21 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'39.258 1.588 0.148
22 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'39.266 1.596 0.008
23 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'39.272 1.602 0.006
24 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'39.567 1.897 0.295
25 66 Florian ALT Suter 1'40.039 2.369 0.472
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'40.155 2.485 0.116
27 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'40.202 2.532 0.047
28 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'40.217 2.547 0.015
29 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'40.331 2.661 0.114
30 15 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 1'41.140 3.470 0.809
31 13 Jasper IWEMA Speed Up 1'41.148 3.478 0.008

 

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Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen MotoGP FP2 Result: Pedrosa And Marquez Take Honda One-Two

Dani Pedrosa has topped the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Honda. The Repsol Honda rider was fast for much of the session, then set a very quick lap at the end of the session once the battle for Q2 commenced. Marc Marquez ended the session in 2nd, but he did so by setting a very quick lap early, despite having a major moment on a previous lap. Marquez is still visibly struggling to get the bike stopped, his Honda RC213V still sliding wildly and running wide into the first corner. 

Valentino Rossi looked to have the strongest race pace, leading the session early and maintaining a strong pace. He ended in 3rd, ahead of Andrea Iannone and Cal Crutchlow, both of whom posted fast laps at the end of the session to secure their spots in Q2. Jorge Lorenzo concentrated on race pace, ending the session in 6th but never showing the dominant pace he has in previous races, while Andrea Dovizioso put the second Ducati into 7th. 

Aleix Espargaro ended the session in 8th, the Suzuki rider quicker on race pace than a single lap. Danilo Petrucci was the impressive filling in a Suzuki sandwich, the Pramac Ducati rider ending in 9th, just ahead of Maverick Viñales on the other Suzuki.

Both Tech 3 riders and Scott Redding all missed out on Q2, which will be a worry. Though the weather forecast keeps changing throughout the day, there are no guarantees that it will be dry tomorrow morning, with the possibility that all three of them will be forced to go through Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'33.450    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'33.589 0.139 0.139
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'33.652 0.202 0.063
4 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'33.699 0.249 0.047
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'33.734 0.284 0.035
6 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'33.741 0.291 0.007
7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'33.844 0.394 0.103
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'33.857 0.407 0.013
9 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'34.133 0.683 0.276
10 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'34.232 0.782 0.099
11 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'34.321 0.871 0.089
12 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'34.406 0.956 0.085
13 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'34.627 1.177 0.221
14 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'34.643 1.193 0.016
15 6 Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 1'34.664 1.214 0.021
16 76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'34.897 1.447 0.233
17 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'35.047 1.597 0.150
18 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'35.149 1.699 0.102
19 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'35.489 2.039 0.340
20 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'35.538 2.088 0.049
21 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'35.646 2.196 0.108
22 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'35.663 2.213 0.017
23 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1'36.869 3.419 1.206
24 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1'37.225 3.775 0.356

 

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Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto3 FP2 Result: Kent Keeps Up The Pressure

Danny Kent has kept up the pressure in the second session of free practice for the Moto3 class. The Leopard Racing rider upped his pace in the second half of the session to take control again, holding off challenges from the Italian hordes. Romano Fenati closed the gap to just over a quarter of a second, and well ahead of the two Estrella Galicia 0,0 riders, Jorge Navarro leading Fabio Quartararo. Karel Hanika had a strong session, leading early before slipping to 5th, and ending the day ahead of Niccolo Antonelli, who had been quick early, but crashed without consequences later in the day.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 52 Danny Kent Honda 1'41.860    
2 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'42.137 0.277 0.277
3 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'42.286 0.426 0.149
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1'42.552 0.692 0.266
5 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1'42.553 0.693 0.001
6 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'42.613 0.753 0.060
7 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1'42.660 0.800 0.047
8 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'42.857 0.997 0.197
9 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'42.957 1.097 0.100
10 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'43.008 1.148 0.051
11 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1'43.041 1.181 0.033
12 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1'43.082 1.222 0.041
13 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'43.099 1.239 0.017
14 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'43.222 1.362 0.123
15 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'43.349 1.489 0.127
16 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 1'43.357 1.497 0.008
17 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1'43.419 1.559 0.062
18 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'43.506 1.646 0.087
19 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'43.519 1.659 0.013
20 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'43.549 1.689 0.030
21 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1'43.583 1.723 0.034
22 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1'43.667 1.807 0.084
23 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1'43.686 1.826 0.019
24 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1'43.690 1.830 0.004
25 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 1'43.730 1.870 0.040
26 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'43.969 2.109 0.239
27 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 1'44.133 2.273 0.164
28 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 1'44.186 2.326 0.053
29 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1'44.519 2.659 0.333
30 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'44.533 2.673 0.014
31 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'44.591 2.731 0.058
32 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'44.745 2.885 0.154
33 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'44.898 3.038 0.153
34 86 Kevin Hanus Honda 1'47.927 6.067 3.029
35 25 Jorel Boerboom Kalex KTM 1'48.025 6.165 0.098
  12 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra      

 

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Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto2 FP1 Result: Lowes Holds Off The Swiss Army

Sam Lowes has ended the first session of free practice for the Moto2 class at the top of the time sheets, the Speed Up rider putting in a late charge to set the fastest lap. Lowes took over the top slot from Dominique Aegerter, who had in turn nudged his compatriot Tom Luthi off the top of the timesheets. Aegerter ended in 2nd, six hundredths behind Lowes, while Luthi was another tenth of a second behind Aegerter.

Tito Rabat ended the session in 4th, nearly half a second off the pace of Lowes, and ahead of Julian Simon and Johann Zarco. Championship leader Zarco was fastest early in the session, but had to give ground towards the end. Alex Marquez had a strong session of practice too, the Moto3 champion having found some speed at Barcelona and then again at the Aragon test.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1'38.146    
2 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1'38.205 0.059 0.059
3 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'38.322 0.176 0.117
4 1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1'38.606 0.460 0.284
5 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1'38.706 0.560 0.100
6 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1'38.707 0.561 0.001
7 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1'38.741 0.595 0.034
8 3 Simone Corsi Kalex 1'38.934 0.788 0.193
9 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'38.982 0.836 0.048
10 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'38.986 0.840 0.004
11 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1'39.014 0.868 0.028
12 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'39.105 0.959 0.091
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1'39.147 1.001 0.042
14 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1'39.151 1.005 0.004
15 40 Alex Rins Kalex 1'39.217 1.071 0.066
16 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'39.253 1.107 0.036
17 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 1'39.313 1.167 0.060
18 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'39.521 1.375 0.208
19 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1'39.550 1.404 0.029
20 88 Ricard Cardus Tech 3 1'39.727 1.581 0.177
21 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1'39.986 1.840 0.259
22 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1'40.025 1.879 0.039
23 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1'40.094 1.948 0.069
24 15 Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 1'40.186 2.040 0.092
25 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1'40.494 2.348 0.308
26 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1'40.811 2.665 0.317
27 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1'40.912 2.766 0.101
28 13 Jasper Iwema Speed Up 1'41.511 3.365 0.599
29 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1'41.609 3.463 0.098
30 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1'41.626 3.480 0.017
31 66 Florian Alt Suter 1'42.024 3.878 0.398
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Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen MotoGP FP1 Result: Rossi Flies As Marquez Falters

Free Practice opened with Marc Marquez, on his first lap out, planting himself in a dyke as he crashed his Honda. Ten minutes in, his teammate Dani Pedrosa had set the quickest time and set about beating it one lap later. Valentino Rossi got within two hundredths of a second of Pedrosa's time almost half an hour in, with Jorge Lorenzo and Bradley Smith not far off.

Marquez went third quickest with five minutes left in the session, followed by the quickest time a lap later only to be deposed by Valentino Rossi. Pedrosa hit traffic on a potentially quickest lap, but once the flag was out, only Rossi and Marquez were on pace for the top spot. Rossi set the quickest time after the flag was out with Marquez locked behind Bradley Smith on track.

The top four places were taken by the factory Hondas and Yamahas ahead of the the satellite Yamahas and Suzukis. Ducati's best time was set by Dovizioso in 9th in what was a very forgettable session for them. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'34.357    
2 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'34.552 0.195 0.195
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'34.570 0.213 0.018
4 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'34.772 0.415 0.202
5 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'34.927 0.570 0.155
6 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'35.042 0.685 0.115
7 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 1'35.050 0.693 0.008
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 1'35.175 0.818 0.125
9 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'35.223 0.866 0.048
10 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1'35.271 0.914 0.048
11 43 Jack Miller Honda 1'35.348 0.991 0.077
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 1'35.393 1.036 0.045
13 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'35.400 1.043 0.007
14 6 Stefan Bradl Yamaha Forward 1'35.486 1.129 0.086
15 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'35.924 1.567 0.438
16 69 Nicky Hayden Honda 1'35.965 1.608 0.041
17 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'36.158 1.801 0.193
18 50 Eugene Laverty Honda 1'36.223 1.866 0.065
19 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 1'36.233 1.876 0.010
20 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'36.250 1.893 0.017
21 76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 1'36.423 2.066 0.173
22 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati 1'36.619 2.262 0.196
23 15 Alex De Angelis ART 1'37.486 3.129 0.867
24 33 Marco Melandri Aprilia 1'37.933 3.576 0.447

 

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Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Assen Moto3 FP1 Result: Kent Takes Charge

Danny Kent has taken the Moto3 class by the throat during the first session of free practice at Assen, laying down a withering pace from the start. The current championship leader took top spot early in the session, and ended over six tenths ahead of the opposition. Romano Fenati grabbed second spot, the KTM going well right from the start, while Jorge Navarro lead the Estrella Galicia 0,0 duel ending in 3rd, just ahead of Fabio Quartararo. Efren Vazquez took 5th spot, setting the same time as Quartararo.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 52 Danny Kent Honda 1'42.362    
2 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'42.987 0.625 0.625
3 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'43.068 0.706 0.081
4 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1'43.203 0.841 0.135
5 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1'43.203 0.841  
6 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'43.255 0.893 0.052
7 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'43.276 0.914 0.021
8 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 1'43.615 1.253 0.339
9 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'43.629 1.267 0.014
10 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1'43.701 1.339 0.072
11 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'43.777 1.415 0.076
12 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1'43.827 1.465 0.050
13 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'43.869 1.507 0.042
14 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'43.954 1.592 0.085
15 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'43.968 1.606 0.014
16 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1'43.998 1.636 0.030
17 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1'44.067 1.705 0.069
18 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1'44.092 1.730 0.025
19 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 1'44.150 1.788 0.058
20 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'44.228 1.866 0.078
21 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'44.358 1.996 0.130
22 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'44.725 2.363 0.367
23 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 1'44.800 2.438 0.075
24 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 1'44.909 2.547 0.109
25 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1'44.926 2.564 0.017
26 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'44.938 2.576 0.012
27 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1'45.091 2.729 0.153
28 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'45.146 2.784 0.055
29 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1'45.189 2.827 0.043
30 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'45.828 3.466 0.639
31 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'45.919 3.557 0.091
32 12 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 1'46.144 3.782 0.225
33 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'46.176 3.814 0.032
34 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1'46.234 3.872 0.058
35 25 Jorel Boerboom Kalex KTM 1'48.022 5.660 1.788
36 86 Kevin Hanus Honda 1'49.160 6.798 1.138

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

2015 Misano World Superbike Race Two Results: No Tyre Gambles

The track temperature climbed to 42ºC, something the Aprilias were looking forward to, but Jonathan Rea changed to the same tyre as everyone else and for some reason, Misano seems to produce double winners.

Tom Sykes led into the first turn from pole position, followed by Davide Giugliano, Leon Haslam, Jonathan Rea, Max Biaggi and Jordi Torres. Biaggi made a play on Rea, Rea passed him back, Davies also took Biaggi, Rea overtook Haslam and Davies followed him through in a very hard to track first lap.

The fighting gave Sykes and Giugliano a nine-tenths gap at the end of the first lap, but Jonathan Rea set a new lap record of 1'34.720 closing that and putting a second of clear air behind him. He has a ringside seat to the battle in front of him as Giugliano constantly hounded Sykes, not giving him the chance to break away and set his own dangerous rhythm. The front three were locked together, with Giugliano occasionally showing Sykes a wheel to Sykes's non-plussed, unflustered lack of reaction, while Rea looked on, giving the front two a few metres with which to hang themselves, occasionally slingshotting out of a corner, using the resurfaced and recontoured track as a berm where possible, but nothing would give until lap seven.

Approaching, one third race distance, Davide Giugliano cleanly squeezed through the inside of turn three, pulsing power from the new Ducati exhausts to give him the drive to close the gap and stop even the king of late braking Tom Sykes from retaining his lead, and four corners later, Jonathan Rea would also pass, before Sykes had a chance to adjust his lines back to less passable ones.

Over a second clear of Chaz Davies in fourth, the front three weren't done yet. On lap eight, Jonathan Rea tried to pass Davide Giugliano, only to overheat the exit, letting Tom Sykes push past and dropping Rea into the grip of Davies who brought Leon Haslam to the fight. Second place was now a four-way standoff.

Giugliano had over a second of lead over Sykes, Rea, Davies and Haslam with Jordi Torres and Max Biaggi swapping places only a second and a half further back. Ten Laps in, Rea scythed past Sykes for second and made progress to Giugliano, towing the three bikes behind him to the leader. A couple of laps later, Rea was escaping from the second pack to set upon Giugliano while Haslam makes it clear he wanted to pass Davies and Sykes. Davies had a go at Sykes and, in passing him, slowed the pair down, letting Haslam rocket through to third place. Sykes went from a podium to fifth place in a matter of a few corners and had to start worrying about a charging Torres/Biaggi pairing behind him, at one point having a mere seven tenths of a second from the bustling Aprilias.

Lap sixteen brought a change of lead. After nine laps in the lead, Davide Giugliano suddenly had Jonathan Rea trying everything in the book, short of actual violence, to pass him and, just as Rea's tyres were coming to him while Giugliano's were on their way out, the pair swapped positions and their safe two and a half second gap started falling to Leon Haslam's bike enjoying the warmer weather.

The top six riders, on the last two laps, started to string out, having no one to pass or worry about, with only Torres having company in the form of Biaggi, and the positions didn't change as everyone had to maintain a fast pace to hold their positions. Max Biaggi saw his opportunity and put paid to whispers that he didn't dare pass the Red Devils Aprilias out of courtesy. With one lap left, the Dick Dastardly of motorcycle racing pressed the afterburner on the old Double-Zero and stole sixth place from Jordi Torres.

Jonathan Rea won his eleventh race of the year and leaves the weekend with a larger gap over Tom Sykes than he arrived with. Davide Giugliano in second place clawed his way to seventh place in the championship and Leon Haslam took back some of the points lost to Chaz Davies in the first race.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 65 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10R   1'34.720 273,4
2 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati Panigale R 1.290 1'35.015 266,0
3 91 L. HASLAM Aprilia RSV4 RF 2.436 1'35.312 270,7
4 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 2.514 1'35.289 268,7
5 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 5.694 1'35.195 269,3
6 3 M. BIAGGI Aprilia RSV4 RF 5.911 1'35.346 273,4
7 81 J. TORRES Aprilia RSV4 RF 7.075 1'35.303 272,7
8 55 M. PIRRO Ducati Panigale R 10.159 1'35.490 270,0
9 1 S. GUINTOLI Honda CBR1000RR SP 17.476 1'35.868 267,3
10 60 M. VD MARK Honda CBR1000RR SP 17.589 1'35.891 267,3
11 86 A. BADOVINI BMW S1000 RR 21.744 1'35.845 270,0
12 59 N. CANEPA Ducati Panigale R 26.599 1'36.352 264,1
13 11 M. REITERBERGER BMW S1000 RR 30.402 1'36.432 266,0
14 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10R 36.000 1'36.373 262,8
15 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R 36.186 1'36.493 267,3
16 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta F4 RR 37.572 1'36.534 259,0
17 14 R. DE PUNIET Suzuki GSX-R1000 55.983 1'36.806 266,0
18 23 C. PONSSON Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'10.593 1'37.600 259,0
19 45 G. VIZZIELLO Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'16.119 1'38.057 254,1
20 51 S. BARRAGÁN Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'16.177 1'38.659 255,9
21 75 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1'31.041 1'38.990 264,1
22 10 I. TOTH BMW S1000 RR 2 Laps 1'42.401 259,0

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
8
2015

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