MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Jerez MotoGP FP3 Result: No Way Past Pedrosa

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Fluffy white clouds on a light blue background made for a much improved picture on Saturday morning and it wasn’t just photographers who were grateful. Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi were on a mission to get back into the top ten, while Dani Pedrosa aimed to make it three out of three. Challenge accepted.

The first part of the session belonged to Marc Marquez, who didn’t take long to make the jump from fourteenth in FP2 to the top of the standings in FP3 in just four laps on a medium tyre combination, taking one and a half seconds off his best Friday time. However, that only improved Dani Pedrosa’s FP2 time by seven thousandths of a second.

But it was the final ten minutes that decided the outcome, when, as usual, the tug of war on softer option rear tyres started. Rossi was the first to strike after struggling outside of the top ten until that point, his lead all too brief. Pedrosa left it late to improve on his Friday benchmark but soon reclaimed his place on the practice throne to lead by seven tenths of a second.

That gap did not last and, perhaps surprisingly, it was Jorge Lorenzo who brought it down to only two tenths – a morning of mixed fortunes for Ducati, with one man in second and his teammate in Q1 after Dovizioso finished sixteenth.

Title rivals Maverick Viñales and Marc Marquez were third and fourth, the last riders within half a second of Pedrosa. Rossi dropped into fifth, with Cal Crutchlow close behind. Jonas Folger gets one over his teammate with a seventh position to Zarco’s ninth, the Tech 3 duo separated by Scott Redding in eighth.

The top ten was completed by Jack Miller, eight tenths down on Pedrosa and dissipating the Honda domination of Friday. Although close very to tenth position, Andrea Iannone, Tito Rabat, Danilo Petrucci, Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista will have to battle Dovizioso in Q1.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'38.580    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'38.798 0.218 0.218
3 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'38.809 0.229 0.011
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'38.971 0.391 0.162
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'39.082 0.502 0.111
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'39.107 0.527 0.025
7 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'39.155 0.575 0.048
8 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'39.216 0.636 0.061
9 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'39.364 0.784 0.148
10 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'39.412 0.832 0.048
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'39.492 0.912 0.080
12 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'39.582 1.002 0.090
13 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'39.645 1.065 0.063
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'39.653 1.073 0.008
15 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'39.662 1.082 0.009
16 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'39.840 1.260 0.178
17 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'39.906 1.326 0.066
18 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'40.026 1.446 0.120
19 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'40.189 1.609 0.163
20 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'40.288 1.708 0.099
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'40.289 1.709 0.001
22 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'40.552 1.972 0.263
23 12 Takuya TSUDA Suzuki 1'40.953 2.373 0.401

 

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2017 Jerez Moto3 FP3 Result: Martin Leads Spanish Top 4

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The sunnier predictions for Saturday turned out to be true, although temperature was still a little low when the lightweight class hit the track. Still, the first laps already managed to improve Friday’s pace by two seconds, with the softer option rear tyre making an appearance in the final minutes to challenge those times further.

The last minute saw red sectors flashing everywhere, but it was podium regular Jorge Martin who proved to be yet again a contender by leading the third practice session with a time that was four tenths off the lap record.

While Martin was hardly a surprise, the man in second position failed to show much pace early on but Marcos Ramirez made the best out of new tyres and finished less than a tenth behind his fellow Spaniard.

Aron Canet looked to have bounced back from the disappointment of Texas to lead the timesheets in the final fifteen minutes, eventually dropping down to third position. FP2 leader Joan Mir was consistently near the top as well, making it an exclusively-Spanish top four.

The Italian trio of Fabio Di Giannantonio, Nicolo Bulega and Andrea Migno took positions five to seven within a tenth of each other, while Romano Fenati led the early part of the session only to drop back to eighth. John McPhee appeared to be struggling with a small hand injury from a crash on Friday and ended up ninth, almost a second off the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'46.513    
2 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'46.603 0.090 0.090
3 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'46.631 0.118 0.028
4 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'47.006 0.493 0.375
5 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'47.217 0.704 0.211
6 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'47.296 0.783 0.079
7 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'47.302 0.789 0.006
8 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'47.374 0.861 0.072
9 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'47.431 0.918 0.057
10 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'47.436 0.923 0.005
11 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'47.452 0.939 0.016
12 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'47.459 0.946 0.007
13 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'47.671 1.158 0.212
14 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'47.696 1.183 0.025
15 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'47.792 1.279 0.096
16 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'47.799 1.286 0.007
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'47.825 1.312 0.026
18 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'47.843 1.330 0.018
19 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'47.898 1.385 0.055
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'47.966 1.453 0.068
21 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'48.158 1.645 0.192
22 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'48.166 1.653 0.008
23 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'48.204 1.691 0.038
24 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'48.219 1.706 0.015
25 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'48.231 1.718 0.012
26 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'48.377 1.864 0.146
27 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'48.464 1.951 0.087
28 63 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'48.467 1.954 0.003
29 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'48.676 2.163 0.209
30 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'48.892 2.379 0.216
31 31 Raul FERNANDEZ Mahindra 1'48.895 2.382 0.003
32 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'49.883 3.370 0.988
33 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'50.184 3.671 0.301

 

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2017 Jerez Moto2 FP2 Result: Marquez Top, Morbidelli In The Gravel

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Results from the first practice session might have made for odd reading without a little context but FP2 appeared to be a more familiar sight – up until the end, that is. One thing was the same though: FP1 leader Alex Marquez took this time to find his way back to the top but a late lap earned him another headline in Jerez.

Franco Morbidelli needed no invitation to claim the top position early in the session, unusually though, the Italian also had his first crash of the season in turn nine, a hotspot for incidents in all classes. As the championship leader was returning to the pits, Marquez got as close as five hundredths of a second but failed to go top at the time.

Who did manage to do that was Fabio Quartararo, the Pons rider leading with eight minutes to go, although his glory was short-lived, Dominique Aegerter going one better as Quartararo crashed out. Aegerter kept second place at the flag, a tenth and a half behind Marquez.

Xavi Vierge posted a fantastic result for the Tech 3 project, only three tenths down on the leader and into third position in the afternoon session. Following their crashes, Quartararo dropped down to fourth and Morbidelli failed to improve on a fifth place.

Mattia Pasini will have been grateful to Tom Luthi for a tow on his fast lap, but the Italian improved further, securing sixth place all on his own. Miguel Oliveira looked promising early on but ended up seventh, four tenths down on Marquez. A pleasant surprise was Jorge Navarro, the rookie featuring near the top in the first part of the session, before dropping back to twelfth position at the end.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'43.121    
2 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'43.279 0.158 0.158
3 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'43.351 0.230 0.072
4 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'43.377 0.256 0.026
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'43.417 0.296 0.040
6 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'43.512 0.391 0.095
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'43.544 0.423 0.032
8 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'43.556 0.435 0.012
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'43.564 0.443 0.008
10 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'43.809 0.688 0.245
11 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'43.819 0.698 0.010
12 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'43.837 0.716 0.018
13 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'43.879 0.758 0.042
14 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'43.986 0.865 0.107
15 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'44.079 0.958 0.093
16 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'44.126 1.005 0.047
17 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'44.142 1.021 0.016
18 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'44.180 1.059 0.038
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'44.242 1.121 0.062
20 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'44.260 1.139 0.018
21 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'44.268 1.147 0.008
22 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'44.269 1.148 0.001
23 88 Ricard CARDUS KTM 1'44.287 1.166 0.018
24 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 1'44.315 1.194 0.028
25 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'44.501 1.380 0.186
26 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'44.616 1.495 0.115
27 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'45.157 2.036 0.541
28 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'45.256 2.135 0.099
29 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'45.265 2.144 0.009
30 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'45.414 2.293 0.149
31 47 Axel BASSANI Speed Up 1'45.690 2.569 0.276
32 22 Federico FULIGNI Suter 1'47.741 4.620 2.051

 

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2017 Jerez MotoGP FP2 Result: Pedrosa In The Wet, Pedrosa In The Dry

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After the rainy adventures of FP1, team members in shorts probably felt much more comfortable in the 21 degrees of FP2. Timing screens were lighting up like Christmas trees as well, with a lot of red and orange to be found in dry conditions.

The weather might have changed but the Honda bikes seemed to enjoy just as much time at the top, with Marc Marquez, Cal Crutchlow and then Dani Pedrosa all holding the lead, Jack Miller close behind them – a familiar combination for most of the session.

The final five minutes saw most of the riders putting in the softer option rear tyre for a fast lap, with the notable exception of the reigning world champion. While Marquez continued to improve his time on used tyres, dropping him to fourteenth position, teammate Dani Pedrosa went half a second faster than the field. Miller proved to be the closest challenger, Crutchlow less than a tenth behind him.

Jorge Lorenzo lost a bit of the momentum from the morning session, stuck in fourteenth for much of the afternoon, before putting on the soft rear tyre to position himself fourth on the timing sheets, top Ducati in the session. Danilo Petrucci was close to claim the honour but finished less than a tenth behind Lorenzo.

Maverick Viñales slid out on a damp patch early into the session, leaving a trail of dusty mementos in turn nine, moments after Aleix Espargaro did exactly the same. The Yamaha man rejoined the track with fifteen minutes to go to record a sixth place and push his teammate out of the top ten.

Alvaro Bautista was the last within a second of Pedrosa, followed by Andrea Dovizioso in eighth position and the older Espargaro in ninth. Pol Espargaro completed the top ten while trying out KTM’s aero fairing and new engine package, the Spaniard a little over a second down on Pedrosa, a much improved result for the team.

Valentino Rossi picked it up where he left it in FP1, with one and a half seconds to recover on the leader and giving the 2017 aero fairing a run before ditching it for his final attack. While fast in sector two, his best time was only good enough for twelfth position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'39.420    
2 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'39.964 0.544 0.544
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'40.045 0.625 0.081
4 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'40.291 0.871 0.246
5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'40.378 0.958 0.087
6 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'40.379 0.959 0.001
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'40.392 0.972 0.013
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'40.428 1.008 0.036
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'40.479 1.059 0.051
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'40.573 1.153 0.094
11 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'40.639 1.219 0.066
12 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'40.698 1.278 0.059
13 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'40.773 1.353 0.075
14 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'40.915 1.495 0.142
15 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'41.019 1.599 0.104
16 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'41.165 1.745 0.146
17 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'41.165 1.745  
18 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'41.432 2.012 0.267
19 12 Takuya TSUDA Suzuki 1'41.887 2.467 0.455
20 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'41.905 2.485 0.018
21 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'41.909 2.489 0.004
22 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'42.515 3.095 0.606
23 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'42.630 3.210 0.115

 

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2017 Jerez Moto3 FP2 Result: Mir Back On Track

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Something resembling sun welcomed us back from the lunch break but still not enough to tempt all the riders out on track. With many teams waiting for the surface to dry, that left the top spot to be disputed by Jakub Kornfeil, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Albert Arenas or Darryn Binder.

Predictably, times started tumbling as the session progressed and the conditions improved, Philipp Oettl and the Leopard Racing duo exchanging first place, Joan Mir the first lasting leader of FP2. While others have challenged his position, he recovered it once more on his final lap.

Given their familiarity with the track, as their usual testing ground, many of the top riders chose not to grace us with their on-track presence until the final ten minutes of the session, when the damp patches disappeared. Once they did, Romano Fenati reminded us who’s the most recent winner in the class by being fast right away and finishing second after missing all of FP1 and most of FP2, yet only two tenths down on the leader.

John McPhee looked prepared to challenge for top honours but had to settle for third after a crash in the final corner a few minutes before the end of the session. Although one full second down on the championship leader, Darryn Binder kept fourth place, ahead of Livio Loi. Having posted a good time early on, Tony Arbolino was another of a handful of fallers in the final minutes and dropped to sixth position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'49.564    
2 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'49.785 0.221 0.221
3 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'50.398 0.834 0.613
4 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'50.566 1.002 0.168
5 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'50.574 1.010 0.008
6 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'50.692 1.128 0.118
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'50.964 1.400 0.272
8 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'51.033 1.469 0.069
9 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'51.280 1.716 0.247
10 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'51.490 1.926 0.210
11 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'51.584 2.020 0.094
12 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'51.725 2.161 0.141
13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'51.787 2.223 0.062
14 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'51.846 2.282 0.059
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'51.932 2.368 0.086
16 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'51.933 2.369 0.001
17 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'51.954 2.390 0.021
18 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'52.124 2.560 0.170
19 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'52.154 2.590 0.030
20 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'52.222 2.658 0.068
21 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'52.256 2.692 0.034
22 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'52.264 2.700 0.008
23 63 Vicente PEREZ KTM 1'52.373 2.809 0.109
24 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'52.539 2.975 0.166
25 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'52.560 2.996 0.021
26 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'52.752 3.188 0.192
27 31 Raul FERNANDEZ Mahindra 1'52.798 3.234 0.046
28 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'53.128 3.564 0.330
29 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'53.321 3.757 0.193
30 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'53.398 3.834 0.077
31 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'53.540 3.976 0.142
32 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'53.777 4.213 0.237
33 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'54.651 5.087 0.874

 

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2017 Jerez Moto2 FP1 Result: Monsoon Marquez Reaches Jerez

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It’s a pretty safe bet that Alex Marquez loves Jerez right now. Who would have thought this time last year that today we’d be talking about the younger Marquez dominating a session - and not for the first time this season?

However, the rain in Spain seems to suit him particularly well, the Marc VDS rider taking it one step further by grabbing the top seat right out the garage and building a gap of over one and a half seconds to the challengers, if you can still call them that considering the advantage. Marquez was the only one able to go into the 1:58s, everyone else failing to even drop under the 2-minute barrier for much of the session.

Title leader Franco Morbidelli appeared to be the closest rival, before getting pushed back by likely and less likely riders, ending the session in twelfth position. Ricky Cardus was probably the most surprising name, Binder’s replacement still showing serious speed around the Spanish track, finishing second and cutting Marquez’s advantage to one second.

Tetsuta Nagashima was another nice surprise, the Japanese rider ending up third and very close to Cardus. Hafizh Syahrin showed off his nickname once again, swimming his way into fourth position and last into the 1:39s. Isaac Viñales couldn’t manage that time but he completed the top five, wih Yonny Hernandez a familiar face in sixth position.

Miguel Oliveira and Jorge Navarro also showed some pace early on but eventually fell (literally in Navarro’s case) to eighth and ninth place, almost two seconds down on Marquez - even more than that for Tom Luthi in thirteenth position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'58.299    
2 88 Ricard CARDUS KTM 1'59.339 1.040 1.040
3 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'59.357 1.058 0.018
4 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'59.769 1.470 0.412
5 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'00.011 1.712 0.242
6 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 2'00.020 1.721 0.009
7 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'00.092 1.793 0.072
8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'00.160 1.861 0.068
9 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 2'00.296 1.997 0.136
10 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'00.369 2.070 0.073
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'00.427 2.128 0.058
12 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'00.532 2.233 0.105
13 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'00.572 2.273 0.040
14 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'00.640 2.341 0.068
15 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'00.644 2.345 0.004
16 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'00.759 2.460 0.115
17 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'00.947 2.648 0.188
18 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'01.009 2.710 0.062
19 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'01.195 2.896 0.186
20 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'01.269 2.970 0.074
21 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'01.310 3.011 0.041
22 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'01.414 3.115 0.104
23 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'01.484 3.185 0.070
24 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'01.771 3.472 0.287
25 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'01.848 3.549 0.077
26 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'02.074 3.775 0.226
27 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'02.150 3.851 0.076
28 22 Federico FULIGNI Suter 2'02.209 3.910 0.059
29 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'02.231 3.932 0.022
30 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'02.282 3.983 0.051
31 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'03.384 5.085 1.102
32 47 Axel BASSANI Speed Up 2'03.728 5.429 0.344

 

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2017 Jerez MotoGP FP1 Result: Pedrosa Heads Honda Hegemony

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The dark but very photogenic clouds of Moto3 turned lighter for MotoGP, the riders cautiously taking to a damp track. The rain did make an appearance mid-session, the Honda riders making good use of it by staying out and posting orange and even red sector times, while switching places at the top. Jerez-loving Dani Pedrosa had the final laugh, although there were several fast challengers.

Cal Crutchlow took his time going out but, once he did, he gradually made his way up to second position. Another temporary leader was Jack Miller, who dropped into third but less than two tenths off Pedrosa. The early Honda hegemony was eventually broken by Andrea Dovizioso, the Ducati working well in the rain. The Italian pushed the reigning world champion into fifth position, after Marc Marquez had challenged his teammate for top FP1 honours for much of the session.

Finishing sixth was not the whole story of Jonas Folger’s morning, the Tech 3 rider being the only Yamaha to have held the top of the timesheets briefly. Aleix Espargaro was seventh, dragging the Aprilia in front of Danilo Petrucci, Jorge Lorenzo and Maverick Viñales.

Lorenzo was another of the early leaders, although over a dozen seconds off his own best FP1 lap this time last year, finally managing an honourable ninth place. Viñales was circulating around half a second slower than the top riders, the gap stretching to almost a second by the end of the session. His other notable achievement, besides the tenth place, was getting slightly into both factory Hondas’ way, earning some typical gesticulation.

Another fan of Jerez, Valentino Rossi, spent most of the session over three seconds down on the leader, bringing the gap to one and a half seconds at the flag while probably hoping for some better weather.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'51.648    
2 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'51.650 0.002 0.002
3 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'51.807 0.159 0.157
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'51.830 0.182 0.023
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'51.962 0.314 0.132
6 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'52.249 0.601 0.287
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'52.350 0.702 0.101
8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'52.353 0.705 0.003
9 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'52.359 0.711 0.006
10 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'52.555 0.907 0.196
11 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'52.684 1.036 0.129
12 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'52.834 1.186 0.150
13 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'52.917 1.269 0.083
14 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'53.102 1.454 0.185
15 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'53.204 1.556 0.102
16 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'53.263 1.615 0.059
17 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'53.375 1.727 0.112
18 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'53.752 2.104 0.377
19 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'53.885 2.237 0.133
20 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'54.087 2.439 0.202
21 12 Takuya TSUDA Suzuki 1'54.316 2.668 0.229
  8 Hector BARBERA Ducati      
  17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati      

 

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2017 Jerez Moto3 FP1 Result: Rain Brings Kornfeil To The Top

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Show of hands: who was eager for the “real” racing season to start in Europe? Well, judging by the first practice session of the lightweight class, it looked like Jerez didn’t miss us quite as much. Rain started as the light turned green, there but not quite enough of it for rain tyres.

Rookie Pulkkinen got stuck with the task of testing the waters before more riders filled a damp track. Jakub Kornfeil set an early time in a handful of laps to lead the session before conditions changed again. Tony Arbolino will also see name at the top, three tenths off the leader, with wildcard Vicente Perez a further three tenths down – one for the family album.

The rain had arrived truly in the final 15 minutes of the session, fully wet conditions encouraging the SKY VR46 boys into gaining some more experience in wet weather situations. Nicolo Bulega ended the session fourth, ahead of John McPhee, with Andrea Migno in eight.

With a sunnier forecast for the rest of the weekend, the remaining of the usual lead group contenders were not willing to take the risk of mixed conditions, either running a few laps towards the end or sitting in the comfort of their garage for the full session (see Mir, Martin, Fenati or Canet).

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'01.000    
2 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'01.309 0.309 0.309
3 63 Vicente PEREZ KTM 2'01.348 0.348 0.039
4 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'01.717 0.717 0.369
5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'02.073 1.073 0.356
6 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'02.081 1.081 0.008
7 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'02.244 1.244 0.163
8 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'02.279 1.279 0.035
9 31 Raul FERNANDEZ Mahindra 2'02.358 1.358 0.079
10 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'02.886 1.886 0.528
11 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'02.902 1.902 0.016
12 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'03.821 2.821 0.919
13 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'03.896 2.896 0.075
14 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'04.206 3.206 0.310
15 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'04.477 3.477 0.271
16 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'04.574 3.574 0.097
17 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'04.641 3.641 0.067
18 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'05.021 4.021 0.380
19 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'05.513 4.513 0.492
20 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'05.687 4.687 0.174
21 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'05.964 4.964 0.277
22 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'07.336 6.336 1.372
23 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'07.654 6.654 0.318
24 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'07.900 6.900 0.246
25 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'08.118 7.118 0.218
  5 Romano FENATI Honda      
  11 Livio LOI Honda      
  21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda      
  33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda      
  36 Joan MIR Honda      
  44 Aron CANET Honda      
  88 Jorge MARTIN Honda      
  95 Jules DANILO Honda      

 

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2017 Assen World Superbike Race Two Results: Two Hundred Starts For Rea

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Race two of World Superbike at Assen would be Jonathan Rea’s 200th start in the series and he would have to deal with a windy track.

With the reversed grid, Xavi Fores launched from pole position into the lead ahead of Eugene Laverty charging through from the second row in second place. Lorenzo Savadori from second was in third, but he very quickly fell prey to Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea, Sykes getting an uncharacteristically fast start in spite of his dodgy stomach distracting him all weekend.

Eugene Laverty took the lead from Xavi Fores at turn five on lap two and later round the lap, Jonathan Rea chasséed through the Geert Timmer chicane complex past Tom Sykes to take third place from his teammate.

On lap three, moves were afoot and the reverse grid was once again shown not to make a real difference to the championship as Jonathan Rea passed Xavi Fores to take second place, followed by Tom Sykes squeezing past into third place, and as Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri closed in on Fores, Rea made his move on Eugene Laverty to take the lead off his Northern Irish neighbour and a couple of laps later, Sykes joined Rea at the front, leaving Laverty to deal with the hard-charging Davies who in turn had despatched Fores for his teammate to deal with.

Seven laps in, just under one third race distance, as Davies took third place into turn one, the race looked a little familiar, with Rea, Sykes and Davies sitting in the top three positions. Further back, however, things were a little different.

Michael van der Mark, starting in eleventh place, had gained on average one place a lap, closing gaps and passing riders like they were in a different race. At one third race distance, he was in fourth place, closing in on the wake of Chaz Davies and breaking free of Eugene Laverty in fifth place. A little later, Alex Lowes would make a similar progression, but his charge through the pack would only net him a nonetheless impressive fifth place from starting fifteenth on the grid.

Marco Melandri’s race, however, wouldn’t be as fortuitous. Attempting to take seventh place from Xavi Fores, Melandri took turn five too tight in an attempt to block Fores from passing back but he lost adhesion as he had too much speed for too little grip and he crashed out, ending his weekend.

Meanwhile, back at the front, Tom Sykes was closing on Jonathan Rea, reducing a lead of almost two seconds to nothing, capitalising on a slight error by Rea and the Kawasaki pair did their familiar synchronised swimming demonstration at the front of the race while Chaz Davies lost a few tenths of a second here and there. Michael van der Mark put on a valiant show for the home fans, but after a brutal tank slapper trying to close down Davies, he maintained a safe distance and eventually settled for fourth place.

Tom Sykes stayed behind his teammate, not looking for a way past as the pair managed their lead, until the last lap where he made several stabs at passing, but Jonathan Rea just had more grip and was able to thwart any efforts. On the last chicane, Sykes had one last try from behind and powered out from Rea’s clean air and charged to the flag alongside his teammate, but Rea had the drive as well and the pair finished within twenty five thousandths of a second. Chaz Davies took third place five seconds further back while Michael van der Mark pleased his fans in fourth place.

Jonathan Rea took another double and extended his lead at the top of the championship to sixty four points over Tom Sykes. Chaz Davies, twenty points further back took third place off Marco Melandri as a result of his teammate’s DNF.

In a damning indictment of the reverse grid, none of the riders who started in the top seven finished in the top seven.

Results:

 

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 J. REA Kawasaki ZX-10RR  
2 66 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10RR 0.025
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati Panigale R 5.077
4 60 M. VAN DER MARK Yamaha YZF R1 8.739
5 22 A. LOWES Yamaha YZF R1 16.244
6 2 L. CAMIER MV Agusta 1000 F4 17.899
7 81 J. TORRES BMW S 1000 RR 19.026
8 50 E. LAVERTY Aprilia RSV4 RF 19.184
9 69 N. HAYDEN Honda CBR1000RR 21.475
10 6 S. BRADL Honda CBR1000RR 24.693
11 40 R. RAMOS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 26.751
12 36 L. MERCADO Aprilia RSV4 RF 26.924
13 12 X. FORÉS Ducati Panigale R 36.611
14 88 R. KRUMMENACHER Kawasaki ZX-10RR 40.597
15 15 A. DE ANGELIS Kawasaki ZX-10RR 49.140
16 86 A. BADOVINI Kawasaki ZX-10RR 51.241
17 35 R. DE ROSA BMW S 1000 RR 1'01.141
18 37 O. JEZEK Kawasaki ZX-10RR 1'01.175
RET 32 L. SAVADORI Aprilia RSV4 RF 10 Laps
RET 33 M. MELANDRI Ducati Panigale R 13 Laps
RET 84 R. RUSSO Yamaha YZF R1 13 Laps

 

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2017 Assen World Supersport Race Results: Don't Celebrate Too Soon

Round four of the World Supersport championship would be eighteen laps of Assen, the Cathedral of Speed.

Kenan Sofuoglu exploited his pole position to perfection, getting to the first turn first and letting the rest of the field fight for positions behind him. Lucas Mahias burst through from the second row to second place ahead of Sheridan Morais and Kyle Ryde. Jules Cluzel took fifth place off PJ Jacobsen toward the end of the opening lap.

The second lap was another good one for Jules Cluzel, passing Kyle Ryde for fourth place and setting the fastest lap, a plaudit that would hold for precisely one lap before Kenan Sofuoglu set a faster one on lap three.

Sofuoglu’s setting the fastest lap allowed him to break free of Lucas Mahias in second and turn the race into a race for second behind the World Champion. Jules Cluzel climbed to third place, a second behind his fellow Frenchman in second and by lap seven, he had caught Mahias and had brought a party with him.

Kenan Sofuoglu led the pack by over two seconds by the time Cluzel caught Mahias and a few laps later, by the time Cluzel passed Mahias, it was almost three seconds. At the end of lap eleven, Cluzel and Mahias had finally pulled away from the Sheridan Morias, Federico Caricasulo and PJ Jacobsen battle raging behind them and Mahias celebrated this by making a pass stick on Cluzel into the Geert Timmer chicane to take second.

By lap thirteen, the fight for fourth place caught up with the two Frenchmen and, after a mistake by Lucas Mahias, Jules Cluzel and Federico Caricasulo took second and third place off him but two laps later and he was back behind Cluzel. A lap later, Mahias was in second place.

On the penultimate lap, PJ Jacobsen, last in the five-man battle for second place, was on the move, starting at the end of the lap with a pass on Sheridan Morais pass for fifth place.

On the last lap, with Kenan Sofuoglu on the horizon, Jules CLuzel increased his pace, setting his sights on one last charge to the flag but unfortunately, Lucas Mahias had the same idea and Cluzel couldn’t find a way past until the end of the lap. As Mahias sliced neatly through the chicane, Kenan Sofuoglu already having take the chequered flag, he thought he had a half second lead over Cluzel and lifted his front wheel to the heavens to celebrate, only to see a green and white Honda blur past him at the flag. After a few heart-stopping seconds, his second place was confirmed, a mere five thousandths of a second ahead of Jules Cluzel. PJ Jacobsen missed out on the podium, but his late charge netted him thirteen points for his fourth place.

Kenan Sofuoglu finally finished a race in 2017 and starts his campaign to retain his title with a pole position, a fastest lap and a race win. Lucas Mahias’s second place keeps him at the top of the championship, twenty points ahead of Sheridan Morais. Roberto Rolfo’s solitary point this round dropped him to third place with PJ Jacobsen just two points behind him.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap
1 1 K. SOFUOGLU Kawasaki ZX-6R  
2 144 L. MAHIAS Yamaha YZF R6 2.611
3 16 J. CLUZEL Honda CBR600RR 2.616
4 99 P. JACOBSEN MV Agusta F3 675 4.127
5 32 S. MORAIS Yamaha YZF R6 4.706
6 64 F. CARICASULO Yamaha YZF R6 4.941
7 65 M. CANDUCCI Kawasaki ZX-6R 7.664
8 81 L. STAPLEFORD Triumph Daytona 675 11.993
9 11 C. GAMARINO Honda CBR600RR 13.092
10 47 R. HARTOG Kawasaki ZX-6R 13.226
11 111 K. SMITH Honda CBR600RR 13.767
12 77 K. RYDE Kawasaki ZX-6R 14.339
13 38 H. SOOMER Honda CBR600RR 19.373
14 13 A. WEST Yamaha YZF R6 20.205
15 44 R. ROLFO MV Agusta F3 675 21.359
16 66 N. TUULI Yamaha YZF R6 21.436
17 4 G. REA Kawasaki ZX-6R 21.876
18 61 A. ZACCONE MV Agusta F3 675 22.727
19 10 N. CALERO Kawasaki ZX-6R 36.678
22 62 V. VAN DER VALK Yamaha YZF R6 43.730
23 74 J. VAN SIKKELERUS Yamaha YZF R6 53.514
24 56 P. SEBESTYÉN Kawasaki ZX-6R 54.103
RET 73 J. CRETARO Suzuki GSX-R600 14
RET 26 K. WATANABE Kawasaki ZX-6R 6 Laps
RET 83 L. EPIS Kawasaki ZX-6R 9 Laps
RET 7 D. PIZZOLI MV Agusta F3 675 9 Laps
RET 63 Z. KHAIRUDDIN Kawasaki ZX-6R 10 Laps
RET 92 H. KUNIKAWA Honda CBR600RR 6
RET 35 S. HILL Triumph Daytona 675 14 Laps

 

Round Number: 
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