MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Sepang MotoGP FP4: Marquez Finds His Race Pace

Finding both tires and a setup he liked more than in FP3, championship leader Marc Marquez set the fastest time of the fourth practice as riders began working on race settings before the afternoon's qualifying session. Marquez's 2'00.438 put him two-tenths ahead of leading rival Andrea Dovizioso (2nd). 

Suzuki's Alex Rins, who had one of his best races of the season at the recent Philip Island contest, finished the fourth practice in a surprising third place. Johann Zarco took the top Yamaha spot in fourth, just barely in front of Dani Pedrosa (5th).

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'00.438    
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'00.676 0.238 / 0.238
3 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'00.768 0.330 / 0.092
4 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'00.870 0.432 / 0.102
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'00.873 0.435 / 0.003
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'00.875 0.437 / 0.002
7 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'00.915 0.477 / 0.040
8 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'01.042 0.604 / 0.127
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'01.142 0.704 / 0.100
10 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'01.191 0.753 / 0.049
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'01.224 0.786 / 0.033
12 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'01.228 0.790 / 0.004
13 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'01.233 0.795 / 0.005
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'01.235 0.797 / 0.002
15 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'01.412 0.974 / 0.177
16 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'01.464 1.026 / 0.052
17 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'01.768 1.330 / 0.304
18 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'01.777 1.339 / 0.009
19 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'01.967 1.529 / 0.190
20 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'02.490 2.052 / 0.523
21 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 2'02.697 2.259 / 0.207
22 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'03.000 2.562 / 0.303
             

 

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2017 Sepang Moto3 QP: A Lap For The Ages

In a historic performance, newly crowned world champion Joan Mir grabbed pole position in the Moto3 qualifying practice Saturday in Sepang with a 2’12.078 that shattered the former record lap by more than three-tenths of a second.

Mir's record, set on his final lap of qualifying , left him three-tenths of a second clear of his closest challenger, Jorge Martin (2nd) who seemed to have pole locked up with a near-record performance of his own. John McPhee made a late fast run to seize the final spot on the front row.

Jack Miller, now in MotoGP, previously held the Moto3 pole record which he set in 2014 with a 2'12.450. Martin, on his second fast lap with 31 minutes left in the session, climbed within seven-thousandth of that time, leaving the rest of the field seemingly fighting for second, at best. And for most of the session, that seemed to be the case with only two riders getting within a second of Martin's lap.

Mir, however, was one of those two, evenutally climbing to within eight-tenths of Martin's push for his ninth pole of the season with less than a minute remaining.  Then with time nearly expired, Mir pushed for a final fast lap, catching slipstreams in two crucial places and breaking the record with no time remaining.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
*1 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'12.078    
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'12.457 0.379 / 0.379
3 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'12.816 0.738 / 0.359
4 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'13.161 1.083 / 0.345
5 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'13.165 1.087 / 0.004
6 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'13.309 1.231 / 0.144
7 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'13.311 1.233 / 0.002
8 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'13.363 1.285 / 0.052
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'13.374 1.296 / 0.011
10 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'13.419 1.341 / 0.045
11 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'13.440 1.362 / 0.021
12 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'13.571 1.493 / 0.131
13 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'13.594 1.516 / 0.023
14 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'13.792 1.714 / 0.198
15 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'13.847 1.769 / 0.055
16 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'13.864 1.786 / 0.017
17 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'13.892 1.814 / 0.028
18 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'13.982 1.904 / 0.090
19 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'14.071 1.993 / 0.089
20 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'14.181 2.103 / 0.110
21 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'14.249 2.171 / 0.068
22 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'14.320 2.242 / 0.071
23 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'14.623 2.545 / 0.303
24 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'14.633 2.555 / 0.010
25 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'14.787 2.709 / 0.154
26 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'15.181 3.103 / 0.394
27 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'15.214 3.136 / 0.033
28 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'15.215 3.137 / 0.001
29 9 Kasma Daniel KASMAYUDIN Honda 2'15.577 3.499 / 0.362
30 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'15.811 3.733 / 0.234
31 6 Maria HERRERA Mahindra 2'16.786 4.708 / 0.975

* New Sepang lap record.

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2017 Sepang Moto2 FP3: Morbidelli Dominates

Franco Morbidelli, Moto2 championship points leader, dominated the final practice before Saturday afternoon's qualifying session with a 2'06.605 at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. While Morbidelli's time was a mere seven-hundredths of a second clear of Francesco Bagnaia (2nd), it was his consistency that should worry rivals. Morbidelli, who sits 29 points ahead of Thomas Luthi with one race remaining, spent much of the session in the 2'06s -- an indication of a relentless race pace.

Luthi, who is trying to prevent the Italian from clinching the championship this weekend, ended FP3 as fourth-fastest, just a shade slower than Miguel Oliveira (3rd.) Brad Binder had his best practice of the weekend by far with fifth, just two-tenths from the top. Alex Marquez set his best time late to take sixth. Mattia Passini joined Marquez in ther 2'07s for seventh just in front of mid-session crasher, Takaaki Nakagami (8th).

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'06.605    
2 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'06.679 0.074 / 0.074
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'06.698 0.093 / 0.019
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'06.764 0.159 / 0.066
5 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'06.872 0.267 / 0.108
6 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'07.097 0.492 / 0.225
7 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'07.252 0.647 / 0.155
8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'07.266 0.661 / 0.014
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'07.533 0.928 / 0.267
10 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'07.570 0.965 / 0.037
11 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'07.639 1.034 / 0.069
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'07.648 1.043 / 0.009
13 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'07.680 1.075 / 0.032
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'07.910 1.305 / 0.230
15 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'08.014 1.409 / 0.104
16 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'08.036 1.431 / 0.022
17 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'08.064 1.459 / 0.028
18 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'08.104 1.499 / 0.040
19 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.121 1.516 / 0.017
20 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'08.222 1.617 / 0.101
21 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'08.269 1.664 / 0.047
22 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'08.284 1.679 / 0.015
23 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'08.335 1.730 / 0.051
24 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'08.338 1.733 / 0.003
25 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'08.345 1.740 / 0.007
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'08.488 1.883 / 0.143
27 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'08.585 1.980 / 0.097
28 26 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 2'09.419 2.814 / 0.834
29 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'09.473 2.868 / 0.054
 

 

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2017 Sepang MotoGP FP3: Rossi Is One By Undercutting Two

Valentino Rossi seized the top spot in FP3 when he became the only rider to drop into a sub, two-minute laptime at the Sepang circuit Saturday morning. Rossi's set his 1'59.947 -- the weekend's fastest time by any rider -- with no time left in the third practice. Johann Zarco, who led the session late, was bumped into second by the Italian's final lap. Dani Pedrosa jumped from 11th into third near the end of practice as riders began switching to the soft-option rear tire in an attempt to ensure a top-10 finish.

Andrea Dovizioso grabbed fourth, the Ducati rider's first Sepang practice shy of the top spot. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo, who led FP3 briefly, continued his good form from the previous day's wet FP2 with a fifth. Jack Miller took advantage of the heat -- the track reached 45 degrees celcius (113 farenheit) by the end of the morning session -- to take sixth.  Cal Crutchlow (7th) finished just clear of Andrea Iannone (8th). 

Championship leader Marc Marquez never threatened FP3's top times to take ninth. Rossi's Yamaha teammate Maverick Vinales just squeaked into the top ten by five-hundredths of a second. The top 10 riders go directly into Q2 later in the day along with the top two finishers from Q1.

Most riders spent much of the early FP3 session working on setup with the hard-option rear tire -- the likely Sunday choice for the race in sweltering conditions on the 5.5 km track. But with 11 minutes to go, teams began fitting the bikes with the softer rear tire in order to push the lap times down and ensure a trip straight to Q2.

Miller struck first with a 2'00.406 to take the top spot. But five minutes later, Rossi briefly seized the top of the timesheet only to be bumped by Jorge Lorenzo with a 2'00.163. Then Pedrosa, who has been circulating in 11th spot, shot to the front with a 2'00.124. He soon was bumped to second by Johann Zarco.

Then Rossi struck last and best, dipping once into the 1'59s after much of the field had taken the checkered flag.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev. 
1 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'59.947    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'00.024 0.077 / 0.077
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'00.087 0.140 / 0.063
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'00.124 0.177 / 0.037
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'00.149 0.202 / 0.025
6 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'00.190 0.243 / 0.041
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'00.199 0.252 / 0.009
8 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'00.394 0.447 / 0.195
9 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'00.467 0.520 / 0.073
10 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'00.695 0.748 / 0.228
11 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'00.746 0.799 / 0.051
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'00.864 0.917 / 0.118
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'00.876 0.929 / 0.012
14 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'01.013 1.066 / 0.137
15 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'01.292 1.345 / 0.279
16 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'01.295 1.348 / 0.003
17 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'01.382 1.435 / 0.087
18 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'01.506 1.559 / 0.124
19 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'01.752 1.805 / 0.246
20 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'01.847 1.900 / 0.095
21 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 2'01.984 2.037 / 0.137
22 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'02.204 2.257 / 0.220
   

 

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2017 Sepang Moto3 FP3: Martin, Weather Both Heat Up

Jorge Martin took advantage of a rapidly drying track to take the top time in FP3 Saturday at the Sepang circuit Sunday as rider set their fastest times of the weekend. Martin's 2'15.606 put him four-tenths of a second ahead of the number two finisher Juanfran Guevara.  Newly crowned World Champion Joan Mir seized third as the day began heating up. 

Jules Danilo (4th) just pipped Romano Fenati (5th) who led FP3 before the end-of session, dry-track shootout. Hometown favorite Adam Norrodin continued a strong weekdend with sixth closely tracked by Enea Bastianini (7th). Aron Canet lost his wet-track pace from Friday to settled into eighth. Gabriel Rodrigo (9th) and John McPhee rounded out the top 10. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'15.606    
2 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'16.033 0.427 / 0.427
3 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'16.101 0.495 / 0.068
4 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'16.286 0.680 / 0.185
5 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'16.327 0.721 / 0.041
6 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'16.465 0.859 / 0.138
7 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'16.801 1.195 / 0.336
8 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'16.842 1.236 / 0.041
9 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'16.927 1.321 / 0.085
10 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'16.931 1.325 / 0.004
11 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'16.988 1.382 / 0.057
12 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'16.991 1.385 / 0.003
13 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'17.011 1.405 / 0.020
14 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'17.231 1.625 / 0.220
15 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'17.282 1.676 / 0.051
16 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'17.371 1.765 / 0.089
17 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'17.537 1.931 / 0.166
18 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'17.560 1.954 / 0.023
19 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'17.563 1.957 / 0.003
20 9 Kasma Daniel KASMAYUDIN Honda 2'17.727 2.121 / 0.164
21 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'17.768 2.162 / 0.041
22 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'17.959 2.353 / 0.191
23 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'17.960 2.354 / 0.001
24 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'18.437 2.831 / 0.477
25 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'18.472 2.866 / 0.035
26 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'18.491 2.885 / 0.019
27 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'18.827 3.221 / 0.336
28 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'19.286 3.680 / 0.459
29 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'19.853 4.247 / 0.567
30 6 Maria HERRERA Mahindra 2'20.271 4.665 / 0.418
31 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'20.637 5.031 / 0.366

 

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2017 Sepang Moto2 FP2: Marquez Masters Mixed Conditions

Alex Marquez appears ready to prove that his recent win in the wet at Motegi was no fluke. On a damp Sepang track with intermittent rainfall, the Spaniard topped the timesheet and ran consistently fast times throughout the second Friday session. Lorenzo Baldasarri (2nd) finished his day just two-hundredths behind with FP1 leader Miguel Oliveira taking third.

Thomas Luthi kept his championship fight alive with a fourth-fastest time, nearly four-tenths of a second ahead of points leader and title rival Franco Morbidelli (6th). The pair bracked fifth-fastest Xavi Vierge. Luca Marini (7th) leads a pack of riders who were a full second off the pace in the wet including Sandro Cortese (8th), Marcet Schrotter (9th) and Mattia Pasini (10th).

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'24.074    
2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'24.108 0.034 / 0.034
3 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'24.139 0.065 / 0.031
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'24.659 0.585 / 0.520
5 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'25.023 0.949 / 0.364
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'25.039 0.965 / 0.016
7 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'25.089 1.015 / 0.050
8 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'25.968 1.894 / 0.879
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'25.992 1.918 / 0.024
10 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'26.070 1.996 / 0.078
11 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'26.604 2.530 / 0.534
12 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'26.691 2.617 / 0.087
13 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'26.760 2.686 / 0.069
14 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'26.896 2.822 / 0.136
15 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'27.234 3.160 / 0.338
16 26 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 2'27.392 3.318 / 0.158
17 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'27.409 3.335 / 0.017
18 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'27.475 3.401 / 0.066
19 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'27.612 3.538 / 0.137
20 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'27.639 3.565 / 0.027
21 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'27.662 3.588 / 0.023
22 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'27.779 3.705 / 0.117
23 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'27.854 3.780 / 0.075
24 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'28.389 4.315 / 0.535
25 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'28.899 4.825 / 0.510
26 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'29.086 5.012 / 0.187
27 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'29.391 5.317 / 0.305
28 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'29.859 5.785 / 0.468
29 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'29.904 5.830 / 0.045

 

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2017 Sepang MotoGP FP2: Dovizioso fastest, wet or dry

Andrea Dovizioso again led practice at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia Friday with a dominant showing on the wet, 5.5 km track. Dovizioso's 2'11.640 lap left him a half a second clear of championship rival and points leader Marc Marquez (2nd). Jorge Lorenzo seized the third-fastest time -- a mark that still left him a full second off his Ducati teammate's pace.

Dovizioso, who was fastest in three of the four sectors in FP2, must finish the race a minimum of nine points clear of Marquez to keep the championship fight going for the season's final round in three weeks. Maverick Vinales returned from an early-session collision with Hector Barbera to climb into fourth. Danilo Petrucci, typically fast in the wet, improved his postition to fifth, just two-hundredths of a second in front of Valentinio Rossi (6th). 

Alvaro Bautista continued a strong Friday practice with a seventh on his satellite Ducati after a third in FP1. Alex Rins (8th) ended his day as the top factory Suzuki, just in front of teammate Andrea Iannone (9th). Sam Lowes -- on the only Aprilia in the field after teammate Aleix Espargaro's injuries at Philip Island -- completed the top 10. 

 Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'11.640    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'12.166 0.526 / 0.526
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'12.695 1.055 / 0.529
4 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'12.878 1.238 / 0.183
5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'13.048 1.408 / 0.170
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'13.071 1.431 / 0.023
7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'13.291 1.651 / 0.220
8 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'13.416 1.776 / 0.125
9 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'13.483 1.843 / 0.067
10 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'13.561 1.921 / 0.078
11 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'13.648 2.008 / 0.087
12 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'13.740 2.100 / 0.092
13 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'13.760 2.120 / 0.020
14 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'13.872 2.232 / 0.112
15 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'14.281 2.641 / 0.409
16 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'14.287 2.647 / 0.006
17 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'14.543 2.903 / 0.256
18 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'14.574 2.934 / 0.031
19 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 2'14.938 3.298 / 0.364
20 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'15.163 3.523 / 0.225
21 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'16.280 4.640 / 1.117
22 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'17.627 5.987 / 1.347
 

 

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2017 Sepang Moto3 FP2: Canet A Threat In The Wet

Aron Canet dominated a wet Moto3 FP2 Friday at the Sepang circuit with a 2'28.807 lap that put him more than half a second up on the field. More worriesome for the rest of the paddock should the rain continue through the weekend was Canet's consistent top pace on the wet, 5.5 km (3.4 mi.) track through the entire practice.

Very little separated Bo Bendsneyder (2nd) and Nicolo Bulega (3rd) for the next two spots as rain fell for much of the session. Niccolo Antonelli completed FP2 seven-tenths off the top pace, closely chased by Enea Bastianini (5th). Adam Norrodin at sixth was one of two Malaysians in the top 10 at their home track. John McPhee, who crashed late, still managed seventh. 

Already crowned 2017 Moto3 Champion Joan Mir, who was fastest in the dry during FP1, was off the wet pace, nearly one second back. Local wildcard Kasma Kasmayudin (9th) provided the bulk of the entertainment in the final Friday practice with a mid session, pass-and-repass battle with Romano Fenati (15th). 

Manuel Pagliani rounded out the top 10. Mir still leads the field with combined time from FP1 and FP2. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'28.807    
2 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'29.321 0.514 / 0.514
3 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'29.361 0.554 / 0.040
4 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'29.515 0.708 / 0.154
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'29.616 0.809 / 0.101
6 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'29.655 0.848 / 0.039
7 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'29.712 0.905 / 0.057
8 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'29.773 0.966 / 0.061
9 9 Kasma Daniel KASMAYUDIN Honda 2'29.776 0.969 / 0.003
10 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'29.808 1.001 / 0.032
11 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'29.882 1.075 / 0.074
12 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'30.009 1.202 / 0.127
13 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'30.382 1.575 / 0.373
14 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'30.416 1.609 / 0.034
15 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'30.610 1.803 / 0.194
16 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'30.627 1.820 / 0.017
17 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'30.871 2.064 / 0.244
18 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'31.150 2.343 / 0.279
19 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'31.296 2.489 / 0.146
20 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'31.326 2.519 / 0.030
21 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'31.486 2.679 / 0.160
22 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'31.914 3.107 / 0.428
23 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 2'32.134 3.327 / 0.220
24 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'32.325 3.518 / 0.191
25 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'32.331 3.524 / 0.006
26 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'32.648 3.841 / 0.317
27 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'32.707 3.900 / 0.059
28 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'33.017 4.210 / 0.310
29 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'35.487 6.680 / 2.470
30 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'35.663 6.856 / 0.176
31 6 Maria HERRERA Mahindra 2'36.581 7.774 / 0.918
 

 

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2017 Sepang Moto2 FP1: Oliveira Jumps To The Top

Miguel Oliveira just nipped World Championship points leader Franco Morbidelli to lead FP1 at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia Friday. Championship contender Thomas Luthi stayed in the hunt with a third-best time of 2'06.950, less than a tenth from the top spot. The top three riders in the first practice session -- who also are the top three riders in the standings -- were separated by less than a tenth of a second. 

Oliveira won last week's contest at Philip Island with Morbidelli in third and Luthi well back in 10th. Luthi, who is 29 points behind Morbidelli, must finish at least five points in front of the Moto2 leader to keep his title hopes alive for the final race in Spain on Nov. 12.

Takaaki Nakagami set a fast final lap to climb into fourth and bump Mattia Pasini into fifth. Isaac Vinales indicated a possible return to form with a sixth-fastest showing while Alex Marquez (7th) remained slightly off the pace at seven-tenths behind.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 2'06.856    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'06.929 0.073 / 0.073
3 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'06.950 0.094 / 0.021
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'07.086 0.230 / 0.136
5 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'07.284 0.428 / 0.198
6 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 2'07.342 0.486 / 0.058
7 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'07.620 0.764 / 0.278
8 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 2'07.701 0.845 / 0.081
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 2'07.709 0.853 / 0.008
10 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'07.902 1.046 / 0.193
11 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'07.925 1.069 / 0.023
12 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'07.970 1.114 / 0.045
13 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 2'07.972 1.116 / 0.002
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.025 1.169 / 0.053
15 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'08.086 1.230 / 0.061
16 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 2'08.333 1.477 / 0.247
17 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 2'08.433 1.577 / 0.100
18 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 2'08.659 1.803 / 0.226
19 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 2'08.692 1.836 / 0.033
20 41 Brad BINDER KTM 2'08.713 1.857 / 0.021
21 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 2'08.784 1.928 / 0.071
22 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 2'08.840 1.984 / 0.056
23 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'08.854 1.998 / 0.014
24 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'09.044 2.188 / 0.190
25 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Kalex 2'09.083 2.227 / 0.039
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'09.391 2.535 / 0.308
27 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 2'09.485 2.629 / 0.094
28 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'09.627 2.771 / 0.142
29 26 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 2'09.742 2.886 / 0.115
 

 

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2017 Sepang MotoGP FP1: Dovizioso Strikes Back

Andrea Dovizioso set the fastest time in FP1 with a 2'00.671 in damp-to-drying conditions at the Sepang circuit Friday in Malaysia. Alvaro Bautista, who was quick all session in the heat and humidity, earned the second-fastest Ducati lap, just in front of Yamaha's Johann Zarco (3rd).

Dovizioso, who finished 13th last week at Phillip Island, must beat Marc Marquez by at least nine points to keep the championship fight alive for the 18th and final round in Valencia. Points-leader Marquez won last week's race in Australia and now leads the championship by 33 points with two races to go. 

Maverick Vinales was two-tenths off the top time in fourth as some riders in FP1 switched to new tires late in order to grab an insurance fast lap should rain affect subsequent practices. Championship leader Marquez, who led much of the session, was pushed late fifth late and was unable to respond. Cal Crutchlow (6th) took the top spot in a tight pack of the 2'01s followed by Karel Abraham (7th), Hector Barbera (8th) and Dani Pedrosa (9th). 

Jorge Lorenzo, who set the circuit record in 2015, finished the session in 10th. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev. 
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'00.671    
2 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 2'00.742 0.071 / 0.071
3 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 2'00.807 0.136 / 0.065
4 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 2'00.903 0.232 / 0.096
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'00.950 0.279 / 0.047
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 2'01.060 0.389 / 0.110
7 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 2'01.077 0.406 / 0.017
8 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'01.147 0.476 / 0.070
9 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'01.162 0.491 / 0.015
10 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 2'01.189 0.518 / 0.027
11 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 2'01.560 0.889 / 0.371
12 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'01.662 0.991 / 0.102
13 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 2'01.740 1.069 / 0.078
14 43 Jack MILLER Honda 2'01.803 1.132 / 0.063
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 2'01.831 1.160 / 0.028
16 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 2'02.416 1.745 / 0.585
17 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 2'02.469 1.798 / 0.053
18 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 2'03.056 2.385 / 0.587
19 60 Michael VAN DER MARK Yamaha 2'03.473 2.802 / 0.417
20 53 Tito RABAT Honda 2'03.531 2.860 / 0.058
21 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 2'03.534 2.863 / 0.003
22 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 2'04.381 3.710 / 0.847
             

 

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