MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2017 Misano Moto3 Qualifying Result: Early Bird Gets The Worm

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Unlike their usual sanctionable adventures, the Moto3 boys were hardly waiting around this time, a handful of riders challenging the fastest time of the weekend barely ten minutes into the session. With no clear favourite for pole presenting throughout practice, the top honour was up for grabs and several contenders started their campaign in the final twenty minutes.

Fabio di Giannantonio was the early leader after a run on the softer tyre, improving his own time slightly on the second run, starting the final dash in a prime position. And by starting I mean dawdling in the pitlane exit while everyone was waiting around for a tow from the top riders in the final four minutes.

Leaving themselves with only one flying lap to make their case, it was an unlikely turn of events that saw Enea Bastianini score a welcome pole position in his home race. Fast man Jorge Martin followed him in second, almost two tenths down on the Italian, with world championship leader Joan Mir starting Sunday’s race from the end of the first row.

Di Giannantonio got pushed back to the second row, with early leader Romano Fenati in fifth. Recent pole expert Gabriel Rodrigo looked in prime position for pole before losing the rear in the final turn and launching Livio Loi into the orbit, the Leopard rider getting up on his own but looking quite battered. The subsequent yellow flag caused some trouble for riders still on a fast lap but Rodrigo kept sixth position.

Ayumu Sasaki continued his great form from practice with a seventh place on the grid, ahead of an encouraging eighth for Niccolo Antonelli, with Bo Bendsneyder closing the third row of the grid.

Nicolo Bulega looked to have much better speed than in practice but the Italian was pushed back from second to thirteenth in the final five minutes after his best time was cancelled for enthusiastic interpretations of track limits. The Sky Racing rider could only manage to improve to tenth place on his final run.

Aron Canet took a big tumble in turn fifteen while on a hot lap, being pushed back to seventeenth position as the Spaniard was getting checked out in the medical centre. The team miraculously got it all together to give him another shot at pole in the final run, Canet ending up eleventh and sharing fourth row with the Sky VR46 duo, six tenths down on pole.

It was a hard afternoon at the office for the likes of Marcos Ramirez, John McPhee or Juanfran Guevara, all of them outside the top fifteen.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'42.147    
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'42.320 0.173 0.173
3 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'42.372 0.225 0.052
4 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'42.391 0.244 0.019
5 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'42.473 0.326 0.082
6 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'42.485 0.338 0.012
7 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'42.575 0.428 0.090
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'42.594 0.447 0.019
9 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'42.595 0.448 0.001
10 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'42.636 0.489 0.041
11 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'42.697 0.550 0.061
12 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'42.755 0.608 0.058
13 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'42.771 0.624 0.016
14 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'42.784 0.637 0.013
15 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'42.836 0.689 0.052
16 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'42.840 0.693 0.004
17 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'42.905 0.758 0.065
18 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'43.020 0.873 0.115
19 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'43.079 0.932 0.059
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'43.079 0.932  
21 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'43.111 0.964 0.032
22 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'43.133 0.986 0.022
23 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'43.209 1.062 0.076
24 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'43.392 1.245 0.183
25 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'43.402 1.255 0.010
26 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'43.652 1.505 0.250
27 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'43.758 1.611 0.106
28 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'43.942 1.795 0.184
29 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'44.389 2.242 0.447
30 51 Kevin ZANNONI KTM 1'44.497 2.350 0.108
31 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'44.594 2.447 0.097
32 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'44.671 2.524 0.077
33 57 Alex FABBRI Mahindra 1'45.195 3.048 0.524

 

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2017 Misano Moto2 FP3 Result: No Match For Morbidelli

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After Hafizh Syahrin was given his time in the sun, Franco Morbidelli was back out showing why he is leading the championship and taking charge of the session. The Italian posted the first and only 1:37 time of the weekend in his first handful of laps, while most of the grid was struggling to match their Friday times throughout the session.

Behind him, the Malaysian rider is starting to overwrite his moniker as wet weather expert by progressing significantly in distinctly dry conditions, Syahrin ending the session second and third on combined standings.

Tom Luthi was another two tenths of a second behind in third, sneaking ahead of Simone Corsi in the final few minutes. Dominique Aegerter was fifth fastest and with a steady pace that had a sniff of podium aspirations, despite failing to improve on his Friday benchmark.

Augusto Fernandez had a fantastic start to his morning, the Spaniard casually joining the top five early in the session and dropping to sixth after some late improvers snuck in. Takaaki Nakagami was one of the few who gave it a go at the end of the session to jump into a top position but the Japanese rider dropped to seventh place after his fastest time was cancelled. Mattia Pasini took a forced break mid-session by sampling the gravel trap at turn two and finished eight, another rider who could not improve on his FP2 performance.

Stefano Manzi and Iker Lecuona were other unusual additions to the top ten throughout the session, the Italian finishing ninth, with the Spaniard eleventh, despite a late crash. Between the two of them, Fabio Quartararo completed the top ten, six tenths down on the leader.

It wasn’t the greatest of Saturday mornings for Luca Marini in seventeenth, but nowhere near as bad as Miguel Oliveira and Pecco Bagnaia’s, the Portuguese rider leading the Italian outside of the top twenty.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'37.941    
2 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.104 0.163 0.163
3 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.338 0.397 0.234
4 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.384 0.443 0.046
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'38.409 0.468 0.025
6 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'38.478 0.537 0.069
7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.526 0.585 0.048
8 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'38.535 0.594 0.009
9 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'38.565 0.624 0.030
10 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'38.583 0.642 0.018
11 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'38.744 0.803 0.161
12 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'38.795 0.854 0.051
13 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'38.822 0.881 0.027
14 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.832 0.891 0.010
15 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'38.860 0.919 0.028
16 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'38.870 0.929 0.010
17 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'38.903 0.962 0.033
18 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.000 1.059 0.097
19 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'39.022 1.081 0.022
20 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'39.049 1.108 0.027
21 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'39.051 1.110 0.002
22 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'39.077 1.136 0.026
23 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'39.087 1.146 0.010
24 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'39.169 1.228 0.082
25 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'39.197 1.256 0.028
26 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'39.293 1.352 0.096
27 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'39.312 1.371 0.019
28 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 1'39.588 1.647 0.276
29 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 1'39.939 1.998 0.351
30 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'40.231 2.290 0.292
31 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'40.628 2.687 0.397
32 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'40.751 2.810 0.123

 

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2017 Misano MotoGP FP3 Result: Marquez With Speed To Spare

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With warm but not sun-tanning weather, the premier class riders were not in a big hurry to challenge Friday times, although the likes of Marc Marquez and Maverick Viñales teased us with some red sectors here and there. As it happens, the Spanish rivals were still the main actors come the end of the session.

The riders left it late to go for their quali dummy run, saving only the final four minutes for fresh rubber. Marquez was the first to dethrone Danilo Petrucci’s Friday achievement by mere hundredths of a second but he proceeded to put any thoughts of changing the hierarchy to rest on the very next lap by posting the first and only time of the weekend into the 1:32s. The world champion was one of the few riders to kickstart his session on the hard rear tyre, getting close to his best Friday time in the eleven laps put in on the tyre. Going out on mediums for his second run, Marquez posted an impressive run of mid-to-low 1:33s to show good pace on both tyres.

Viñales eventually cut Marquez’s gap to a tenth of a second but could not break into the 1:32s himself and had to settle for second position. Third spot went to Cal Crutchlow, followed by the Ducati duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo. Despite failing to improve on his Friday time, the world championship leader was still fifth on combined timings, with Lorenzo seventh, Dani Pedrosa stuck between them in sixth. The Spaniard was an unlikely faller in turn eight in the final two minutes, which meant he also did not improve his time and was eighth fastest in FP3. He was soon followed on the crash list by Johann Zarco, the Frenchman still sixth in the session and eight overall.

Aleix Espargaro sneaked into Q2 after finishing seventh in the session, with both Ducatis of Petrucci and Michele Pirro not managing to improve their Friday times and completing the top ten in the session, although that did not impact on their Q2 chances – Petrucci third on combined standings and Pirro ninth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'32.958    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'33.112 0.154 0.154
3 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.240 0.282 0.128
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.334 0.376 0.094
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'33.414 0.456 0.080
6 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'33.584 0.626 0.170
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'33.626 0.668 0.042
8 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'33.673 0.715 0.047
9 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.802 0.844 0.129
10 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.836 0.878 0.034
11 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.010 1.052 0.174
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'34.112 1.154 0.102
13 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'34.144 1.186 0.032
14 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'34.155 1.197 0.011
15 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'34.203 1.245 0.048
16 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'34.263 1.305 0.060
17 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'34.307 1.349 0.044
18 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'34.371 1.413 0.064
19 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'34.420 1.462 0.049
20 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'34.532 1.574 0.112
21 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'34.820 1.862 0.288
22 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'35.021 2.063 0.201
23 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'35.132 2.174 0.111

 

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2017 Misano Moto3 FP3 Result: Canet Back In Charge

The lightweight class finally got its sunny morning after the rain ridden Friday one, although the extra confidence in slightly windy conditions saw a handful of harmless crashes from the likes of John McPhee, Andrea Migno or Juanfran Guevara.

Given the early conditions, riders struggled to improve on their Friday times and got nowhere near last year’s benchmark. All that changed in the final minute, when Aron Canet posted the best lap of the weekend. The Spaniard was over three tenths faster than teammate Enea Bastianini, whose late progress on new rubber improved his position significantly.

Friday leader Fabio di Giannantonio also made a late move to deprive the world championship leader of third position, a further three hundredths of a second down on the EG 0,0 duo. Joan Mir opted to start his day on used tyres, which meant lingering just outside the top ten in the early part of FP3, before quickly jumping up into the lead by his eighth lap – it didn’t prove enough to keep the lead at the flag but good enough for fourth spot.

The final man who broke into the 1:42 was Philipp Oettl, the German rider nearly six tenths slower than Canet in front. Behind him, positions seven to ten were split by mere hundredths or thousandths of a second, led by Marcos Ramirez in sixth spot.

Ayumu Sasaki also improved significantly to end the morning seventh, once Romano Fenati had his fastest time cancelled due to track limits infringements. The Italian gave his new helmet design some airtime by leading the early part of the session but was pushed back to eighth as rivals made late progress. Gabriel Rodrigo and Livio Loi completed the top ten, seven tenths off the leader.

The Sky Racing duo found some steady progress through the weekend, the two Italians getting close to the top ten before losing some ground towards the end of practice: Nicolo Bulega down in twelfth, almost a second slower than the leader and failing to improve in the final run, while Andrea Migno's early fall and cancelled lap times left his down in sixteen.

Jorge Martin missed a full session on Friday while sparing his heel some trouble and, although it did not look like a big loss on Friday afternoon, the Spaniard was only fifteenth on Saturday morning. Niccolo Antonelli’s form seemed to be on the rise with a top ten presence before a now habitual late crash dropped him down to seventeenth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'42.413    
2 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'42.760 0.347 0.347
3 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'42.792 0.379 0.032
4 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'42.876 0.463 0.084
5 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'42.995 0.582 0.119
6 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'43.062 0.649 0.067
7 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'43.138 0.725 0.076
8 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'43.157 0.744 0.019
9 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'43.170 0.757 0.013
10 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'43.195 0.782 0.025
11 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'43.316 0.903 0.121
12 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'43.385 0.972 0.069
13 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'43.428 1.015 0.043
14 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'43.445 1.032 0.017
15 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'43.458 1.045 0.013
16 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.512 1.099 0.054
17 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'43.544 1.131 0.032
18 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'43.583 1.170 0.039
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'43.732 1.319 0.149
20 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'43.766 1.353 0.034
21 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'43.849 1.436 0.083
22 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'43.929 1.516 0.080
23 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'44.018 1.605 0.089
24 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'44.034 1.621 0.016
25 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'44.049 1.636 0.015
26 51 Kevin ZANNONI KTM 1'44.121 1.708 0.072
27 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'44.162 1.749 0.041
28 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'44.342 1.929 0.180
29 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'44.801 2.388 0.459
30 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'44.886 2.473 0.085
31 57 Alex FABBRI Mahindra 1'45.499 3.086 0.613
32 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'45.650 3.237 0.151
  75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra      

 

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2017 Misano Moto2 FP2 Result: Pasini Striving For Home Glory

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On an exquisitely dry track, world championship leader Franco Morbidelli gave his competitors a chance at the spotlight before taking over his rightful spot on lap six.

The Italian had already proved himself as a favourite for the weekend and his early time looked to go unchallenged until Mattia Pasini remembered he has a great pole run to defend. With two minutes to go, the Italtrans rider got ahead by six hundredths of a second while flirting with track limits.

The world championship leader was only two hundredths of a second away from losing his second place as well, Takaaki Nakagami putting in a late charge for third, but Morbidelli won't be too worried when it comes to his prospects for the race. After a stellar FP1, Dominique Aegerter was another one who left it late to join the top four in FP2, the Swiss rider two tenths behind the leader and bumping down to fifth a consistent Miguel Oliveira.

Title contender Tom Luthi couldn’t quite sort out his issues and got a sixth place out of his afternoon’s work, four tenths slower than Pasini. Home boy Pecco Bagnaia showed steady progress to sneak back into the top seven, with Simone Corsi and Hafizh Syahrin separated by less than four hundredths of a second from Luthi.

The top ten was completed by Lorenzo Baldassarri, nearly six tenths down on the leader, with rookie Jorge Navarro twelfth despite a late crash.

FP1 leader Alex Marquez was ruled out from the rest of the weekend’s action after being diagnosed with a small fracture in his hip following his crash at the end of the morning session.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'38.061    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.126 0.065 0.065
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.302 0.241 0.176
4 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'38.326 0.265 0.024
5 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'38.342 0.281 0.016
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.460 0.399 0.118
7 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'38.462 0.401 0.002
8 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.464 0.403 0.002
9 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.498 0.437 0.034
10 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.618 0.557 0.120
11 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'38.626 0.565 0.008
12 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'38.642 0.581 0.016
13 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'38.675 0.614 0.033
14 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'38.695 0.634 0.020
15 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'38.875 0.814 0.180
16 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'38.915 0.854 0.040
17 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'38.949 0.888 0.034
18 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'38.956 0.895 0.007
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'38.990 0.929 0.034
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'39.001 0.940 0.011
21 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'39.008 0.947 0.007
22 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'39.034 0.973 0.026
23 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'39.078 1.017 0.044
24 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'39.131 1.070 0.053
25 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'39.185 1.124 0.054
26 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'39.283 1.222 0.098
27 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 1'39.362 1.301 0.079
28 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.915 1.854 0.553
29 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'39.958 1.897 0.043
30 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 1'40.079 2.018 0.121
31 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'40.508 2.447 0.429
  6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter      

 

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2017 Misano MotoGP FP2 Result: Petrucci Feels Like Home

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Bright sunshine and a warmer track meant that the premier class riders were pretty damn quick right out the box, Marc Marquez bettering his FP1-topping time on only his sixth lap on a hard front/medium rear tyre combination. Teammate Dani Pedrosa followed him through while wearing his shoes the other way around, with a medium front and a hard rear.

Things calmed down soon after, in the lookout for some race pace, which both Hondas and the Ducati duo of Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso looked to have to spare, Dovizioso also giving the hard rear a good go to deal with the hotter conditions.

The final ten minutes saw the usual fast run to ensure a decent Q2 benchmark, with the notable exception of the Repsol Hondas who continued on used mediums. The world champion managed to also sneak in a front tuck through the gravel of turn sixteen. While Marquez was disobeying marshals, his teammate usurped his position but it wasn’t to last, Petrucci and Dovizioso coming through to make it a Ducati double instead.

After struggling outside the top five for most of the day, Maverick Viñales put his new mediums to good use to narrowly miss out on top position by five thousandths of a second. The honour remained Petrucci’s, with the championship leader in third.

The Honda duo dropped to fourth and fifth spots, with Pedrosa leading Marquez, while Cal Crutchlow followed up on an early crash with an honourable sixth position. Wildcard Michele Pirro didn’t quite replicate this morning’s excellent result but the Italian still finished safely inside the top ten in seventh place, three tenths down on the leader and two hundredths of a second ahead of teammate Jorge Lorenzo.

The final men to get a Q2 ticket in case of a rainy FP3 will be Andrea Iannone and Tito Rabat, with Aleix Espargaro and Johann Zarco narrowly missing out.

Results:               

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'33.231    
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'33.236 0.005 0.005
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'33.294 0.063 0.058
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'33.346 0.115 0.052
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.475 0.244 0.129
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'33.545 0.314 0.070
7 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.591 0.360 0.046
8 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'33.614 0.383 0.023
9 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'33.740 0.509 0.126
10 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'33.820 0.589 0.080
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'33.832 0.601 0.012
12 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'33.914 0.683 0.082
13 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'33.937 0.706 0.023
14 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'34.054 0.823 0.117
15 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'34.137 0.906 0.083
16 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'34.266 1.035 0.129
17 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'34.322 1.091 0.056
18 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.411 1.180 0.089
19 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'34.499 1.268 0.088
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'34.678 1.447 0.179
21 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'34.842 1.611 0.164
22 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'34.903 1.672 0.061
23 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'35.052 1.821 0.149

 

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2017 Misano Moto3 FP2 Result: Di Giannantonio In The Role Of Unlikely Home Hero

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The welcome lunch break gave some a good opportunity for the track to bask in some more sunshine and heat up to a nicer 37 degrees.  Romano Fenati found some momentum in the improved conditions to set himself at the top of the timesheets before his bike required some tinkering back in the garage, that giving some time for compatriot Fabio di Giannantonio to get ahead mid-session.

That was the main cast until the final five minutes saw a quick run on brand new rubber for most riders. A recently revived Enea Bastianini took over at the front for what looked like a brief time as the timing screens lighted up with red sectors below him, Di Giannantonio dealing the decisive blow after the checker flag waved.

After skipping the morning practice session due to the sketchy conditions, a rapid last sector for Jorge Martin snatched him second position, bumping Bastianini down to third spot. Gabriel Rodrigo made a late jump into fourth after an average morning, pushing early leader Fenati into fifth place.

On the other hand, championship leader Joan Mir didn’t exactly dazzle either, down in sixth spot and preoccupied with waving away slipstream enthusiasts. Behind him - not literally - was Marcos Ramirez, only a hundredth of a second down on Mir.

Aron Canet couldn’t quite manage to replicate his great speed from FP1 on the dry track and only managed eighth spot, seven tenths behind the leader. 

The top ten was completed by Niccolo Antonelli and Marco Bezzecchi, incidentally the final riders within a second of the leading Italian.

The Sky Racing duo made a step forward to get closer to the top ten, while John McPhee and Juanfran Guevara looked to struggle, not exactly aided by the Scotsman’s apparent training injury and the Spaniard’s small tumble in FP2.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'42.620    
2 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'42.691 0.071 0.071
3 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'42.789 0.169 0.098
4 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'42.924 0.304 0.135
5 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'43.096 0.476 0.172
6 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'43.276 0.656 0.180
7 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'43.289 0.669 0.013
8 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'43.312 0.692 0.023
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'43.453 0.833 0.141
10 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'43.512 0.892 0.059
11 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'43.637 1.017 0.125
12 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'43.656 1.036 0.019
13 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'43.705 1.085 0.049
14 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'43.731 1.111 0.026
15 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'43.741 1.121 0.010
16 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'43.754 1.134 0.013
17 51 Kevin ZANNONI KTM 1'43.754 1.134  
18 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'43.837 1.217 0.083
19 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'43.992 1.372 0.155
20 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'44.051 1.431 0.059
21 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'44.126 1.506 0.075
22 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'44.146 1.526 0.020
23 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'44.152 1.532 0.006
24 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'44.255 1.635 0.103
25 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'44.286 1.666 0.031
26 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'44.331 1.711 0.045
27 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'44.614 1.994 0.283
28 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'44.668 2.048 0.054
29 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'45.298 2.678 0.630
30 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'45.318 2.698 0.020
31 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'45.732 3.112 0.414
32 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'46.125 3.505 0.393
33 57 Alex FABBRI Mahindra 1'46.310 3.690 0.185

 

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2017 Misano Moto2 FP1 Result: Marquez Tops Then Tumbles

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Following the efforts of their Moto3 and MotoGP colleagues, the track surface was nearly fully dry by the time the intermediate class took its turn on the Italian circuit.

Misano regular Franco Morbidelli jumped straight to the top of the standings at the start of the session and fended off any early challengers, including teammate Alex Marquez and Dominique Aegerter. The Italian set a series of fastest times to put over half a second between him and the rival duo.

Rightfully confident with his speed, Morbidelli did not put in new rubber for his final run, while the other side of the garage did, Marquez taking over top spot in the final couple of minutes. It wasn’t lucky all the way through, the Spaniard having a scary crash in turn eight in the final minute and due a visit to the medical centre.

Morbidelli settled for second position with his fast time set early on, the Marc VDS duo followed closely by Aegerter, the Swiss rider in third being the final one within half a second of the leader. Compatriot Tom Luthi looked to have a rather average session towards the bottom of the top ten before making the jump to fourth on his final laps.

Silverstone victor Takaaki Nakagami looked to have had an even slower start but also recovered to a reasonable fifth place. Hafizh Syahrin was looking great in the top ten all throughout the session, the Malaysian rider up to sixth by the end of FP1. Mattia Pasini had a rather anonymous morning in seventh spot, with Lorenzo Baldassarri getting over a highside to go eighth faster in the session.

The top ten was completed by a welcome sight in Fabio Quartararo and a low key Miguel Oliveira, both riders eight tenths down on the leader. A home hopeful who had a positive start was Pecco Bagnaia, the Sky Racing rider fourth for much of the session before some late improvers pushed him all the way back to fourteenth.

Elsewhere, Moto2 picked up where MotoGP left off crash-wise, with Gardner, Vierge, Mackenzie and Navarro all adding to the list of people sampling the run-offs and gravel traps around the Misano circuit.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.205    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'38.413 0.208 0.208
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'38.538 0.333 0.125
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.750 0.545 0.212
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.781 0.576 0.031
6 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'38.876 0.671 0.095
7 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'38.908 0.703 0.032
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.971 0.766 0.063
9 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'39.027 0.822 0.056
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'39.029 0.824 0.002
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'39.050 0.845 0.021
12 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'39.101 0.896 0.051
13 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'39.196 0.991 0.095
14 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'39.206 1.001 0.010
15 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'39.370 1.165 0.164
16 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'39.416 1.211 0.046
17 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'39.545 1.340 0.129
18 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.551 1.346 0.006
19 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'39.589 1.384 0.038
20 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'39.612 1.407 0.023
21 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'39.670 1.465 0.058
22 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'39.762 1.557 0.092
23 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'39.808 1.603 0.046
24 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'39.822 1.617 0.014
25 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'39.863 1.658 0.041
26 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'39.958 1.753 0.095
27 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'40.093 1.888 0.135
28 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 1'40.158 1.953 0.065
29 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'40.222 2.017 0.064
30 20 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 1'40.746 2.541 0.524
31 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'41.525 3.320 0.779
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'41.552 3.347 0.027
33 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'41.952 3.747 0.400

 

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2017 Misano MotoGP FP1 Result: Marquez Masters Misano

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After the heavy rain hit the track overnight, the Moto3 class did a good job of drying the racing line, although the big damp patches off-line were still a rather worrying sight for the premier class riders. That didn’t keep them in their garages for too long though, Danilo Petrucci the first to throw caution to the wind and go nine tenths of a second faster than his rivals on his first handful of laps. The Honda duo relegated him soon after but constantly improving conditions meant that the timing sheets featured more red than Ducati’s merchandise stand.

Marc Marquez held the lead after the first run, with only teammate Dani Pedrosa within a second of his time, the world champion opting to stay out during the mid-session lull and continuing to improve his sector times on the medium tyre combination.

Wildcard Michele Pirro might have stumbled upon some mechanical problems early in the session but the Italian recovered to be the first rider to seriously challenge the world champion on top. Some minor alarm bells rang for the Spaniard and he swiftly increased the gap from half a tenth to nearly half a second. That was to be the final order, Marquez and Pirro sharing the fastest sector times between themselves.

In his now usual routine, Andrea Dovizioso steadily climbed the timesheets to finish third, two tenths down on his teammate. Cal Crutchlow’s cooking trauma did not seem to impede him much, the British rider only two hundredths of a second slower than the championship leader, with Petrucci wiggling his way back into fifth position.

Jorge Lorenzo made a late jump to put four Ducatis into the top six, followed by the Honda of Pedrosa in seventh, the two historic rivals being the last riders within a second of Marquez.

Maverick Viñales built his speed throughout the session, steadily climbing into eighth position – the first Yamaha on the timesheets and followed by another two. Johann Zarco began his morning by going off-roading on wet grass in the final corner and finished it with a crash in turn six, the Frenchman unhappy but still in ninth spot, less than a tenth ahead of teammate Jonas Folger, who completed the top ten.

The final few minutes saw perhaps a little too much confidence in the conditions and several riders suffered harmless crashes, the likes of Sam Lowes, Andrea Iannone, Aleix Espargaro and Alex Rins leaving the Aprilia and Suzuki crews with a bit of work over lunchtime.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'33.556    
2 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'33.988 0.432 0.432
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'34.175 0.619 0.187
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'34.196 0.640 0.021
5 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'34.219 0.663 0.023
6 99 Jorge LORENZO Ducati 1'34.498 0.942 0.279
7 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'34.545 0.989 0.047
8 25 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 1'34.592 1.036 0.047
9 5 Johann ZARCO Yamaha 1'34.702 1.146 0.110
10 94 Jonas FOLGER Yamaha 1'34.786 1.230 0.084
11 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'34.835 1.279 0.049
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Ducati 1'34.926 1.370 0.091
13 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'34.953 1.397 0.027
14 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 1'35.160 1.604 0.207
15 53 Tito RABAT Honda 1'35.243 1.687 0.083
16 29 Andrea IANNONE Suzuki 1'35.306 1.750 0.063
17 42 Alex RINS Suzuki 1'35.415 1.859 0.109
18 45 Scott REDDING Ducati 1'35.536 1.980 0.121
19 44 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 1'35.625 2.069 0.089
20 76 Loris BAZ Ducati 1'35.655 2.099 0.030
21 38 Bradley SMITH KTM 1'35.957 2.401 0.302
22 17 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati 1'37.112 3.556 1.155
23 22 Sam LOWES Aprilia 1'37.649 4.093 0.537
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2017 Misano Moto3 FP1 Result: Canet Wins Track Drying Contest

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A pleasant twenty degrees of temperature could not wipe out the traces of rain that fell over the track all throughout the night before the lightweight class opened this weekend’s proceedings. A damp surface invited to some rain tyre running – unless you’re Philipp Oettl who optimistically tried some slicks straight away.

Championship leader Joan Mir had the right idea, the Spaniard setting a handful of laps in the early part of the session to go half a second faster than the rest. While Mir led straight away, rivals Aron Canet, Jorge Martin, Gabriel Rodrigo, Marcos Ramirez, John McPhee or Enea Bastianini decided to wait for the conditions to improve before joining the track-drying fun late in the session.

The final ten minutes were finally the slicks’ time to shine, the patchy but mostly dry circuit taking Canet to the top of the timesheets by half a second, as plenty other fast times were coming in. On his next lap, his properly heated tyres put him over two seconds ahead of his colleagues, who were playing catch-up rapidly on their own new dry weather shoes.

Mir, Ramirez and Fenati proved to be the most redoubtable opponents, the trio joining Canet in the red sector club for the final few minutes of the session. Despite a little jiggle reminding him of the tricky conditions, the Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider retook the lead on his final lap, finishing a tenth and a half ahead of Fenati. The same gap split the Italian in second from the championship leader in third, with Ramirez settling for fourth, over a second slower than the Spaniard on top.

Oettl’s second outing on slicks scored him a fifth position, with Fabio di Giannantonio, Juanfran Guevara, McPhee and Livio Loi all within a tenth of a second and two seconds down on Canet. The top ten was completed by Enea Bastianini, the Italian’s late tumble dropping him down the timesheets.

Bo Bendsneyder was fifteenth, narrowly ahead of Rodrigo, with the Sky VR46 duo out for a slow start on home ground outside of the top twenty. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'46.518    
2 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'46.669 0.151 0.151
3 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'46.844 0.326 0.175
4 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'47.870 1.352 1.026
5 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'47.923 1.405 0.053
6 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'48.531 2.013 0.608
7 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'48.561 2.043 0.030
8 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'48.592 2.074 0.031
9 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'48.605 2.087 0.013
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'48.806 2.288 0.201
11 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'48.838 2.320 0.032
12 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'48.908 2.390 0.070
13 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 1'48.910 2.392 0.002
14 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'48.914 2.396 0.004
15 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'48.917 2.399 0.003
16 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'48.944 2.426 0.027
17 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'48.972 2.454 0.028
18 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'49.081 2.563 0.109
19 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 1'49.372 2.854 0.291
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'49.479 2.961 0.107
21 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'49.617 3.099 0.138
22 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'49.890 3.372 0.273
23 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'50.011 3.493 0.121
24 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 1'50.124 3.606 0.113
25 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 1'50.221 3.703 0.097
26 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'50.306 3.788 0.085
27 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'50.430 3.912 0.124
28 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 1'51.513 4.995 1.083
29 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'51.695 5.177 0.182
30 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 1'51.831 5.313 0.136
31 51 Kevin ZANNONI KTM 1'52.022 5.504 0.191
  57 Alex FABBRI Mahindra 1'54.706 8.188 2.684
  88 Jorge MARTIN Honda      

 

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