2014 Argentina Moto2 FP1 Result: Folger Finds The Pace

Jonas Folger nipped rival Maverick Vinales to set the fast time Friday in the first-ever Moto2 free practice at the new Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit in Argentina. Folger's 1'45.925 established him as the only Moto2 rider to break into the 1'45s as riders worked to learn the track located about 1000 km from Buenos Aires.

Vinales, winner at the previous race in Texas, found the pace early in the session to finish almost two-tenths behind Folger. Johan Zarco, who lead the session early on, finished six-tenths behind the leader.

Figuring out the race line and setup for the new circuit has left wide margin what typically is a tightly bunched Moto2 timesheet with nearly 1.5 seconds separating first from 10th. Expect both times and margins to drop over the next 24 hours.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'45.925  
2 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1'46.119 0.194 / 0.194
3 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 1'46.597 0.672 / 0.478
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'46.685 0.760 / 0.088
5 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'46.830 0.905 / 0.145
6 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'46.920 0.995 / 0.090
7 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'46.940 1.015 / 0.020
8 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'47.034 1.109 / 0.094
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 1'47.365 1.440 / 0.331
10 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'47.377 1.452 / 0.012
11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 1'47.403 1.478 / 0.026
12 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'47.637 1.712 / 0.234
13 99 Sebastian PORTO Kalex 1'47.872 1.947 / 0.235
14 3 Simone CORSI Forward KLX 1'47.898 1.973 / 0.026
15 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'47.912 1.987 / 0.014
16 54 Mattia PASINI Forward KLX 1'47.932 2.007 / 0.020
17 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'47.938 2.013 / 0.006
18 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'47.939 2.014 / 0.001
19 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'48.282 2.357 / 0.343
20 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'48.311 2.386 / 0.029
21 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 1'48.311 2.386
22 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 1'48.312 2.387 / 0.001
23 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'48.743 2.818 / 0.431
24 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'48.776 2.851 / 0.033
25 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'49.089 3.164 / 0.313
26 8 Gino REA Suter 1'49.171 3.246 / 0.082
27 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'49.199 3.274 / 0.028
28 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'49.239 3.314 / 0.040
29 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'49.265 3.340 / 0.026
30 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'49.280 3.355 / 0.015
31 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 1'49.587 3.662 / 0.307
32 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 1'49.775 3.850 / 0.188
33 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'49.868 3.943 / 0.093
34 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 1'50.818 4.893 / 0.950

 

Round Number: 
3
2014
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