2014 Sepang Moto2 FP3: Unrivalled Rabat Shows Relentless Consistency

Tito Rabat has displayed unrivaled consistency to top the Moto2 FP3 session at Sepang, under brilliant sunshine the Championship leader reeled off a succession of ominous lap times within hundredths of his best time of 2:07.405. This put him three tenths clear of his countryman Maverick Vinales, Johan Zarco and Sandro Cortese who were all very evenly matched. Rabat's Championship rival and team mate Mika Kallio had his work cut out for him if he hopes to challenge on Sunday, the Finn had to settle for fifth spot a further two tenths behind. 

Young German rider Jonas Folger posted the sixth quickest lap and ended the session ahead of Franco Morbidelli and the Suisse duo of Dominique Aegerter and Tom Luthi. Takaaki Nakagami rounded out the top ten as he continues to try and recover some semblance of the form that he displayed last season. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'07.405    
2 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'07.699 0.294 0.294
3 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'07.759 0.354 0.060
4 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'07.762 0.357 0.003
5 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'07.955 0.550 0.193
6 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'07.981 0.576 0.026
7 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'08.013 0.608 0.032
8 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'08.049 0.644 0.036
9 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'08.083 0.678 0.034
10 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.273 0.868 0.190
11 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'08.315 0.910 0.042
12 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'08.338 0.933 0.023
13 44 Roberto ROLFO Suter 2'08.519 1.114 0.181
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.612 1.207 0.093
15 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'08.663 1.258 0.051
16 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'08.687 1.282 0.024
17 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'08.693 1.288 0.006
18 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'08.745 1.340 0.052
19 8 Gino REA Suter 2'08.800 1.395 0.055
20 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'08.826 1.421 0.026
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'08.895 1.490 0.069
22 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'08.937 1.532 0.042
23 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 2'08.989 1.584 0.052
24 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'09.023 1.618 0.034
25 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'09.047 1.642 0.024
26 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'09.162 1.757 0.115
27 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'09.211 1.806 0.049
28 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 2'09.396 1.991 0.185
29 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'09.763 2.358 0.367
30 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'09.845 2.440 0.082
31 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 2'10.183 2.778 0.338
32 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'10.233 2.828 0.050
33 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'10.452 3.047 0.219
34 46 Decha KRAISART Tech 3 2'10.737 3.332 0.285

 

Round Number: 
17
2014
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