2016 Silverstone Moto2 FP3 Result: Another Parade Lap For Lowes

The intermediate class learned their lesson from Friday and made the most of the first minutes of the session, before – almost like clockwork – the rain flags came out after about fifteen minutes. Luckily, the rain eased up quickly to allow more track time and some competitive times.

Sam Lowes paid his dues to the paying public by being the only rider to circulate around the track once things got wet and got rewarded with a first position over three tenths ahead after a series of red hot laps in the final minutes of FP3.

Takaaki Nakagami had been the first to beat Friday’s benchmark before the rain started and also proved to be Lowes’ biggest challenger, the Japanese rider ultimately finishing second, less than a tenth in front of Thomas Luthi, the Swiss looking in fine form as the last rider to drop into the 2:07s.

Johann Zarco kept close in fourth position, there or thereabouts all weekend, followed by Jonas Folger in fifth spot. Sixth placed Alex Marquez was over a second down on the leader, race preparation affected by less than ideal conditions throughout the weekend. Alex Rins was a familiar sight down in twenty-third place, clearly a weekend of damage limitation for the Spanish rider.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 2'07.564    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'07.927 0.363 0.363
3 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'07.997 0.433 0.070
4 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 2'08.070 0.506 0.073
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'08.449 0.885 0.379
6 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'08.577 1.013 0.128
7 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'08.804 1.240 0.227
8 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.824 1.260 0.020
9 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'08.912 1.348 0.088
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'09.047 1.483 0.135
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'09.071 1.507 0.024
12 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'09.097 1.533 0.026
13 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'09.172 1.608 0.075
14 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 2'09.201 1.637 0.029
15 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'09.201 1.637  
16 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'09.355 1.791 0.154
17 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'09.444 1.880 0.089
18 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 2'09.514 1.950 0.070
19 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'09.518 1.954 0.004
20 52 Danny KENT Kalex 2'09.699 2.135 0.181
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 2'09.734 2.170 0.035
22 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 2'09.813 2.249 0.079
23 40 Alex RINS Kalex 2'09.958 2.394 0.145
24 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 2'10.213 2.649 0.255
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 2'10.281 2.717 0.068
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'10.399 2.835 0.118
27 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'10.698 3.134 0.299
28 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 2'10.790 3.226 0.092

 

Round Number: 
12
2016
Tweet Button: 

Back to top