2016 Misano Moto2 FP1 Result: Marginal Gains For Nakagami

A hot day in Misano was led by a Takaaki Nakagami in hot form on a track that he seems to enjoy, with two podiums in the past three years. The Japanese rider set a string of red sector times in his last run, putting him ahead but within a tenth of this closest challengers.

Thomas Luthi was also in great shape after the Silverstone win, finishing second after leading much of the session. A little tumble in turn ten didn’t seem to bother him much, although he failed to improve his early time in subsequent runs.

Johann Zarco also had a rodeo moment but kept it upright to complete the top three less than a tenth behind the leader. Lorenzo Baldassarri threatened the established order late into the session, finishing fourth, Jonas Folger doing pretty much the same just half a tenth behind the Italian.

Simone Corsi courted the top three early on but fell back to sixth, ahead of Sam Lowes. The Brit seemed to warm up slower but eventually climbed his way into seventh position, some three tenths behind the leader.

Alex Rins has many more reasons to smile compared to exactly one week ago, the Spaniard riding without painkillers and still putting in a top ten performance in eighth place, followed by Marcel Schrotter and Sandro Cortese, the top ten covered by half a second.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'38.307    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.351 0.044 0.044
3 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'38.389 0.082 0.038
4 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.479 0.172 0.090
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'38.536 0.229 0.057
6 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'38.634 0.327 0.098
7 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'38.686 0.379 0.052
8 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'38.721 0.414 0.035
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'38.819 0.512 0.098
10 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'38.825 0.518 0.006
11 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.984 0.677 0.159
12 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'39.003 0.696 0.019
13 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'39.045 0.738 0.042
14 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'39.049 0.742 0.004
15 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'39.133 0.826 0.084
16 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'39.191 0.884 0.058
17 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'39.290 0.983 0.099
18 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'39.337 1.030 0.047
19 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'39.408 1.101 0.071
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'39.573 1.266 0.165
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'39.634 1.327 0.061
22 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'39.735 1.428 0.101
23 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'39.780 1.473 0.045
24 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'40.019 1.712 0.239
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'40.072 1.765 0.053
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 1'40.157 1.850 0.085
27 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'40.262 1.955 0.105
28 42 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'40.663 2.356 0.401
29 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'40.705 2.398 0.042
Round Number: 
13
2016
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