2016 Phillip Island Moto3 FP2: McPhee Soaks It In

John McPhee finished first in a soaking FP2 at Phllip Island Friday after torrential rain arrived and never left during the session. McPhee's 1'54.692 put him half a second over Tatsuki Suzuki at the Austrailian track but still left him five seconds slower than Nicolo Bulega's 1'49 during slightly drier FP1. Wet weather specialist Khairul Pawi -- rainy-day winner in Argentina and Germany -- rounded out the top three.

The rain is expected to continue all weekend but the worst of it was predicted for Friday. As a result, many riders made limited runs on the cold and slippery circuit. Last year's Moto3 winner at Phillip Island, Miguel Oliveira, now races in Moto2. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.  
1 17 John MCPHEE Peugeot 1'54.692    
2 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'55.143 0.451 / 0.451
3 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 1'55.409 0.717 / 0.266
4 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'55.517 0.825 / 0.108
5 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'55.912 1.220 / 0.395
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'55.971 1.279 / 0.059
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'56.130 1.438 / 0.159
8 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA KTM 1'56.483 1.791 / 0.353
9 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'56.578 1.886 / 0.095
10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Honda 1'56.604 1.912 / 0.026
11 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'56.765 2.073 / 0.161
12 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'56.824 2.132 / 0.059
13 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'56.825 2.133 / 0.001
14 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'56.874 2.182 / 0.049
15 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'56.942 2.250 / 0.068
16 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'56.968 2.276 / 0.026
17 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'57.068 2.376 / 0.100
18 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'57.146 2.454 / 0.078
19 20 Fabio QUARTARARO KTM 1'57.291 2.599 / 0.145
20 12 Albert ARENAS Peugeot 1'57.444 2.752 / 0.153
21 55 Andrea LOCATELLI KTM 1'57.506 2.814 / 0.062
22 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'57.678 2.986 / 0.172
23 36 Joan MIR KTM 1'58.306 3.614 / 0.628
24 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'59.418 4.726 / 1.112
25 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'59.474 4.782 / 0.056
26 42 Marcos RAMIREZ Mahindra 2'00.444 5.752 / 0.970
27 3 Fabio SPIRANELLI Mahindra 2'00.590 5.898 / 0.146
28 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'00.969 6.277 / 0.379
29 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'00.979 6.287 / 0.010
30 14 Matt BARTON FTR Honda 2'02.351 7.659 / 1.372
  43 Stefano VALTULINI Mahindra 2'03.170 8.478 / 0.819
  40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 2'03.514 8.822 / 0.344
  77 Lorenzo PETRARCA Mahindra 2'04.781 10.089 / 1.267
  9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda      

 

Round Number: 
16
2016
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