2017 Mugello Moto2 FP1 Result: Morbidelli Makes It A Hat-Trick For Italy

A glimpse of sun and some dry tarmac were a pleasant change from the weekend the intermediate class enjoyed the last time around, although the timesheets don’t look particularly different. After Italian riders led the Moto3 and MotoGP FP1 sessions, yet another one was top of the timesheets in Moto2 – that one being, quite predictably, Franco Morbidelli.

Mattia Pasini appears to have consistency on his side this season, the Italian being frequently into the top ten in practice, despite often failing to follow it through in the actual race. Pasini started his weekend in Mugello by leading the session for a long time before his compatriot took over, relegating him to a more than respectable second position, less than half a tenth off Morbidelli.

Alex Marquez seems to have recovered well from the hairline fracture he got in Le Mans and finished the session third, two tenths off his teammate. Takaaki Nakagami also had a good start with a fourth position, followed by Simone Corsi in fifth.

Miguel Oliveira started Mugello where he left off in Le Mans, which isn’t saying much, but he recovered to score a more competitive sixth position in the session. Teammate Brad Binder was back in action after the latest surgery on his arm, the Moto3 world champion taking it easy to complete the top twenty.

Tom Luthi dropped to seventh spot, over eight tenths down on Morbidelli, while Pecco Bagnaia had a slightly more low-key start compared to what he got us used to lately, the Italian finishing tenth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'52.568    
2 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'52.615 0.047 0.047
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'52.787 0.219 0.172
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'52.850 0.282 0.063
5 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'52.989 0.421 0.139
6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'53.143 0.575 0.154
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'53.410 0.842 0.267
8 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'53.503 0.935 0.093
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'53.510 0.942 0.007
10 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'53.590 1.022 0.080
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Suter 1'53.644 1.076 0.054
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Suter 1'53.688 1.120 0.044
13 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'53.722 1.154 0.034
14 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'53.770 1.202 0.048
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Kalex 1'53.867 1.299 0.097
16 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'53.869 1.301 0.002
17 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'53.934 1.366 0.065
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'54.055 1.487 0.121
19 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'54.078 1.510 0.023
20 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'54.112 1.544 0.034
21 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'54.318 1.750 0.206
22 40 Fabio QUARTARARO Kalex 1'54.362 1.794 0.044
23 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'54.423 1.855 0.061
24 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'54.466 1.898 0.043
25 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'54.489 1.921 0.023
26 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'54.562 1.994 0.073
27 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'54.985 2.417 0.423
28 62 Stefano MANZI Kalex 1'55.158 2.590 0.173
29 37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Speed Up 1'55.609 3.041 0.451
30 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'55.747 3.179 0.138
31 22 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'55.913 3.345 0.166
32 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'56.321 3.753 0.408
33 6 Tarran MACKENZIE Suter 1'56.564 3.996 0.243

 

Round Number: 
6
2017
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