2017 Mugello Moto3 FP2 Result: Di Giannantonio Leads Italian Top Three

It was a good tanning session for the teams as the hot weather welcomed the riders for afternoon practice. However, the high temperatures did not stop them from chasing a fast lap and improving on the FP1 benchmark even before the qualifying dummy run that ended the session.

Fabio Di Giannantonio showed up late to the party but when he did, he went straight into top position to be the first rider into the 1:57s. Several other followed his lead but the Italian went on to take top honours in the session.

Nicolo Bulega did not get a chance to be top home rider in FP2 but second place was a step up from this morning's achievement.  Lorenzo Dalla Porta might not be on top level of fitness but he definitely had a top result for Mahindra, with a third position in FP2.

John McPhee found his way back to the business end of the grid after two challenging weekends, the Scotsman up into fourth, half a second off Di Giannantonio and the last rider to break into the 1:57s. Joan Mir and Jorge Martin were close but not quite there, the Spaniards ending up fifth and sixth fastest, Junafran Guevara making it a trio in seventh place.

Romano Fenati was the first rider to beat his own FP1 time but, eventually, the Italian dropped back to eighth, almost a second down on the leader.  Aron Canet had placed quite poorly in FP1 after not putting on new tyres and not chasing a slipstream, but he improved considerably the second time around to finish ninth, ahead of his teammate, Enea Bastianini.

Tony Arbolino was another of the early leaders, the Italian getting pushed back to a still respectable eleventh place.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'57.328    
2 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 1'57.379 0.051 0.051
3 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 1'57.618 0.290 0.239
4 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'57.878 0.550 0.260
5 36 Joan MIR Honda 1'58.028 0.700 0.150
6 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 1'58.061 0.733 0.033
7 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 1'58.296 0.968 0.235
8 5 Romano FENATI Honda 1'58.325 0.997 0.029
9 44 Aron CANET Honda 1'58.354 1.026 0.029
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'58.441 1.113 0.087
11 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 1'58.577 1.249 0.136
12 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'58.854 1.526 0.277
13 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 1'59.117 1.789 0.263
14 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'59.118 1.790 0.001
15 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'59.158 1.830 0.040
16 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 1'59.206 1.878 0.048
17 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 1'59.251 1.923 0.045
18 40 Darryn BINDER KTM 1'59.325 1.997 0.074
19 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 1'59.362 2.034 0.037
20 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 1'59.412 2.084 0.050
21 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 1'59.490 2.162 0.078
22 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'59.620 2.292 0.130
23 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 1'59.716 2.388 0.096
24 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'59.723 2.395 0.007
25 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'00.080 2.752 0.357
26 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'00.338 3.010 0.258
27 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'00.528 3.200 0.190
28 30 Edoardo SINTONI Mahindra 2'00.596 3.268 0.068
29 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'01.066 3.738 0.470
30 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'01.771 4.443 0.705
  96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra      
Round Number: 
6
2017
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