2017 Silverstone Moto3 FP2 Result: Canet Scores A Friday Double

If sun spoiling us in the morning wasn’t enough, Silverstone turned up the heat even further, the lightweight class not taking long to reach the benchmark from FP1. Romano Fenati did not seem to be particularly affected by missing much of the morning session, the Italian being the first rider to beat the time and he seemed set for top honours until Jorge Martin limped his way to his bike, picked up the pace and went over half a second faster than his rivals. But the winner at the flag was Aron Canet, the FP1 leader snatching another session after barging his way into the fastest lap of the day in the final five minutes.

Fenati fought back but unhelpful traffic meant he had to settle for second, a tenth down on his Spanish rival. Bo Bendsneyder made a late jump into the top three to push Martin down to fourth place, the Gresini rider followed by a much improved performance from his teammate, Fabio di Giannantonio in fifth spot.

Philipp Oettl picked up the pace in sixth place, looking to build up on his podium last time around at the Red Bull Ring. Joan Mir did not seem to enjoy his time in Great Britain as much as Austrian pastures, the Spaniard keeping a low profile outside the top ten for most of the session before popping in softer rubber and jumping into seventh position.

The top ten was completed by Ayumu Sasaki in eighth place, Juanfran Guevara in ninth and Enea Bastianini in tenth, the trio being the last men within a second of the leader.

Gabriel Rodrigo found some three seconds from his time in FP1 and briefly graced the top ten before dropping back to eleventh position, while Nicolo Bulega seemed to have found some speed at the beginning of the session before also heading backwards and into thirteenth spot. Marcos Ramirez and John McPhee completed the top fifteen, with Andrea Migno only twentieth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 44 Aron CANET Honda 2'13.320    
2 5 Romano FENATI Honda 2'13.421 0.101 0.101
3 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER KTM 2'13.523 0.203 0.102
4 88 Jorge MARTIN Honda 2'13.783 0.463 0.260
5 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 2'13.828 0.508 0.045
6 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 2'13.840 0.520 0.012
7 36 Joan MIR Honda 2'13.854 0.534 0.014
8 71 Ayumu SASAKI Honda 2'14.117 0.797 0.263
9 58 Juanfran GUEVARA KTM 2'14.195 0.875 0.078
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 2'14.228 0.908 0.033
11 19 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 2'14.362 1.042 0.134
12 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 2'14.512 1.192 0.150
13 8 Nicolo BULEGA KTM 2'14.564 1.244 0.052
14 42 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 2'14.573 1.253 0.009
15 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'14.671 1.351 0.098
16 7 Adam NORRODIN Honda 2'14.691 1.371 0.020
17 11 Livio LOI Honda 2'14.744 1.424 0.053
18 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'14.784 1.464 0.040
19 14 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 2'14.904 1.584 0.120
20 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 2'14.951 1.631 0.047
21 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Mahindra 2'15.083 1.763 0.132
22 12 Marco BEZZECCHI Mahindra 2'15.310 1.990 0.227
23 95 Jules DANILO Honda 2'15.342 2.022 0.032
24 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Peugeot 2'15.535 2.215 0.193
25 15 Jaume MASIA KTM 2'15.573 2.253 0.038
26 75 Albert ARENAS Mahindra 2'15.623 2.303 0.050
27 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 2'15.687 2.367 0.064
28 69 Tom BOOTH-AMOS KTM 2'15.911 2.591 0.224
29 47 Jake ARCHER KTM 2'16.074 2.754 0.163
30 6 Maria HERRERA KTM 2'16.109 2.789 0.035
31 4 Patrik PULKKINEN Peugeot 2'16.299 2.979 0.190
32 41 Nakarin ATIRATPHUVAPAT Honda 2'16.442 3.122 0.143
33 27 Kaito TOBA Honda 2'17.123 3.803 0.681
Round Number: 
12
2017
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