2018 Jerez Moto2 FP2 Result: Marquez and Baldassarri One Step Ahead

The intermediate class got to enjoy the best conditions of the day and they sure made the best of it. Alex Marquez picked up the lead of the session halfway through it, to be only one of two riders dropping into the 1:42s early on. The other one was Lorenzo Baldassarri, the two riders disputing the top of the timesheets between themselves during most of the session and both demonstrating impressive race pace – including a plethora of track limit infringements for the Italian. The final seven minutes saw a proper time attack and a handful of riders joined that exclusive 1:42 club.

Sam Lowes got close to challenging the top men in the final run of the session but while the British rider did dip into the 1:42s, he did not quite get a chance to disturb the top two. Romano Fenati continued his rapid progress to snatch fourth position from a particularly aggressive Pecco Bagnaia, who overcame several close moments to end the session fifth. Nonetheless, the Italian showed good consistent pace to go with his speed.

Brad Binder in sixth was the final rider within half a second of Marquez. A continuously impressive Joan Mir was another tenth behind Binder, followed by Mattia Pasini, who slowly dropped down the order and finished the day with some technical troubles.

The top ten was completed by Iker Lecuona and Miguel Oliveira, seven tenths down on the leader and with a second covering the top sixteen.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'42.537    
2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'42.831 0.294 0.294
3 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'42.836 0.299 0.005
4 13 Romano FENATI Kalex 1'42.965 0.428 0.129
5 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'42.968 0.431 0.003
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'42.997 0.460 0.029
7 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'43.104 0.567 0.107
8 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'43.108 0.571 0.004
9 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'43.272 0.735 0.164
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'43.293 0.756 0.021
11 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'43.302 0.765 0.009
12 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'43.423 0.886 0.121
13 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'43.434 0.897 0.011
14 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'43.442 0.905 0.008
15 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'43.472 0.935 0.030
16 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'43.537 1.000 0.065
17 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'43.548 1.011 0.011
18 40 Hector BARBERA Kalex 1'43.672 1.135 0.124
19 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'43.709 1.172 0.037
20 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'43.711 1.174 0.002
21 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'43.879 1.342 0.168
22 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'43.887 1.350 0.008
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'43.891 1.354 0.004
24 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'44.056 1.519 0.165
25 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'44.195 1.658 0.139
26 32 Isaac VIÑALES Kalex 1'44.473 1.936 0.278
27 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'44.568 2.031 0.095
28 51 Eric GRANADO Suter 1'44.599 2.062 0.031
29 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'44.789 2.252 0.190
30 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'45.049 2.512 0.260
31 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Kalex 1'45.284 2.747 0.235
32 14 Hector GARZO Tech 3 1'45.414 2.877 0.130
33 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'46.024 3.487 0.610
Round Number: 
4
2018
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