2018 Aragon Moto2 FP2 Result: Bagnaia Hogs The Spotlight

With no cloud to hide under, sizzling tarmac welcomed the intermediate class for the final action of the day. Pecco Bagnaia welcomed the challenge and promptly put his name at the top of timesheets but a couple tenths slower than the best time of FP1. The only real threat to his lead came in the final ten minutes, when some new rubber encouraged his rivals to attack. Alex Marquez came closest but the Spaniard could not grab this particular headline at his home race and had to make do with second, barely half a tenth off Bagnaia. Brad Binder stole his teammate’s thunder in the closing stages of the session to climb into the top three.

Andrea Locatelli had another of his fairly impressive practice sessions but even better this time, the Italian in the top four all throughout the session. Simone Corsi was another surprising addition to the sharp end of proceedings, the Tasca racer three tenths off the leader in fifth place.

After a subtle FP1, Miguel Oliveira improved on his personal best lap of the morning straight out the box but late improvement from his rivals dropped him back to sixth spot. Xavi Vierge made a welcome comeback into the top seven, less than four tenths slower than the championship leader. The gaps kept getting smaller and smaller behind the Spaniard, Fabio Quartararo overcoming an odd incident where he almost slipped off his bike to finish eighth, narrowly ahead of Jorge Navarro. Sam Lowes completed the top ten as the final rider within half a second of Bagnaia.

FP1 leader Marcel Schrotter could not improve on his own benchmark and settled for 12th position, although his time from the morning was sufficient to keep him at the top of combined standings. With the likes of Joan Mir in 13th, Mattia Pasini 15th and Lorenzo Baldassarri 17th, the top 18 riders finished the session within a second of the leader.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 42 Francesco BAGNAIA Kalex 1'53.784    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'53.842 0.058 0.058
3 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'53.980 0.196 0.138
4 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'54.000 0.216 0.020
5 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'54.098 0.314 0.098
6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'54.117 0.333 0.019
7 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'54.161 0.377 0.044
8 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Speed Up 1'54.193 0.409 0.032
9 9 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex 1'54.204 0.420 0.011
10 22 Sam LOWES KTM 1'54.209 0.425 0.005
11 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'54.349 0.565 0.140
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'54.350 0.566 0.001
13 36 Joan MIR Kalex 1'54.359 0.575 0.009
14 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'54.427 0.643 0.068
15 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'54.478 0.694 0.051
16 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'54.520 0.736 0.042
17 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'54.678 0.894 0.158
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER KTM 1'54.696 0.912 0.018
19 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'54.852 1.068 0.156
20 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'54.892 1.108 0.040
21 87 Remy GARDNER Tech 3 1'55.016 1.232 0.124
22 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'55.108 1.324 0.092
23 62 Stefano MANZI Suter 1'55.180 1.396 0.072
24 16 Joe ROBERTS NTS 1'55.193 1.409 0.013
25 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER Tech 3 1'55.235 1.451 0.042
26 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'55.299 1.515 0.064
27 32 Isaac VIÑALES Suter 1'55.303 1.519 0.004
28 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'55.351 1.567 0.048
29 66 Niki TUULI Kalex 1'55.379 1.595 0.028
30 52 Danny KENT Speed Up 1'55.983 2.199 0.604
31 95 Jules DANILO Kalex 1'56.619 2.835 0.636
32 21 Federico FULIGNI Kalex 1'56.732 2.948 0.113
33 12 Sheridan MORAIS Kalex 1'57.162 3.378 0.430
34 18 Xavi CARDELUS Kalex 1'57.569 3.785 0.407
Round Number: 
14
2018
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