2019 Barcelona Moto2 FP1 Result: Luthi Robs The Locals

The sun seemed happy to see the intermediate class and finally came out but didn’t smile for one of the locals in the end. Alex Marquez did feature heavily at the top of the timesheets at a track that the Spaniard loves but it was Tom Luthi who stole the limelight to lead the way in FP1. Marquez settled for second, six hundredths of a second down and with Jorge Navarro a mere seven thousandths back, despite pulling some rodeo style moves at turn 11.

Augusto Fernandez also enjoyed a good start to a home race in fourth but ended it not quite as good, in the gravel trap at turn 11. Rookie Enea Bastianini continues to impress, this time in the top five and within two tenths of the leader. Xavi Vierge seemed to thrive on home ground too, just about holding off Nicolo Bulega and Remy Gardner. Brad Binder finally gives KTM a small smile with ninth position, four tenths off the lead and ahead of championship leader Lorenzo Baldassarri.

Amongst the rest of the usual suspects, Marcel Schrotter and Sam Lowes’ track time was limited by early crashes at turns nine and five respectively, the German finishing 11th and the Brit 22nd. The likes of Tetsuta Nagashima and Luca Marini had a pretty low key morning towards the bottom of the top 15, while Jonas Folger started his return to racing in 19th position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'44.673    
2 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'44.733 0.060 0.060
3 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'44.740 0.067 0.007
4 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'44.820 0.147 0.080
5 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'44.850 0.177 0.030
6 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'44.905 0.232 0.055
7 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'44.934 0.261 0.029
8 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'44.950 0.277 0.016
9 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'45.101 0.428 0.151
10 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'45.173 0.500 0.072
11 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'45.250 0.577 0.077
12 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'45.292 0.619 0.042
13 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'45.309 0.636 0.017
14 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'45.393 0.720 0.084
15 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'45.428 0.755 0.035
16 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'45.472 0.799 0.044
17 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'45.484 0.811 0.012
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'45.668 0.995 0.184
19 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'45.701 1.028 0.033
20 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'45.793 1.120 0.092
21 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'45.832 1.159 0.039
22 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'46.034 1.361 0.202
23 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'46.133 1.460 0.099
24 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'46.360 1.687 0.227
25 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'46.473 1.800 0.113
26 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'46.724 2.051 0.251
27 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'46.901 2.228 0.177
28 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'47.222 2.549 0.321
29 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'47.352 2.679 0.130
30 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'47.509 2.836 0.157
31 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'47.830 3.157 0.321
32 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'48.374 3.701 0.544
Round Number: 
7
2019
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