2019 Assen Moto2 FP1 Result: Lowes Holds Off Baldassarri

As if the cold weather needed any help to complicate FP1 for the intermediate class, Stefano Manzo did his bit and nudged Dimas Ekky Pratama into a significant crash that prompted a red flag as the unlucky Indonesian rider was getting medical attention. There was a hint of sun as the session resumed and the sun shone mostly for Sam Lowes, the Gresini rider picking up the lead for final five minutes.

Lorenzo Baldassarri had a more encouraging start to his race weekend than of late, the Italian only six thousandths of a second off the lead, while Jonas Folger surprised on only his second outing for the Petronas squad. Remy Gardner and Alex Marquez completed the top five with a time within a tenth of a second of the lead. Tom Luthi wasn’t too far back in sixth, ahead of another of the usual suspects, Jorge Navarro.

Brad Binder had a more encouraging morning in eighth and less than two tenths off Lowes, while rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio and veteran Marcel Schrotter completed the top ten. The likes of Luca Marini, Augusto Fernandez and Enea Bastinini missed out on top ten positions despite finishing within half a second of the leader, although Fernandez got an early lunch break due to an oil leak.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'38.151    
2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'38.157 0.006 0.006
3 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'38.199 0.048 0.042
4 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'38.231 0.080 0.032
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'38.236 0.085 0.005
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'38.289 0.138 0.053
7 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'38.324 0.173 0.035
8 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'38.328 0.177 0.004
9 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'38.337 0.186 0.009
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'38.388 0.237 0.051
11 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'38.391 0.240 0.003
12 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'38.455 0.304 0.064
13 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'38.644 0.493 0.189
14 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'38.758 0.607 0.114
15 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'38.804 0.653 0.046
16 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'38.809 0.658 0.005
17 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'38.845 0.694 0.036
18 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'38.890 0.739 0.045
19 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'38.913 0.762 0.023
20 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'38.918 0.767 0.005
21 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'38.948 0.797 0.030
22 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'38.960 0.809 0.012
23 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'39.041 0.890 0.081
24 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'39.063 0.912 0.022
25 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'39.206 1.055 0.143
26 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'39.219 1.068 0.013
27 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'39.296 1.145 0.077
28 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'39.398 1.247 0.102
29 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'40.256 2.105 0.858
30 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'40.899 2.748 0.643
31 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'41.740 3.589 0.841
  20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex      
Round Number: 
8
2019
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