Dry FP2 session sees Vinales emerge fastest

News 25 Oct 2019

Dry FP2 session sees Vinales emerge fastest

Moto2 and Moto3 categories topped by Martin and Canet.

Image: Russell Colvin.

After scoring P1 in a wet FP1, Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha) went onto the top the timesheets in a dry FP2 session at Phillip Island.

The Spaniard set a time of 1m28.824s, almost half a second quicker than his nearest challenger Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), who recorded a 1m29.320s lap.

LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow was third with a time of 1m29.325s, followed by Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) and Australian fan-favourite Jack Miller (Pramac Racing).

Recently-crowned world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was sixth, while the top 10 was completed by Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha), Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini).

Image: Russell Colvin.

Johann Zarco, who’s making his MotoGP return with LCR Honda, was 15th on the timesheets, while top Independent rider Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) was ruled out of the session after crashing heavily in FP1 – he has been declared fit to continue on throughout the weekend.

Despite the change in conditions, Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) once again reigned supreme with a 1m33.010s time in the Moto2 category, narrowly beating teammate Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo).

Jorge Navarro (Beta Tools Speed Up) was third followed by Iker Lecuona (monday.com American Racing) and Marco Bezzecchi (Red Bull KTM Tech 3), while Australian Remy Gardner (SAG Racing), who crashed heavily in FP1, was 19th fastest.

Image: Russell Colvin.

In the Moto3 category, Aaron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) blitzed the division with a fastest time of 1m36.809s, edging out Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) and Albert Arenas (Gaviota Angel Nieto Team).

Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse) and Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) were fourth and fifth respectively, as Australian wildcard Yannis Shaw (Double Six Motor Sport) was 30th on the timesheets.New Zealand wildcard Rogan Chandler (Double Six Motor Sport) didn’t make it out in the session.

Detailed results

Source: CycleOnline.com.au

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