Moto2, FP2: Nakagami rules the roost at Aragón

Best performance by the Japanese rider ahead of Lowes, Luthi and Baldassarri


Moto2 closed out the Friday events at Aragón, with the last 45 minutes of the day set aside for riders and mechanics in preparation for the qualifiers tomorrow.

1’53”702 was the best time and it belongs to Japanese rider, Takaaki Nakagami, achieved after mounting a soft compound Dunlop tyre on the rear that gave him confidence and speed, besides a decidedly admirable riding style.

Another fast and spectacular rider, as always, was Brit, Sam Lowes with the second best time on the sheets and a gap of 85 thousandths behind the Japanese rider. After spending the morning in the lead, Sam confirmed his feeling here at Aragón. In a not-too-distant third place, to the contrary, quite close to the first two, was Swiss rider, Thomas Luthi, with a gap of just 91 thousandths behind the Idemitsu Asia Japanese rider.

Lorenzo Baldassari took the fourth best time with less than two tenths of a gap behind the leader. Franco Morbidelli had the fifth best time at 251 thousandths from Nakagami. Simone Corsi finished sixth on the final time sheets at just over three tenths behind the ranking leader. These were the Italian protagonists today, in the lead for quite a while and then unseated in the final moments.

Seventh position went to German rider, Jonas Folger ahead of defending champion, Johann Zarco with Alex Marquez finishing ninth. Alex Rins, another contender for the championship title, ended his session with the 15th best performance and a gap of about a second behind Nakagami.

Luca Marini finished seventeenth, whereas Portuguese rider, Miguel Oliveira did not take part in the afternoon session after fracturing his right collarbone in the morning FP1 session.





Translated by Jonathan Blosser

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