Moto2 Argentina Practice 2: Alex Marquez takes the lead before the rain

The round, interrupted by the rain, sees Alex Marquez leading with the best time, followed by Oliveira and Vierge. Pasini gets the first position in the combined ranking.

Raindrops came to interrupt the second round of free practice half-way through. All activities on track had to be suspended and riders didn’t get the chance to improve their times. Before the rain, Alex Marquez took the lead (although Mattia Pasini did the best time during FP1) followed right after by Miguel Oliveira while Xavi Vierge took the third position.

The competition for the first positions fires up in this second round of free practice: after a number of changes the situation got stable with Marquez leading at 1:44.802 ahead of Oliveira (only 3 thousandths after him) and Vierge. The action slowed down 27 minutes before the end because of the rain flag, and most of the riders went back to their pit. Ten minutes after the situation got even worst and together with the rain came a strong wind, taking the activities to a complete stop. Only a few riders decided to do some more rounds on a damp track.

The ranking didn’t change and the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider mantained the first position, followed by Miguel Oliveira on his KTM. The third position has been taken by Xavi Vierge ahead of Remy Gardner, Sam Lowes and Brad Binder. Seventh position for Mattia Pasini, first of the Italian riders, who finished the round ahead of Isaac Viñales, Joan Mir and Dominique Aegerter. Here you have the other Italian ranks: Luca Marini 11th ahead of Stefano Manzi, Simone Corsi 16th, Lorenzo Baldassarri 18th, Francesco Bagnaia (who was dealing with some troubles on his KALEX) comes 21th, Andrea Locatelli 24th followed by Romano Fenati, and finally Federico Fuligni 31st.

The ranking


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