Sepang MotoGP: Quartararo smashes new record in FP2
Fabio Quartararo blew his own Sepang lap record away as he gapped the field by an incredible six-tenths in FP2 for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Having lowered the official MotoGP benchmark to a 1m59.027s this morning, the Frenchman was in record-breaking form again in second practice.
Not only did he become the first rider under the 1m59s on a race weekend, he did it comfortably with a stunning 1m58.576s.
Francesco Bagnaia was eighth quickest, however his 1m59.774s wasn't good enough to leave him sitting on an automatic passage to Q2.
Maverick Vinales ended up back in ninth, the Yamaha rider having been fastest with just 12 minutes to go. He was first into the 1m59s too, only to be swamped by the late pack of late improvers.
Another rider that failed to make an impact late in the session was early pacesetter Marc Marquez. The world champion set to his best lap, a 2m00.215s, just 12 minutes in, before sinking to 13th by the finish.
He's still sitting in a Q2 spot, though, thanks to his FP1 time.
Miguel Oliveira, meanwhile, was a no-show in that session, the Tech 3 rider out for the remainder of the weekend after struggling with his Phillip Island injuries in this morning's first practice.
|1|| Fabio Quartararo ||Yamaha||01'58.576|
|2|| Andrea Dovizioso ||Ducati||01'59.206||00.630|
|3|| Valentino Rossi ||Yamaha||01'59.284||00.708|
|4|| Franco Morbidelli ||Yamaha||01'59.502||00.926|
|5|| Jack Miller ||Ducati||01'59.593||01.017|
|6|| Aleix Espargaro ||Aprilia||01'59.707||01.131|
|7|| Cal Crutchlow ||Honda||01'59.711||01.135|
|8|| Francesco Bagnaia ||Ducati||01'59.774||01.198|
|9|| Maverick Viñales ||Yamaha||01'59.845||01.269|
|10|| Alex Rins ||Suzuki||01'59.849||01.273|
|11|| Joan Mir ||Suzuki||01'59.984||01.408|
|12|| Danilo Petrucci ||Ducati||02'00.057||01.481|
|13|| Marc Marquez ||Honda||02'00.215||01.639|
|14|| Johann Zarco ||Honda||02'00.268||01.692|
|15|| Karel Abraham ||Ducati||02'00.477||01.901|
|16|| Pol Espargaro ||KTM||02'00.658||02.082|
|17|| Jorge Lorenzo ||Honda||02'00.705||02.129|
|18|| Andrea Iannone ||Aprilia||02'01.190||02.614|
|19|| Mika Kallio ||KTM||02'02.017||03.441|
|20|| Hafizh Syahrin ||KTM||02'02.429||03.853|
| Miguel Oliveira ||KTM|
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