2019 Qatar Moto2 Test Day 2, Sessions 1 & 2: Lowes And Gardner In Charge

With the wind having died down since yesterday, the times are starting to drop. And drop fast: the fastest three riders in the second session of Moto2 practice at Qatar were under Jonas Folger's pole record lap from 2016, with more possibly to come if conditions hold.

Sam Lowes ended the first two sessions as quickest, the Gresini rider well into the 1'58s, a previously unbreachable barrier on the old Honda-engined Moto2 machines. Remy Gardner as been impressive on Saturday, setting the second fastest time in the second session, just shy of Lowes, and the fastest time in the first session of practice. 

Rookie Jorge Martin is the fastest KTM, third fastest and just coming up short of a 1'58, but finishing ahead of title favorites Alex Marquez and Luca Marini. Jorge Navarro is sixth quickest on the Speed Up.

Times from the first two sessions:

Session 2

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:58.824    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:58.879 0.055 0.055
3 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1:59.039 0.215 0.160
4 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:59.119 0.295 0.080
5 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:59.260 0.436 0.141
6 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:59.369 0.545 0.109
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:59.370 0.546 0.001
8 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:59.386 0.562 0.016
9 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:59.407 0.583 0.021
10 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:59.452 0.628 0.045
11 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:59.522 0.698 0.070
12 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:59.663 0.839 0.141
13 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:59.717 0.893 0.054
14 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:59.799 0.975 0.082
15 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1:59.880 1.056 0.081
16 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:59.884 1.060 0.004
17 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:59.985 1.161 0.101
18 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 2:00.215 1.391 0.230
19 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 2:00.411 1.587 0.196
20 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 2:00.450 1.626 0.039
21 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 2:00.546 1.722 0.096
22 16 Joe Roberts KTM 2:00.629 1.805 0.083
23 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2:00.777 1.953 0.148
24 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2:00.872 2.048 0.095
25 2 Jesko Raffin NTS 2:00.976 2.152 0.104
26 96 Jake Dixon KTM 2:01.194 2.370 0.218
27 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 2:01.302 2.478 0.108
28 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2:01.350 2.526 0.048
29 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2:01.687 2.863 0.337
30 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 2:02.256 3.432 0.569
31 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 2:02.932 4.108 0.676

Session 1

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:59.381    
2 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:59.474 0.093 0.093
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:59.487 0.106 0.013
4 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:59.528 0.147 0.041
5 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:59.554 0.173 0.026
6 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:59.710 0.329 0.156
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:59.771 0.390 0.061
8 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:59.847 0.466 0.076
9 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:59.998 0.617 0.151
10 88 Jorge Martin KTM 2:00.023 0.642 0.025
11 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 2:00.034 0.653 0.011
12 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 2:00.282 0.901 0.248
13 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 2:00.303 0.922 0.021
14 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 2:00.338 0.957 0.035
15 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 2:00.380 0.999 0.042
16 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2:00.385 1.004 0.005
17 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 2:00.405 1.024 0.020
18 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 2:00.415 1.034 0.010
19 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 2:00.564 1.183 0.149
20 96 Jake Dixon KTM 2:00.715 1.334 0.151
21 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 2:00.774 1.393 0.059
22 16 Joe Roberts KTM 2:01.184 1.803 0.410
23 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2:01.334 1.953 0.150
24 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 2:01.500 2.119 0.166
25 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2:01.598 2.217 0.098
26 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 2:01.622 2.241 0.024
27 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 2:01.907 2.526 0.285
28 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2:01.919 2.538 0.012
29 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 2:02.022 2.641 0.103
30 2 Jesko Raffin NTS 2:02.124 2.743 0.102
31 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 2:02.476 3.095 0.352
32 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 2:03.314 3.933 0.838
Records
Pole Lap: 2018 Alex Márquez 2:00.299 156.2 Km/h
Fastest Lap: 2018 Lorenzo Baldassarri 2:00.303 155.3 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap: 2016 Sam Lowes 1:59.421 155.3 Km/h
Best Lap: 2016 Jonas Folger 1:59.052 156.2 Km/h
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I used to watch past races on the MOTOGP.com site but that site seems to have removed them and instead shows senseless videos of God knows what. So can anybody lead me to the past years videos and I don't mean highlights?

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