2019 Argentina Moto2 FP3 Result: Gardner Holds Off Marini And Luthi

Remy Gardner has topped the timesheets after the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class. The Australian just held off a charge by Luca Marini and Tom Luthi to clinch top spot by mere hundredths of a second. 

Jorge Navarro impressed on the Speed Up, taking fourth just behind Luthi, while Jorge Martin was the quickest of the KTMs, under two tenths off the pace of Gardner. Nicolo Bulega, another rookie, was sixth quickest.

The session was briefly marred by a huge highside from Augusto Fernandez, who lost control of his bike coming out of the final corner and was thrown into the gravel. Fernandez got up nursing his left wrist, and was taken to the medical center for further examination.

The first 14 riders all go through to Q2, though the margins were tight. Bo Bendsneyder was denied in the very last seconds of the session, bumped down to fifteenth, just 0.520 behind Gardner. Bendsneyder will have a second shot in Q1, where the remaining 18 riders fight over grid position and 4 additional spots in Q2.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'42.815    
2 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'42.825 0.010 0.010
3 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'42.843 0.028 0.018
4 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'42.928 0.113 0.085
5 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1'43.000 0.185 0.072
6 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1'43.083 0.268 0.083
7 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1'43.099 0.284 0.016
8 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'43.128 0.313 0.029
9 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1'43.130 0.315 0.002
10 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'43.138 0.323 0.008
11 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'43.186 0.371 0.048
12 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'43.214 0.399 0.028
13 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.248 0.433 0.034
14 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'43.287 0.472 0.039
To Q1:
15 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'43.335 0.520 0.048
16 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'43.397 0.582 0.062
17 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'43.413 0.598 0.016
18 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'43.464 0.649 0.051
19 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1'43.526 0.711 0.062
20 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1'43.552 0.737 0.026
21 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'43.611 0.796 0.059
22 2 Jesko Raffin NTS 1'43.786 0.971 0.175
23 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'43.804 0.989 0.018
24 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1'43.825 1.010 0.021
25 16 Joe Roberts KTM 1'43.938 1.123 0.113
26 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 1'44.035 1.220 0.097
27 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1'44.156 1.341 0.121
28 96 Jake Dixon KTM 1'44.420 1.605 0.264
29 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 1'44.693 1.878 0.273
30 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'44.755 1.940 0.062
31 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1'45.100 2.285 0.345
32 18 Xavi Cardelus KTM 1'45.625 2.810 0.525
Round Number: 
2
2019
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