Qatar Moto2 Test Saturday Times: Jorge Martin Dominates The Field

Jorge Martin's recovery from injury continues apace, the Red Bull KTM Ajo ending the second day of testing in Qatar nearly a third of a second clear of the rest of the grid. Remy Gardner ended the day as second quickest, building on a strong preseason, while Nicolo Bulega put the Gresini Kalex into third.

Joe Roberts was once again strong at the Qatar test, following up his fourth place yesterday with another fourth place today on the American Racing Kalex, and finishing ahead of Xavi Vierge and Marcel Schrotter. Rookie Aron Canet was once again the fastest Speed Up rider, just over half a second back from Martin.

Preseason concludes for the Moto2 class on Sunday, and the final day of the Qatar test.

Times at the end of Saturday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1:58.655    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:58.985 0.330 0.330
3 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:59.062 0.407 0.077
4 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:59.066 0.411 0.004
5 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:59.111 0.456 0.045
6 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:59.206 0.551 0.095
7 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1:59.220 0.565 0.014
8 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:59.246 0.591 0.026
9 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:59.258 0.603 0.012
10 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:59.367 0.712 0.109
11 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1:59.377 0.722 0.010
12 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1:59.390 0.735 0.013
13 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:59.417 0.762 0.027
14 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:59.499 0.844 0.082
15 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1:59.600 0.945 0.101
16 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1:59.691 1.036 0.091
17 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:59.837 1.182 0.146
18 7 Lorenzo Baldasarri Kalex 1:59.910 1.255 0.073
19 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1:59.933 1.278 0.023
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 2:00.119 1.464 0.186
21 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 2:00.173 1.518 0.054
22 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2:00.175 1.520 0.002
23 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2:00.441 1.786 0.266
24 2 Jesko Raffin NTS 2:00.482 1.827 0.041
25 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2:00.662 2.007 0.180
26 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2:00.695 2.040 0.033
27 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 2:00.790 2.135 0.095
28 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 2:01.813 3.158 1.023
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Comments

"Sam Lowes has been ruled out of the remainder of the Jerez tests after sustaining a fractured and dislocated right shoulder and faces a race against time to be fit for the 2020 season-opener in Qatar.

The Marc VDS Moto2 rider suffered a crash at this week’s private Jerez test and was taken to Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Barcelona to be assessed by favoured MotoGP Doctor Xavier Mir."

Martin! 3.3 tenths gap in Moto2 now is tough to pull. The kid is just getting going. Right Ducati?
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