2020 Austria Moto2 FP1 Result: Lowes Ready For Battle

With rain forecast for the remaining practice sessions, Sam Lowes took the opportunity granted in FP1 to take top spot on the timesheets and did not let anyone touch his prime spot throughout the session. Plenty have tried though and Marco Bezzecchi came nearest, one hundredth of a second off the lead, with Augusto Fernandez only two hundredths slower than his teammate. Jorge Martin in fourth was still only a tenth off top spot, with Jorge Navarro completing the top five mere hundredths of a second behind.

Remy Gardner in sixth was two tenth off the lead, while rookie Aron Canet quickly took to the Austrian track to climb into seventh. Tetsuta Nagashima was eighth ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri, once again with minuscule gaps separating them from the men ahead. Luca Marini took some time to find his feet at the Red Bull Ring but eventually joined the top ten, ahead of compatriot Stefano Manzi and Somkiat Chantra. Brno victor Enea Bastianini was also quite subdued early on but secured 13 spot, with the final provisional Q2 ticket going to Tom Luthi. Despite being only six tenths off top spot, the likes of Joe Roberts, Nicolo Bulega, Hafizh Syahrin or Xavi Vierge will pray for the rain to stay away in the coming hours or they will have to battle it out in Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'29.133    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'29.149 0.016 0.016
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'29.177 0.044 0.028
4 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'29.262 0.129 0.085
5 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'29.290 0.157 0.028
6 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'29.363 0.230 0.073
7 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'29.414 0.281 0.051
8 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'29.428 0.295 0.014
9 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'29.449 0.316 0.021
10 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'29.473 0.340 0.024
11 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'29.518 0.385 0.045
12 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'29.529 0.396 0.011
13 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'29.555 0.422 0.026
14 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'29.668 0.535 0.113
15 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'29.718 0.585 0.050
16 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'29.745 0.612 0.027
17 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'29.750 0.617 0.005
18 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'29.785 0.652 0.035
19 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'29.881 0.748 0.096
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'29.986 0.853 0.105
21 77 Dominique Aegerter NTS 1'30.388 1.255 0.402
22 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'30.415 1.282 0.027
23 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'30.461 1.328 0.046
24 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'30.480 1.347 0.019
25 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'30.594 1.461 0.114
26 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'30.671 1.538 0.077
27 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'30.987 1.854 0.316
28 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'31.033 1.900 0.046
29 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'31.135 2.002 0.102
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'31.253 2.120 0.118
Round Number: 
5
2020
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