2020 Styria Moto2 FP3 Result: Martin Makes His Mark

With the sunny conditions at the Red Bull Ring, the intermediate class was in no rush to challenge the hierarchy from Friday, so much so that there wasn’t much of a shootout at the tail end of the session. Jorge Martin was one of the few early improvers, the Spaniard becoming the fastest man of the weekend on only his fourth lap and keeping top spot to the checkered flag. Marco Bezzecchi also climbed into second in both FP3 and the combined standings, while Jake Dixon found some speed to jump into third and into Q2.

Augusto Fernandez in fourth was four tenths off top spot but the gaps behind him were getting ever smaller, Tom Luthi trailing the Spaniard by two hundredths of a second and with the same gap keeping him ahead of Enea Bastianini. Jorge Navarro progressed from his low key Friday to join the top seven in FP3, one tiny step ahead of Joe Roberts, Aron Canet and Remy Gardner, who rounded out the top ten.

Luca Marini was only half a second off the lead and his Friday time safely kept him into Q2, together with Marcos Ramirez, Nicolo Bulega and Sam Lowes. The Marc VDS rider caused a brief interruption in proceedings halfway through the session, when he seemingly suffered some sort of mechanical issue that caused him to highside at turn three. The substantial damage to the bike and subsequent trip to the medical centre for a check-up meant that Lowes was unable to rejoin the session but his best time from Friday was enough to keep him third on the combined timesheets and safely into Q2. That leaves the likes of Xavi Vierge, Tetsuta Nagashima and Marcel Schrotter to battle it out in Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'28.501    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'28.555 0.054 0.054
3 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'28.772 0.271 0.217
4 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'28.908 0.407 0.136
5 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'28.929 0.428 0.021
6 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'28.949 0.448 0.020
7 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'28.958 0.457 0.009
8 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'28.967 0.466 0.009
9 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'28.978 0.477 0.011
10 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'28.993 0.492 0.015
11 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'29.011 0.510 0.018
12 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'29.041 0.540 0.030
13 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'29.063 0.562 0.022
14 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'29.071 0.570 0.008
15 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'29.080 0.579 0.009
16 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.108 0.607 0.028
17 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'29.165 0.664 0.057
18 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'29.193 0.692 0.028
19 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'29.271 0.770 0.078
20 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'29.362 0.861 0.091
21 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'29.446 0.945 0.084
22 77 Dominique Aegerter NTS 1'29.472 0.971 0.026
23 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'29.562 1.061 0.090
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'29.588 1.087 0.026
25 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'29.638 1.137 0.050
26 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'29.724 1.223 0.086
27 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'29.905 1.404 0.181
28 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'29.953 1.452 0.048
29 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'30.141 1.640 0.188
30 5 Alejandro Medina Speed Up 1'30.471 1.970 0.330
Round Number: 
6
2020
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