2020 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 FP1 Result: Bastianini Steps Up

The intermediate class returned to the Misano World Circuit just as quick as last time out and with some new names joining the list of contenders. Enea Bastianini putting his name at the top of the timesheets for the final couple of minutes of FP1 – a tenth off lap record – won’t come as much of a surprise, but the man who pushed him hardest was class veteran Tom Luthi, who picked up the pace to finish second, less than two tenths off top spot. No longer troubled by penalties, Sam Lowes could show his speed once again, starting the weekend in third place, with a fairly impressive Hector Garzo and Nicolo Bulega joining the top five.

Championship leader Luca Marini, Tetsuta Nagashima and Aron Canet also finished within three tenths of a second of Bastianini’s top time, while Marco Bezzecchi dropped from fourth to ninth due to a late yellow flag infringement that saw his top time cancelled. Marcel Schrotter completed the top ten, with Xavi Vierge, Augusto Fernandez and Lorenzo Baldassarri within half a second of the lead as well. Joe Roberts occupied the final provisional top 14 spot, ahead of Jorge Navarro, who ended the session with a tumble at the final turn.

Down in an honourable 19th position, Mattia Pasini makes a brief comeback to the world championship as a replacement for Jorge Martin, the Spaniard still testing positive for Covid-19 and unable to join the party for yet another weekend. Also missing in action was Remy Gardner, the Australian recovering from surgery following his unfortunate crash in Warm Up last weekend.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'36.262    
2 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'36.433 0.171 0.171
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'36.445 0.183 0.012
4 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'36.509 0.247 0.064
5 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'36.520 0.258 0.011
6 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'36.543 0.281 0.023
7 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'36.557 0.295 0.014
8 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'36.557 0.295  
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'36.563 0.301 0.006
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'36.696 0.434 0.133
11 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'36.707 0.445 0.011
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.721 0.459 0.014
13 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'36.755 0.493 0.034
14 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'36.914 0.652 0.159
15 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'36.922 0.660 0.008
16 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'37.016 0.754 0.094
17 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'37.054 0.792 0.038
18 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'37.275 1.013 0.221
19 54 Mattia Pasini KTM 1'37.352 1.090 0.077
20 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'37.379 1.117 0.027
21 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'37.396 1.134 0.017
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.411 1.149 0.015
23 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'37.451 1.189 0.040
24 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'37.534 1.272 0.083
25 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'37.572 1.310 0.038
26 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'37.594 1.332 0.022
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'37.626 1.364 0.032
28 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'38.009 1.747 0.383
29 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'42.020 5.758 4.011
Round Number: 
8
2020
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