2020 Barcelona Moto2 FP1 Result: Lowes Leaps Ahead

Barcelona was starting to warm up by the time the intermediate class took their turn around the Montmelo circuit and at the end of the 40 minutes, the Lowes/Marini battle got settled in the British rider’s favour. Sam Lowes finished the morning two tenths of a second quicker than championship leader Luca Marini, with Tetsuta Nagashima making a much better start in Spain, three tenths off the Italian. Back on home soil, Aron Canet also put his name at the top of the timesheets, albeit only briefly, before dropping to fourth, half a second slower than the leader. Fabio Di Giannantonio progressed to fifth position, ahead of title contender Marco Bezzecchi.

After sitting out the outings in Misano due to testing positive for Covid-19, Jorge Martin was back in action for his home race and was quickly on the pace, in seventh place by seven tenths. Augusto Fernandez, Bo Bendsneyder and Nicolo Bulega rounded out the top ten. Jake Dixon missed out by mere hundredths of a second, while early session leader Marcel Schrotter slid down the order to 12th place. Enea Bastianini was slow to warm up in breezy Catalunya and made a late jump from 17th to 13th in the ranking. The final provisional top 14 position went to Hafizh Syahrin, who was also the final rider to post a time within a second of Lowes.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'44.122    
2 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'44.322 0.200 0.200
3 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'44.630 0.508 0.308
4 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'44.637 0.515 0.007
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'44.709 0.587 0.072
6 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'44.765 0.643 0.056
7 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'44.856 0.734 0.091
8 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'44.858 0.736 0.002
9 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'44.863 0.741 0.005
10 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.936 0.814 0.073
11 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'44.963 0.841 0.027
12 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'44.970 0.848 0.007
13 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'45.012 0.890 0.042
14 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'45.044 0.922 0.032
15 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'45.124 1.002 0.080
16 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'45.131 1.009 0.007
17 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'45.154 1.032 0.023
18 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'45.222 1.100 0.068
19 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'45.286 1.164 0.064
20 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'45.362 1.240 0.076
21 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'45.413 1.291 0.051
22 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'45.419 1.297 0.006
23 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'45.443 1.321 0.024
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'45.529 1.407 0.086
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'45.729 1.607 0.200
26 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'45.734 1.612 0.005
27 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'45.881 1.759 0.147
28 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'45.892 1.770 0.011
29 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'46.231 2.109 0.339
30 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'47.318 3.196 1.087
Round Number: 
9
2020
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