2020 Le Mans Moto2 FP1 Result: Daniel Thrives In The Wet

The drizzle had stopped by the time the intermediate class took centre stage but the wet surface still gave us quite a few adventures in the gravel trap and a handful of noteworthy saves. One man who seemed to thrive in the conditions was Kasma Daniel, who put his name at the top of the timesheets on his final flying lap. The Malaysian rider demoted Hector Garzo to second position, a quarter of a second behind the leader but only three thousandths of a second ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri.

Despite a late tumble at turn 4, Joe Roberts kept fourth place, with Jake Dixon joining the top five. Jorge Martin in sixth was six tenths slower than Daniel, while Marco Bezzecchi, Tom Luthi and early leader Nicolo Bulega were the last men to post a time within a second of the leader. Hafizh Syahrin was another of the men to briefly put their name at the top of the timing screens and despite an early crash at turn 3, the Aspar rider rounded out the top ten, with Enea Bastianini missing out by two tenths of a second.

Amongst the other notable additions to the crash list was championship leader Luca Marini, who slid out at turn four just as he left pitlane at the start of the session. His first attempt to rejoin was halted by a bike issue in pitlane and when he eventually made it out, it was for 24th position, over three seconds down on the leader. Marcel Schrotter had an early highside at turn 14, dropping him to 17th on the timesheets, while Fabio Di Giannantonio made a visit to the medical centre after a painful looking highside at the same final turn in the closing stages of FP1. The likes of Jorge Navarro, Sam Lowes or Augusto Fernandez kept a low profile outside of the top 15, while noteworthy saves for Marcos Ramirez and Aron Canet left them outside the top 20. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'51.279    
2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'51.532 0.253 0.253
3 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'51.535 0.256 0.003
4 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'51.829 0.550 0.294
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'51.851 0.572 0.022
6 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'51.912 0.633 0.061
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'52.206 0.927 0.294
8 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.238 0.959 0.032
9 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'52.259 0.980 0.021
10 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'52.373 1.094 0.114
11 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'52.596 1.317 0.223
12 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.608 1.329 0.012
13 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'52.693 1.414 0.085
14 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.769 1.490 0.076
15 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'52.807 1.528 0.038
16 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'52.898 1.619 0.091
17 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'52.921 1.642 0.023
18 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'52.937 1.658 0.016
19 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'52.942 1.663 0.005
20 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'53.173 1.894 0.231
21 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'53.255 1.976 0.082
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'53.499 2.220 0.244
23 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'54.035 2.756 0.536
24 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'55.032 3.753 0.997
25 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'55.598 4.319 0.566
26 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'56.515 5.236 0.917
27 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'56.725 5.446 0.210
28 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'57.968 6.689 1.243
  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'59.073 7.794 1.105
  27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex      
Round Number: 
10
2020
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