2020 Le Mans Moto2 FP3 Result: Roberts Leads Before Joining Lengthy Crash List

The intermediate class enjoyed their first fully dry session of the weekend on Saturday morning but that did not seem to halt the gravel trap party at all. Joe Roberts spent most time at the top of the timing screens, with brief interruptions from the likes of Jorge Navarro and Marco Bezzecchi, but the American retook the lead on his penultimate flying lap, going on to crash at turn 8 on his final flying lap. One tenth down on the timesheets, Bezzecchi also closed the session with a tumble at turn 13, while Augusto Fernandez joined the top three without any incident.

Sam Lowes and Remy Gardner joined the top five only four tenths off the lead, with Navarro dropping to sixth, followed by Jake Dixon and Stefano Manzi. Luca Marini was back in action after a trip to the doctor’s office, where it was confirmed that the championship leader avoided any fracture in his dramatic flight on Friday. The Italian took it easy to begin with but then climbed into a solid ninth on the timesheets, with Marcos Ramirez rounding out the top ten.

The final places directly into Q2 went to Hector Garzo, Simone Corsi, Jorge Martin and Xavi Vierge, although only the Italian managed to avoid the gravel trap in FP3. Garzo ended the session on the service road at turn three, while Martin had a fast crash at turn 8 early in the session and could not rejoin as he visited the medical centre to be declared fit. Vierge opened and closed his session in the gravel trap but managed to hold onto the final Q2 spot.

Amongst the men not progressing to Q2 at the first try are Aron Canet, whose track time was limited by an early tumble, a pretty anonymous Tom Luthi and late-crashing teammate Marcel Schrotter, as well as championship contender Enea Bastianini. The Italian spent most of the session outside the top 20, for no obvious reason, before adding on a crash in the final shooutout and dropping to 27th on the timesheets.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'36.490    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'36.600 0.110 0.110
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.828 0.338 0.228
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'36.856 0.366 0.028
5 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'36.889 0.399 0.033
6 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'36.970 0.480 0.081
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'37.116 0.626 0.146
8 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'37.274 0.784 0.158
9 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'37.296 0.806 0.022
10 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'37.311 0.821 0.015
11 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'37.312 0.822 0.001
12 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'37.419 0.929 0.107
13 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'37.429 0.939 0.010
14 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'37.442 0.952 0.013
15 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'37.496 1.006 0.054
16 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'37.524 1.034 0.028
17 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'37.713 1.223 0.189
18 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'37.794 1.304 0.081
19 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.795 1.305 0.001
20 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'37.807 1.317 0.012
21 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'37.837 1.347 0.030
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.958 1.468 0.121
23 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'38.032 1.542 0.074
24 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'38.280 1.790 0.248
25 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'38.283 1.793 0.003
26 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'38.315 1.825 0.032
27 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'38.339 1.849 0.024
28 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'38.753 2.263 0.414
29 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'39.342 2.852 0.589
30 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'40.914 4.424 1.572
Round Number: 
10
2020
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