2020 Europe Moto2 FP3 Result: Navarro Leads But Not Many Follow

Although the weather got kinder as the day progressed, there was not much action in the early stages of FP3 for the intermediate class as riders were waiting for track conditions to improve further and perhaps have a look at slick tyres. However, that dry line never quite arrived and only a dozen or so riders were tempted to chase a time in the wet. With no Q2 places realistically on offer, those who persevered got rewarded with a top position in FP3 and Jorge Navarro was the keenest of the lot, taking over top spot on the timesheets by nearly three tenths of a second. Stefano Manzi came second, ahead of replacement rider Piotr Biesiekirski and with class veteran Tom Luthi in fourth.

Kasma Daniel missed out on the whole of Friday while self-isolation for what turned out to be tonsillitis and rejoined the action on Saturday morning straight into the top five. Marcel Schrotter was the early leader of FP3 before getting pushed back to sixth and one second down on the leader. Edgar Pons, Lorenzo Baldassarri, Simone Corsi and Hafizh Syahrin rounded out the top ten.

Sky Racing duo Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini did a handful of laps early on but then settled for 11th and 12th on the timesheets, while championship leader Sam Lowes tested the conditions late in the session for a couple of laps only and finished 16th. The likes of Joe Roberts, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Enea Bastianini or Jorge Martin were not keen on the conditions and did not post a time, while Augusto Fernandez has withdrawn from the rest of the weekend with a foot injury sustained in FP1 and Jake Dixon has been declared unfit due to a right wrist fracture in FP2.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'46.668    
2 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'46.962 0.294 0.294
3 74 Piotr BIESIEKIRSKI NTS 1'47.123 0.455 0.161
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'47.165 0.497 0.042
5 99 Kasma DANIEL Kalex 1'47.466 0.798 0.301
6 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'47.700 1.032 0.234
7 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'47.795 1.127 0.095
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'48.201 1.533 0.406
9 24 Simone CORSI MV Agusta 1'48.460 1.792 0.259
10 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up 1'48.556 1.888 0.096
11 72 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex 1'48.692 2.024 0.136
12 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'49.280 2.612 0.588
13 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'49.570 2.902 0.290
14 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'50.098 3.430 0.528
15 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'50.300 3.632 0.202
16 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'50.310 3.642 0.010
17 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'52.144 5.476 1.834
  11 Nicolò BULEGA Kalex      
  16 Joe ROBERTS Kalex      
  19 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex      
  21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up      
  27 Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex      
  33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex      
  37 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex      
  40 Hector GARZO Kalex      
  42 Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex      
  44 Aron CANET Speed Up      
  87 Remy GARDNER Kalex      
  88 Jorge MARTIN Kalex      
Round Number: 
13
2020
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