2020 Valencia Moto2 FP2 Result: Di Giannantonio Challenges Title Contenders

The intermediate class closed the Friday show in Valencia but didn’t make that much of an impression on the combined timesheets, with the FP1 benchmark not being challenged. However, the gaps throughout the field on their second outing were minuscule, with Fabio Di Giannantonio claiming the top of the standings for the final time attack by less than a tenth of a second. Behind the Italian, the championship contenders kept in close proximity, Sam Lowes finishing second and only two hundredths of a second ahead of rival Enea Bastianini. The Italian had a less than ideal start to his session with a tumble at turn six but then recovered to join the top three.

Bo Bendsneyder and Marcel Schrotter made some good progress inside the top five, ahead of an equally impressive sixth spot for Stefano Manzi. They were closely followed by Jorge Martin and Luca Marini, who were only two tenths off the leader, while Jorge Navarro kept top spot overall, despite dropping to ninth in the session. Joe Roberts rounded out the top 10 of FP2, although the American will need to find some speed to join the Q2 line-up on Saturday morning.

Although missing out on top 10 positions in the session, the likes of Hector Garzo, Aron Canet, Marco Bezzecchi, Tom Luthi and Lorenzo Baldassarri are provisionally in the combined top 14. Remy Gardner, Augusto Fernandez and Xavi Vierge might have closed the top 20, but the trio were only half a second off top spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'34.893    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'34.983 0.090 0.090
3 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'35.012 0.119 0.029
4 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'35.052 0.159 0.040
5 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'35.075 0.182 0.023
6 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'35.085 0.192 0.010
7 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'35.094 0.201 0.009
8 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'35.154 0.261 0.060
9 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'35.158 0.265 0.004
10 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'35.267 0.374 0.109
11 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'35.293 0.400 0.026
12 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'35.294 0.401 0.001
13 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'35.294 0.401  
14 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'35.319 0.426 0.025
15 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'35.334 0.441 0.015
16 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'35.352 0.459 0.018
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'35.365 0.472 0.013
18 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'35.381 0.488 0.016
19 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'35.468 0.575 0.087
20 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'35.482 0.589 0.014
21 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'35.491 0.598 0.009
22 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'35.580 0.687 0.089
23 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'35.639 0.746 0.059
24 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'35.823 0.930 0.184
25 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'36.136 1.243 0.313
26 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'36.147 1.254 0.011
27 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'36.361 1.468 0.214
28 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'36.488 1.595 0.127
29 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'37.429 2.536 0.941
Round Number: 
14
2020
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