2020 Portimao Moto2 FP3 Result: Gardner Attacks The Timesheets

Despite enjoying the best of the conditions, the intermediate class were in no rush to make an impact on the combined standings and the time attack that closed the session wasn’t all that feisty either. Remy Gardner managed to surpass Friday’s benchmark in the final 5 minutes of FP3 and led the way by two tenths of a second, while Luca Marini’s FP2 time was enough to keep him second on the combined timesheets. Hector Garzo was one of the few early improvers and the Spaniard topped the session before dropping to third overall, with compatriot Marcos Ramirez up to fourth.

Although fifth on the combined standings, courtesy of his Friday time, Sam Lowes suffered a late crash at turn 13, which added to an already painful weekend for the British rider. Lorenzo Baldassarri also failed to go any faster but stayed sixth on the combined timsheets, followed by Aron Canet and Augusto Fernandez. Championship leader Enea Bastianini continues to perform well and briefly joined the top three before his final lap time got cancelled for a yellow flag infringement and the Italian dropped to ninth in the combined standings.

Xavi Vierge completed the top ten, while the remaining Q2 tickets were handed to Fabio Di Giannantonio, Jorge Navarro, Joe Roberts and Tetsuta Nagashima. Marco Bezzecchi will have to find his way out of Q1 later today, if he wants to cling onto his slim title chances, while Jorge Martin finished the session 22nd overall, having missed out on half the running on Friday. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'42.728    
2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'43.044 0.316 0.316
3 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'43.107 0.379 0.063
4 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'43.201 0.473 0.094
5 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'43.205 0.477 0.004
6 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'43.206 0.478 0.001
7 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'43.210 0.482 0.004
8 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'43.284 0.556 0.074
9 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'43.356 0.628 0.072
10 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'43.371 0.643 0.015
11 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'43.390 0.662 0.019
12 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'43.395 0.667 0.005
13 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'43.495 0.767 0.100
14 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'43.540 0.812 0.045
15 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'43.607 0.879 0.067
16 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'43.629 0.901 0.022
17 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'43.690 0.962 0.061
18 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.720 0.992 0.030
19 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'43.758 1.030 0.038
20 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'44.150 1.422 0.392
21 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'44.219 1.491 0.069
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'44.342 1.614 0.123
23 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'44.402 1.674 0.060
24 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'44.467 1.739 0.065
25 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'44.561 1.833 0.094
26 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'44.612 1.884 0.051
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'44.799 2.071 0.187
28 77 Dominique Aegerter NTS 1'44.929 2.201 0.130
29 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'44.955 2.227 0.026
Round Number: 
15
2020
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