Qatar Moto2 Test Day 2 Results: Vierge Heads Very Close Field On Second Day

The second day of the Moto2 test at Qatar saw six riders end the day with nothing between them at the top of the timesheets. Xavi Vierge took top spot on Saturday, the Petronas Sprinta Racing rider leading Aron Canet on the Inde Aspar Boscoscuro bike, while Jorge Navarro of the MB Conveyors Speed Up Team put another Boscoscuro (the chassis formerly known as Speed Up) into third, three hundredths behind Canet.

Remy Gardner was fourth fastest on the Red Bull KTM Ajo machine, six thousandths of a second behind Navarro, and six hundredths slower than Vierge. Jake Dixon put the second Petronas Sprinta bike into fifth, rounding out a good day for the Petronas team, while Sky VR46's Marco Bezzecchi finished sixth fastest, less than nine hundredths of a second off the time of Vierge and making it six riders in less than a tenth of a second.

Bo Bendsneyder, now on a Kalex with the Mandalika SAG team, headed up the second wave, just ahead of impressive rookie Raul Fernandez and 2020 title candidate Sam Lowes.

The test finishes on Sunday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'58.832    
2 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'58.858 0.026 0.026
3 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'58.888 0.056 0.030
4 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'58.894 0.062 0.006
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'58.900 0.068 0.006
6 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'58.921 0.089 0.021
7 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'59.185 0.353 0.264
8 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'59.204 0.372 0.019
9 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'59.211 0.379 0.007
10 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'59.245 0.413 0.034
11 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'59.360 0.528 0.115
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'59.468 0.636 0.108
13 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'59.568 0.736 0.100
14 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'59.569 0.737 0.001
15 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'59.644 0.812 0.075
16 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'59.656 0.824 0.012
17 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'59.759 0.927 0.103
18 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'59.762 0.930 0.003
19 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'59.833 1.001 0.071
20 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'59.854 1.022 0.021
21 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'59.904 1.072 0.050
22 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'59.913 1.081 0.009
23 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'59.978 1.146 0.065
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'59.994 1.162 0.016
25 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'00.035 1.203 0.041
26 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'00.083 1.251 0.048
27 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'00.116 1.284 0.033
28 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'00.538 1.706 0.422
29 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'00.941 2.109 0.403
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 2'02.811 3.979 1.870
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Comments

NTS means "Non Timed Session?" (poor guys!)

Close at the front! Good sign? Tip of the hat to rookie Fernandez adapting quick to put his bike in great company up there. 

Not that speedy.

Now the slowest.

NTS stuck at the wrong end of the timesheets. Hafizh Syahrin is a better rider than these times suggest. Tough for him.

Very close at the top end. Twenty or 21 within one second! Depending how you figure it.

It's going to be great racing!