2021 Doha Moto2 FP3 Result: Lowes Leaps Ahead

There wasn’t much to learn from the third practice session at Losail, given the pretty hot, notably windy and increasingly dusty track surface. That was not encouraging any changes to the combined top 14 classification and riders fought off the wind and sand to at least claim the headlines. After a quiet but steady start to his weekend, Sam Lowes showed up to the party in the final couple of minutes of FP3 and took the checkered flag as the fastest man on track. Marco Bezzecchi promptly joined him at the top, a tenth of a second behind the British rider and another tenth ahead of early session leader Remy Gardner.

Aron Canet and Tony Arbolino joined the top five, although only the Spaniard had secured a Q2 worthy position on Friday. Rapid rookie Cameron Beaubier had another solid session towards the top end of the classification and the American will be heading straight to Q2 later today, unlike Xavi Vierge behind him in seventh position.

Fabio Di Giannantonio finished eighth, after providing some decent slow motion shots throughout the session, with Jake Dixon and Marcel Schrotter rounding out the top ten. While Dixon will get some extra track time in Q1, Raul Fernandez remained the fastest man over the three practice sessions despite being only 23rd in FP3. The likes of Joe Roberts, Augusto Fernandez, Stefano Manzi, Ai Ogura, Celestino Vietti and Nicolo Bulega will join the Spaniard directly into the second qualifying session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 2'00.878    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 2'01.021 0.143 0.143
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 2'01.127 0.249 0.106
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 2'01.154 0.276 0.027
5 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 2'01.186 0.308 0.032
6 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 2'01.201 0.323 0.015
7 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2'01.349 0.471 0.148
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 2'01.384 0.506 0.035
9 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2'01.439 0.561 0.055
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'01.528 0.650 0.089
11 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 2'01.667 0.789 0.139
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 2'01.674 0.796 0.007
13 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 2'01.692 0.814 0.018
14 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2'01.724 0.846 0.032
15 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'01.921 1.043 0.197
16 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 2'01.973 1.095 0.052
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 2'02.074 1.196 0.101
18 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'02.086 1.208 0.012
19 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'02.102 1.224 0.016
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 2'02.195 1.317 0.093
21 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'02.363 1.485 0.168
22 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'02.414 1.536 0.051
23 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 2'02.547 1.669 0.133
24 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 2'02.577 1.699 0.030
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'02.652 1.774 0.075
26 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 2'02.799 1.921 0.147
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'03.197 2.319 0.398
28 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 2'04.514 3.636 1.317
Round Number: 
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2021
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