2021 Portimao Moto2 FP1 Result: Roberts Robs Gardner

The hint of sun in Portimao left the track almost dry as the intermediate class took their turn in FP1, although dark clouds were waiting the background. Riders made good use out of the improved conditions and it was Joe Roberts who scored top spot in the final couple of minutes of the session, the American half a tenth faster than Remy Gardner. The Australian was followed by stellar teammate Raul Fernandez, both of them briefly holding onto the top of the timesheets until Roberts climbed ahead.

Marcel Schrotter made a fast start in fourth position, as did Aron Canet, only eight thousandths of a second behind. Sam Lowes was the early leader of the session and got demoted to sixth place late on, four tenths slower than Roberts. Jorge Navarro, Stefano Manzi, Nicolo Bulega and rookie Cameron Beaubier rounded out the top ten positions, while Hector Garzo and Marco Bezzecchi also posted times within a second of the leader. Marcos Ramirez in 13th position was only a little bit slower on his comeback from the injury suffered in Qatar.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'43.905    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'43.946 0.041 0.041
3 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'44.049 0.144 0.103
4 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'44.275 0.370 0.226
5 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'44.283 0.378 0.008
6 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'44.304 0.399 0.021
7 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'44.526 0.621 0.222
8 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'44.601 0.696 0.075
9 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.707 0.802 0.106
10 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'44.714 0.809 0.007
11 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'44.780 0.875 0.066
12 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'44.884 0.979 0.104
13 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'44.923 1.018 0.039
14 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'44.965 1.060 0.042
15 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'44.998 1.093 0.033
16 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'45.029 1.124 0.031
17 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'45.030 1.125 0.001
18 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'45.198 1.293 0.168
19 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'45.276 1.371 0.078
20 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'45.358 1.453 0.082
21 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'45.366 1.461 0.008
22 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'45.386 1.481 0.020
23 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'45.542 1.637 0.156
24 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'45.569 1.664 0.027
25 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'45.723 1.818 0.154
26 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'45.824 1.919 0.101
27 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'45.892 1.987 0.068
28 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'46.373 2.468 0.481
29 77 Miquel Pons MV Agusta 1'47.732 3.827 1.359
30 89 Fraser Rogers NTS 1'48.801 4.896 1.069
Round Number: 
3
2021
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