2021 Portimao Moto2 FP2 Result: Roberts Rules The Roost

Despite pretty scary dark clouds over the circuit, the intermediate class avoided any rain and got plenty of opportunities to decide the provisional top 14 in case Saturday morning has different plans weather-wise. FP1 leader Joe Roberts set camp at the top of the FP2 timesheets in the final quarter of the session, with an advantage of over three tenths of a second, and his closest challenger was perhaps unsurprisingly rookie Raul Fernandez. Aron Canet also impressed in the top three despite a late crash at turn five, while the familiar names of Remy Gardner and Marco Bezzecchi rounded out the top five.

Hector Garzo managed to go two hundredths of a second quicker than championship leader Sam Lowes, while Moto3 champion Albert Arenas seemed to enjoy the return to Europe as he climbed into eighth place. Marcel Schrotter continued his progression and together with Xavi Vierge completed the top 10 positions. The remaining top 14 spots were secured by Jake Dixon, impressive rookie Yari Montella, Augusto Fernandez and Somkiat Chantra, leaving the likes of Tom Luthi or Jorge Navarro outside of the provisional Q2 spots.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'43.144    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'43.461 0.317 0.317
3 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'43.752 0.608 0.291
4 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'43.761 0.617 0.009
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'43.809 0.665 0.048
6 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'43.832 0.688 0.023
7 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'43.855 0.711 0.023
8 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'43.866 0.722 0.011
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.894 0.750 0.028
10 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'44.001 0.857 0.107
11 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'44.046 0.902 0.045
12 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'44.102 0.958 0.056
13 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'44.187 1.043 0.085
14 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'44.381 1.237 0.194
15 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'44.418 1.274 0.037
16 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'44.429 1.285 0.011
17 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.446 1.302 0.017
18 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'44.447 1.303 0.001
19 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'44.453 1.309 0.006
20 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'44.491 1.347 0.038
21 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'44.545 1.401 0.054
22 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'44.564 1.420 0.019
23 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'44.834 1.690 0.270
24 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'44.917 1.773 0.083
25 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'44.943 1.799 0.026
26 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'44.985 1.841 0.042
27 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'45.053 1.909 0.068
28 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'45.230 2.086 0.177
29 77 Miquel Pons MV Agusta 1'46.616 3.472 1.386
30 89 Fraser Rogers NTS 1'47.841 4.697 1.225
Round Number: 
3
2021
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