2021 Portimao Moto2 FP3 Result: Gardner Leads Roberts

A nice and sunny day encouraged the intermediate class to take their turn for the final practice session and riders fought for that precious top 14 until the very last second. Although Aron Canet briefly broke the lap record in the final three minutes, his time got cancelled for exceeding track limits, so Remy Gardner got to keep both the record and top spot in FP3. Friday leader Joe Roberts took his time to go any faster but eventually did and was two tenths slower than Gardner, with championship leader Sam Lowes close by.

Marcos Ramirez put the injury from Qatar behind him and found his way into a fine fourth position, while rookie Raul Fernandez had to settle for fifth after leading the way for much of the session. Marco Bezzecchi and Jake Dixon came next and both were within half a second of the leader, while Canet dropped to eighth after seeing his top time cancelled. Rookie Ai Ogura continues to impress, this time finishing ninth, while Hector Garzo rounded out the top ten.

The remaining Q2 positions went to Nicolo Bulega, Yari Montella, Augusto Fernandez and Fabio Di Giannantonio, the Speed Up rookie particularly impressive as he outperformed teammate Jorge Navarro on a familiar track. However, it was a close field overall, with 23 riders posting times within a second of the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'42.643    
2 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'42.872 0.229 0.229
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'42.939 0.296 0.067
4 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'42.997 0.354 0.058
5 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'43.040 0.397 0.043
6 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'43.100 0.457 0.060
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'43.142 0.499 0.042
8 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'43.148 0.505 0.006
9 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'43.157 0.514 0.009
10 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'43.196 0.553 0.039
11 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'43.215 0.572 0.019
12 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'43.233 0.590 0.018
13 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'43.239 0.596 0.006
14 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'43.241 0.598 0.002
15 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'43.255 0.612 0.014
16 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'43.285 0.642 0.030
17 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'43.337 0.694 0.052
18 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'43.362 0.719 0.025
19 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.377 0.734 0.015
20 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'43.413 0.770 0.036
21 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'43.443 0.800 0.030
22 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'43.465 0.822 0.022
23 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'43.563 0.920 0.098
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'43.769 1.126 0.206
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'43.771 1.128 0.002
26 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'44.207 1.564 0.436
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'44.416 1.773 0.209
28 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'44.439 1.796 0.023
29 77 Miquel Pons MV Agusta 1'45.516 2.873 1.077
30 89 Fraser Rogers NTS 1'46.447 3.804 0.931
Round Number: 
3
2021
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