2021 Le Mans Moto2 FP1 Result: Sun Comes Out For Canet

Rain had stopped and clouds gave way to a touch of sunshine as intermediate class riders got going in FP1 and they eventually enjoyed the rare sight of dry asphalt at Le Mans. That allowed times to get quicker and quicker as the session progressed and top spot change hands until the checkered flag, when Aron Canet claimed the honours. The Spaniard got a helping hand/tow from Sam Lowes on his way to topping the timesheets by a tenth of a second. Stefano Manzi was second, with Lowes in third. Fabio Di Giannantonio also saw his name at the top of the timing screens in the closing stages of FP1, but eventually settled for fourth, a tenth ahead of Augusto Fernandez.

Xavi Vierge and teammate Jake Dixon joined the top 7, ahead of Marcel Schrotter, while championship leader Remy Gardner was ninth, eight tenths off top spot. Hafizh Syahrin rounded out a much closer top 10 compared to the sessions before them, with Hector Garzo, Yari Montella, Jorge Navarro and Lorenzo Baldassarri completing the top 14 covered by one second. The likes of Marcos Ramirez, Tom Luthi or Raul Fernandez were not too far back but will be hoping that the good weather will continue throughout the afternoon at least. Marco Bezzecchi finished 22nd due to a costly late crash that dropped him out of the top 5 positions where he comfortably spent the early part of the session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'37.535    
2 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'37.643 0.108 0.108
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'37.678 0.143 0.035
4 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'37.812 0.277 0.134
5 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'37.915 0.380 0.103
6 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'38.230 0.695 0.315
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'38.302 0.767 0.072
8 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'38.343 0.808 0.041
9 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'38.381 0.846 0.038
10 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'38.503 0.968 0.122
11 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'38.507 0.972 0.004
12 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'38.532 0.997 0.025
13 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'38.542 1.007 0.010
14 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'38.595 1.060 0.053
15 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'38.628 1.093 0.033
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'38.699 1.164 0.071
17 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'38.724 1.189 0.025
18 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'38.757 1.222 0.033
19 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'38.779 1.244 0.022
20 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'38.787 1.252 0.008
21 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'38.801 1.266 0.014
22 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'38.812 1.277 0.011
23 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'38.884 1.349 0.072
24 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'39.000 1.465 0.116
25 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'39.139 1.604 0.139
26 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'39.234 1.699 0.095
27 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'39.666 2.131 0.432
28 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'39.679 2.144 0.013
29 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'39.767 2.232 0.088
30 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'40.574 3.039 0.807
31 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 1'41.307 3.772 0.733
Round Number: 
5
2021
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