2021 Le Mans Moto2 FP2 Result: Lowes Retrieves Top Spot

The intermediate class also got to enjoy some solid running in dry conditions, despite the track getting pretty dark in places and gravel traps getting as busy as ever. Augusto Fernandez started the session as the fastest man in the improved conditions, until teammate Sam Lowes took over at the top of the timesheets for the final 10 minutes. Top rookie Raul Fernandez came within a tenth of a second of the lead, ahead of his more experienced namesake from the Marc VDS squad. Championship leader Remy Gardner and a rapid Nicolò Bulega completed the top five, four tenths off top spot. 

Xavi Vierge made a fast start at Le Mans, sixth in the session and half a second slower than Lowes. FP1 leader Aron Canet left it quite late to improve on the morning’s benchmark but eventually joined the top 10 and got promoted to seventh position after a flurry of late lap cancellations for the likes of Ai Ogura, Marcel Schrotter, Marco Bezzecchi or Stefano Manzi. Fabio Di Giannantonio also inherited 8th place despite a late crash, while Bezzecchi dropped to ninth. Bo Bendsneyder completed the top ten, seven tenths off the lead. 

The remaining Q2 tickets were provisionally held by Schrotter, Manzi, Jorge Navarro and Hector Garzo. Marcos Ramirez got pushed out of contention after the session due to a yellow flag infrigement during one of the many yellow flags that closed the session. Joe Roberts was another of the riders to miss the cut for now, after a low-key afternoon that ended with a crash.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'36.307    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'36.382 0.075 0.075
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.605 0.298 0.223
4 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'36.640 0.333 0.035
5 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'36.748 0.441 0.108
6 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'36.813 0.506 0.065
7 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'36.864 0.557 0.051
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'36.959 0.652 0.095
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'37.062 0.755 0.103
10 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'37.083 0.776 0.021
11 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'37.165 0.858 0.082
12 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'37.215 0.908 0.050
13 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'37.316 1.009 0.101
14 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'37.327 1.020 0.011
15 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'37.423 1.116 0.096
16 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.473 1.166 0.050
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'37.497 1.190 0.024
18 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'37.499 1.192 0.002
19 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.606 1.299 0.107
20 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'37.640 1.333 0.034
21 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'37.815 1.508 0.175
22 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'37.844 1.537 0.029
23 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'38.055 1.748 0.211
24 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'38.072 1.765 0.017
25 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'38.081 1.774 0.009
26 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'38.326 2.019 0.245
27 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'38.335 2.028 0.009
28 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'38.458 2.151 0.123
29 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'38.561 2.254 0.103
30 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 1'39.645 3.338 1.084
  5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro      
Round Number: 
5
2021
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