2021 Mugello Moto2 FP3 Result: Fernandez Leads KTM Charge

The intermediate class got one final chance to secure a direct Q2 position and although Sam Lowes topped Friday’s action, he was in a rush to leave his mark on FP3 as well, imrpoving his own benchmark on only his second lap of the session. The British rider went on to set a new lap record and rival Raul Fernandez spend the rest of the session threatening that time. The rookie got the job done eventually and improved the old record by over half a second in the closing stages of FP3. Remy Gardner reduced the gap to his teammate to one tenth of a second, while Lowes was demoted to third.

Behind the standout trio, there was a half second gap to the next quickest man, Aron Canet claiming that honour despite a late tumble at turn 12. Home favourite Fabio Di Giannantonio completed the top five, closely followed by Marcel Schrotter and his rookie teammate Tony Arbolino. Joe Roberts and Xavi Vierge were the last riders to post a time within a second the leader, with Augusto Fernandez rounding out the top ten.

Jorge Navarro was the only rider who failed to go any quicker than Friday but his FP2 time was fast enough for 11th position overall, despite finishing FP3 in 16th place. A pretty anonymous Marco Bezzecchi was joined by Ai Ogura and Lorenzo Dalla Porta in the final Q2 positions, leaving the likes of Bo Bendsneyder and Marcos Ramirez to fight it out in Q1.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'50.616    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'50.770 0.154 0.154
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'50.793 0.177 0.023
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'51.344 0.728 0.551
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'51.424 0.808 0.080
6 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'51.489 0.873 0.065
7 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'51.493 0.877 0.004
8 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'51.498 0.882 0.005
9 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'51.564 0.948 0.066
10 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'51.651 1.035 0.087
11 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'51.709 1.093 0.058
12 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'51.880 1.264 0.171
13 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'51.881 1.265 0.001
14 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'51.984 1.368 0.103
15 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.035 1.419 0.051
16 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'52.037 1.421 0.002
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'52.065 1.449 0.028
18 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'52.138 1.522 0.073
19 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'52.171 1.555 0.033
20 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.268 1.652 0.097
21 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'52.272 1.656 0.004
22 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'52.322 1.706 0.050
23 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'52.331 1.715 0.009
24 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'52.434 1.818 0.103
25 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.476 1.860 0.042
26 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'52.486 1.870 0.010
27 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'52.740 2.124 0.254
28 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'52.939 2.323 0.199
29 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'52.992 2.376 0.053
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'53.084 2.468 0.092
31 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 1'54.286 3.670 1.202
Round Number: 
6
2021
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