2021 Barcelona Moto2 FP1 Result: Augusto Fernandez Back In The Spotlight

The weather in Catalunya wasn’t quite as cheerful as we’re used to but despite the cloud cover, it was warm and dry for the intermediate class’ first outing. After top rookie Raul Fernandez held onto top spot on the timing screens for most of the morning, namesake Augusto Fernandez took over at the top in the closing stages. Teammate Sam Lowes also showed solid early pace as he climbed into second position, a tenth of a second behind his colleague, while Remy Gardner also got ahead of his teammate to claim third. Raul Fernandez dropped to fourth towards the end of FP1, while Marco Bezzecchi joined the top five.

Hector Garzo in sixth was half a second slower than the leader with a tiny gap keeping the Spaniard ahead of compatriot Xavi Vierge and his teammate Jake Dixon. Jorge Navarro rounded out the top 10, with Fabio Di Giannantonio missing out by seven hundredths of a second. The rest of the provisional top 14 positions were occupied by Marcel Schrotter, Nicolò Bulega and Aron Canet. Ai Ogura was the second best rookie in 15th spot, three hundredths of a second ahead of Joe Roberts.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'43.703    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'43.853 0.150 0.150
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'43.856 0.153 0.003
4 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'43.904 0.201 0.048
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'44.077 0.374 0.173
6 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'44.242 0.539 0.165
7 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'44.274 0.571 0.032
8 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'44.356 0.653 0.082
9 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'44.361 0.658 0.005
10 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'44.437 0.734 0.076
11 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'44.439 0.736 0.002
12 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'44.471 0.768 0.032
13 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.553 0.850 0.082
14 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'44.722 1.019 0.169
15 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'44.729 1.026 0.007
16 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'44.765 1.062 0.036
17 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'44.862 1.159 0.097
18 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'44.875 1.172 0.013
19 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'44.875 1.172  
20 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'44.881 1.178 0.006
21 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'44.907 1.204 0.026
22 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'45.061 1.358 0.154
23 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'45.196 1.493 0.135
24 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'45.274 1.571 0.078
25 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'45.308 1.605 0.034
26 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'45.330 1.627 0.022
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'45.380 1.677 0.050
28 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'45.423 1.720 0.043
29 2 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1'45.513 1.810 0.090
30 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'45.544 1.841 0.031
31 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1'45.894 2.191 0.350
32 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1'47.331 3.628 1.437
Round Number: 
7
2021
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