2021 Sachsenring Moto2 FP1 Result: Gardner Stays On Top

The intermediate class took their turn in the heat of the Sachsenring and their first practice session ended with championship leader Remy Gardner in prime position. Joining him not only in the top 2 of the session but also in the premier class next season is Fabio Giannantonio, the Gresini rider a tenth of a second off the lead. Xavi Vierge led the way at the halfway mark of the morning session, before dropping to third, ahead of rookie sensation Raul Fernandez, who started FP1 at the top and ended it two tenths behind his teammate.

Augusto Fernandez joined the top five, while teammate Sam Lowes also finished within half a second of the leader but got demoted to seventh position by a last minute jump up the timesheets from Lorenzo Dalla Porta. Jorge Navarro, Marco Bezzecchi and Tony Arbolino rounded out the top 10, the rookie doing well to cling onto 10th despite a late tumble at the final corner. He wasn’t the only one to suffer at turn 13, as teammate Marcel Schrotter did that a few minutes before and Hafizh Syahrin followed their example soon after. Aron Canet chose turn 12 instead and ended the morning in 12th place, with Simone Corsi, Albert Arenas and Syahrin also provisionally inside the top 14.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'24.873    
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'24.975 0.102 0.102
3 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'25.097 0.224 0.122
4 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'25.124 0.251 0.027
5 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'25.161 0.288 0.037
6 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'25.187 0.314 0.026
7 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'25.362 0.489 0.175
8 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'25.390 0.517 0.028
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'25.483 0.610 0.093
10 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'25.495 0.622 0.012
11 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'25.518 0.645 0.023
12 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'25.551 0.678 0.033
13 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'25.565 0.692 0.014
14 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'25.594 0.721 0.029
15 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'25.609 0.736 0.015
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'25.630 0.757 0.021
17 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'25.648 0.775 0.018
18 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'25.718 0.845 0.070
19 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'25.727 0.854 0.009
20 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'25.906 1.033 0.179
21 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'25.917 1.044 0.011
22 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'25.987 1.114 0.070
23 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'26.022 1.149 0.035
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'26.110 1.237 0.088
25 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'26.141 1.268 0.031
26 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'26.162 1.289 0.021
27 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'26.436 1.563 0.274
28 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'26.475 1.602 0.039
29 2 Alonso Lopez Kalex 1'26.522 1.649 0.047
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'26.893 2.020 0.371
Round Number: 
8
2021
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