2021 Misano Moto2 FP1 Result: Luthi In The Limelight

The intermediate class’s first outing in Misano was well wet and the Dunlop rain tyres got some proper airtime. So did Marco Bezzecchi, the Italian thriving in the tricky conditions and enjoying an advantage of over half a second at times, but as conditions improved, he got demoted by Tom Luthi. The class veteran ended the morning almost three tenths quicker than Bezzecchi, with Nicolò Bulega a welcome addition to the top three. Jake Dixon returns to Moto2 after his premier class adventure and was right back up to speed in fourth place, despite a late tumble at turn four, with compatriot Sam Lowes joining him in the top five, half a second off top spot.

Somkiat Chantra in sixth place was seven tenths off the leader’s time and closely followed by Augusto Fernandez, who was the other man caught out at turn four in the final few minutes of the session, when the sun finally broke through. Stefano Manzi, Jorge Navarro and Xavi Vierge completed the top 10 positions, with Hector Garzo, Joe Roberts, Aron Canet and Marcel Schrotter in the provisional top 14.

The title contending teammates had a slower and perhaps more cautious start in the given conditions, with Remy Gardner steadily slipping down the timesheets throughout the session to finish 22nd, while Raul Fernandez’s recent injury, reduced running and limited experience in the wet contributed to him ending the morning in 29th position, over three seconds behind the leader.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'50.140    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'50.428 0.288 0.288
3 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'50.578 0.438 0.150
4 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'50.623 0.483 0.045
5 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'50.718 0.578 0.095
6 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'50.901 0.761 0.183
7 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'50.909 0.769 0.008
8 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'51.160 1.020 0.251
9 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'51.248 1.108 0.088
10 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'51.325 1.185 0.077
11 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'51.460 1.320 0.135
12 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'51.518 1.378 0.058
13 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'51.577 1.437 0.059
14 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'51.634 1.494 0.057
15 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'51.652 1.512 0.018
16 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'51.675 1.535 0.023
17 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'51.790 1.650 0.115
18 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'51.799 1.659 0.009
19 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'52.094 1.954 0.295
20 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'52.095 1.955 0.001
21 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'52.197 2.057 0.102
22 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.200 2.060 0.003
23 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'52.211 2.071 0.011
24 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'52.747 2.607 0.536
25 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'52.830 2.690 0.083
26 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'52.959 2.819 0.129
27 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'53.458 3.318 0.499
28 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'53.761 3.621 0.303
29 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'53.844 3.704 0.083
30 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'56.055 5.915 2.211
Round Number: 
14
2021
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