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Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class in Spielberg:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class in Spielberg:
With the track still sporting some damp patches to begin with, the final practice session for the premier class was also their one opportunity for the day to find a race setup in the dry. Unlike FP3, Marc Marquez took no time to start putting in the laps on a soft rear tyre and riding around consistently in the 1:24s. The Spaniard took the lead and never let it go, with only Jorge Lorenzo getting in his comfort zone and the rest of the pack over seven tenths down halfway through FP4.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class in Spielberg:
Rain flags were back out as soon as the lights turned green at the end of pitlane and one man who was eager to see that was Remy Gardner, who once again shone in the difficult conditions and planted his flag at the top of the timesheets, claiming the territory for most of the session. With rain coming and going throughout the afternoon, the riders made the most of the dry patches in the final third of FP3 to advance on the timesheets.
The premier class started their day with a damp track and the appointed favourites from Friday let their colleagues take over track drying duties at the start. Valentino Rossi did a great job of that to set himself up at the top of the timesheets after the first 15 minutes but the constant improvement in track conditions saw that benchmark quickly shattered by more or less familiar names, from Jorge Lorenzo to Xavier Simeon.
Some spits of rain set the scene for the first action of the day and with the forecast looking the same for the rest of Saturday, riders perhaps begrudgingly took to the track. The lightweight class was riding in fully went conditions for the first time this weekend and the situation was complicated by different conditions in various sections of the track.
After torrential rain messed with the premier class session, Moto2 got to splash their way through a downpour of their own in the initial stages of FP2. Some of the rain masters of the group snuck some fast laps in the first five minutes, when the visibility worsened and encouraged most of the pack to retreat to their garages. With half a dozen laps under their belt and a quick rest, the field resumed action in the final 20 minutes as rain eased only slightly but enough to allow some competitive times.
The skies opened generously just before the premier class’ second session of the day, which meant the start got delayed significantly. More importantly, it also meant that FP1 results proved crucial as FP2 was a washout and FP3 was predicted to follow suit. Even when the sky showed a few blue hints and the countdown for FP2 did eventually start, water was still intruding on the tarmac and no one looked tempted to sample the conditions.