2020 Styria Moto2 FP1 Result: A Lowes Deja Vu

Building on the experience of last weekend, the intermediate class set a fast pace on Friday morning in Styria. Fastest of the lot was once again Sam Lowes, painting a familiar picture to seven days ago but this time only a hundredth of a second faster than Remy Gardner. Jorge Martin was third, another four hundredths of a second down but possibly looking at an earful for being slow on the racing line and impeding Marcel Schrotter.

Nicolo Bulega found some speed to climb into fourth, ahead of compatriot and championship leader Luca Marini, who left it late to join the top five. Augusto Fernandez continues his steady climb with a sixth place in FP1, ahead of early session leader Marco Bezzecchi and solid rookie Aron Canet. Enea Bastianini kept close to the business end in ninth, with Schrotter rounding out the top ten despite being only four tenths of a second off the lead.

With the rest of the practice sessions looking pretty dry as well, there will be opportunities to change the provisional top 14, but the final places as things stand go to Marcos Ramirez, Tom Luthi, Hector Garzo and a fairly impressive Andi Farid Izdihar. Amongst the other usual suspects, Jorge Navarro dropped to 17th, with Tetsuta Nagashima 21st but the top 24 riders finished within a second of the leader.

Hafizh Syahrin has been declared unfit for the second outing in Austria and will therefore miss this weekend’s action as he recovers from Sunday’s scary crash.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'28.733    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'28.749 0.016 0.016
3 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'28.793 0.060 0.044
4 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'28.814 0.081 0.021
5 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'28.850 0.117 0.036
6 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'28.851 0.118 0.001
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'28.870 0.137 0.019
8 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'28.920 0.187 0.050
9 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'29.051 0.318 0.131
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'29.209 0.476 0.158
11 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'29.294 0.561 0.085
12 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'29.310 0.577 0.016
13 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.338 0.605 0.028
14 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'29.352 0.619 0.014
15 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'29.372 0.639 0.020
16 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'29.374 0.641 0.002
17 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'29.400 0.667 0.026
18 77 Dominique Aegerter NTS 1'29.528 0.795 0.128
19 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'29.558 0.825 0.030
20 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'29.627 0.894 0.069
21 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'29.627 0.894  
22 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'29.631 0.898 0.004
23 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'29.673 0.940 0.042
24 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'29.719 0.986 0.046
25 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'29.747 1.014 0.028
26 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'29.821 1.088 0.074
27 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'29.956 1.223 0.135
28 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'30.074 1.341 0.118
29 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'30.643 1.910 0.569
30 5 Alejandro Medina Speed Up 1'30.754 2.021 0.111
Round Number: 
6
2020
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