2021 Styria Moto2 FP2 Result: Gardner Fastest On Drying Track

After rain affected their colleagues’ FP2 sessions, the surface was drying rapidly by the time the intermediate class joined the action and improvements to FP1 times seemed more realistic. However, it all came down to the final five minutes, when Remy Gardner made the first significant improvement to top the session and climb into third on the combined standings. Sam Lowes also made progress to finish the session second, with Tom Luthi a pleasant but unexpected sight in third place, one tenth of a second off the lead.

Augusto Fernandez was fourth quickest in the session but his FP1 time kept him in second on the combined standings, while Lorenzo Dall Porta took fifth and also finished comfortably inside the top 10 overall. Celestino Vietti and Xavi Vierge were also within three tenths of the leader, with Tony Arbolino, Marcel Schrotter and Marcos Ramirez rounding out the top 10 positions in FP2. However, Ramirez narrowly missed out on the combined top 14 due to a handful of riders whose FP1 sessions made the difference, including Raul Fernandez, Marco Bezzecchi, Stefano Manzi, Ai Ogura and Aron Canet. Although the Italian remained the quickest man over the two sessions, Bezzecchi and Canet’s placing in particular was affected by late tumbles at turns 1 and 9 respectively.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'29.244    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'29.351 0.107 0.107
3 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'29.374 0.130 0.023
4 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'29.415 0.171 0.041
5 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'29.508 0.264 0.093
6 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'29.529 0.285 0.021
7 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'29.542 0.298 0.013
8 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'29.591 0.347 0.049
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'29.620 0.376 0.029
10 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'29.628 0.384 0.008
11 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'29.681 0.437 0.053
12 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'29.795 0.551 0.114
13 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'29.814 0.570 0.019
14 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.844 0.600 0.030
15 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'29.900 0.656 0.056
16 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'29.940 0.696 0.040
17 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'29.953 0.709 0.013
18 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'29.985 0.741 0.032
19 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'30.048 0.804 0.063
20 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'30.088 0.844 0.040
21 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'30.117 0.873 0.029
22 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'30.143 0.899 0.026
23 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'30.143 0.899  
24 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'30.274 1.030 0.131
25 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'30.472 1.228 0.198
26 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'30.546 1.302 0.074
27 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'30.733 1.489 0.187
28 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'30.774 1.530 0.041
29 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'30.850 1.606 0.076
30 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'31.408 2.164 0.558
Round Number: 
10
2021
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