2021 Styria Moto2 FP3 Result: Gardner Resumes Control

Sunshine was on the menu for Saturday morning in Spielberg and although riders were in no rush to improve their times early on, things soon got heated and the top 14 came down to the final flying laps. Remy Gardner proved to be the quickest man on track, the championship leader drawing ever nearer to the lap record and seven hundredths of a second ahead of his rivals. Friday leader Marco Bezzecchi started the day with a strange crash on the exit for turn 3 but was quickly on the pace when he rejoined for the final five minutes. The Italian very briefly held the lead before settling for second behind Binder.

Aron Canet was one of the last riders to go faster than on Friday but he climbed straight up to third on his final flying lap. Augusto Fernandez led the way for much of the session and showed impressive pace as well, but failed to improve in the late time attack and dropped to fourth, just ahead of teammate Sam Lowes. Raul Fernandez kept close to the usual suspects, only two tenths of a second behind his leading teammate and one tenth ahead of fellow rookie Ai Ogura. Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Marcos Ramirez and Marcel Schrotter completed a top ten covered by half a second, while the final riders heading straight to Q2 will be Tony Arbolino, Tom Luthi, Somkiat Chantra and Xavi Vierge.

Celestino Vietti missed out by one hundredth of a second after a late tumble at turn four and will be joined in Q1 by the likes of Nicolo Bulega, Fabio Di Giannantonio, Albert Arenas and Joe Roberts, with the top 22 riders covered by one second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'28.680    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'28.755 0.075 0.075
3 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'28.854 0.174 0.099
4 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'28.908 0.228 0.054
5 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'28.948 0.268 0.040
6 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'28.953 0.273 0.005
7 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'29.068 0.388 0.115
8 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'29.173 0.493 0.105
9 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'29.183 0.503 0.010
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'29.207 0.527 0.024
11 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'29.220 0.540 0.013
12 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'29.222 0.542 0.002
13 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'29.275 0.595 0.053
14 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'29.292 0.612 0.017
15 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'29.307 0.627 0.015
16 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'29.439 0.759 0.132
17 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'29.462 0.782 0.023
18 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'29.509 0.829 0.047
19 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'29.545 0.865 0.036
20 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'29.559 0.879 0.014
21 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'29.589 0.909 0.030
22 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'29.669 0.989 0.080
23 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'29.845 1.165 0.176
24 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'29.846 1.166 0.001
25 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'29.850 1.170 0.004
26 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.896 1.216 0.046
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'29.904 1.224 0.008
28 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'29.916 1.236 0.012
29 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'30.613 1.933 0.697
30 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'30.808 2.128 0.195
Round Number: 
10
2021
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