2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 FP2 Result: Augusto Fernandez Back To The Top

The reasonably sunny conditions changed track conditions throughout the session to allow a swap to slicks, but the surface was still pretty damp and tricky to navigate for the intermediate class. It was all change in the final couple for flying laps, when Augusto Fernandez picked up the lead with two minutes left of the session and kept it to the chequered flag, fending off championship leader Remy Gardner. Xavi Vierge in third ended the day within a tenth of a second of the lead, followed by teammate Jake Dixon, who was almost half a second behind.

Celestino Vietti climbed up to fifth on the familiar playground but was over a second slower than Fernandez and a tenth quicker than Sam Lowes and Ai Ogura. Raul Fernandez seemed to be struggling a bit more in the changing conditions but used his final couple of flying laps well to claim 8th place and joined the top 10 for the first time in the session. Somkiat Chantra and Fermín Aldeguer completed the top 10, ahead of Stefano Manzi, whose session ended in an unlucky tangle with Joe Roberts at turn 3.

After an underwhelming FP1, Marcos Ramirez climbed up to 12th, while Tom Luthi and Aron Canet stayed inside the provisional top 14. The likes of Marco Bezzecchi and early session leader Jorge Navarro ended up over two seconds off top spot and hoping for improved conditions in FP3.

Results: 

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'40.930    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'41.006 0.076 0.076
3 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'41.012 0.082 0.006
4 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'41.446 0.516 0.434
5 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'42.153 1.223 0.707
6 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'42.326 1.396 0.173
7 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'42.330 1.400 0.004
8 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'42.387 1.457 0.057
9 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'42.421 1.491 0.034
10 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'42.693 1.763 0.272
11 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'43.051 2.121 0.358
12 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'43.096 2.166 0.045
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'43.115 2.185 0.019
14 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'43.348 2.418 0.233
15 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'43.366 2.436 0.018
16 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'43.482 2.552 0.116
17 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'43.631 2.701 0.149
18 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'43.679 2.749 0.048
19 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'43.771 2.841 0.092
20 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'43.852 2.922 0.081
21 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'43.940 3.010 0.088
22 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'43.982 3.052 0.042
23 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'44.020 3.090 0.038
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'44.180 3.250 0.160
25 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'44.218 3.288 0.038
26 27 Mattia Casadei Kalex 1'44.444 3.514 0.226
27 10 Tommaso Marcon NTS 1'44.565 3.635 0.121
28 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'44.725 3.795 0.160
29 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'44.861 3.931 0.136
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'46.332 5.402 1.471
Round Number: 
16
2021
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