2021 Valencia Moto2 FP2 Result: Predictably Gardner vs Fernandez

With rain disrupting plans throughout the morning sessions, normal dry service was resumed for the intermediate class’s second outing in Valencia. And it was regular service on the timesheets as well, the two title contenders trading top spot past the chequered flag. Raul Fernandez edged ahead of teammate Remy Gardner in the mini-shootout at the end of the session, after leading early on, but then saw his top time cancelled for a track limits infringement. That placed Gardner back in the lead, only eighth thousandths of a second ahead of his rival.

Augusto Fernandez was best of the rest in third, although both the Spaniard and Celestino Vietti finished FP2 within a tenth of the leader. The Petronas duo of Xavi Vierge and Jake Dixon followed them on the timesheets, with Stefano Manzi, Marco Bezzecchi, Fabio Di Giannantonio and Marcos Ramirez completing the top 10. The remaining positions in the combined top 14 were claimed by Aron Canet, Hafizh Syahrin, Jorge Navarro and Tetsuta Nagashima, while Marcel Schrotter missed out for now, despite being only six tenths slower than the leader. After the big tumble in FP1, Sam Lowes took it easy the second time around and finished the day 23rd, but only a second off top spot.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'35.857    
2 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'35.865 0.008 0.008
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'35.898 0.041 0.033
4 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'35.944 0.087 0.046
5 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'35.972 0.115 0.028
6 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'36.110 0.253 0.138
7 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'36.118 0.261 0.008
8 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'36.161 0.304 0.043
9 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'36.191 0.334 0.030
10 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'36.234 0.377 0.043
11 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'36.281 0.424 0.047
12 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'36.297 0.440 0.016
13 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'36.434 0.577 0.137
14 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'36.469 0.612 0.035
15 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'36.527 0.670 0.058
16 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'36.626 0.769 0.099
17 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'36.650 0.793 0.024
18 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'36.661 0.804 0.011
19 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'36.745 0.888 0.084
20 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'36.817 0.960 0.072
21 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'36.821 0.964 0.004
22 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'36.890 1.033 0.069
23 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'36.911 1.054 0.021
24 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'36.954 1.097 0.043
25 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'37.036 1.179 0.082
26 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'37.090 1.233 0.054
27 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'37.131 1.274 0.041
28 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'37.225 1.368 0.094
29 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'37.251 1.394 0.026
30 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1'38.557 2.700 1.306
Round Number: 
18
2021
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