2021 Valencia Moto2 FP3 Result: Advantage Fernandez

Intermediate class riders were quick to improve in warmer and fully dry conditions and a handful of names challenged for top honours in FP3. Marcos Ramirez led the way early on but a small tumble at turn 4 forced him into a trip to pitlane halfway through the session and allowed challengers to get closer. Augusto Fernandez and Xavi Vierge briefly picked up the mantle in the final 10 minutes of the session, but Raul Fernandez had the last say, the rookie getting ahead with five minutes remaining and keeping the lead to the flag. Vierge dropped to second by seven hundredths of a second, with Augusto another thousandth back.

Sam Lowes had a much better Saturday morning, progressing to 4th on the timesheets and only one tenth off the lead. Fabio Di Giannantonio secured a top five ahead of Marcel Schrotter and Marco Bezzecchi, while Ramirez dropped to 8th place late on, ahead of Celestino Vietti. Remy Gardner didn’t make as much noise as his teammate on the timesheets, the championship leader dropping in the danger zone towards the end of the session but eventually recovering to 10th place.

Jorge Navarro, Cameron Beaubier, Tetsuta Nagashima and Aron Canet secured the final tickets to Q2, leaving the likes of Joe Robers and Albert Arenas out – the two only half a second off top spot and with the top 27 riders covered by one second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'35.212    
2 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'35.290 0.078 0.078
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'35.291 0.079 0.001
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'35.322 0.110 0.031
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'35.520 0.308 0.198
6 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'35.544 0.332 0.024
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'35.577 0.365 0.033
8 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'35.578 0.366 0.001
9 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'35.595 0.383 0.017
10 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'35.608 0.396 0.013
11 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'35.633 0.421 0.025
12 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'35.702 0.490 0.069
13 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'35.706 0.494 0.004
14 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'35.714 0.502 0.008
15 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'35.773 0.561 0.059
16 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'35.785 0.573 0.012
17 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'35.803 0.591 0.018
18 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'35.866 0.654 0.063
19 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'35.879 0.667 0.013
20 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'35.923 0.711 0.044
21 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'36.020 0.808 0.097
22 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'36.039 0.827 0.019
23 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'36.084 0.872 0.045
24 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'36.101 0.889 0.017
25 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'36.105 0.893 0.004
26 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'36.238 1.026 0.133
27 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'36.290 1.078 0.052
28 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'36.457 1.245 0.167
29 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'36.529 1.317 0.072
30 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1'37.798 2.586 1.269
Round Number: 
18
2021
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