2022 Mandalika Moto2 FP1 Result: Lowes Leads On Drying Track

The intermediate class were off to a slow start while machines swept the track of quite phenomenal levels of dirt brought on by overnight rain and despite some more rain flags waving halfway through the session, dry patches started showing in the final stages of FP1. A few riders eventually got a handful of minutes on slick tyres and Sam Lowes made the best of the changing conditions to top the session by a whole second ahead of Joe Roberts, who in turn had another second in hand over Tony Arbolino.

Qatar GP victor Celestino Vietti was over two seconds and a half behind the leader, with Jake Dixon joining him in the top five. Fermin Aldeguer in sixth position was the final rider to post a time within three seconds of Lowes but closely followed by rookie Alessandro Zaccone, Aron Canet and another impressive rookie early on, Sean Dylan Kelly. Romano Fenati completed the top 10 ahead of Pedro Acosta, the Moto3 champion three and a half seconds off top spot and three tenths faster than teammate Augusto Fernandez. Jorge Navarro and Jeremy Alcoba joined the top 14, albeit four seconds off the lead.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:44.439    
2 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:45.482 1.043 1.043
3 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:46.848 2.409 1.366
4 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:47.062 2.623 0.214
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:47.342 2.903 0.28
6 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:47.354 2.915 0.012
7 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:47.551 3.112 0.197
8 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:47.710 3.271 0.159
9 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:47.717 3.278 0.007
10 5 Romano Fenati Boscoscuro 1:47.875 3.436 0.158
11 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:47.952 3.513 0.077
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:48.324 3.885 0.372
13 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:48.438 3.999 0.114
14 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:48.582 4.143 0.144
15 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:48.885 4.446 0.303
16 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:48.955 4.516 0.07
17 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:49.070 4.631 0.115
18 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:49.533 5.094 0.463
  23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:50.304    
  75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:50.064    
  64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:53.251    
  18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:52.576    
  28 Niccolň Antonelli Kalex 1:50.214    
  2 Gabriel Rodrigo Kalex 1:51.376    
  84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:50.646    
  19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:54.324    
  24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:49.688    
  81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1:53.439    
  35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:51.096    
  12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:53.488    
Round Number: 
2
2022
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