Moto 2: Remy Gardner Leads The Way Heading Into Qualifying

Published on April 17, 2021
By Jack Hammersley

Remy Gardner is looking strong once again in Portimão as he looks to take pole position

Joe Roberts keeps up his momentum from Friday, finishing Free Practice Three in second place. The American will be looking to take pole position in Q2 and try to take his maiden Moto 2 win.

Championship leader Sam Lowes ended up in third position showing strong pace throughout the weekend, but being dominant like he was at Losail. Sam will be looking to take his third consecutive pole position later on in qualifying.

It’s a change of fortunes for Marcos Ramirez after the disaster at Losail, the Spaniard ended Free Practice Three in fourth position and is looking strong for a good result in qualifying, where can the Spaniard finish?

Rookie Raul Fernandez ended the combined standings in fifth position, continuing his impressive form from the opening two rounds. Raul lead for most of the session until the last 15 minutes when the top four put their hot laps in. Can Raul get another front-row start?

Marco Bezzecchi keeps up his consistent run of form, ending the session in sixth place, Marco will be in the fight for the front-row later on in qualifying.

Britain’s Jake Dixon has had to learn the Algarve International Circuit during the Free Practice sessions as well as getting over his continuing wrist injury and finished inside the top seven has secured his place in Q2. He’ll fighting for the top two rows on the grid.

Aron Canet did break the circuit lap record, but unfortunately for the Spaniard exceeded track limits and therefore lost his lap, but still had a time strong enough for eighth position. He could be a contender for pole position today.

Rookie Yari Montella has turned his form around from his debut races and has qualified for Q2 for the first time in his career, ending the combined standings in 12th position. He’ll be looking to continue to impress.

The likes of Xavi Vierge, Celestino Vietti, Albert Arenas, Cameron Beaubier, Marcel Schrotter, Thomas Luthi, Tony Arbolino and Jorge Navarro will have to go through Q1 and fight for the top four positions. Who will make it through and can they make best of the extra time on track to improve their grid position to get inside the top ten?

Q1 and Q2 will take place at 15:10 and 15:35 (GMT+1). Who will take pole position at the Algarve International Circuit?

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