Moto2: Remy Gardner Breaks Lap Record to Top Free Practice Three

Published on May 1, 2021
By Jack Hammersley

Just over half a second covers the top 14 with eight riders going under the existing lap record

Remy Gardner broke the lap record, setting a 1:40.841 to top the Free Practice Three session as well as topping the combined standings. Fabio Di Giannantonio has shown a return to form, finishing second place overall, only finishing two hundredths of a second behind the Australian. Can Fabio take pole position later on today?

Jorge Navarro also has shown a return in form, finishing in third place looking to follow fellow Boscoscuro rider Aron Canet with a podium finish this weekend, the Boscoscuro chassis usually is good with tyre degradation, can Jorge use this to his advantage in the tomorrows race?

Italtrans Racing Team’s Joe Roberts finished inside the top four cementing his place in Q2 later on today, Joe’s turned his fortunes around from last year, can Joe take his first pole position of the year? Rookie and latest winner Raul Fernandez ended in fifth position continuing his momentum this season and will be looking to qualify on the front-row of the grid to try and take his second win in succession.

Britain’s Sam Lowes ended Free Practice Three in sixth place, Sam’s been showing great consistency as he has all season and will be looking to take his fourth pole position of the season. Championship rival Marco Bezzecchi finished in seventh place and will be looking to get onto the front-row of the grid to try and take his first podium finish of the season.

Petronas Sprinta Racing’s Jake Dixon and Xavi Vierge have secured their places into Q2, finishing in tenth and twelfth places. They’ll be looking to get onto the front two rows of the grid in qualifying as they both look to try and take their first top five finish in tomorrow’s race.

Other riders such as: Marcel Schrotter, Augusto Fernandez, Albert Arenas, Aron Canet and Ai Ogura made it into Q2 and will be searching for the top six positions in qualifying. With riders like Nicolo Bulega, Bo Bendseyder, Hector Garzo, Lorenzo Baldassarri and Marcos Ramirez will have to go through Q1 and fight for the top four positions to get into Q2.

Who will take pole position later on at 15:10 and 15:35 (GMT+2)?

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