Moto 2: Raul Fernandez Breaks Circuit Record and Tops Free Practice Three

Published on May 29, 2021
By Jack Hammersley

Raul Fernandez broke the circuit lap record, setting a 1:50.616 and looks to be the favourite heading into qualifying

Remy Garder made it a Red Bull KTM Ajo one-two, taking second spot at the end of Free Practice Three and is looking on form for a chance at pole position later on today.

Marc VDS’s Sam Lowes continues his consistent pace at the top, ending the combined standings in third place and will be a heavy favourite for pole position and the race win, can the Brit return to the top?

Aron Canet finished the combined standings in fourth place, seven tenths from Raul Fernandez. With it lookking like Sam and the two Red Bull KTM Ajo’s a step ahead of everyone else, it could be a battle for fourth place later in qualifying for the riders who have qualified in Q2.

Fabio Di Giannantonio ended the Free Practice Three session in fifth position securing his spot in Q2, he’ll be looking to maximise the best qualifying he can, which looks to be fourth place, but anything can happen.

Tony Arbolino continues his form from Le Mans to Mugello, and secured his spot in Q2 in seventh position and looks to continue his progression in the Moto 2 class.

Jorge Navarro is the only rider to go through Q2 from his Free Practice Two time, ending the combined standings in eleventh position and will be looking to get onto the front two rows on the grid to try and get his season back on track.

SKY VR46 Racing’s Marco Bezzecchi had a quiet session, ending the combined standings in 12th position, the Italian will be looking to gain time and get onto the front-row of the grid to try and take it to the Red Bull KTM Ajo’s and Sam Lowes to try and close down the gap in the championship.

Petronas Sprinta Racing’s Jake Dixon continues to have problems with his Kalex machine, ending the combined Free Practice in 26th position, the Brit will be looking to try and find something to help his problems to get back inside the points paying positions.

Qualifying 1 takes place at 15:10 (GMT+2) and Qualifying 2 at 15:35 (GMT+2). Who will take pole position?

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