Sunday, June 13

Gardner gets his second pole in Moto2 ‘in extremis’

Remy Gardner is the leader.

Remy Gardner is the leader.

Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex) achieved his second pole position at the last moment, ‘in extremis’, being the fastest in the second classification for the Moto2 Grand Prix of Catalonia that takes place on Sunday at the Barcelona circuit, in Montmeló.

Gardner, with a best time of 1: 42.977, was the only driver who rolled in that second and with that he beat his own teammate Raúl Fernández, who finished second, with the Dutchman. Bo Bendsneyder (Kalex), third.

The Italian Fabio di Giannantonio (Kalex), Héctor Garzó (Kalex), that a little later he went to the ground and was left out, the Thai Somkiat Chantra (Kalex) and the Spanish Jorge Navarro (Boscoscuro) were the first leaders of the initial classification, although with seven minutes still ahead there could be many changes in the table and so it was.

Jorge Navarro managed to chain a very good fourth lap that raised him to the first position, shortly before Garzó went to the ground and when all their rivals were looking for a fast lap that would allow them to dispute the second classification.

Nobody could with Navarro’s record, 1: 43.684, with Di Giannantonio behind him, and Chantra and the Italian Nicolo Bulega (Kalex) in the third and fourth place.

Neither Héctor Garzó, nor Albert Arenas (Boscoscuro), nor Alonso López (Kalex), who replaces the injured Italian pilot Yari Montella (Kalex) they were able to get the classification.

The German Marcel Schrotter (Kalex) was the first leader in the second classification, although the great favorites of the category came behind, with the world leader, the Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex) in front and new leader, until his teammate crossed the finish line 190 milliseconds faster than him.

Jorge Navarro did not have it easy either because he suffered an accident And although he tried to start his motorcycle to get to the workshop as soon as possible, it did not start and, neither short nor lazy, he began to push it to try to make at least one fast lap that would allow him to improve the twelfth position he had in that moment.

The session increased in intensity in the last minutes, in which Remy Gardner beat Raúl Fernández by 36 thousandths of a second, first and second in the world championship in the same order in the second classification, with the Dutch Bo Bendsneyder (Kalex).

And he was still able to scratch a few thousandths Gardner to his best time by rolling in 1: 42.977, 158 thousandths of a second faster than Raúl Fernández, with Bendsneyder third and on the second line Augusto Fernández, Fabio di Giannantonio and Xavier Vierge, who he defeated the Japanese Ai Ogura ‘in extremis’.

Arón Canet (Boscoscuro) occupied the eleventh position, ahead of Jorge Navarro, who could barely complete four laps because his team did not have time to repair the damage to the motorcycle after the crash, and Marcos Ramírez (Kalex) closed that classification by being eighteenth.

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