Tuesday, June 15

Raúl Fernández conquers his second pole position in Moto2 at Mugello

The Spanish pilot Raúl Fernández.

The Spanish pilot Raúl Fernández.

The Spanish Raul Fernandez (Kalex) got his second pole position in a row by being the fastest in the second classification for the Italian Grand Prix from Moto2 in the Mugello circuit.

Fernández, who set a new absolute fastest lap record in the morning, got the first position with a time of 1: 50.723, but the first thing he did as soon as he got off the bike was to dedicate words of encouragement to the Swiss rider Jason Dupasquier, who suffered a very serious fall in Moto3 practice.

What until that moment the rest of the categories had been able to avoid, the appearance of rain, became inevitable at the beginning of the first Moto2 classification, although so timidly that no rider entered to change the dry tires for those of wet.

The first leader of Q1 was the rookie Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro), 1: 51.710, who replaced the injured Italian pilot Yari Montella, ahead of the Thai Somkiat Chantra (Kalex), Marcos Ramírez (Kalex) and the Dutch Bo Bendsneyder (Kalex). ), who ended the session in that order.

Hector Garzó (Kalex) and Albert Arenas (Boscoscuro) were left out of the second classification.

Raúl Fernández (Kalex) was the first reference in the second classification (Q2), already in his first fast lap and when in many areas of the circuit the rain flags were waving, which, although falling, did not do so with intensity and perhaps because of that For this reason, no pilot entered their workshops to change tires.

Fernández was surpassed by Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex) first, then the Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex) and also the British Sam Lowes (Kalex) a little later, but without losing an iota of his ambition in the next lap he regained the first place with a record of 1: 50.723, a few thousandths of a second behind the record, which in the morning he himself set at 1: 50.616.

With Raúl Fernández in the front row Sam Lowes finished and Jorge Navarro also Spanish (Darkwood), who made a brilliant last lap.

The second line went to Remy Gardner alongside Italians Fabio di Giannantonio and Tony Arbolino, with Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex), Xavier Vierge (Kalex) and Marcel Schrotter (Kalex), in the third.

Augusto Fernández (Kalex) occupied the thirteenth final position of training, with Marcos Ramírez fourteenth.

Spaniard Arón Canet (Boscoscuro) was not too lucky, he was seventeenth near the end of the session and when he was trying to improve his personal best he crashed at turn two of the Tuscan track.


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