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16 days ago
By motogp.com

Rookie Bastianini heads Moto2™ Warm Up, Baldassarri 20th

As one Italian struggles, another one came to the fore as Enea Bastianini goes in search of another personal best

Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team) topped Moto2™ Warm Up at Mugello ahead of the Intermediate class’ Gran Premio D’Italia Oakley. The rookie, who has been improving incrementally in the first five races, was ahead of Augusto Fernandez (FLEXBOX HP 40) and Tetsuta Nagashima (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team).

With an exciting 21-lap encounter in prospect, the all-important Moto2™ Warm Up was the last chance for nerves to settle ahead of the Gran Premio D’Italia Oakley. With special liveries and helmets out in full force, Italian riders featured prominently in Warm Up. It was Moto2™ class rookie Enea Bastianini who secured top spot ahead of his home Grand Prix, with Augusto Fernandez and Tetsuta Nagashima in behind. Luca Marini (SKY Racing Team VR46) and Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) completing the top five.

It was a torrid session for championship leader Lorenzo Baldassarri (FLEXBOX HP 40), who finished in 20th, whilst fellow championship challengers Remy Gardner (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team) and Xavi Vierge (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) in 13th.

Top 10

1 Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team) 1’52.158
2 Augusto Fernandez (FLEXBOX HP 40) 1’52.163 +0.005
3 Tetsuta Nagashima (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team) 1’52.163 +0.005
4 Luca Marini (SKY Racing Team VR46) 1’52.178 +0.020
5 Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) 1’52.231 +0.073
6 Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) 1’52.238 +0.080
7 Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) 1’52.270 +0.112
8 Mattia Pasini (Petronas Sprinta Racing) 1’52.320 +0.162
9 Thomas Lüthi (Dynavolt Intact GP) 1’52.342 +0.184
10 Jorge Navarro (MB Conveyors Speed Up) 1’52.442 +0.284

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