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26 days ago
By motogp.com

0.007s splits fastest man Ogura and Augusto Fernandez

The Japanese rookie kickstarts his weekend on top with Elf Marc VDS’ Fernandez in hot pursuit

Rookie Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) set the pace in Moto2™ FP1 at the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich thanks to a 1:28.887 lap time, enough to edge out second fastest Augusto Fernandez (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) by just 0.007s. Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) was just over a tenth off Ogura’s pace in P3.

Styrian GP winner Marco Bezzecchi (SKY Racing Team VR46) was fourth quickest on a sunny Friday morning at the Red Bull Ring, with Italtrans Racing Team’s Lorenzo Dalla Porta going well again to claim a top five in FP1.

Cameron Beaubier (American Racing) crashed on the exit of Turn 1 unhurt.

Tune into Moto2™ FP2 at 15:10 local time (GMT+2).

Top 10:
1. Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) – 1:28.887
2. Augusto Fernandez (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) + 0.007
3. Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) + 0.101
4. Marco Bezzecchi (SKY Racing Team VR46) + 0.128
5. Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Italtrans Racing Team) + 0.153
6. Sam Lowes (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) + 0.220
7. Aron Canet (Aspar Team Moto2) + 0.305
8. Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.328
9. Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) + 0.330
10. Albert Arenas (Aspar Team Moto2) + 0.355

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