Moto2™ Warm Up has gone the way of Augusto Fernandez as the Elf Marc VDS rider’s 1:28.153 gave him a narrow 0.007s margin over Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) at the Bitci Motorrad Grand Prix of Austria. It’s the perfect start to the day for the Spaniard as he chases down a third consecutive podium for the first time in the intermediate class, while he was only one of three riders to dip into the 1.29s, with rookies Ogura and Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) the others.
It was also a positive run out for Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) who occupies fourth on the timesheets ahead of Championship leader Remy Gardner (Red Bull KTM Ajo), and poleman Sam Lowes (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team), who sit P5 and P6 respectively.
Jorge Navarro (Lightech Speed Up) was the only faller of the session, but he will be fine to take his place on the grid for the Moto2™ race, which gets underway at 12:20 (CET). Make sure you join us for it then.
1. Augusto Fernandez (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) – 1:28.953
2. Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) + 0.007
3. Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.017
4. Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) + 0.072
5. Remy Gardner (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.182
6. Sam Lowes (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) + 0.191
7. Tom Lüthi (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) + 0.226
8. Celestino Vietti (SKY Racing Team VR46) + 0.229
9. Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) + 0.265
10. Aron Canet (Aspar Team Moto2) + 0.293