Gonzalez leads the way into Moto2™ Q2

The Spaniard's late Practice 3 charge saw him shoot to the top of the timesheets ahead of Acosta and Vietti

Manuel Gonzalez (Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 MasterCamp) made big improvements in P3 to go over a second quicker and lead the way on combined times at the IndianOil Grand Prix of India. The Championship leader Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) looks in fine fettle as well as he chipped away to consolidate P2. Celestino Vietti (Fantic Racing) got the closest to the two Spaniards as the Italian finished 0.162s away from the top spot in P3.

It's as close as ever in Moto2™ as Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team) was only 0.014s back from the top three in P4 with the American just getting the better of Alonso Lopez (GT Trevisan SpeedUp) who took P5. Ai Ogura (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) has shown glimpses of promise this weekend and will compete for pole in Q2 after taking P6 ahead of Filip Salac (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™ ), Dennis Foggia (Italtrans Racing Team), Tony Arbolino (Elf MarcVDS Racing Team), and Sam Lowes (Elf MarcVDS Racing Team) who rounded out the top 10. 

Marcos Ramirez (OnlyFans Amerian Racing) took P11 with Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team) recovering from a small off to take P12. Jeremy Alcoba (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™ ) took 13th place with Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) snatching up the final Q2 spot. 

Make sure to tune in for Moto2™ Qualifying which is at 14:15 local time (GMT +5:30)!

Top 10

1 Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team) 1:51.608
2 Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.117
3 Celestino Vietti (FANTIC MOTOR)  + 0.279
4 Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team) + 0.293
5 Alonso Lopez (Speed Up Racing)  + 0.311
6 Ai Ogura (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) + 0.380
7 Filip Salac (Gresini Racing Moto2™) + 0.401
8 Dennis Foggia (Italtrans Racing Team) + 0.404
9 Tony Arbolino (ELF Marc VDS Racing Team) + 0.497
10 Sam Lowes (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team)  + 0.588


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