Acosta stamps his authority on Day 1 in Valencia

The Champion got the better of Aldeguer to top the timesheets on Day 1 of his final weekend in Moto2™

Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) is the rider to beat after the opening day of the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana. The Triumph-Kalex rider's 1:33.768 stands as the new all-time lap record and denied his on-from compatriot Fermin Aldeguer (CAG SpeedUp) Friday practice honours. The Boscoscuro rider fell 0.132s short of #37 as he took 2nd place ahead of the local rider Aron Canet (Pons Wegow Los40) who rounded out the top three following Friday's running. 

Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team) made a step in Practice 2 to put himself within 0.238s off the pace. The Brit finished the day in 4th place ahead of his compatriot Sam Lowes (Elf MarcVDS Racing Team) who enjoyed a positive opening day to round out the top five. Celestino Vietti (Fantic Racing) also took well to the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The Italian finished the day in P6 ahead of Marcos Ramirez (OnlyFans American Racing) who took 7th. 

Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team) knocked one second off his lap time in Practice 2 as he found his feet in Valencia. The American bagged 8th place ahead of his teammate Dennis Foggia, with Tony Arbolino (Elf MarcVDS Racing Team) kicking off his Valencia GP with a Friday P10. 

Moto2™ will be back in action on Saturday for Practice 3 at 09:25 and qualifying at 13:45 local (GMT +1). 

Top 10

1 Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:33.768
2 Fermin Aldeguer (SpeedUp Racing) +0.132
3 Aron Canet (Pons Wegow Los40) +0.183
4 Jake Dixon (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team) +0.236
5 Sam Lowes (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) +0.248
6 Celestino Vietti (Fantic Racing) +0.324
7 Marcos Ramirez (OnlyFans American Racing) +0.354
8 Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team) +0.475
9 Dennis Foggia (Italtrans Racing Team) +0.549
10 Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) +0.561


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