Holgado dominates on Friday in Valencia

The Spaniard took a clean sweep following a red-flagged Practice 2

Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Tech3) ended Day 1 of the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana fastest after his 1:38.706 saw him top the timesheets in Practice 2. Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) got the closest to the Spaniard's time despite bringing out the red flags with a mid-session high side. The Turk was taken to the medical centre for a check-up and will be reviewed before Practice 3 in the morning, but his time stood strong as he remained the only rider to join Holgado in the 1:38 club in 2nd place. Joel Kelso (CFMoto Racing PrüstelGP) finished the day in 3rd place overall after clocking a time just under three-tenths away from the top spot. 

Adrian Fernandez (Leopard Racing) missed out on the top three by just 0.047s as he took P4. Next up behind the Spaniard was Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team) who rounded out the top five with 2023 World Champion Jaume Masia (Leopard Racing) taking sixth. Ryusei Yamanaka (GASGAS Aspar Team) finished the day in P7 as half a second covered the top eight - the eighth of those riders being Collin Veijer (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP). Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets - MSI) and Vicente Perez (BOE Motorsports) rounded out the top 10.

Rookie of the Year David Alonso (GASGAS Aspar Team) suffered two big crashes in Practice 2, the second one involved Ayumu Sasaki (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP) with the Japanese rider hitting the Colombian's stricken machine on the exit of Turn 11. Both riders were up on their feet, with Alonso heading to the medical centre for a check-up - he'll be reviewed tomorrow morning ahead of Practice 3. 

Moto3™ continues on Saturday, make sure not to miss any of the action with Practice 3 at 08:40 and qualifying at 12:50 local time (GMT +1). 

Top 10

1 Daniel Holgado (Red Bull KTM Tech3) 1:38.706
2 Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +0.266
3 Joel Kelso (CFMOTO Racing PruestelGP) +0.374
4 Adrian Fernandez (Leopard Racing) +0.421
5 Ivan Ortola (Angeluss MTA Team) +0.422
6 Jaume Masia (Leopard Racing) +0.451
7 Ryusei Yamanaka (GASGAS Aspar Team) +0.481
8 Collin Veijer (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP) +0.497
9 Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets – MSI) +0.596
10 Vicente Perez (BOE Motorsports) +0.606


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