Roberts rockets to the top ahead of Aldeguer

The American ends Friday at the Spanish GP ahead of Aldeguer and Garcia

The Moto2™ field has completed Practice 1 at the Grand Premio Estrella Galicia 0,0 de España, with Joe Roberts (OnlyFans American Racing Team) rocketing to the top spot at the end of Friday. The American continued to show strong pace after finishing second at the Americas GP, setting a strong 1:40.664, ending Practice 1 ahead of Fermin Aldeguer (Beta Tools SpeedUp), who was just 0.234 away from the top spot. Race winner at COTA, Sergio Garcia (MT Helmets – MSI), rounded out the top three after a brilliant session for the #3 – setting a personal best time on lap 12.

Marcos Ramirez (OnlyFans American Racing Team) capped off a great opening day for American Racing, finding pace late in the session to set a 1:40.964. Ramirez was ahead of Ai Ogura (MT Helmets – MSI), who showed strong pace in the early stages of the session - rounding out the top five. Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2) set a 1:40.999 to jump the Spaniard to sixth position – ending the day safely inside the top 14. Zonta Van Den Goorbergh (RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP) was briefly at the top of the timesheets but finished the session in seventh ahead of title contender Alonso Lopez (Beta Tools SpeedUp).

Albert Arenas (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™) was ninth, finishing the session ahead of CFMOTO Aspar Team's Izan Guevara, who rounded out the top 10. The #28 was ahead of teammate Jake Dixon (CFMOTO Aspar Team) in 11th and Somkiat Chantra (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia), who had a crash in the closing minutes of Practice 1. Filip Salac (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) was 13th ahead of Barry Baltus (RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP ), who took the final place inside the top 14.

It was a tough day in the office for Aron Canet (Fantic Racing), who crashed at the end of the session, unable to fight for the top 14 positions. Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) will also have to find time on Saturday morning, ending Friday in 19th position.

The Moto2™ grid will be back on track on Saturday morning at 9:25 local time (UTC+1) for Practice 2 before qualifying at 13:45 local time, so make sure you keep up to date on!

Top 10:

1 Joe Roberts (OnlyFans American Racing Team) 1:40.664
2 Fermin Aldeguer (Beta Tools SpeedUp) +0.234
3 Sergio Garcia (MT Helmets – MSI) +0.267
4 Marcos Ramirez (OnlyFans American Racing Team) +0.300
5 Ai Ogura (MT – Helmets MSI)  +0.329
6 Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2 +0.335
7 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh (RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP) +0.471
8 Alonso Lopez (Beta Tools SpeedUp)  +0.551
9 Albert Arenas (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2)  +0.601
10 Izan Guevara (CFMOTO Aspar Team) +0.691



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