Lopez smashes lap record ahead of Aldeguer on Friday morning

The Spaniard was quickest in Free Practice ahead of Aldeguer and Championship leader Roberts

The Moto2™ field was straight on the pace at the Michelin® Grand Prix de France, with Alonso Lopez (Folladore SpeedUp) breaking the lap record on Friday morning. The #21 set a relentless pace at the end of the session, crossing the line to set a 1:35.766. Lopez was 0.155s quicker than teammate Fermin Aldeguer – making it a Folladore SpeedUp one-two. Aldeguer was ahead of Joe Roberts (OnlyFans American Racing Team), who rounded out the top three in a strong start to the weekend where the American will be hoping to defend his Championship lead in France.

Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™) was fourth after just missing out on a spot in the top three – 0.461s adrift from Lopez. Behind Gonzalez was Ai Ogura (MT Helmets – MSI), who set 20 laps across the session – improving late to round out the top five. Albert Arenas (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™) crashed in the final five minutes of the session, ending Free Practice down in 17th. Further down the field, Aron Canet (Fantic Racing) returned to track after a crash at the Spanish GP - finishing 14th on Friday morning.

Moto2™ action will return at 14:05 local time (UTC +2), so make sure you keep up to date on motogp.com!

Top 10:

1 Alonso Lopez (Folladore SpeedUp) 1:35.766
2 Fermin Aldeguer (Folladore SpeedUp) +0.155
3 Joe Roberts (OnlyFans American Racing Team) +0.384
4 Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™) +0.461
5 Ai Ogura (MT Helmets - MSI) +0.604
6  Sergio Garcia (MT Helmets - MSI) +0.631
7 Barry Baltus (RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP) +0.689
8 Jake Dixon (CFMOTO Inde Aspar Team) +0.729
9 Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) +0.813
10 Marcos Ramirez (OnlyFans American Racing Team) +0.854




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