Navarro stuns with a record-breaking lap ahead of Roberts

The #9 smashed the lap record to end Friday quickest in Barcelona ahead of Roberts and Muñoz

Moto2™ returned to action on Friday at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, with a tense end to proceedings as Jorge Navarro (KLINT Forward Factory Team) ended Friday as the fastest Moto2™ rider ever to lap the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – destroying the lap record. Navarro was ahead of Joe Roberts (OnlyFans American Racing Team) was second after setting 19 laps across the session, a mere 0.208s behind the #9. In third position after a brilliant lap was Daniel Muñoz (Pertamina Mandalika GAS UP Team), who continued to look strong in both sessions on Friday.

However, it was not smooth sailing for everyone, with a crash early on from Xavi Cardelus (Fantic Racing) at turn five, costing the #20 valuable time. Wildcard, Mattia Pasini (Team Ciatti Boscoscuro) had a crash of his own late on before fellow Boscoscuro rider, Fermin Aldeguer (MB Conveyors SpeedUp) had a huge save at turn 10.

After finishing fastest in Free Practice, Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™) was fourth at the end of the day, setting a 1:43.076. Aldeguer rounded out the top five in Moto2™ but was unable to improve on his time late in the session due to his save. Aiming to take his second Moto2™ victory will be Aron Canet (Fantic Racing), who was sixth – ending the day ahead of Elf Marc VDS Racing Team’s Filip Salac. The #12 was ahead of Sergio Garcia (MT Helmets – MSI) who showed consistent pace throughout the session.

Alonso Lopez was down in ninth after a late lap secured the #21 a provisional spot in Q2, ahead of Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team). Albert Arenas (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™) and Ai Ogura (MT Helmet – MSI) ended the day in 11th and 12th, with Senna Agius (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP) and CFMOTO Inde Aspar Team’s Izan Guevara securing the final spot inside the top 14.

The Moto2™ category will return to action at 9:25 local time (UTC +2) before qualifying at 13:45 local time, so make sure you don’t miss anything on!

Top 10:

1 Jorge Navarro (KLINT Forward Factory Team) 1:42.807
2 Joe Roberts (OnlyFans American Racing Team)  +0.208
3 Daniel Muñoz (Pertamina Mandalika GAS UP Team) +0.237
4 Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™)  +0.269
5 Fermin Aldeguer (MB Conveyors SpeedUp)   +0.276
6 Aron Canet (Fantic Racing) +0.295
7 Filip Salac (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) +0.418
8 Sergio Garcia (MT Helmets - MSI)  +0.425
9 Alonso Lopez (MB Conveyors SpeedUp)   +0.495
10 Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) +0.548




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