Arón Canet wants to remove the thorn from the Mugello disaster. The Valencian rider, who had the podium assured in Italy until he went down trying to chase Pedro Acosta, was the fastest in Montmeló stopping the clock in 1:44:450. Of course, taking advantage of the best weather in the morning. The heat of the afternoon has made it impossible to improve.
In fact, in the evening session the fastest was Joe Roberts, eighth overall in the two sessions. The American driver continues to dream of being able to get into the fight for the title. But, out of the corner of their eyes, there is a man that everyone looks at. He is Pedro Acosta, and he is still strong in Barcelona-Catalunya.
Ogura and Vietti, well behind; Chantra and Arbolino, out of Q2
Acosta has only marked the ninth best record of the accumulatedbut it has a trick. The Murcian rider was doing a lap at the end of the afternoon session that matched Canet’s morning time, but he slightly stepped on the green and it was cancelled. In any case, the potential is there.
Also for your teammate, Augusto Fernández, who was the second fastest of the day just behind Canet. Since the test they carried out precisely on this circuit, the Aki Ajo team has found the key and is clearly progressing. It is early to rule out Acosta and Fernández from any battle.
Above all because of the irregularity shown by the great favorites for the title. Ai Ogura and Celestino Vietti, who are now tied for the lead in the World Cup, have been very late in Barcelona. The Japanese only set the eleventh fastest time, just ahead of Valentino Rossi’s pupil.
Tony Arbolino and Somkiat Chantra aren’t even in the top fourteen that would go directly to Q2. The Italian finished fifteenth, while Ogura’s teammate is even further back, eighteenth. An irregularity that gives wings to all those who have had a bad start to the year.
good time for Jake Dixon, who they’re trying to help out on the team so that he is finally able to translate his good speed into results. Today he was third, and Albert Arenas completed a pleasant day for Jorge Martínez Aspar’s team, setting the sixth fastest time in Montmeló.
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Another who wants to get out of the crisis is Sam Lowes, who has gone very fast in Barcelona setting the fourth fastest time. Dutch Bo Bendsneyder surprise, in fifth place. By the way, here the Polish driver Piotr Biesierkirski is making a ‘wild card’, who at the moment is being the slowest.
Results FP1 Moto2 GP Catalonia 2022
|1||40AronCanet||IT IS||Flexbox HP40||Kalex||290.3||01’44.4500|
|two||37AugustoFernandez||IT IS||Red Bull KTM Garlic||Kalex||291.1||01’44.4740||0.024 / 0.024|
|3||96JakeDixon||UK||Inde GASGAS Aspar Team||Kalex||289.5||01’44.5290||0.079 / 0.055|
|4||22SamLowes||UK||Elf Marc VDS Racing Team||Kalex||288.7||01’44.5750||0.125 / 0.046|
|5||64BoBendsneyder||NL||Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team||Kalex||288.7||01’44.7320||0.282 / 0.157|
|6||75AlbertSands||IT IS||Inde GASGAS Aspar Team||Kalex||289.5||01’44.7410||0.291 / 0.009|
|7||23MarcelSchrotter||OF||Liqui Moly Intact GP||Kalex||293.4||01’44.7450||0.295 / 0.004|
|8||51PedroAcosta||IT IS||Red Bull KTM Garlic||Kalex||293.4||01’44.8280||0.378 / 0.083|
|9||21AlonsoLopez||IT IS||Lightech Speed Up||darkwood||287.2||01’44.8620||0.412 / 0.034|
|10||79AiOgura||JP||IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia||Kalex||293.4||01’44.9190||0.469 / 0.057|
|eleven||13CelestinoVietti||ITEM||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Kalex||291.8||01’44.9620||0.512 / 0.043|
|12||16JoeRoberts||US||Italtrans Racing Team||Kalex||288||01’44.9710||0.521 / 0.009|
|13||19Lorenzo Dalla Porta||ITEM||Italtrans Racing Team||Kalex||291.8||01’45.1590||0.709 / 0.188|
|14||12FilipSalac||CZ||Gresini Racing Moto2||Kalex||294.2||01’45.2860||0.836 / 0.127|
|fifteen||14TonyArbolino||ITEM||Elf Marc VDS Racing Team||Kalex||289.5||01’45.3720||0.922 / 0.086|
|16||18ManuelGonzalez||IT IS||Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team||Kalex||287.2||01’45.3950||0.945 / 0.023|
|17||54FerminAldeguer||IT IS||Lightech Speed Up||darkwood||288.7||01’45.4080||0.958 / 0.013|
|18||35SomkiatChantra||TH||IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia||Kalex||291.1||01’45.4240||0.974 / 0.016|
|19||9JorgeNavarro||IT IS||Flexbox HP40||Kalex||289.5||01’45.5050||1.055 / 0.081|
|twenty||7BarryBaltus||BE||RW Racing GP||Kalex||289.5||01’45.6050||1.155 / 0.100|
|twenty-one||6CameronBeaubier||US||American Racing||Kalex||290.3||01’45.8780||1.428 / 0.273|
|22||62StefanoManzi||ITEM||Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team||Kalex||289.5||01’45.9180||1.468 / 0.040|
|23||61AlessandroZaccone||ITEM||Gresini Racing Moto2||Kalex||290.3||01’46.1620||1.712 / 0.244|
|24||52JeremyBedroom||IT IS||Liqui Moly Intact GP||Kalex||293.4||01’46.2090||1.759 / 0.047|
|25||28NiccolòAntonelli||ITEM||Mooney VR46 Racing Team||Kalex||292.6||01’46.3380||1.888 / 0.129|
|26||42MarcosRamirez||IT IS||MV Agusta Forward Racing||MV Agusta||291.1||01’46.3740||1.924 / 0.036|
|27||24SimoneCorsi||ITEM||MV Agusta Forward Racing||MV Agusta||286.4||01’46.7450||2.295 / 0.371|
|28||55AlexToledo||IT IS||Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team||Kalex||284.9||01’46.8830||2.433 / 0.138|
|29||84ZontaVan Den Goorbergh||NL||RW Racing GP||Kalex||288||01’46.9310||2.481 / 0.048|
|30||4Sean Dylan Kelly||US||American Racing||Kalex||293.4||01’47.0080||2.558 / 0.077|
|31||74Piotr Biesiekirski||PL||Pertamina Mandalika SAG||Kalex||282.7||01’47.6670||3.217 / 0.659|