Lopez again on high in FP3 at Aragon
P1 is changing into acquainted territory for the San Marino GP winner
Alonso Lopez (CAG Velocity Up) has set the tempo FP3 for the Moto2™ class on the Gran Premio Animoca Manufacturers de Aragon. Victorious a fortnight in the past at Misano, the latest Grand Prix race winner discovered himself on high of the timesheet once more after clocking a 1:52.180 on Saturday morning at MotorLand Aragon. World Championship chief and future MotoGP™ rider Augusto Fernandez (Crimson Bull KTM Ajo) completed second by the tip of the session, forward of Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40). Former Championship chief Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Workforce) was out of Q2, then in, then again out, all within the area of the minutes after the chequered flag, and should advance from Q1 if he’s to vie for pole place – as will Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Workforce Asia).
Lower than a tenth separates the highest 4
Lopez had been sitting tenth as riders went for time assaults within the closing minutes of FP3 and subsequently may effectively have been considerably nervous about getting by to Q2, earlier than he fired in his 1:52.180. Nonetheless the 20-year-old will need to have thought he had extra in him as a result of, no sooner had he crossed the road to set that lap time, he was venting his frustration about Marcos Ramirez (MV Agusta Ahead Racing) taking place at Flip 1 and triggering a yellow flag, which means Lopez’s subsequent lap wouldn’t rely. It mattered not in the long run, with earlier quick man Fernandez staying second on his 1:52.267.
At one level, simply 0.009 seconds separated Crimson Bull KTM Ajo team-mates Fernandez and Pedro Acosta, and that was nonetheless the case as soon as the session was carried out. Nonetheless, Canet – who dusted himself off from a crash at Flip 2 on the midway mark – cut up them with the chequered flag out by setting a 1:52.269, which means it was a high 4 coated by lower than a tenth of a second. Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Workforce), who was first to go higher than Canet’s Friday benchmark, claimed fifth on a 1:52.413 by the tip of the session. Rounding out the highest 10 had been Jake Dixon (Shimoku GASGAS Aspar Workforce), Fermin Aldeguer (CAG Velocity Up), Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Workforce), Jorge Navarro (Flexbox HP40), and Albert Arenas (Shimoku GASGAS Aspar Workforce).
Additionally by to Q2 already are Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Workforce), Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Workforce Asia), Manuel Gonzalez (Yamaha VR46 Grasp Camp Workforce), and Filip Salac (Gresini Racing Moto2™). Making life more durable for World Championship contender Ogura, he was first on the surface at simply 0.048 seconds slower than Salac. Then there was Vietti, who was simply twenty fourth earlier than he jumped to thirteenth with the chequered flag out, 14th as soon as Gonzalez crossed the road in his slipstream, then again to twenty sixth as soon as he misplaced his lap time for breaching observe limits at Flip 13 – an unfortunate quantity for the person on Bike #13 this time round.
Can Ogura and Vietti be a part of the combat for pole? Q1 begins in a while Saturday at 15:10 (GMT +2)!
Moto2™ Mixed High 10:
1. Alonso Lopez (CAG Velocity Up) – 1:52.180
2. Augusto Fernandez (Crimson Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.087
3. Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) + 0.089
4. Pedro Acosta (Crimson Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.096
5. Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Workforce) + 0.233
6. Jake Dixon (Shimoku GASGAS Aspar Workforce) + 0.247
7. Fermín Aldeguer (CAG Velocity Up) + 0.284
8. Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Workforce) + 0.347
9. Jorge Navarro (Flexbox HP40) + 0.460
10. Albert Arenas (Shimoku GASGAS Aspar Workforce) + 0.500