May 28, 2021, Oléna Champlain

eval (ez_write_tag ([[728,90], ‘paddock_gp_com-box-3’, ‘ezslot_8’, 107, ‘0’, ‘0’])); The Moto2 championship arrives in Italy with a championship dominated by two teammates. Indeed, Rémy Gardner leads the overall standings one point ahead of his teammate Raul Fernandez. But there are big differences between the two men: one has a few seasons behind him in the category and has yet to win this year. While the other is an ambitious rookie who is already looking forward to two successes. At the moment, the atmosphere is good under the Ajo awning …

Yes but until when? Opponents are hoping for a deterioration to take advantage of it like Bezzecchi who plays at home. The VR46 driver is 17 points behind the duo sporting the KTM colors. Sam Lowes (ELF Marc VDS Racing), who fell again at Le Mans, his second of the year, was pushed back to fourth place.

Fabio Di Giannantonio (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2), who often climbed in the top three in Tuscany during the Moto3 era, follows in the standings, accompanied by Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team) and Arón Canet (India Aspar Team), both left at fault in the Sarthe. Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP), Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia), who has never raced at Mugello and Xavi Vierge (Petronas Sprinta Racing), embarked by Sam Lowes during the previous meeting, complete the Top 10 .

eval (ez_write_tag ([[336,280], ‘paddock_gp_com-medrectangle-3’, ‘ezslot_5’, 108, ‘0’, ‘0’])); What will this Italian Grand Prix hold in store for us? FP1 will give us an indication and before we jump into it, here is the table which summarizes the facts known so far about Mugello.

20.5 ° in the air and 32 ° on the runway and a blue sky storm are the conditions offered to the pilots for the 40 minutes of exercise.

The first reference goes to Raul Fernandez in 1’52.946. It will be recalled that the Spaniard discovered Mugello with a Moto2… Arbolino, third, was in the same situation. Between the two, Schrotter, the one who holds the track record. Bezzecchi and Sam Lowes close this first top 5. Championship leader Gardner starts eighth. Navarro reaches 300 km / h at peak.eval (ez_write_tag ([[580,400], ‘paddock_gp_com-medrectangle-4’, ‘ezslot_4’, 109, ‘0’, ‘0’]));

Bezzecchi made his national susceptibility speak by taking the lead after the first quarter of an hour in 1: 52.606. Di Giannantonio added his stone by settling in second. At mid-session, the vast majority joined the stands. We’re going to switch to new tires to beat the clock.

Sam Lowes is the first to change the game with his 1’52.295. He even accelerates in 1,52,004. Behind, Gardner comes third followed by Joe Roberts. Di Giannantonio is pushed back fifth.

Gardner was the first to pass the 1.52 bar, however, taking the score to 1.51.984. We entered in the last five minutes. Arbolino, the rookie is now third ahead of Virgo and Augusto Fernandez.

Under the checkered flag, Joe Roberts closed the proceedings in 1’51.746. He is ahead of Gardner, Sam Lowes then the two rookies Raul Fernandez and Tony Arbolino. Bezzecchi is eighth and Di Giannantonio tenth.

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