Sam Lowes leads the way in Moto2 whilst Gabriel Rodrigo tops free practice 1 in Brno in the Moto3 class
In Moto2 it was British rider Sam Lowes who continues his return to form leading the session ahead of Joe Roberts who aims to return to the pace shown at Qatar following difficult races in Spain. Third place went to championship leader Tetsuta Nagamshima just 0.409 from P1.
After struggling all season, Augusto Fernandez makes a welcome return to the top 5 finishing the session in P4 overall followed by Marcel Schrotter.
Stefano Manzi also continues to impress on the MV Agusta, he finished in P6 followed by Andalucia winner Enea Bastianini.
Italian trio Lorenzo Baldassarri, Marco Bezzecchi and Fabio ‘Diggia’ round off the top 10.
Results of Moto2 FP1:
Argentinian Gresini Honda rider Gabriel Rodrigo set the fastest lap time right in the last minutes of Free Practice 1, finishing ahead of Red Bull KTM Ajo duo of Kaito Toba and Raul Fernandez, with both KTM riders being at the sharp end for the majority of the session.
Leopard Honda rider Dennis Foggia finished the morning in the fourth position, with Red Bull Tech3 rider Ayumu Sasaki and Rivacold Snipers rider Tony Arbolino completing the top 6. Championship leader Albert Arenas was seventh, as he makes a return to the track after a violent crash he suffered in the Jerez race, finishing just ahead of the Scottish rider John McPhee, who is also the closest challenger to Arenas in the championship. Italians Romano Fenati and Riccardo Rossi completed the top 10.
There were also a few falls to report in the session, most notably for Tatsuki Suzuki, winner of last race, who fell at turn 13, while falls were recorded also for Jaume Masia, who fell twice, and for Swiss rookie Jason Dupasquier. All riders were reported to be ok.
Results of Moto3 FP1:
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