Moto2/3: Joe Roberts and Raul Fernandez lead crash filled sessions

Joe Roberts and Raul Fernandez were the fastest Moto2 and Moto3 men in the FP3 sessions.

Joe Roberts was the fastest rider on French soil, the American has done nothing but impress since coming to Europe from the MotoAmerica championship, consistently standing on the podium in the CEV Moto2 championship and now aiming to do the same in the world championship.

Roberts leads Marco Bezzecchi, both riders suffering crashes in the dying moments of the session which did not hinder their progress. Augusto Fernandez finished in third place ahead of his teammate Sam Lowes in fourth place, Augusto looking like he has gotten to grips with the new tyre size.

Remy Gardner took fifth place in the session ahead of Jorge Navarro, the pair aiming to score more podiums this season with Navarro yet to take a podium despite his 2019 form.

Jake Dixon finished in seventh place, a resurgence from the British rider who since he has adapted to the Kalex has been on form every race, he leads Stefano Manzi on the MV Agusta, a bike we have not seen too much of this season.

Luca Marini qualifies for Q2 following his huge crash yesterday, an impressive morning for the Italian who will be sore today, Marco Ramirez was the 10th placed man just 0.821 from his teammate in P1.

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Raul Fernandez led the Moto3 session which was a crash fest also, he led the session with a time of 1:42.153 which was just 0.4 from the 2018 lap record set by Jorge Martin. Celestino Vietti was the second-placed rider in the session, finishing just 0.045 behind Martin.

Romano Fenati is able to carry his form over from Misano to take a third place in the FP3 session just ahead of Andrea Migno then Tony Arbolino, meaning there were 4 Italians in the top 5 this session,

Albert Arenas was the sixth-placed man, he is looking to get his championship fight back on track following a crash at Catalunya. Ayumu Sasaki was the seventh-placed rider, luck has not been on his side this season, being crashed into a lot of times during races this season. John McPhee was the eighth-placed man, rumoured to move to Moto2 next year ahead of Jaume Masia then Sergio Garcia who was 0.588 from P1.

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