Moto2 Jerez FP1: Remy Gardner slides his way into P1

Remy Gardner takes the lead in the Moto2 FP1 session sliding his way around Jerez.

Remy Gardner found himself atop the Moto2 standings in FP1 following from an impressive season opener taking a 100% podium record, the only rider to do this in the Moto2 class this year, oh yeah, he also leads the championship. Not too bad of a start to the season for the Aussie rider who has a lot resting on his shoulders with a possible MotoGP move to KTM lined up for 2022, he beat Marco Bezzecchi by 0.122. The Italian leading for much of the session before being bested.

Sam Lowes will be looking for redemption after a turn one crash in Portimao saw his dream of three in a row fade into the abyss, he now sits in P3 in the standings and will be hoping to get back on the top step of the podium this weekend in Jerez, he beat rookie sensation Raul Fernandez by a minute 0.001 to P4 with Fernandez in P2 overall after taking an incredible win last time out in Portimao.

Sitting in P5 are ex-teammates Jorge Navarro and Fabio Di Giannantonio, Navarro desperate to make an improvement with the Speed Up ‘B’ teams riders of Fermin Aldeguer and Alonso Lopez both looking strong enough to take his place in the world championship.

Augusto Fernandez is making some positive strides, confirming he is finally happy with the new front tyre profile in Moto2, we saw a glimpse of his previous self in Portimao, hopefully we can see more of the speed demon we know he is.

Somkiat Chantra was the 8th fastest rider leading Joe Roberts and Jake Dixon with Dixon capping off the top 10.

Jerez is known to be a great leveller of a track and the top 21 being within 1 second proves this, Moto2 is going to be competitive as ever this weekend.

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