Moto2 Jerez FP3: Remy Gardner sets a new lap record at Jerez

Remy Gardner leads the FP3 Moto2 session with a new lap record.

Remy Gardner was the fastest man in the Moto2 FP3 session in Jerez taking the top spot with a new lap record as four riders break into the 1:40’s under the Spanish sun. It was an incredibly quick session for the intermediate class and the lap times demonstrated this perfectly. Gardner beat Italian Fabio Di Giannantonio by a mere 0.020 seconds to the top spot as Jorge Navarro joined the duo in the 0.100 bracket as we saw 24 riders within 1 second of P1.

Moto2 is by far one of the most competitive classes in the world and it continues to prove this time and time again with these sorts of results, lap records being broken and riders still within 0.100 of the first placed rider. Joe Roberts was the last man within the 1:40 time bracket gaining his place by just 0.002, the skin of his teeth, he leads last time winner Raul Fernandez who has made a huge statement this year in his Moto2 rookie season already winning a race last time out in Portimao.

Sam Lowes was the sixth-fastest rider, he will be hoping to continue his pole record later this afternoon and scoop up his fourth pole position in four races as he battles for the title in one of his strongest seasons ever in Grand Prix racing. We saw identical times with Vinales and Morbidelli in MotoGP and we’ve seen it again in Moto2 as Marco Bezzecchi and Marcel Schrotter clocked in times of 1:41.083 worth P7 and P8, the times were eerily exactly 4.000 seconds slower than the MotoGP times, down to the thousandths of a second!

Augusto Fernandez and Jake Dixon round off the top 10 with Dixon only 0.330 from P1’s lap record, the duo finish ahead of Albert Arenas who suffered a crash in the session along with his teammate Aron Canet who also crashed finishing in P13, the Aspar boys surrounding Xavi Vierge in P12.

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Featured image – Red Bull KTM Ajo