Moto2 Mugello FP3: Red Bull KTM Ajo go 1-2 in Tuscany

The Red Bull KTM Ajo team continue their dominance in Moto2.

Raul Fernandez takes the top spot in the Moto2 FP3 session as every rider bar Jorge Navarro improves on their times as they battle for a Q2 place, thankfully for Navarro his FP2 time was enough to take a Q2 spot meaning there isn’t much worry for the Boscoscuro rider. It was a Red Bull KTM Ajo 1-2 in the session before qualifying with Raul Fernandez leading his teammate Remy Gardner, the duo are going head to head for the Moto2 championship only separated by one point in the standings, Gardner currently leads overall but this weekend we will certainly see change.

Sam Lowes is a rider hoping to change his fortunes after struggling to continue his form after his duo of race wins at the start of the season, the British rider finished FP3 in P3 with the front 3 riders having a huge advantage on the rest of the field with Lowes leading Canet in fourth place by a huge 0.551 seconds.

In fifth place was Fabio Di Giannantonio, the Italian is pushing on this weekend at the circuit he took his first world championship points with a podium finish in 2016, this podium kick-started his entire career with the Italian moving to MotoGP next year with an unconfirmed team name and bike, many saying it’ll be a Gresini Ducati squad.

The IntactGP boys occupied the sixth and seventh places with rookie Arbolino making a huge step in Le Mans and now consistently fighting at the front. Augusto Fernandez rounded off the top 10 with Lorenzo Dalla Porta making his way into the Q2 session, not something we are used to seeing. The Moto3 World Champion has struggled tremendously since his move to the class and after following teammate Joe Roberts hopefully he will be able to have learned a thing or two.

For the rest of the riders it means they will need to come via Q1, this includes Marco Ramirez, Jake Dixon, Tom Luthi and more.

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Featured image – Red Bull KTM Ajo