Moto2 Silverstone FP1: Jorge Navarro puts the Boscoscuro in P1

Jorge Navarro makes a rare appearance in the top position of FP1.

Jorge Navarro has made a very rare appearance in P1 after losing a lot of form these past few seasons, struggling fiercely in Moto2 with many rumours surrounding the team indicating he will be replaced at the end of the season. Having his extremely fast teammate Fermin Aldeguer on the other side of the box this weekend has been a kick up the backside with Aldeguer being crowned the 2021 CEV Moto2 champion last weekend, Navarro knows this is another job interview for Aldeguer who is 99.99999% likely to race in Moto2 next year with this team in Navarro’s seat, therefore, needs to prove to the team he deserves to stay.

Augusto Fernandez led a Red Bull KTM Ajo duo in P3 and P4, Augusto is on a run of three consecutive podiums and won here last time in Moto2 meaning he is one of the favourites for the victory on Sunday but the KTM riders behind him will have something to say about this. Both Red Bull KTM riders are split by only 19 points in the championship with Raul Fernandez making up some huge ground in the two races in Styria, another strong result for Raul this weekend could see him lay the pressure onto Remy Gardner even further.

Joe Roberts has started his weekend well in P5, the American rider hasn’t set the world on fire this year but is chipping away as he does so well, seemingly finding something solid in the cold of Silverstone ahead of home hero Sam Lowes who is aiming for victory on home soil.

Bo Bendsneyder leads his teammate Tom Luthi in P7 and P8, Luthi has announced his retirement from the sport at the end of the year, he has also found a lot of speed these past few race weekends, it would be nice to win a race in his final season in Moto2 before he moves over into a management role with the PrustelGP team. They lead Niccolo Bulega and Xavi Vierge who rounded off the top 10 1.403 seconds from P1.

Further down the order were Hafizh Syahrin in P12, Marco Bezzecchi and Aron Canet in a surprising P15 and P16, Lorenzo Dalla Porta in P21 and Adam Norrodin in P28 who is replacing the MotoGP debutant Jake Dixon.

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