The Moto2 veteran Thomas Luthi goes fastest in the Moto2 FP1 session.
Thomas Luthi seems to have found his flippers today in Misano putting on his swimming cap, goggles and trunks venturing out into the wet and leading the way in the Moto2 class, the session wasn’t exactly hoofing it down with rain but it was definitely not dry which made for some interesting results as we look down the timesheets. To no ones surprise Marco Bezzecchi was second place, the rider from Rimini spending much of his free time spinning laps around Misano on Yamaha R6’s and Yamaha R1’s as part of the VR46 Riders Academy programme meaning he knows every inch of this place and has the home advantage.
Ex-VR46 rider Niccolo Bulega is benefitting from some experience around here in third place, he also knows the way around Misano from his time with VR46, Bulega led a British duo of Jake Dixon and Sam Lowes, Dixon spent much of his career racing in British Superbikes meaning rain isn’t exactly an enemy of his handing him lots of experience of riding in the rain, he returns from MotoGP and will be aiming to put in a strong race weekend to try and impress his team into handing him a MotoGP seat for 2022.
Thailand rider Somkiat Chantra finished in sixth, again another rider very much accustomed to racing in wet conditions, he has had a fairly impressive season this year and Misano could prove to be a highlight if it stays as is, he led Augusto Fernandez in P7 who suffered a crash with Xavi Vierge rounding out the top 10.
Further down the order there were some surprises with Remy Gardner way down in P22 and Raul Fernandez in P29 not wanting to risk a crash and injure his broken hand any further.
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