Moto2 COTA FP2: Raul Fernandez is on fire
Raul Fernandez leads the way in FP2 this afternoon after topping FP1.
Raul Fernandez is taking everything we knew about rookies, scrunching them up, setting them alight then re-writing the rulebook as he takes yet another P1 overall at the end of Friday at a completely new circuit for the Moto2 rookie who continues to surpass every expectation which was laid out for him before he entered the Moto2 scene this year as a surprise rookie, originally destined to complete another year in Moto3. The Ajo set-up is the best in the business it’s a proven fact with the Ajo boys going 1-2 in this session with a huge gap of 0.455 seconds between Remy Gardner in second and Sam Lowes in third who was 0.654 seconds to Fernandez, whatever they’re doing this weekend is working and it’s working well!
In fourth was Tony Arbolino who is pretty darn impressive this weekend coming from seemingly nowhere to be on the pace in Austin, he looks strong, confident and could be a podium contender this weekend with his newfound ‘GOOD FEELINGS’ which we will hope to hear about in his post-race interview if he makes it into parc ferme, he led Aron Canet in fifth place.
Augusto Fernandez is on the pace also this weekend with the margin between himself and Arbolino only exactly 0.100 meaning there will be plenty of chances to improve, he finished ahead of Simone Corsi who makes a rare appearance in the top 10 on the MV Agusta as he continues to chip away and develop the bike with Jake Dixon and Marco Bezzecchi securing themselves places in the provisional Q2 session ahead of Marcel Schrotter rounding out the top 10.
Also in the provisional Q2 places are Marcos Ramirez, Xavi Vierge, Ai Ogura and home hero Cameron Beaubier with Fabio Diggia, Bo Bendsneyder, Joe Roberts and Jorge Navarro all needing to improve their times if they want to directly progress.
Full results –
Featured image – Red Bull KTM Ajo