Moto2 Austin FP2: Fermin Aldeguer knocks everyone out

The Moto2 riders opened the long weekend of the meeting in Austin, where the Grand Prix of the Americas is scheduled for Sunday, as the fourth round of the 2022 World Championship. For the entire program, including the race, the intermediate class will open the day, followed by MotoGP and Moto3. Fastest in the first free practice session was Ai Ogura before his performance was canceled due to a yellow flag. It was Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull Ajo) who took over with his time of 2’10.489 and he was only 36 thousandths ahead of local driver Cameron Beaubier (American Racing).

The third time is for Tony Arbolino (Marc VDS), the Milanese only paid a difference of 80 thousandths on the first, which also fell off his Kalex Ajo. No. 14 is followed by Aron Canet (Pons) and his teammate Sam LowesSomkiat Chantrawinner in Indonesia and on the podium in Argentina, finishes sixth with Team Asia’s Kalex, followed by Jorge Navarro (punch), Jake Dixon (Team Aspar) and his teammate Ai Ogura† The latter had set the fastest time, but was withdrawn due to a yellow flag. Marcel Schrotter (Intact GP) closes the Top Ten.

The leader of the world championship Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) is only sixteenth, just ahead of the MV Agusta of Simone Corsic and behind Fermin Aldeguerthe revelation of the last Grand Prix. Niccolò Antonelli (rookie Mooney VR46 Racing Team) didn’t ride and won’t be back in the saddle until tomorrow. He has intestinal problems.

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2’13.589 Raul Fernandez

2’10.489 Augusto Fernandez

2’09.880 Raul Fernandez

2’09.155 Fermin Aldeguer

2’09.258 Raul Fernandez


2’09.652 Marcos Ramirez


2’08.979 Raul Fernandez

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2’09.577 Raul Fernandez

race R. Fernandez, Di Giannantonio, Bezzecchi

2’08.850 Alex Rins 2016

22° in the air 45° on a dry track, bathed in the sun, but also ravaged by an annoying wind, are the conditions offered to the pilots for the 40-minute exercise.

navaro boarding drop at turn 11, Kelly go straight and Rodrigo falls before the first reference is signed by Arbolino in 2’10.491 and then in 2’09.867.

Obviously the morning times will be cleared soon. Ogura, Canet and Acosta follow the Italian from Marc VDS Racing. We find Kelly this time on the ground in Turn 11. He was hit after 10 minutes of play. He was 26th.

Vietnam crash at turn 5. He is the championship leader. He was 17th. In the meantime, Arbolino improved his mark to 2’09.801.

However, the first fifteen minutes is the prerogative of canet at 2’09.789. Fermin Aldeguer moved up to third with his Boscoscuromoto. Halfway through the session, almost the entire set returns to the box. The chance to enjoy the rodeo in Texas…

The last fifteen minutes has started with a new leader in this case Jake Dixon at 2’09.771.

Less than ten minutes remain and the final attacks on the clock are launched. Aron Canet hits a 2’09.456 but Augusto Fernandez did better in 2’09.452. It’s very tight! Marco Ramirez crash at turn 6. Augusto Fernandez vents itself in 2’09.362.

Under the checkered flag, it’s the revelation Fermin Aldeguer making everyone agree in 2’09.155. Arbolino, Beaubier Dixon and canet close the top 5. Acosta is seventh. Vietnam 15th is temporarily out of Q2…

Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas FP2 Results at Circuit of the Americas in Austin: