The Madrid-born Raúl Fernández, who last year was the king of pole positions in Moto3 and had to change category because of his physical stretch, is called to be one of the great sensations of the intermediate category in his first year in Moto2. the height of what Marc Márquez, Maverick Viñales or Alex Rins did before him. In his second Grand Prix in Moto2, he has already led the practice day on Friday (1’58 ”541) and presented his candidacy for pole position this Saturday at the Doha GP.
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He has improved by three tenths the time that gave him second place in qualifying a week ago and has scored 0 ”517 for Fabio Di Giannantonio who was third in the race and Remy Gardner, second on the podium, 0” 647. To the leader of the category and winner on Sunday Sam Lowes, 7th this Friday, they have fallen 0 ”724.
They have a provisional place to directly dispute the Q2 Fernández, Di Giannantonio, Gardner, Bezzecchi, Roberts, Ogura, Lowes, Vietti, Schrotter, Bulega, Manzi, Canet, Augusto Fernández and Beaubier. Vierge for the moment was 5 thousandths and together with Navarro, Dixon, Bendsneyder, Arbolino, Arenas, Garzó or Baldassarri they will appeal to be able to improve in that FP3 in which strong gusts of wind and heat are expected and therefore it seems an impossible task.
Marcos Ramírez declared unfit and the whole GP is lost
The Cadiz Marcos Ramirez, who fell in qualifying on the previous Saturday of the Moto2 Qatar GP and damaged his right shoulder has been declared unfit to participate a week later in the Moto2 Doha GP. This is how he explained it to the DAZN microphones: “I’m pretty good for what I have. Doctors won’t let me go after yesterday’s MRI. I have a fissure of the labrum, there is fluid in the shoulder and the soft tissues are touched ”.
Contrast this decision of the circuit doctors with the one they adopted the previous Sunday when they did give him the right to participate in the race and after taking the start he decided to leave before completing the first lap as he could not drive with a guarantee.