The Italian Fabio di Giannantonio (Kalex) marked the first reference in the free practice opening session for him Doha Moto2 Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend, for the second time in a row, at the Losail circuit.
Say Giannantonio set a best time of 1: 59.931, just over a second from the best time that the Briton achieved in official training last weekend Sam lowes (Kalex), world leader, who shot in 1: 58.726.
The first news came before the training even began, when the Spanish had to leave. Marcos Ramirez, who suffered a fall last weekend in which a fissure of the head of the humerus occurred, which forces him to continue his recovery process without getting on the motorcycle.
The Italian Say Giannantonio He was also the first leader in the initial Moto2 run, with a time of 2: 00.118, seconded at that time by the Spanish Raul Fernandez (Kalex) and the British Sam lowes (Kalex), brilliant winner of the first race of the year, among which the Italian intervened shortly after Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex).
One of the main drawbacks of the session, according to all the riders, was the high temperatures registered by both the asphalt and the environment, which greatly affected their performance on the track.
Those conditions were perhaps the ones that caused the fall of Spanish Aron Canet, who on his second outing on the track suffered a fall at turn four that forced him to watch the rest of the training session from the television monitors, although at that time he was fifth in the timesheets.
It wasn’t until the final minutes that he himself Say Giannantonio lowered his time to 1: 59.931, pursued by Marco Bezzecchi and Sam Lowes and with a duo of Spaniards behind them, Raúl Fernández and Arón Canet, at the end sixth behind Raúl Fernández.
Xavier Vierge (Kalex) ranked eighth, with Jorge Navarro (Boscoscuro) in the eleventh square. The Moto3 world champion in 2020, Albert Arenas, was in tenth position at the time, although in the end it was fifteenth, ahead of Hector Garzó (Kalex) and Augusto Fernandez (Kalex).