Gardner (Moto2) and Binder (Moto3), referents of the Losail test

Despite the fact that most of the pilots had already been tested with some private sessions at the Cheste, Portimao and Jerez circuits this Friday, the official trigger was given to the preseason of the two small categories with the first of the three days official test at the Losail circuit where the Motorcycle World Championship begins on March 28. And the South African Darryn Binder (Moto3) and the Australian Remy Gardner (Moto2) have been the references of this first day.

There have been three batches of the day and the best times have been accredited in both categories in the third and last of the day starting at 4:40 pm local time. ANDn Moto2 Remy Gardner has taken the pulse with Arón Canet who had been the best in session 2 and the one who has surpassed by 269 thousandths and 0 ”480 have fallen to the American Roberts who has the fastest lap of Losail with 1’58.136, the pole of 2020, a time of which they have stayed far away. Nor have they come close to Luthi’s career record in 2019 (1’58,711). Within the top-10 have also entered Vierge, Augusto Fernández and the rookie and partner of Gardner Raúl Fernández. Things have gone worse for the other Spanish rookie Albert Arenas, the Moto3 champion, 23rd at 1 ”654 behind Gardner and despite the improvement in almost 3” of his session 2 time.

Aspar Izan Guevara, rookie of the Moto3 category

Regarding Moto3, the Petronas teammates Binder and McPhee They were the fastest – 26 thousandths apart – with top-5s for Honda riders by just one tenth. The first KTM, sixth, Jaume Masià at 0 ”114 and all of them already riding in the record times of the circuit (Fenati in 2019 with 2’05.403). The Mallorcan rooke Izan Guevara, jr world champion of the FIM CEV 2020, entered the top-10 at 0 ”376.

Combined classifications day 1

MOTO2

1. Remy Gardner (Aus / Kalex) 1’59 ”074

2. Arón Canet (Esp / Boscoscuro) 1’59 ”433

3. Joe Roberts / USA / Kalex) 1’59 ”554

4. Sam Lowes (GB / Kalex) 1’59 ”574

5. Nicolo Bulega (Ita / Kalex) 1’59 ”583

6. Xavi Vierge (ESP / Kalex) 1’59 ”634

7. Marcel Schrotter (Ale / Kalex) 1’59 ”869

8. Augusto Fernández (ESP / Kalex) 1’59 ”914

9. Jake Dixon (GB / Kalex) 1’59 ”916

10. Raúl Fernández (ESP / Kalex) 1’59 ”990

20. Héctor Garzó (ESP / Kalex) 2’00 ”462

21. Jorge Navarro (Spanish / Boscoscuro) 2’00 ”464

23. Albert Arenas (ESP / Boscoscuro) 2’00 ”728

27. Marcos Ramírez (ESP / Kalex) 2’00 ”061

records

Circuit: 2019 Luthi 1’58.711

Best Lap: 2020 Roberts 1’58.136

MOTO3

1. Darryn Binder (RSA / Honda) 2’05 ”750

2. John McPhee (GB / Honda) 2’05 ”766

3. Filip Salac (Che / Honda) 2’05 ”790

4. Denis Foggia (Ita / Honda) 2’05 ”792

5. Gabri Rodrigo (Arg / Honda) 2’05 ”862

6. Jaume Masiá (ESP / KTM) 2’05 ”864

7. Andrea Migno (It / Honda) 2’06 ”026

8. Romano Fenati (Ita / Husqvarna) 2’06 ”075

9. Izan Guevara (ESP / GasGas) 2’06 ”126

10. Niccolo Antonelli (Ita / KTM) 2’06 ”371

11. Jeremy Alcoba (ESP / Honda) 2’06 ”425

12. Pedro Acosta (ESP / KTM) 2’06 ”605

13. Sergio García (ESP / GasGas) 2’06 ”728

….

19. Carlos Tatay (ESP / KTM) 2’07 ”248

22. Xavi Artigas (ESP / Honda) 2’07 ”379

27. Adrián ‘Pitito’ Fernández (ESP / Husqvarna) 2’08 ”471

records

Circuit: 2019 Fenati 2’05.403

Best Lap: 2019 Canet 2’04.561