Sam Lowes dominates the Losail test

The British Sam lowes, one of the men who in 2020 was involved until the final race of Portimao in the fight for the world title, once again presents his credentials for the Moto2 crown and has become the benchmark of the only official preseason tees that for three days and until this Sunday he has gathered in Qatar the entire grid of the intermediate class.

Elf Marc VDS’s English scored 1’58 ”655 ahead of Italian by 13 thousandths. Marco Bezzecchi, another of those involved in the 2020 Moto2 crown to Portimao, and for 48 thousandths to the Australian Remy gardner. All three have run below the race record at the Luthi circuit (1’58 “771 in 2019), but have not been able to beat Joe Roberts’ best lap from pole last year (1’58” 136).

Fifth in discord has been the Catalan of Petronas Sprinta Xavi Vierge that on this last day he could not lose by the hair of his best time of 1’58 ”832 of the day before (1’58” 871), one place behind his teammate Jake Dixon (1’58 ”837). Seven men, to which we must add Bendneyder and Bulega, have dropped from 1’59 ”on this last day and the Valencians Canet, 10th and Navarro 17th, have not repeated their performance, far from the 1’58 ”858 and 1’58” 888 of yesterday.

Magnificent leap forward from the Moto3 champion and rookie of the category, Albert Arenas that on this last day – he has improved another 8 tenths – and has surpassed his teammate Canet with his 1’59 “082 with which he has been top-9 ahead of his teammate and just behind the other rookie in the category, the from Madrid Raul Fernandez (1’59 ”030), at 20 one of the sensations of this preseason.

Combined classifications day 3

MOTO2

1. Sam Lowes (GB / Kalex) 1’58 ”655

2. Marco Bezzecchi (Ita / Kalex) 1’58 ”668

3. Remy Gardner (Aus / Kalex) 1’58 ”703

4. Jake Dixon (GB / Kalex) 1’58 ”837

5. Xavi Vierge (ESP / Kalex) 1’58 ”871

(best time 2, 1’58 ”832)

6. Bo Bendsneyder (PB / Kalex) 1’58 ”904

7. Niccolo Bulega (Ita / Kalex) 1’58 ”975

8. Raúl Fernández (ESP / Kalex) 1’59 ”030

9. Albert Arenas (ESP / Boscoscuro) 1’59 ”082

10. Arón Canet (Esp / Boscoscuro) 1’59 ”205

(best time 2, 1’58 ”858)

17. Jorge Navarro (ESP / Boscoscuro) 1’59 ”516

(best time 2, 1’58 ”888)

19. Héctor Garzó (ESP / Kalex) 1’59 ”536

22. Marcos Ramírez (ESP / Kalex) 1’59 ”703

24. Augusto Fernández (ESP / Kalex) 1’59 ”739

(best time on day 2, 1’59 ”468)

records

Circuit: 2019 Luthi 1’58.711

Best Lap: 2020 Roberts 1’58.136