Sam Lowes signs his third pole of the year in Portimao

ANDhe British Sam Lowes remains unstoppable at this start of the Moto2 World Championship and after taking the first two poles and victories of the year in Qatar he has already done half the work in Portimao conquering the first position for the grid this Sunday in the Grand Prix of Portugal where he will aspire to the hat-trick of triumphs 2021. And that his main rival for the title, the winner and poleman on this circuit in 2020, Remy Gardner, will It has made things difficult and has finished at 23 thousandths. Xavi Vierge reappears in the front row after a difficult start in Qatar.

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1’42 ”494 was the reference time for the free practice of Valencian Arón Canet, a new record, after Race Direction gave him back the time that had been canceled after requesting a video review and agreeing with the Aspar Team. Although this weekend has not been seen as much as Losail Lowes has been marking the steps of the timed marked by the headwind and the rise in asphalt temperature, first to drop from 1’44 ”and 1 ‘ 43 ”(1’42” 918), but with Gardner on his heels every time he improved slightly (1’42 ”901).

In his last lap Sam Lowes has suffered a fall, but the Australian has not taken advantage of the assistance of the World leader. Xavi Vierge has sneaked into the front row coming from Q1.

Ogura, Bezzecchi and Augusto Fernández will start from the second row and Albert Arenas, Roberts and Arón Canet who have seen several laps canceled; Raúl Fernández dropped from fifth to tenth position after seeing his best lap canceled, twelfth Garzó and 17th Marcos Ramírez.

Via Q1 have passed Chantra, Albert Arenas, Beaubier and Xavi Vierge; The rookie Miquel Pons will start 28th and Jorge Navarro will start 30th and last after a crash on his first lap launched and he has not started again.