EbeneInfo – AU – Portimao Moto2: Pole for Gardner, the title rivals line up for the final

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Remy Gardner won his second pole position of the season to sit ahead of the title fight on the grid ahead of the Portuguese Moto2 title decision maker in Portimao

Remy Gardner found an extra pace in the final sector compared to the rest of the peloton after massively improving his own second and third sector times on Friday to take pole for the final round of the Moto2 championship, the Portuguese Grand Prix

Around Portimao, the Onexox TKKR SAG Team rider lowered his own lap record from FP3 to win the checkered flag with a best of 1m 42592s

Luca Marini was the best rider with a chance to win the Moto2 title, keeping the pressure on Enea Bastianini as he continues his return to form The man from Sky Racing Team VR46 had only 0118s slower

Fabio Di Giannantonio finished third with just one thousandth to break Kalex’s dominance at the top of the grid for Beta Tools Speed ​​Up

Bastianini may have the advantage in the overall standings, but struggled with the timesheets for much of the session The Italtrans driver collapsed in his time to climb to ninth place , with an all or nothing finale that brings it back to the fourth

Having gone through the agony of his right wrist injury suffered in Valencia and with another fall in the morning session, Sam Lowes found things difficult in Portimao

The Briton struggled during qualifying and briefly exceeded qualifying before retiring early to the pits, placing fifth on the grid and keeping his title hopes alive

Jorge Martin came out of the first qualifying session Red Bull KTM Ajo rider caught up after missing FP2 with a mechanical problem after smoke spread through the back of his bike in the early moments

Nicolo Bulega enjoyed late form, he also broke through Q1 heading into eighth place for Federal Oil Gresini, his best qualifying performance of the season

Ramirez was the best rookie rider in the class in ninth position for Tennor American Racing, while Tetsuta Nagashima rallied to complete the top 10

Hector Garzo was a first row starter and a podium in Valencia but had a tougher time on the Algarve track, the Flexbox HP 40 rider started the session well before moving to eleventh square

The title remains a distant hope for Marco Bezzecchi, he had to go from Q1, which he did with the fastest time

Once in Q2 he couldn’t match the pace of the former, and although it was a close session – Joe Roberts, 18th, was just over half a second from the pole time – he failed to find the vital thousandths for a better grid location, leaving him 12th on the second Sky entry

Aron Canet had a particularly frightening fall early in Q2, hovering over his & Bear Moto2 Speed ​​Up Pullover during the fall near turn eight Sliding down the track behind his bike with the other riders on the track completely blinded by the slope of his accident, the Spaniard was incredibly lucky not to be hit by one of the motorcycles behind him on the track

His mechanics quickly corrected the damage caused by the accident allowing him to return to the track and claim the 13th His main rival for rookie honors in Moto2 is Garzo who takes two places ahead

Stefano Manzi narrowly missed his entry into Q2, fifth after the first session, he will line up 19th after getting pole last time in Valencia

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EbeneInfo – AU – Portimao Moto2: Pole for Gardner, title rivals lined up behind for the final
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Source: https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/949011/1/portimao-moto2-pole-gardner-title-rivals-line-behind-finale

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