Madrid, Aug 8 (EFE) .- British Sam Lowes (Estrella Galicia 0’0 Kalex) successfully defended his first free practice spot for the Moto2 Grand Prix of the Czech Republic at the Brno circuit from the attacks of the Italian Luca Marini (Kalex), who had to settle for second place.
Xavier Vierge (Kalex), not too successful at this start of the season, was the first to surprise by going from the sixteenth place he occupied yesterday to the first, although the position was short-lived as he was initially overtaken by the Italian Luca Marini ( Kalex) and then by up to four more riders, among whom were Marco Ramírez (Kalex) and Jorge Navarro (Speed Up), third and fourth, respectively.
What the start of the third free test session made clear is that no pilot wanted to leave until the end the achievement of a good record that would allow them to be among the first fourteen to earn the passage to the second direct classification and therefore saw Briton Sam Lowes (Estrella Galicia 0’0 Kalex) go from first position to eleventh in just ten minutes.
After a few stormy moments, calm seemed to return to the intermediate category, dominated at that time by Luca Marini, the first and the only one in the first half of the session to fall below two minutes and two seconds (2: 01.892) to complete the more than five kilometers of the Czech circuit (5,403 meters).
But once again when entering the session in the final ten minutes, many drivers made a new tire change to try the fastest lap that allowed them to improve positions and among those who achieved their goal was the leader of the first day, the British Sam Lowes , who recovered the first position despite having some other scare in the final zone of the track.
Lowes set a best time of 2: 01.809 with which he beat Luca Marini by 83 thousandths of a second, with the American Joe Roberts, who had many problems in the last outing to start his Kalex, third, while the world leader, Japanese Tesuta Nagashima (Kalex) was condemned to go through the first classification when he was sixteenth.
Marcos Ramírez (Kalex) was the best Spaniard in sixth position, just ahead of Arón Canet (Speed Up), fully recovered from the crash he suffered yesterday, Augusto Fernández (Estrella Galicia 0’0 Kalex) in eighth place, Jorge Navarro (Speed Up), ninth, Xavier Vierge (Kalex), ultimately eleventh, with Jorge Martín (Kalex), twelfth, Héctor Garzó (Kalex), nineteenth and Edgar Pons (Kalex), twenty-eighth.
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