Madrid, Sep 11 (EFE) .- The Italian Enea “La Bestia” Bastianini (Kalex) defeated the British Sam Lowes (Estrella Galicia 0’0 Kalex), dominator of the first batch of the free practice session, at the end of the first day of testing for the Moto2 San Marino and Rimini Riviera Grand Prix at the “Marco Simoncelli” circuit in Misano Adriatico.
Both in the morning and at the beginning of the second round, Sam Lowes had been the fastest in the category, but in the final stretch, the transalpine Bastianini wanted to be the leader and managed to set a best time of 1: 36.933, which by just 59 thousandths of a second relegated the British to second position, with the Spanish Augusto Fernández (Estrella Galicia 0’0 Kalex), third to just over a tenth of a second.
The British Sam Lowes did not take too long to assume the role of leader, because in just a few laps he already approached the time of the morning by rolling in 1: 32.257, by the 1: 32.245 that he starred in the first round, although there was still a lot effective training time ahead and a long string of Italians who “huddled” from behind to be “prophets in their land.”
During the session, the German Marcel Schrotter (Kalex) could not keep up with the rhythm of the competition and went to the ground at turn fourteen with just over six minutes of training ahead and when he was fifth when the direction of his motorcycle closed – He finished tenth-, at the same point where, shortly after, Spaniard Xavier Vierge (Kalex) also rolled on the floor, who was ninth but had to settle for being thirteenth.
Jorge Navarro (Speed Up), who had many problems in the morning, was able to overcome adversity to achieve ninth position, with the newcomer Arón Canet (Speed Up), in an eleventh starting position that had been sixth for the tomorrow, a little more than six tenths from the record of “The Beast.”
Marcos Ramírez (Kalex) had to settle for sixteenth place, out of the second direct classification, as did Héctor Garzó (Kalex), twenty-second, and Edgar Pons (Kalex), twenty-fifth.
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