Moto2 and Moto3, in Portimao Test days for the 2021 season

Second day of testing for the Moto2 and Moto3 teams present in Portimao: Remy Gardner is the fastest in Moto2, while Pedro Acosta stands out in Moto3

Test days for the Moto2 and Moto3 teams continue. At Portimao, conditions were not optimal due to the wind, but all the teams were able to do their best to prepare for the upcoming season. In the intermediate category this time it was Remy Gardner who finished in front of everyone. The Australian was the only driver able to break the 1.43 threshold by lapping in 1.42.962. A little further away is Joe Roberts, who continues the familiarization process with Italtrans.

Following, there are Jorge Navarro, who recovered after a crash on the first test day, and Xavier Vierge.  Between Roberts and Fabio Di Giannantonio, there are only a little more than two-tenths of a difference with times ranging from 1.43.3 to 1.43.6. Unlucky day for Nicolò Bulega: few laps on day 1, even worse on the second day. Bulega was forced into a “quarantine” for false positivity. For him, the work will continue only in Qatar with the next tests.

Behind them, Marcel Schroetter and rookie Raul Fernandez, who continues to be comfortable with the new reality. Tony Arbolino’s apprenticeship continues in front of another rookie, Cameron Beaubier. The American from the American Racing Team is also the first driver to go above the 1.44 mark, lapping in 1.44.041. Not far away his teammate Marcos Ramirez who in turn precedes Marco Bezzecchi (day 1’s leader).

To conclude, there are Hector Garzo, also in 1.44.0, Stefano Manzi, Lorenzo Dalla Porta, and Yari Montella. For the latter, the approach to the new world reality continues. The new Speed Up rider comes from the CEV and he must find confidence with the never-used Triumph engine. A small crash for Yari did not compromise the work and the growth process and he is satisfied with the work done, having found a good feeling in the afternoon. Celestino Vietti, Somkiat Chantra, and the other rookie Ai Ogura, complete the test day.

Moto3: Pedro Acosta is the fastest

In Moto3, Pedro Acosta takes the best overall performance in 1.47.849. He and John McPhee (2nd) are the only ones to break down the wall at 1.48. The first to rise above this threshold is Andrea Migno, who continues to be fast after having commanded the first day. The Snipers team rider closes ahead of Darryn Binder, Jeremy Alcoba, Jaume Masia, and Gabriel Rodrigo. Between these five drivers, the margin is just three-tenths (from Migno’s 1.48.3 to Rodrigo’s 1.48.6).

Behind them, Filip Salac and Deniz Oncu. Then,Ayumu Sasaki, Yuki Kunii, Kaito Toba, and Maximilian Koefler. Once again the standard-bearers of the Le0pard Racing team rode without transponders, so there are no time references to the assets for them. Xavi Artigas completes the second day to collect data, information and try various things on the bike.


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