Raúl Fernández and Salac dominate in Moto2 and Moto3
MADRID, 1 Oct. | –
The Spanish Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda) and Raúl Fernández (Kalex), in MotoGP and Moto2, respectively; and the Czech Filip Salac (KTM), in Moto3, dominated this Friday the first day of free practice of the Grand Prix of the Americas, the fifteenth round of the Motorcycle World Championship.
In the premier class, the one from Cervera reigned on a morning day passed through water, with the track flooded, and remained at the forefront of the times table in the afternoon, with the track already completely dry. His 2’04.164 in the second batch was enough to crown him as the fastest on Friday and to aim for the pole, which he has already achieved seven times in Texas.
Behind him, Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) knew how to maintain his regularity to finish the day of practice second, while the leader of the World Championship, Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), could only be fifteenth in the wet and had to improve in the session evening to finish third in the combined time.
The Spanish Pol Espargaró (Repsol Honda) also climbed positions in the afternoon and was fourth, with Jorge Martín (Ducati) and Àlex Rins (Suzuki), seventh and ninth respectively, sneaking into the ‘Top 10’ of the day in Austin, in the one that the potholes were again the main obstacle of the pilots.
RAÚL FERNÁNDEZ AND SALAC COMMAND THE TIME TABLE IN MOTO2 AND MOTO3
In Moto2, the Spanish Raúl Fernández (Kalex) once again demonstrated his great form and commanded the two sessions held in the intermediate category. The Madrid rookie, winner at Misano, continues on the heels of the man in the lead, Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex), who despite everything finished second on the day.
Briton Sam Lowes (Kalex), fourth in the World Cup, finished in third place in the timesheets for the day, with Arón Canet (Boscoscuro) and Augusto Fernández (Kalex) in fifth and sixth place, respectively, of the combined .
Finally, in Moto3, Czech Filip Salac (KTM) led the day in Austin ahead of Italians Niccolò Antonelli (KTM), who set the best time in the morning, and Dennis Foggia (Honda), who continues in top form. after winning in Aragon and Misano.
Thus, the transalpine continues to pressure the two great favorites for the title: the leader Pedro Acosta (KTM) and the also Spanish Sergio García Dols (Gas Gas), sixth and fourteenth respectively this Friday. The fastest of the day among the Spanish was Jaume Masià (KTM), fourth, just ahead of Xavi Artigas (Honda).