Youngster Fermin Alteguer continued to rise in the Moto 2 class. After his first polar position in Argentina, the 17-year-old completed his first day of training at the Circuit of the Americas. Hard day for Celestino Vietti.
At noon the air temperature rose to 22 degrees Celsius. Asphalt was also measured at 45 degrees Celsius. The first impression of the drivers is that there are still bumps. Nevertheless, the situation was better than last fall.
As the grip level increased so did the FT1 lap times. However, Jorge Navarro, Gabriel Rodrigo and local hero Sean Dylan Kelly fell in the first few minutes. In the crash in 11th place, Kelly had to be carried on a stretcher.
This is a turbulent beginning. Championship leader Celestino Vietti also finished 5th. But the Italian was not injured. In the final, the two-time winner was back on track.
But there was a problem finding the speed of the vibe. Only in his last flying lap did he advance to 15th place.Alteguer had a gap of 0.8 seconds at the front. Aldeguer Best Time 2: 09.155 minutes.
Again the Boscoscuro chassis was faster than the large field of collectors drivers. Tony Arpolino was the first follower of the Alteguer. Local hero Cameron Pupier confirmed his ability from the morning session in third place.
Marcel Schrter entered the top 14 on Friday
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Jack Dixon and Aaron Canet took the top five, followed by Augusto Fernandez, Moto 3 world champion Pedro Acosta, I Okura, Navarro and Albert Arenas. Other temporary Q2 venues held on Friday were Joe Roberts, Somkiat Chandra, Sam Lowes and Marcel Schrter.
Schrter has not been able to defend his top 10 since morning. He was 0.8 seconds behind Alteguer. The German finished 14th in midfield on Friday. Coincidentally, in the final, Marcos Ramirez fell to 6th.
The third Moto2 training session starts at 16:00 CEST on Saturday. The qualifying round will take place from 19:35 CEST.
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