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Austrian Moto2, Spielberg | Acosta lays down gauntlet in FP, Dixon fourth

Gold and Goose

Pedro Acosta was the man to hit the ground running as the Austrian Moto2 round got underway in Spielberg, the new series leader edging out Somkiat Chantra for the top spot.

Fresh from assuming the lead of the 2023 Moto2 standings at the expense of Tony Arbolino at Silverstone, Acosta was the man to beat among the Austrian hills as he overhauled and held off P1 pace setter Chantra by just over a tenth of a second.

A strong return to form for the Thai rider, who has struggled to break into the podium ranks this season, Chantra led IDEMITSU Honda Asia team-mate Ai Ogura by a further +0.2s as they led the chase to Acosta.


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Back on track after his disappointing lap one exit from the British Moto2 - and subsequent outburst aimed at Darryn Binder - Jake Dixon put himself in contention with the fourth best time, ahead erstwhile points' leader Arbolino on the best of the Marc VDS bikes.

Completing a top ten within a second of Acosta up top, was Celestino Vietti, Filip Salac, Aron Canet, British Moto2 winner Fermin Aldeguer and Alonso Lopez.

Elsewhere, Sam Lowes ended his day just inside the provisional Q2 positions in 14th, marginally behind Izan Guevara, the 2022 Moto3 World Champion enjoying his strongest start of a Moto2 race weekend.

Meanwhile, Rory Skinner - who made a Moto2 wild-card appearance in Austria last season - is poised just outside the top twenty in 21st

Austrian Moto2, Spielberg | Friday Practice Results [FP1+FP2]

Friday | Conditions - Dry, Sunny
2023 Austrian Moto2 | Spielberg, Austria | Friday Practice Results [FP1+FP2] | Round 10 of 20
RiderNationTeamChassisLap Time
1Pedro Acosta🇪🇦Red Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 34.050
2Somkiat Chantra🇹🇭IDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 34.160
3Ai Ogura🇯🇵IDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 34.364
4Jake Dixon🇬🇧Autosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 34.374
5Tony Arbolino🇮🇹Elf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 34.409
6Celestino Vietti🇮🇹Fantic RacingKalex1m 34.430
7Filip Salac🇨🇿QJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 34.567
8Aron Canet🇪🇦Pons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 34.579
9Fermin Aldeguer🇪🇦SpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 34.800
10Alonso Lopez🇪🇦SpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 34.964
11Albert Arenas🇪🇦Red Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 35.039
12Manuel Gonzalez🇪🇦Yamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 35.198
13Izan Guevara🇪🇦Autosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 35.219
14Sam Lowes🇬🇧Elf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 35.317
15Barry Baltus🇧🇪Fieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 35.331
16Sergio Garcia🇪🇦Pons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 35.368
17Joe Roberts🇺🇸Italtrans Racing TeamKalex1m 35.390
18Marcos Ramirez🇪🇦American RacingKalex1m 35.393
19Jeremy Alcoba🇪🇦QJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 35.455
20Zonta van den Goorbergh🇳🇱Fieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 35.487
21Rory Skinner🇬🇧American RacingKalex1m 35.546
22Alex Escrig🇪🇦Forward TeamForward1m 35.554
23Darryn Binder🇿🇦Husqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 35.609
24Dennis Foggia🇮🇹Italtrans Racing TeamKalex1m 35.618
25Bo Bendsneyder🇳🇱Pertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 35.827
26Borja Gomez🇪🇦Fantic RacingKalex1m 36.195
27Lukas Tulovic🇩🇪Husqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 36.551
28Kohta Nozane🇯🇵Yamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 36.584
29Alberto Surra🇮🇹Forward TeamForward1m 36.624

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