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Manuel Gonzalez paces 2024 Moto2 pre-season test, Jake Dixon competitive at Portimao


Manuel Gonzalez had the honour of topping the first pre-season test for the 2024 Moto2 World Championship at a rain-hampered Portimao.

The Spaniard, who makes the switch to QJMotor Gresini for what will be his third season in the intermediate Grand Prix class, found a break in the weather over the two days to go quickest with a 1m 42.797secs lap.

It was good enough to give him almost a tenth of a margin over new Fantic Racing signing Aron Canes, with Marc VDS Racing's Tony Arbolino completing a fairly familiar top three, just over two tenths off the pace-setting Gonzalez.


Following his star turn towards the latter stages of the 2023 Moto2 season, Marcos Ramirez picked up where he left off for American Racing, the Spaniard in fourth to headline a positive test for the US-based outfit with the returning Joe Roberts proving competitive in eighth.

Resplendent in the new colours of title-backer CFMoto, Jake Dixon was also competitive in fifth place with his best time on day one. He also topped the timesheets on a sparsely contested second day during a break in the weather, the Briton lapping two seconds off the ultimate pace but getting in plenty of laps.

A rider familiar with the Portimao circuit from his time competing in the Moto2 European Championship, Senna Agius - who heads into his first full season of international Moto2 action with Intact GP this year - was by far the best of the 'rookies' in sixth place, ahead of Filip Salac on the second of the Marc VDS entries.

Bo Bendsneyder and Ai Ogura - now on Boscoscuro machinery after his switch from Honda Team Asia to newcomers MT Helmets-MSI - rounded out the top ten.

Elsewhere, hot title favourite Fermin Aldeguer and his SpeedUp Racing team-mate paid the price for only participating on the second day when the track wasn't at its optimal, posting lap times well down the order.

However, the Moto2 field will swiftly head over to a second more representative three-day test at Jerez this week.

🇵🇹 ⏱️ 2024 Moto2 World Championship, Portimao | Pre-Season Testing Results

🇵🇹 ⏱️ 2024 Moto2 Pre-Season Testing Results | Portimao, Portugal | FINAL [2 Days]
Pos.NameNat.TeamChassisLap Time
1Manuel Gonzalez🇪🇦QJMotor Gresini Moto2 TeamKalex1m 42.797
2Aron Canet🇪🇦Fantic RacingKalex1m 42.866
3Tony Arbolino🇮🇹Elf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1m 43.042
4Marcos Ramirez🇪🇦OnlyFans American Racing TeamKalex1m 43.357
5Jake Dixon🇬🇧CFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1m 43.742
6Senna Agius🇦🇺Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1m 43.938
7Filip Salac🇨🇿Elf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1m 34.950
8Joe Roberts🇺🇲OnlyFans American Racing TeamKalex1m 43.970
9Bo Bendsneyder🇳🇱Pertamina Mandalika GasUp TeamKalex1m 44.077
10Ai Ogura🇯🇵MT Helmets - MSIBoscoscuro1m 44.135
11Albert Arenas🇪🇦QJMotor Gresini Moto2 TeamKalex1m 44.178
12Barry Baltus🇧🇪RW Racing GPKalex1m 44.253
13Alex Escrig🇪🇦Klint Forward Factory TeamForward1m 44.267
14Sergio Garcia🇪🇦MT Helmets - MSIBoscoscuro1m 44.477
15Darryn Binder🇿🇦Italtrans Racing TeamKalex1m 44.572
16Celestino Vietti🇮🇹Red Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 44.620
17Dennis Foggia🇮🇹Italtrans Racing TeamKalex1m 44.701
18Jeremy Alcoba🇫🇷Yamaha VR46 MasterCamp TeamKalex1m 44.875
19Xavi Cardelus🇦🇩Fantic RacingKalex1m 45.070
20Zonta van der Goorbergh🇳🇱RW Racing GPKalex1m 45.118
21Jaume Masia🇪🇦Pertamina Mandalika GasUp TeamKalex1m 45.211
22Ayumu Sasaki🇯🇵Yamaha VR46 MasterCamp TeamKalex1m 45.301
23Diogo Moreira🇧🇷Italtrans Racing TeamKalex1m 45.398
24Fermin Aldeguer🇪🇦SpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 45.619 *
25Izan Guevara🇪🇦CFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1m 45.850
26Alonso Lopez🇪🇦SpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 46.036 *
27Somkiat Chantra🇹🇭Idemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1m 46.625 *
28Deniz Oncu🇹🇷Red Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 47.287
29Xavier Artigas🇪🇦Klint Forward Factory TeamForward1m 49.604
* Time set during, sparsely participated second day following bad weather

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