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Spanish Moto2 P2 Results | Lowes quickest but Acosta threatens at Jerez

Sam Lowes emerged quickest at the conclusion of Friday's action for the Moto2 World Championship at Jerez, though it was Pedro Acosta looking most consistent in a crash-heavy afternoon.

With rising temperatures on Friday afternoon preventing all but two back-of-the-field riders from improving their lap times from the more ambient morning session, with tomorrow's all-important P3 outing taking place at 9am, most were content with spending the P2 session perfecting their race set-up.

As such, Lowes' fastest time of 1m 41.170s on the Marc VDS Racing bike stood the test of P2, the Briton looking impressive with a +0.230s margin over the competition, even if his afternoon did come to a premature end with a slow get-off at Turn 2.


Somkiat Chantra followed up in third on the Honda Team Asia machine and third place man Alonso Lopez on the SpeedUp Boscoscuro.

Of the frontrunners though it was title contender Acosta that demonstrated the most ominous pace, the 2021 Moto3 World Champion lapping consistently in the morning between his 1m 41.497secs lap - which was good enough for fourth - while he was quickest in the afternoon in isolation too, despite a fall early on in the session.

Competing at his GasGas team's home round, Jake Dixon enjoyed a positive start to the weekend as he looks to get over the disappointment of his COTA warm-up lap faux pas, while Albert Arenas managed to get up to sixth overall despite three crashes over the course of the day.

COTA pole sitter Celestino Vietti was seventh best on the Fantic Racing bike, ahead of Aron Canet, who - along with Pons Wegow Los40 team-mate Sergio Garcia - was another to hit the deck.

Barry Baltus carried his good form from COTA through to hold down ninth overnight, just ahead of championship leader Tony Arbolino.

Though lap times are expected to be considerably better in the morning, the remaining Q2 place holders were Filip Salac - who curiously stopped with a technical issue at exactly the same time as his QJMOTOR Gresini team-mate Jeremy Alcoba came to a halt with his own problems - Joe Roberts, Ai Ogura and Fermin Aldeguer.

Meanwhile, those with work to do on Saturday morning include Manuel Gonzalez on the VR46 Yamaha MasterCamp bike and COTA podium winner Bo Bendsneyder down in 21st.

Of the remaining Brits, Rory Skinner suffered a nasty fall at Turn 11 en route to 25th, though he was able to walk away.

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Spanish Moto2 | Practice 2 Results [P1 + P2 Combined]

Jerez | Conditions - Dry, Hot
2023 Spanish Moto2 | Jerez, Spain | Practice 2 Results [P1+P2] | Round 4 of 20
1Sam LowesGBRElf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 41.170
2Somkiat ChantraTHAIDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 41.400
3Alonso LopezESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 41.489
4Pedro AcostaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 41.497
5Jake DixonGBRAutosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 41.634
6Albert ArenasESPRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 41.907
7Celestino ViettiITAFantic RacingKalex1m 41.963
8Aron CanetESPPons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 42.018
9Barry BaltusBELFieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 42.091
10Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 42.100
11Filip SalacCZEQJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 42.113
12Joe RobertsUSAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1m 42.140
13Ai OguraJPNIDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 42.160
14Fermin AldeguerESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 42.165
15Manuel GonzalezJPNYamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 42.430
16Sergio GarciaESPPons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 42.454
17Jeremy AlcobaESPQJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 42.487
18Dennis FoggiaITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1m 42.555
19Zonta van den GoorberghNEDFieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 42.619
20Lukas TulovicGERHusqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 42.865
21Bo BendsneyderNEDPertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 42.937
22Marcos RamirezESPForward TeamForward1m 43.024
23Izan GuevaraESPAutosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 43.186
24Borja GarciaESPFantic RacingKalex1m 43.256
25Rory SkinnerGBRAmerican RacingKalex1m 43.267
26Sean Dylan KellyUSAAmerican RacingKalex1m 43.321
27Lorenzo Dalla PortaITAPertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 43.367
28Alex EscrigESPForward TeamForward1m 43.532
29Senna AgiusAUSHusqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 43.588
30Soichiro MinamimotoJPNYamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 44.931

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