Fernandez and Acosta fastest on Friday at Sachsenring

17/06/2022

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders place first and second, respectively, in FP1 and FP2 combined timesheets

The German Grand Prix kicked off on Friday at Sachsenring, and was a positive day for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2. Augusto Fernandez was fastest in both Free Practice sessions, with Pedro Acosta finishing just behind him in second position overall.

Acosta and Fernandez had good feelings in FP1, and steadily improved their times throughout the morning. The latter led the way before stopping in the pits, and subsequently maintained a good pace for the remainder of his 23 laps, placing first thanks to his 1:24.222 time. Pedro Acosta kept up with his teammate, although he was unable to lower his times in the final minutes and was eighth with a time of 1:25.070, achieved on his 16th lap of 21.

High temperatures in FP2 prevented the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 riders from further improvement until late in the session. Fernandez remained one of the pacesetters, as both made two pit stops, going on to clock impressive hot laps: Fernandez was the fastest rider of the day with a 1:24.023, on his 15th lap of 21. Acosta was second thanks to a 1:24.493, and completed 23 laps.

Moto2 Q1 for the German Grand Prix will take place on Saturday from 3:10 PM local time, and Q2 will be at 3:35 PM.

Results (Combined practice times FP1 – FP2)
1. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:24.023
2. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1:24.493 +0.470
3. Fermin Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) 1:24.501 +0.478
4. Sam Lowes (Kalex) 1:24.557 +0.534
5. Jake Dixon (Kalex) 1:24.600 +0.577

#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ

“I’m happy and felt very comfortable with the bike at this circuit. We will see how the day unfolds tomorrow. It seems that the temperatures are going to rise quite a bit and we have to see how that affects the conditions. We are focused on working hard in each session and will try to keep this up.”

#51 PEDRO ACOSTA

“I felt good on the bike today, and in FP2 we were able to improve and provisionally qualify for Q2. Augusto was very fast and is a small step ahead of the rest of us, so it will be important to learn from him this weekend. I think that we can have a good race, so it’s important to do well at this round.”

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