Augusto Fernandez fastest on Friday at Silverstone05/08/2022
The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider sets the fastest time in Free Practice sessions
Augusto Fernandez completed the first day of the BritishGP with a good feeling. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider improved his speed on Friday afternoon to go fastest in Free Practice, as the sole representative of the team this weekend: Pedro Acosta was declared unfit to ride after a final medical check-up.
Fernandez began the weekend in the best possible way after a five-week summer break. The Spaniard occupied the top positions early on, showing a great pace. He went into the final stretch of FP1 looking to improve his times, eventually clocking the second best lap of 2:05.475 on his last attempt, less than a tenth off the top spot.
In FP2, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider took a step up with his pace and consistency. After occupying the top positions from the get-go, Fernandez set the quickest time with three minutes to go in the last session of the day. Thanks to his 2:04.573, achieved on his 13th lap of 15, he put himself in the driving seat for qualifying on Saturday.
Moto2 qualifying sessions will be held tomorrow. Q1 will start at 3:10 PM and Q2 at 3:35 PM local time.
Results (Combined practice times FP1 – FP2)
1. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:04.573
2. Jake Dixon (Kalex) 2:04.760 +0.187
3. Alonso Lopez (Boscoscuro) 2:05.129 +0.556
4. Toni Arbolino (Kalex) 2:05.149 +0.576
5. Albert Arenas (Kalex) 2:05.358 +0.785
#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ
“It’s been a good day after such a long summer break. Five weeks off is a lot, so I’m happy to come back and pick up where we left off. I’ve worked well with the team, done things calmly and the results are positive. We hope to continue like this for the rest of the weekend and tomorrow we will do our best.”