Practice 2 Moto2 Portugal: Acosta’s Awakening Momentum

The sun shone even hotter on the second exercise. It took six minutes to see the players clock faster than the previous session.

After Filip Salac erased Jake Dixon’s best time, Pedro Acosta took first place with 1:42,866. Tony Arbolino jumped to third place ahead of Alonso Lopez and Dixon.

Just scored a good time, Arbolino even crashed at Turn 8. He took his motorbike to the Elf Marc VDS Racing garage.

Acosta got the momentum to maintain the best ranking by cutting his score to 0.185 seconds. Behind him, Manuel Gonzalez fought for second place with Sam Lowes.

Entering the half of the session, almost all the drivers entered the pits. However, the 2021 Moto3 world champion is still staying on the track to collect data.

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Feeling that he could no longer increase his speed, he returned to the Red Bull KTM Ajo garage. Instead, several drivers returned to the track trying to beat Acosta’s time.

About 13 minutes remaining, Bo Bendsneyder improved his record to go up four slots from P14. Former MotoGP racer, Darry Binder, was also able to rise to 14th place.

Dixon needed less than a minute to take over the top spot again thanks to 1:42.489.

Bad luck faced Honda Team Asia racer, Somkiat Chantra. Because it was difficult to turn the front of the motorbike, he crashed at Turn 14 when he entered the final 10 minutes.

It was Aron Canet’s turn to crash at Turn 14 three minutes later. He continued his journey to the box after being assisted by the marshals.

The chance to send Dixon out came to Acosta in the last four minutes. The teenager scored 1:42,391. Arbolino failed to defend third place won by Salac.

With one minute left of practice, Alonso Lopez crashes at Turn 5. Despite the fall, he only drops to P8 as Celestino Vietti takes seventh.

Behind Acosta, Dixon, Salac, Arbolino, Lowes, Vietti and Gonzalez lined up.

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