Moto2 Practice 1 Argentina: Gonzalez Leads the Wet Track

The Spaniard’s performance spike has not been seen until three-quarters of the session. In a rainy session, he chose to move slowly and increase his speed at the end.

Moto2 debutant, Darryn Binder, came out first in Practice 1 on wet tyres. The other racers came out about half a minute later.

In Practice 1, a new face was seen, Soichiro Minamimoto, replacing Kohta Nozane who was injured after the incident in Moto2 Portugal.

Up to five minutes, no driver has recorded a time. Tony Arbolino was the first to do so with a score of 1:59.200.

After 12 minutes, only 10 drivers had timed. Binder skyrocketed to the top position after making a lap time of 1:56.776 on his fourth lap. He is ahead of Arbolino, Alonso Lopez, Celestino Vietti and Sergio Garcia.

Pedro Acosta had lost grip on the rear tire at Turn 7 and almost fell. However, he was able to save his appearance. The 2021 Moto3 champion is in P7 after 18 minutes.

Arbolino was able to regain the top ranking after being six minutes faster than Binder. The rain made the track relatively quiet until the middle of the session. Racer #14 improved his time record to 1:47,849 and 1:46,606 with 19 minutes remaining.

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Marcos Ramirez and Somkiat Chantra battled for second and left Binder at P4. Exactly one minute later, the Thai racer returned to P2, followed by Alonso Lopez.

Arbolino is difficult to chase because it continues to score the fastest time of 1:46,249. Ai Ogura finally paved the way for the first time since the incident in Moto2 Valencia when the time showed 23 minutes. The Japanese driver seemed a bit cautious because of the effects of his injury.

Chantra got the chance to rise to the highest position in the remaining 16 minutes. He posted 1:45,846. Arbolino, Fermin Aldeguer and Alonso Lopez tried to steal his place. However, the racer was too strong and instead increased his time to 1:44.809.

Remaining 10 minutes, Chantra’s closest rival changed again. Jake Dixon, Pedro Acosta and Sam Lowes provided the challenge.

Surprise was shown by Filip Salac, who did not play the full session. Gresini racer became the fastest with 1:44,638.

The driver strengthened the lead with 1:44.383. He went wide at Turn 1 but had no effect on his position.

The last five minutes, the racers began to pick up speed. Chantra took over first place with 1:44,308. Salac, Gonzalez, Dixon and Aron Canet make up the top five.

About the last 30 seconds, Gonzalez skyrocketed and won 1:44,185. Chantra, Salac, Arbolino and Dixon are under him.

Changes occurred after the checkered flag was hoisted. Canet pokes to P3 and Acosta to P6.

Argentina Moto2 Practice 1 results

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