It has been a very good day for the Leopard Racing Group, whereas Championship chief Sergio Garcia nearly squeezed into the highest 14
Leopard Racing’s Dennis Foggia picked up from the place he left within the morning session with a dominant efficiency guaranteeing he takes Friday Free Apply honours on the SHARK Grand Prix de France in Le Mans. The Italian recorded the three quickest laps of the session for a powerful 1:41.680 to go away him 0.428s away from title rival Izan Guevara (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Group), with teammate Tatsuki Suzuki in P3.
The second Free Apply session for the light-weight class took a while to spark into life, with solely a choose few enhancing their morning occasions early doorways. Carlos Tatay was a type of, because the CFMoto Racing PruestelGP rider put in an early lap to go high for the session and second total behind Foggia. The previous Rookies Cup Champion’s technique paid off, as he sits comfortably fourth.
Foggia’s place on high of the mixed standings started to return underneath menace because the grid got here out for his or her remaining runs with lower than 10 minutes to go, with pink sectors popping up all throughout the timing screens. The Italian then confirmed his class to spin three laps which consolidated his place, and go away everybody else scrambling for a priceless Q2 place.
Who else sits contained in the Q2 locations?
Jaume Masia (Pink Bull KTM Ajo), Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers Group), Elia Bartolini (QJMOTOR Avintia Racing Group) and Ryusei Yamanaka (MT Helmets – MSI) are all comfortably among the many provisional Q2 locations following the top of their runs. They’re joined by Riccardo Rossi (SIC58 Squadra Corse) and Ayumu Sasaki (Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max) within the high 10, however plenty of different riders might be wanting over their shoulders come FP3.
Championship chief Sergio Garcia (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Group) didn’t get off to the most effective of begins, crashing at Flip 10 on his out lap, and could not handle to search out the late tempo wanted to squeeze himself into the highest 14. He lies simply behind Daniel Holgado (Pink Bull KTM Ajo), Deniz Öncü (Pink Bull KTM Ajo), Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets – MSI) and Xavier Artigas (CFMoto Racing PruestelGP) and the Spaniard might want to come flying out of the blocks on Saturday morning.
Garcia wasn’t the one faller both, with Moreira additionally happening early, as did Öncü at Flip 8. All riders are okay. Gerard Riu (Rivacold Snipers Group) needed to be taken to the medical centre after a simultaneous however separate crash with Taiyo Furusato (Honda Group Asia), however has since been declared match.
Lorenzo Fellon suffered a Flip 4 highside, whereas his SIC58 Squadra Corse teammate Riccardo Rossi additionally crashed when popping out of the Dunlop chicane. Ryusei Yamanaka was the opposite FP2.
Subsequent up for the light-weight class is FP3 on Saturday morning. Be sure you tune in from 09:00 CET as they battle for the coveted Q2 locations.
1. Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) – 1:41.680
2. Izan Guevara (Gaviota GASGAS Aspar Group) + 0.428
3. Tatsuki Suzuki (Leopard Racing) + 0.523
4. Carlos Tatay (CFMOTO Racing PrustelGP) + 0.646
5. Jaume Masia (Pink Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.668
6. Andrea Migno (Rivacold Snipers Group) + 0.793
7. Elia Bartolini (QJMOTOR Avintia Racing Group) + 0.872
8. Ryusei Yamanaka (MT Helmets – MSI) + 0.921
9. Riccardo Rossi (SIC58 Squadra Corse) + 0.969
10. Ayumu Sasaki (Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max) + 0.998