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The intermediate class closed a gloomy day in Valencia and benefitted from a mostly dry track surface. Championship leader Sam Lowes looked like the strongest man in the dry, the British rider starting off with a one second advantage at the top of the timesheets, however, a late tumble at turn 8 made him miss out on the final eight minutes of the session and title rival Enea Bastianini took full advantage. The Italian stole the headline by half a tenth of a second from Lowes, with Joe Roberts in third, one tenth off top spot.

Lorenzo Baldassarri made some solid progress to climb into fourth spot, ahead of compatriot Fabio Di Giannantonio, very closely followed by Remy Gardner and Jorge Martin. Simone Corsi continued to show good pace in eighth position, with Hector Garzo a persistent presence inside the top ten as well. Marco Bezzecchi rounded out the top ten positions as the final rider to post a time within half a second of the leader. FP1 headliner Tom Luthi dropped to 11th place, while the final positions in the combined top 14 went to Xavi Vierge, Nicolo Bulega and Marcel Schrotter.

Luca Marini found some confidence in the improved conditions to climb into 15th, only six tenths off top spot and hoping to improve that further on Saturday morning. Meanwhile, Jake Dixon joined the action after skipping FP1 but an early crash at turn 4 saw him pay a visit to the medical centre with a suspected wrist injury.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1’36.804    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1’36.861 0.057 0.057
3 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1’36.956 0.152 0.095
4 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1’36.965 0.161 0.009
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1’37.066 0.262 0.101
6 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1’37.145 0.341 0.079
7 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1’37.146 0.342 0.001
8 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1’37.205 0.401 0.059
9 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1’37.241 0.437 0.036
10 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1’37.247 0.443 0.006
11 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1’37.329 0.525 0.082
12 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1’37.338 0.534 0.009
13 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1’37.359 0.555 0.021
14 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1’37.416 0.612 0.057
15 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1’37.441 0.637 0.025
16 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1’37.533 0.729 0.092
17 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1’37.559 0.755 0.026
18 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1’37.732 0.928 0.173
19 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1’37.787 0.983 0.055
20 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1’37.855 1.051 0.068
21 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1’37.896 1.092 0.041
22 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1’38.073 1.269 0.177
23 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1’38.197 1.393 0.124
24 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1’38.340 1.536 0.143
25 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1’38.457 1.653 0.117
26 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1’38.989 2.185 0.532
27 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1’39.457 2.653 0.468
28 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1’39.916 3.112 0.459
  55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1’51.548 14.744 11.632
  99 Kasma Daniel Kalex      



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