Gardner vs Fernandez: 1-2 for title rivals on Moto2™ Day 1

Continuing to show some kind of strong form was Augusto Fernandez (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team), sixth overall ahead of the first non-Kalex rider in the field, Simone Corsi (MV Agusta Forward Racing), who historically has had good showings at the Sachsenring, with two Moto2™ podiums in years gone by. Eighth place was home-hero Marcel Schrotter (Liqui Moly Intact GP), recovering after his FP1 crash; rookie teammate Tony Arbolino was a solid ninth, also after a morning crash, whilst Switzerland’s Tom Luthi (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team) rounded out the top ten.