Gardner lays down the gauntlet ahead of qualifying

Further back, there was plenty of shuffling that led to some leading contenders to miss out on an automatic Q2 spot. A crash for Jorge Navarro (Beta Tools Speed Up) at Turn 5 that took out Somkiat Chantra (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) ended the Spaniard’s session early, his bike too damaged for the team to fix in time and with other riders improving, the man lying third in the Championship was 17th overall. FP1 pacesetter Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) also missed out on a top 14 place, the British rider couldn’t improve his Friday time after an early crash at Turn 1 in FP3. Lorenzo Baldassarri (FlexBox HP 40) will also contest Q1, the Italian improved on his last lap, but it wasn’t enough to penetrate the leading contenders – P18 for the Italian.

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