AndaluciaGP: Tatsuki Suzuki claims back-to-back Jerez poles
Tatsuki Suzuki has kept up his impressive qualifying performance, by taking pole position for the Andaulican Grand Prix. The Japanese rider topped the frantic qualifying two-session ahead of fellow Japanese rider Ai Ogura, who continues to build on his impressive performance from one week ago. Gabriel Rodrigo completes the front row, +0.296s off the pole time.
Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Raul Fernandez heads row two ahead of Tony Arbolino and Moto3 Championship leader, Albert Arenas.
Jeremy Alcoba will line-up seventh ahead of John McPhee, who thanks to the new rules failed to improve his time after Andrea Migno crashed in the final sector at the end of Q2. SKY Racing Team VR46 rider Celestino Vietti bounced back from a difficult Friday to complete the third row.
Jaume Masia put his Leopard Honda back inside the top ten, the Spaniard is joined on row four by Carlos Tatay and 2019 season opener race victor, Kaito Toba.
Sergio Garcia’s best effort of 1:46.326 put the EG 0,0 rider 14th on the grid with Tech 3 KTM’s Deniz Oncü and Filip Salac hot on his heels.
After topping Qualifying one in stylish fashion, Ayumu Sasaki could only manage 16th with Ryusei Yamanaka and Andrea Migno rounding out the top 18.
Yuki Kunii qualified 19th, ahead of a disappointing Niccolo Antonelli and Romano Fenati.
Stefano Nepa impressed in the early-stages of FP3, but could only manage 22nd on the grid ahead of Dennis Foggia, who continues to struggle adapting to the Leopard Honda and Maximilian Kofler.
Row nine is headed by Darryn Binder, who once again finds himself on the final two rows of the grid. However, despite his poor Saturday performance, don’t count Binder out of the podium fight. Second PETRONAS Sprinta rider Khairul Idham Pawi joins Binder on row nine with Riccardo Rossi finishing in 27th.
Jason Dupasquier will start 28th, while the final two positions of the grid are filled by Barry Baltus and Davide Pizzoli.
The lights are scheduled to go out for the Moto3 Andalucian Grand Prix at 11am local time, will Suzuki transform his third pole of 2020 into a second race victory? Or will John McPhee transform his impressive pace into the race?