Moto 2: Raul Fernandez Takes Pole Position for the Italian Grand Prix

Published on May 30, 2021
By Jack Hammersley

Despite qualifying being interfered with rain, the Spaniard took pole position being just one tenth off the lap record

Marc VDS’s Sam Lowes lines-up alongside the Spaniard in second position with MB Conveyors Speed Up’s Jorge Navarro who rounds out the front-row taking his first front-row start since the Teruel Grand Prix last year.

Championship leader Remy Gardner heads the second row ahead of championship contender Fabio Di Giannantonio who are looking to take it to Raul and Sam. Tony Arbolino continues his impressive form from Le Mans, lining up in sixth position and looks to do a great performance at his home grand prix.

SKY VR46 Racing’s Marco Bezzecchi qualified in seventh position and will be needing to get a good start and make up a lot of positions in the first sector to try and get on the podium as the likes of Raul, Sam and Remy seem to be a step ahead of the Italian and Marco will be desperate to get onto the podium and fight for the victory.

Petronas Sprinta Racing’s Xavi Vierge will start in eighth place on the grid with his team-mate Jake Dixon still struggling down in 22nd place. The Petronas Sprinta Racing Team will be hoping for a turn of fortunes in the race today.

The Italtrans Racing duo of Joe Roberts and Lorenzo Dalla Porta will start from 10th and 11th positions, America Joe Roberts will be looking to progress up the field with his team-mate Dalla Porta hoping to follow through to try and take his best result in Moto 2 which is currently a 12th position, although he finished 11th in Le Mans, but was disqualified due to undercutting weight.

Who will win the Italian Grand Prix? The lights go out at 12:20 (GMT+2)

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