Moto 2: Raul Fernandez Claims His third Pole Position Of The Season.
Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Raul Fernandez Continues His Top Form With Another Pole position On The Grid.
Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team’s Bo Bendsneyder topped the time sheets in Q1 followed by SKY Racing Team’s Marco Bezzecchi in second place, the Italian put in his best performance of the weekend so far. Third placed rider to go through to Q2 was Aspar’s Aron Canet, with his team-mate Albert Arenas taking the last Q2 place in fourth position.
Federal Oil Gresini’s Fabio Di Giannantonio was fast throughout the Q2 qualifying session and was at the top of the timing sheets until Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Raul Fernandez put a flying lap in with just two minutes to go and claimed his third pole position of the season so far. Team-mate and championship leader Remy Gardner finished in third place.
Sky Racing’s Marco Bezzecchi finished the session in fourth place, which must of been a big relief for the Italian rider and his team. Petronas Sprinta Racing’s Xavi Vierge got fifth place with team-mate Britain’s Jake Dixon qualifying in 15th, Jake will be hoping to have a strong start in the race and get in the mix to score some valuble championship points.
Speed Up Racing’s Jorge Navarro qualified in sixth place, just in front of ELF Marc VDS Racing’s Sam Lowes, Sam had a spill at Turn one early on in the Q2 session but was able to pick the bike up and ride it back to the garage for a quick check and he was able to get back out to finish the session in seventh place. IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia’s Ai Ogura finished in eighth position with team-mate Somkiat Chantra finishing in 13th place.
Top Q1 man Bo Bendsneyder qualified in ninth place just infront of Aspar Team’s Aron Canet. Nicolo Bulega finished in 11th place, which seems to be a popular qualifying position for the Italian rider as it was his third time finishing in 11th so far this season. Italtrans Racing’s Joe Roberts will start the race on the fourth row having qualified in 12th place.
Will Remy Gardner get the better of his team-mate Raul fernandez in the race and extend his championship lead? Or will Fabio Di Giannantonio steal the show from the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo?
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