Fernandez pips Roberts to say first pole since 2019

Fernandez pips Roberts to say first pole since 2019

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The Spaniard beats the American by simply 0.034s in Moto2™ qualifying; Vietti and Dixon on the second row after crashing

For the primary time for the reason that 2019 Catalan GP, Augusto Fernandez (Pink Bull KTM Ajo) begins on pole for a Moto2™ race because of 2:04.103 in qualifying on the Monster Power British Grand Prix. Second place in Q2 went the best way of Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Staff) because the American finishes simply 0.034s off Fernandez, with Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Staff Asia) rounding out the entrance row.

Fernandez continues advantageous kind; Vietti and FP3 pacesetter Dixon crash

Roberts set the tempo within the early exchanges after setting a 2:04.752, with Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Staff) slotting into P2 simply 0.020s adrift. Jake Dixon’s (GASGAS Aspar Staff) first time assault try positioned the British rider in P4 earlier than Fernandez, then Albert Arenas (GASGAS Aspar Staff), went P1. Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Staff) soared to second earlier than we then noticed the Italian and Dixon crash in separate incidents. Vietti wasn’t in a position to get again on the bike, however fortunately for Dixon, he was in a position to get going once more.

Fernandez returned to the summit by a few tenths over Arenas as we then noticed Roberts pounce to pinch P2 from Arenas, because the American adopted Dixon over the road – the Briton recovering to P6 with one flying lap to go. Dixon improved once more on his ultimate lap however might solely handle P6, with Roberts additionally going faster to cement P2. Fernandez didn’t have to however he too discovered time on his final lap to ensure he could be ranging from pole place, his first since 2019.

Arenas spearheads the second row of the grid forward of the disenchanted Vietti and Dixon, as Bendsneyder claims a strong P7 beginning slot at Silverstone. Alonso Lopez (CAG Velocity Up), Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) and Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) spherical out the highest 10.

Vietti, Fernandez and Ogura – your three primary title contenders – all begin inside the highest 5 for the British GP, setting us up properly for a spectacular showdown on Sunday. Keep in mind, the Moto2™ race will get going after the MotoGP™ race this weekend, with lights out at 14:30 native time (GMT+1). 

High 10:
1. Augusto Fernandez (Pink Bull KTM Ajo) – 2:04.103
2. Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Staff) + 0.034
3. Ai Ogura (Idemitsu Honda Staff Asia) + 0.177
4. Albert Arenas (GASGAS Aspar Staff) + 0.283
5. Celestino Vietti (Mooney VR46 Racing Staff) + 0.395
6. Jake Dixon (GASGAS Aspar Staff) + 0.402
7. Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika SAG Staff) + 0.457
8. Alonso Lopez (CAG Velocity Up) + 0.594
9. Marcel Schrotter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) + 0.784
10. Aron Canet (Flexbox HP40) + 0.788

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