2021 Styria Moto2 Qualifying Result: Race Against The Clouds

The intermediate class made a narrow escape from the dark clouds surrounding the circuit during Q2 and put up a show all the way to the checkered flag. Seeing Remy Gardner in top spot in parc fermé at the end of qualifying was a familiar sight but Ai Ogura looked like throwing a spanner in the works in the battle for pole in the final couple of minutes of the session. It all came down to one final lap where the timing screens flashed red all over, but it only served Gardner to extend his advantage at the front. Ogura still secured his first front row start of his rookie season, trailing the Australian by one tenth of a second, while Marco Bezzecchi completed the line-up in a solid weekend for the Italian.

Raul Fernandez couldn’t really have a proper celebration of his MotoGP announcement but will open the second row of the grid ahead of compatriots Aron Canet and Augusto Fernandez. Sam Lowes in seventh position was the last rider within half a second of pole, the British rider leading the way for Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Somkiat Chantra. Marcel Schrotter rounded out the top 10 positions and shares row four with Xavi Vierge and Q1 leader Fabio Di Giannantonio.

Tom Luthi recorded a season best qualifying in 13th, ahead of two other men who went through Q1: Hector Garzo and Albert Arenas. Q1 was a costly affair for Celestino Vietti in particular, the Italian suffering a crash while second in the session and getting pushed out in the closing stages. However, Vietti’s 19th grid position is significantly better than Jorge Navarro’s 25th, after a tough day for the Spaniard.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'28.668    
2 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'28.789 0.121 0.121
3 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'28.811 0.143 0.022
4 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'28.978 0.310 0.167
5 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'29.004 0.336 0.026
6 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'29.005 0.337 0.001
7 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'29.138 0.470 0.133
8 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'29.220 0.552 0.082
9 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'29.223 0.555 0.003
10 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'29.238 0.570 0.015
11 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'29.275 0.607 0.037
12 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'29.334 0.666 0.059
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'29.361 0.693 0.027
14 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.385 0.717 0.024
15 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'29.416 0.748 0.031
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'29.572 0.904 0.156
17 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'29.778 1.110 0.206
18 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'29.929 1.261 0.151
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'29.202    
Q2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.214 0.012 0.012
Q2 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'29.433 0.231 0.219
Q2 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'29.436 0.234 0.003
19 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'29.494 0.292 0.058
20 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'29.531 0.329 0.037
21 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'29.565 0.363 0.034
22 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'29.719 0.517 0.154
23 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'29.739 0.537 0.020
24 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'29.747 0.545 0.008
25 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'29.785 0.583 0.038
26 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'29.832 0.630 0.047
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'29.911 0.709 0.079
28 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'29.979 0.777 0.068
29 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'30.032 0.830 0.053
30 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 1'30.354 1.152 0.322
Round Number: 
10
2021
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