2021 Aragon Moto2 Qualifying Result: Wrapping Things Up Early

The final qualifying session of the day started and ended on a high, with a bit of a lull setting in after Sam Lowes posted the only 1:51 time of qualifying on only his third lap. That looked like it was enough to secure Moto2 pole position, as rivals seemed to struggle to get quicker as the session progressed, but the Marc VDS man still had a brief look of concern on his face while he watched the Red Bull KTM Ajo boys on their final flying laps. Remy Gardner was down in 14th position with one minute left on the clock, but a pretty wild final lap promoted him all the way up to second on the grid, two tenths off pole. Teammate Raul Fernandez had been lingering at the bottom of the top 10, until he found some time in the last two sectors to join the front row on his final flying lap, but his fitness will be a bit of a question mark given his recent hand injury.

The late show from the orange machines denied Hector Garzo a front row, dropping him to a still impressive fourth place on the grid, after topping Q1. Rookie Ai Ogura will be joining him on row two, ahead of Moto3 champion Albert Arenas. Jorge Navarro only briefly held top spot in Q2 before getting demoted to seventh place, sharing third row with Fabio Di Giannantonio and Marco Bezzecchi.

Marcos Ramirez rounded out the top 10 ahead of Aron Canet and Augusto Fernandez, the Marc VDS rider seven tenths slower than his leading teammate. Xavi Vierge, Nicolò Bulega and Q1 qualifier Marcel Schrotter make up row five, ahead of veteran Tom Luthi, newbie Fermín Aldeguer and a low key Joe Roberts.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'51.778    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'52.057 0.279 0.279
3 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'52.084 0.306 0.027
4 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'52.107 0.329 0.023
5 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'52.148 0.370 0.041
6 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'52.170 0.392 0.022
7 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'52.197 0.419 0.027
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'52.387 0.609 0.190
9 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'52.391 0.613 0.004
10 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.400 0.622 0.009
11 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'52.478 0.700 0.078
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'52.494 0.716 0.016
13 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'52.528 0.750 0.034
14 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'52.626 0.848 0.098
15 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'52.856 1.078 0.230
16 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.879 1.101 0.023
17 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'52.947 1.169 0.068
18 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'53.310 1.532 0.363
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'52.249    
Q2 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'52.400 0.151 0.151
Q2 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'52.697 0.448 0.297
Q2 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'52.717 0.468 0.020
19 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'52.784 0.535 0.067
20 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.830 0.581 0.046
21 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'52.846 0.597 0.016
22 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'52.929 0.680 0.083
23 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'52.992 0.743 0.063
24 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'53.005 0.756 0.013
25 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'53.114 0.865 0.109
26 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'53.259 1.010 0.145
27 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'53.264 1.015 0.005
28 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'53.416 1.167 0.152
29 17 John McPhee Kalex 1'53.475 1.226 0.059
30 81 Manuel Gonzalez MV Agusta 1'53.589 1.340 0.114
31 18 Xavi Cardelus Kalex 1'54.477 2.228 0.888
32 74 Piotr Biesiekirski Kalex 1'54.502 2.253 0.025
Round Number: 
13
2021
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Comments

Arenas and Navarro on the Boscoscuros, infact there's 4 in the top 17, fair play. Also McPhee, certainly making progress time-wise and finally Sam, hoping for a similar performance tomorrow from 'onit'