2021 Austin Moto2 Qualifying Result: What Else Did You Expect?

The intermediate class performed the final rodeo show of the day and it was another performance of the Red Bull KTM Ajo matinee. After Remy Gardner held provisional pole for most of the session, Raul Fernandez robbed his teammate at the chequered flag, extending a sensational run of rookie poles and nearly nudging the lap record. Fabio Di Giannantonio made his bid at pole very early in Q2 but had to settle for a front row start, four tenths off the leader’s time.

Marco Bezzecchi did well to climb into fourth, opening second row ahead of rookie Cameron Beaubier, who scored a top result on home soil. Augusto Fernandez closed row two, with an all-rookie line-up on row three, including Tony Arbolino, Ai Ogura and Albert Arenas – the Italian narrowly escaping Q1. Celestino Vietti and Marcos Ramirez also aced Q1 to make their way onto fourth row, together with Xavi Vierge, while teammate Jake Dixon opens row five from Aron Canet and Somkiat Chantra.

Sam Lowes finds himself into a pretty uncharacteristic 16th place on the grid after a late tumble at turn 15, sharing sixth row with Jorge Navarro, whose session started with a crash at turn 11, and Simone Corsi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 2'08.979    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 2'09.299 0.320 0.320
3 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 2'09.457 0.478 0.158
4 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 2'09.557 0.578 0.100
5 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 2'09.584 0.605 0.027
6 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 2'09.638 0.659 0.054
7 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 2'09.745 0.766 0.107
8 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 2'09.803 0.824 0.058
9 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 2'09.825 0.846 0.022
10 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'09.829 0.850 0.004
11 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 2'09.886 0.907 0.057
12 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2'09.942 0.963 0.056
13 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2'10.047 1.068 0.105
14 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 2'10.272 1.293 0.225
15 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'10.502 1.523 0.230
16 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 2'15.903 6.924 5.401
17 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 2'16.506 7.527 0.603
18 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 2'21.579 12.600 5.073
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 2'09.652    
Q2 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'09.956 0.304 0.304
Q2 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'09.970 0.318 0.014
Q2 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 2'10.010 0.358 0.040
19 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'10.111 0.459 0.101
20 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'10.217 0.565 0.106
21 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 2'10.347 0.695 0.130
22 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 2'10.456 0.804 0.109
23 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 2'10.497 0.845 0.041
24 70 Barry Baltus NTS 2'10.503 0.851 0.006
25 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 2'10.567 0.915 0.064
26 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 2'10.672 1.020 0.105
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'10.846 1.194 0.174
28 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'11.209 1.557 0.363
29 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 2'11.605 1.953 0.396
  11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex      
Round Number: 
15
2021
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