2021 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 Qualifying Result: Mixed Fortunes

The intermediate class got a grey but dry welcome for their qualifying session and it came with a multitude of yellow flags over both sessions. After topping Q1, Jorge Navarro had the early advantage in Q2 until the final couple of minutes of the session, when Sam Lowes attacked to claim pole position by half a tenth from the Spaniard, who will get sandwiched between Marc VDS riders on the front row, with Augusto Fernandez taking third. Aron Canet in fourth was the final rider to post a time within half a second of the poleman, while Celestino Vietti kept fifth despite a late tumble. Marcos Ramirez scored a solid sixth spot to close the second row of the grid, with Stefano Manzi opening row three ahead of Q1 graduate Albert Arenas.

If the Marc VDS duo thrived in the trickly and drizzly conditions towards the end, the Red Bull KTM Ajo duo had a difficult afternoon, with Raul Fernandez dropping to 9th after a late tumble at turn 2 and teammate Remy Gardner getting his worst qualifying of the season in 14th, not helped by the yellow flag bonanza. Somkiat Chantra, tom Luthi, Bo Bendsneyder and Fermín Aldeguer will separate the two teammates on the grid, while crashes for Xavi Vierge, Jake Dixon and Ai Ogura dropped them to the back of the Q2 timesheets – the British rider also under investigation for crashing under yellow flags. Gravel traps were just as busy in Q1 and Marco Bezzecchi paid a particularly high price, dropping to 24th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'36.510    
2 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'36.555 0.045 0.045
3 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.744 0.234 0.189
4 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'36.950 0.440 0.206
5 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'37.100 0.590 0.150
6 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'37.300 0.790 0.200
7 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'37.511 1.001 0.211
8 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'37.558 1.048 0.047
9 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'37.602 1.092 0.044
10 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.686 1.176 0.084
11 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'37.695 1.185 0.009
12 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'37.767 1.257 0.072
13 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'37.780 1.270 0.013
14 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'37.825 1.315 0.045
15 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'37.904 1.394 0.079
16 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'38.482 1.972 0.578
17 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'38.556 2.046 0.074
18 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'39.683 3.173 1.127
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'37.198    
Q2 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'37.543 0.345 0.345
Q2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'37.584 0.386 0.041
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'37.878 0.680 0.294
19 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'38.097 0.899 0.219
20 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'38.122 0.924 0.025
21 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'38.366 1.168 0.244
22 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'38.748 1.550 0.382
23 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'39.543 2.345 0.795
24 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'40.068 2.870 0.525
25 10 Tommaso Marcon NTS 1'43.096 5.898 3.028
  11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex      
  14 Tony Arbolino Kalex      
  16 Joe Roberts Kalex      
  24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta      
  27 Mattia Casadei Kalex      
Round Number: 
16
2021
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