2022 Portimão Moto2 Qualifying Result: Back With A Vengeance

After getting the worst of the conditions throughout practice, the intermediate class ended up with the best of the conditions for qualifying, the track almost fully dry by the time the riders fought it out for pole. Particularly eager to avenge the hero-to-zero result from last race, Aron Canet took hold of Q2 quite early on and continued to improve his time to secure a first pole position of the season by three tenths of a second. Cameron Beaubier was on a mission of his own after failing to convert pole into any sort of solid result on home soil and a late push put him back onto the front row in second position. Jake Dixon also found some late pace in sunny Portimão to join the front row, two hundredths of a second behind the American.

Fresh off a successful Q1, Tony Arbolino was the early leader of Q2 but the late charges from the front row men demoted him to fourth. The Italian will open the second row ahead of Augusto Fernandez and teammate Sam Lowes. Ai Ogura got pushed back to seventh in the closing seconds of the session, heading row three from teammate Somkiat Chantra and Joe Roberts. Albert Arenas rounded out the top ten positions, with Jorge Navarro looking a lot better on dry asphalt and escaping Q1 to qualify in the middle of fourth row, ahead of the fastest man in practice, Marcel Schrotter.

Championship leader Celestino Vietti struggled a bit to adapt to the new conditions and ended the day almost a second off pole, in 13th position, ahead of Q1 leader Marcos Ramirez and top rookie Fermín Aldeguer, who also had a tougher time on Saturday afternoon. FP1 leader Zonta Van Den Goorbergh showed his speed once more by escaping out of Q1 to secure a fifth row start ahead of Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Keminth Kubo, who failed to set a time due to an early tumble. A notable absence in Q2 was Pedro Acosta, who couldn’t get to grips with the new track conditions and had to settle for 20th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:44.151    
2 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:44.479 0.328 0.328
3 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:44.501 0.350 0.022
4 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:44.560 0.409 0.059
5 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:44.788 0.637 0.228
6 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:44.827 0.676 0.039
7 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:44.898 0.747 0.071
8 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:44.911 0.760 0.013
9 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:44.915 0.764 0.004
10 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:44.999 0.848 0.084
11 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:45.016 0.865 0.017
12 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:45.018 0.867 0.002
13 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:45.076 0.925 0.058
14 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:45.251 1.100 0.175
15 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:45.304 1.153 0.053
16 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:45.354 1.203 0.050
17 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:46.859 2.708 1.505
Not Classified
18 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex   0.000 0.000
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:45.533    
Q2 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:45.566 0.033 0.033
Q2 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:46.076 0.543 0.510
Q2 84 Zonta Van Den Goorbergh Kalex 1:46.086 0.553 0.010
19 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:46.086 0.553 0.000
20 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:46.160 0.627 0.074
21 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:46.600 1.067 0.440
22 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:46.712 1.179 0.112
23 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:46.787 1.254 0.075
24 5 Romano Fenati Boscoscuro 1:46.787 1.254 0.000
25 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Kalex 1:47.213 1.680 0.426
26 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:47.274 1.741 0.061
27 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:47.676 2.143 0.402
28 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:47.762 2.229 0.086
29 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:48.021 2.488 0.259
30 28 Niccolò Antonelli Kalex 1:48.305 2.772 0.284
Round Number: 
5
2022
Tweet Button: 

Back to top