2022 Phillip Island Moto2 Qualifying Result: Early Bird Gets The Worm, Late Birds Get Red Flagged

Patches of blue sky were getting rarer and rarer throughout the qualifying sessions in the intermediate class and although rain never became a concern, Fermín Aldeguer appeared to be in a rush to sort out pole and secure an all-time lap record on his second timed lap. Some red sectors eventually animated the timing screens, from both Aldeguer and teammate Alonso Lopez, but the enthusiasm was short-lived, as some geese traffic prompted a red flag with 36 seconds remaining, sealing the deal on Aldeguer’s second pole of his rookie season. Augusto Fernandez separated the Speed Up duo on the front row, the championship leader only seven hundredths of a second off pole. Lopez was all the more frustrated to miss out on a final attack for pole, as the youngster has a long lap penalty to serve for causing a crash in FP1.

Tony Arbolino opens the second row ahead of Aron Canet and Q1 graduate Celestino Vietti, who posted an identical time to Q1 colleague Manuel Gonzalez. The Spaniard will share an all-Spanish third row with Pedro Acosta and Jeremy Alcoba, while Filip Salac rounded out the top 10 positions ahead of Cameron Beaubier and a more cautious Sam Lowes. With his main title rival for rows ahead, Ai Ogura will hope for a lightning start and some damage limitation, the Japanese rider down in 13th grid position, sharing fifth row with an equally underwhelming Jake Dixon and Joe Roberts – the American a full second slower than the poleman.

Q1 escapees Somkiat Chantra and Lorenzo Dalla Porta sandwich Bo Bendsneyder on row six, while Albert Arenas is stuck in 19th position after an early tumble out of Q1, which made him miss out on Q2 by eight hundredths of a second.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1:32.233    
2 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:32.306 0.073 0.073
3 21 Alonso Lopez Boscoscuro 1:32.543 0.310 0.237
4 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1:32.721 0.488 0.178
5 40 Aron Canet Kalex 1:32.837 0.604 0.116
6 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:32.858 0.625 0.021
7 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:32.858 0.625 0.000
8 51 Pedro Acosta Kalex 1:32.872 0.639 0.014
9 52 Jeremy Alcoba Kalex 1:32.946 0.713 0.074
10 12 Filip Salac Kalex 1:32.970 0.737 0.024
11 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1:33.006 0.773 0.036
12 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:33.040 0.807 0.034
13 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1:33.067 0.834 0.027
14 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1:33.241 1.008 0.174
15 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1:33.284 1.051 0.043
16 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:33.299 1.066 0.015
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1:33.328 1.095 0.029
18 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:34.152 1.919 0.824
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 18 Manuel Gonzalez Kalex 1:33.162    
Q2 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1:33.381 0.219 0.219
Q2 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1:33.392 0.230 0.011
Q2 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:33.515 0.353 0.123
19 75 Albert Arenas Kalex 1:33.598 0.436 0.083
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:33.599 0.437 0.001
21 4 Sean Dylan Kelly Kalex 1:33.774 0.612 0.175
22 42 Marcos Ramirez MV Agusta 1:33.922 0.760 0.148
23 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1:34.011 0.849 0.089
24 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:34.031 0.869 0.020
25 7 Barry Baltus Kalex 1:34.461 1.299 0.430
26 81 Keminth Kubo Kalex 1:34.501 1.339 0.040
27 28 Niccolò Antonelli Kalex 1:34.600 1.438 0.099
28 61 Alessandro Zaccone Kalex 1:34.607 1.445 0.007
29 29 Taiga Hada Kalex 1:35.082 1.920 0.475
Round Number: 
18
2022
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