2020 Brno Moto2 Qualifying Result: A Star Is Born

The closing act once more, the Moto2 class had some twists and turns in store, with pole position being disputed by the three main actors from practice. Joe Roberts posted the top time early into Q2 and despite attempts to dethrone him, the American secured his second pole position of the season by over a tenth of a second. Sam Lowes took a risk by joining the track late for his time attack but made it work and got second position out of it. Enea Bastianini was another contender early on, but got demoted to the final place on the front row.

Hafizh Syahrin finally found his way towards the business end of proceedings by qualifying fourth, sharing the second row of the grid with Marco Bezzecchi and Jorge Martin. Marcel Schrotter opens row three from Augusto Fernandez and Q1 fast man Fabio Di Giannantonio, while Luca Marini will be somewhat disappointed by his 10th place on the grid. He will face stiff competition from his fourth row companions, Jorge Navarro and Xavi Vierge.

Rookie Aron Canet had a low key session down in 15th, while Tetsuta Nagashima was amongst the riders who missed out most in Q1 and will be starting all the way down in 21st grid position, five places ahead of Tom Luthi.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 2'01.692    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 2'01.822 0.130 0.130
3 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 2'01.881 0.189 0.059
4 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 2'02.145 0.453 0.264
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 2'02.178 0.486 0.033
6 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 2'02.289 0.597 0.111
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'02.345 0.653 0.056
8 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 2'02.365 0.673 0.020
9 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 2'02.376 0.684 0.011
10 10 Luca Marini Kalex 2'02.494 0.802 0.118
11 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 2'02.499 0.807 0.005
12 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2'02.500 0.808 0.001
13 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2'02.515 0.823 0.015
14 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2'02.653 0.961 0.138
15 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 2'02.766 1.074 0.113
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 2'02.773 1.081 0.007
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 2'02.827 1.135 0.054
18 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 2'03.308 1.616 0.481
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 2'02.093    
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 2'02.230 0.137 0.137
Q2 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2'02.242 0.149 0.012
Q2 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 2'02.255 0.162 0.013
19 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 2'02.341 0.248 0.086
20 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 2'02.374 0.281 0.033
21 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 2'02.414 0.321 0.040
22 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 2'02.421 0.328 0.007
23 77 Dominique Aegerter NTS 2'02.544 0.451 0.123
24 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'02.600 0.507 0.056
25 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'02.731 0.638 0.131
26 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'02.736 0.643 0.005
27 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 2'03.057 0.964 0.321
28 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'03.062 0.969 0.005
29 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 2'03.674 1.581 0.612
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 2'03.777 1.684 0.103
Round Number: 
4
2020
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Comments

Sorry if this sounds too Ameri-centric, but it's great to see Roberts on the pole. And of course, given the popularity of world championship road racing here, this is headline news all over the US. Well, we can dream ... and at least hope for a set of clean, safe races tomorrow at bumpy Brno. Congratulations to Zarco too!

Was hoping to see that Joe Roberts was for real after Qatar. Glad he found his mojo again after Jerez! And yes, glad to see an American up in the top 3 in Moto2, it's been forever. Let's see how it goes tomorrow.

Congrats to Johann Zarco, though does he have good race pace?

Weird to see Dovi and JM near the bottom. Even Petrucci is down in 8th and 0.767 off Pole.

And the two Repsol Hondas at the bottom of the order. Hmmm. Approx. 1.3 seconds off Pole, but in today's MotoGP, that may as well be, well...last.