2019 Argentina Moto2 QP Result: The Lap of Luxury

Xaxi Vierge set the Moto2 lap record and earned pole position Saturday at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Unusually, the Spaniard's fast lap -- which broke MotoGP rider Johann Zarco's 2015 record -- was set with eight minutes to go in the second qualifying session but no rider was able to match it. This is Vierge's second pole position in a row in Argentina. He finished second in last-year's contest.

Consistently fast early in the 2019 season so far is Marcel Schrotter who claimed the second spot in the front row.  Schrotter took pole position at the season's first race and finished the contest in second. Sam Lowes completes the front row in the tightly bunched field with a single second separating the top 20 riders.

Alex Marquez leads the second row, just in front of Thomas Luthi who led the session briefly and who finished second in Qatar. Brad Binder took the last slot in row 2. Remy Gardner set a blistering pace early in the session and topped the timesheet early on. But he couldn't improve much on his early pace and dropped into seventh. Qatar race winner Lorenzo Baldasarri finished eighth on the grid, just clear of Nicolo Bulega. Simone Corsi completed the top 10. 

QUALIFYING 2:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
POLE 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'42.726    
2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'42.737 0.011 0.011
3 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'42.738 0.012 0.001
4 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'42.773 0.047 0.035
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'42.856 0.130 0.083
6 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'42.873 0.147 0.017
7 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'42.969 0.243 0.096
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'42.975 0.249 0.006
9 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'43.008 0.282 0.033
10 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'43.061 0.335 0.053
11 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'43.098 0.372 0.037
12 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'43.103 0.377 0.005
13 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'43.119 0.393 0.016
14 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'43.323 0.597 0.204
15 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'43.452 0.726 0.129
16 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'43.498 0.772 0.046
17 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'43.604 0.878 0.106
18 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'43.677 0.951 0.073

QUALIFYING 1:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
Q2 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'42.987    
Q2 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'43.004 0.017 0.017
Q2 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'43.192 0.205 0.188
Q2 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'43.358 0.371 0.166
19 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'43.505 0.518 0.147
20 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'43.576 0.589 0.071
21 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'43.619 0.632 0.043
22 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'43.669 0.682 0.050
23 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'43.727 0.740 0.058
24 2 Jesko RAFFIN NTS 1'43.730 0.743 0.003
25 89 Khairul Idham PAWI Kalex 1'44.037 1.050 0.307
26 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'44.226 1.239 0.189
27 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'44.233 1.246 0.007
28 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'44.571 1.584 0.338
29 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'44.690 1.703 0.119
30 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'44.825 1.838 0.135
31 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'45.363 2.376 0.538
  40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex      
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2019
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