2019 Mugello Moto2 Qualifying Result: When You Least Expect It

The final qualifying action of the day looked like the opposite of the premier class session, Tom Luthi setting camp at the top of the timesheets halfway through proceedings and the occasional red and orange lights on the timing screens seemed to have the sole purpose of keeping us awake. And lucky they did, as Marcel Schrotter gave a late twist to the tale to snatch pole position from his teammate on his very last lap by four hundredths of a second.

Luthi would have been disappointed but the rest of the Dynavolt squad had plenty of reasons to smile after an impressive one-two. Alex Marquez had a decent claim at pole too but came across Tetsuta Nagashima at the wrong time and had to slow down his charge. However, the Spaniard scored his fourth consecutive front row start and will hope to repeat the outcome of the last time that happened in Le Mans.

Nicolo Bulega won’t complain too much about being bumped off the front row after escaping Q1 and generally enduring a tough start to his season. The Italian will be happy to be right in the mix on row two, with some familiar faces in Jorge Navarro and Luca Marini. Nagashima opens row three ahead of Sam Lowes and FP3 fast man Augusto Fernandez, who once again had a better showing than his teammate and championship leader.

Remy Gardner shared fourth row with the rookie duo of Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martin, while Lorenzo Baldassarri and Xavi Vierge could not convert their speed in Q1 in a decent Q2 result. The Italian qualified 15th, with the Spaniard two places back.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'51.129    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'51.169 0.040 0.040
3 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'51.346 0.217 0.177
4 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'51.401 0.272 0.055
5 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'51.470 0.341 0.069
6 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'51.484 0.355 0.014
7 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'51.640 0.511 0.156
8 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'51.692 0.563 0.052
9 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'51.697 0.568 0.005
10 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'51.724 0.595 0.027
11 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'51.728 0.599 0.004
12 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'51.776 0.647 0.048
13 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'51.798 0.669 0.022
14 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'51.920 0.791 0.122
15 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'51.976 0.847 0.056
16 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'52.015 0.886 0.039
17 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'52.055 0.926 0.040
18 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'52.416 1.287 0.361
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'51.659    
Q2 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'51.749 0.090 0.090
Q2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'51.904 0.245 0.155
Q2 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'52.005 0.346 0.101
19 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'52.025 0.366 0.020
20 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'52.062 0.403 0.037
21 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'52.325 0.666 0.263
22 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'52.438 0.779 0.113
23 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'52.541 0.882 0.103
24 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'52.770 1.111 0.229
25 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'53.510 1.851 0.740
26 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'53.652 1.993 0.142
27 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'53.714 2.055 0.062
28 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'53.806 2.147 0.092
29 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'54.478 2.819 0.672
30 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'54.682 3.023 0.204
31 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'55.774 4.115 1.092
32 19 Teppei NAGOE Kalex 1'55.822 4.163 0.048
Round Number: 
6
2019
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300km/hr!
Love the new Moto2 bike. C'mon KTM, you can do it here!

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