2019 Barcelona Moto2 Qualifying Result: An Extra Special First Time

The final action for the day came with some real action throughout the intermediate class’ qualifying session. The end result was particularly enjoyable for the Flexbox HP 40 garage, although maybe not for the side of the garage that flatters them most in the championship. Regardless, all eyes were on Augusto Fernandez, the youngster taking his first pole position in the class and doing so in the adulation of the home crowd.

Tom Luthi added yet another second place on the grid to this season’s catalogue and missed out on pole by two hundredths of a second, which not even a tow from Alex Marquez could find. Sam Lowes provided some excitement after the checkered flag came out, the British rider looking on course to snatch pole for much of his final lap but settled for third for only three hundredths of a second.

Even the man opening row two was within half a tenth of pole, Jorge Navarro leading teammate Fabio Di Giannantonio in a flashback to FP4. The duo could not quite replicate Speed Up’s FP4 performance but came as close as it got. Alex Marquez might be a little miffed with being only one tenth slower than pole position and yet finishing sixth but it was just that kind of day in Moto2.

Championship leader Lorenzo Baldassarri was an integral part of his teammate’s achievement after giving him a bit of a tail to chase on his pole lap but could not benefit fully in return and settled for seventh. Q1 survivor Nicolo Bulega and compatriot Andrea Locatelli completed row three. Rookie Enea Bastianini had the speed but not the timing and some wobbles saw him stranded in tenth by the time the checkered flag waved but still ahead of some fairly experienced rivals in Remy Gardner and Marcel Schrotter.

Luca Marini opens row five ahead of top Q1 qualifier Bo Bendsneyder and top KTM Iker Lecuona but the biggest surprises of Q1 were Brad Binder being forced to settle for 19th on the grid, followed by Xavi Vierge in 20th position.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 40 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 1'44.170    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'44.191 0.021 0.021
3 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'44.199 0.029 0.008
4 9 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 1'44.211 0.041 0.012
5 21 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1'44.259 0.089 0.048
6 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'44.270 0.100 0.011
7 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'44.437 0.267 0.167
8 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'44.489 0.319 0.052
9 5 Andrea LOCATELLI Kalex 1'44.505 0.335 0.016
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 1'44.558 0.388 0.053
11 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'44.569 0.399 0.011
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'44.600 0.430 0.031
13 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'44.640 0.470 0.040
14 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'44.808 0.638 0.168
15 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'44.874 0.704 0.066
16 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 1'45.131 0.961 0.257
17 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'45.244 1.074 0.113
18 24 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'46.962 2.792 1.718
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 64 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 1'44.662    
Q2 88 Jorge MARTIN KTM 1'44.668 0.006 0.006
Q2 27 Iker LECUONA KTM 1'44.771 0.109 0.103
Q2 11 Nicolo BULEGA Kalex 1'44.849 0.187 0.078
19 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'44.913 0.251 0.064
20 97 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 1'44.917 0.255 0.004
21 77 Dominique AEGERTER MV Agusta 1'45.048 0.386 0.131
22 62 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 1'45.133 0.471 0.085
23 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'45.265 0.603 0.132
24 20 Dimas EKKY PRATAMA Kalex 1'45.302 0.640 0.037
25 35 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 1'45.341 0.679 0.039
26 96 Jake DIXON KTM 1'45.505 0.843 0.164
27 4 Steven ODENDAAL NTS 1'45.545 0.883 0.040
28 3 Lukas TULOVIC KTM 1'45.605 0.943 0.060
29 16 Joe ROBERTS KTM 1'45.665 1.003 0.060
30 18 Xavi CARDELUS KTM 1'46.972 2.310 1.307
31 72 Marco BEZZECCHI KTM 1'48.061 3.399 1.089
  65 Philipp OETTL KTM      
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7
2019
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