Despite the weather warnings throughout the weekend, the biggest rival for the intermediate class were the technical niggles delaying the start of Q2. After a ten minute wait, riders went out to battle for top places on the grid and the big prize went to Remy Gardner, whose fine second run secured him his second career pole position. Jorge Martin was sat in top spot after the first few laps but got pushed back by the Australian, who was three hundredths of a second faster. Marcel Schrotter sailed through Q1 and didn’t stop until he reached the front row of the grid, only sixth hundredths off pole.
Enea Bastianini will defend his championship lead from fourth, opening the second row of the grid ahead of excellent rookie Aron Canet and the man who dominated practice, Sam Lowes. Jorge Navarro, Luca Marini and Tom Luthi fill in row three and might have hoped for better placement had it not been for a yellow flag waving on their final flying laps, courtesy of a tumble by Xavi Vierge.
Marco Bezzecchi completed the top ten, only two tenths off pole, and opens fourth row ahead of Q1 escapee Joe Roberts and Augusto Fernandez. After yet another crash and cancelled laptime, Tetsuta Nagashima failed to post a time in Q2 and has a bit of a challenge in maintaining his title aspirations in Austria.
|5||44||Aron Canet||Speed Up||1'28.814||0.133||0.006|
|7||9||Jorge Navarro||Speed Up||1'28.905||0.224||0.011|
|Q1 Results to be added.|