2020 Austria Moto2 Qualifying Result: Getting Ever Closer

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.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'28.681    
2 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'28.717 0.036 0.036
3 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'28.745 0.064 0.028
4 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'28.808 0.127 0.063
5 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'28.814 0.133 0.006
6 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'28.894 0.213 0.080
7 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'28.905 0.224 0.011
8 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'28.913 0.232 0.008
9 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'28.919 0.238 0.006
10 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'28.931 0.250 0.012
11 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'28.983 0.302 0.052
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'29.107 0.426 0.124
13 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'29.277 0.596 0.170
14 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'29.308 0.627 0.031
15 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'29.357 0.676 0.049
16 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'29.388 0.707 0.031
17 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex      
18 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex      
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'28.944    
Q2 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'28.944    
Q2 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'29.226 0.282 0.282
Q2 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'29.344 0.400 0.118
19 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'29.370 0.426 0.026
20 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'29.387 0.443 0.017
21 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.555 0.611 0.168
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'29.577 0.633 0.022
23 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'29.579 0.635 0.002
24 77 Dominique Aegerter NTS 1'29.589 0.645 0.010
25 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'29.671 0.727 0.082
26 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'29.701 0.757 0.030
27 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'29.776 0.832 0.075
28 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'29.873 0.929 0.097
29 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'30.140 1.196 0.267
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'30.491 1.547 0.351
Round Number: 
5
2020
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Comments

Congratulations Remy Gardner!

I hope this weekend turns out better than Remy's previous pole position, Silverstone 2018, from memory. When the races didn't happen.

Should be an ace race.