2020 Styria Moto2 Qualifying Result: A Maiden Triumph

Moto2 qualifying was more like a calming cup of tea after the shot of Absinthe that was the premier class, but in the end it was a proud result for rookie Aron Canet, who scores his first pole position on only his sixth race in the intermediate class, bringing Speed Up back to the front row of the grid. In familiar Moto2 fashion, the flurry of fast times came early in the session but not even qualifying maestro Jorge Martin could compete with Canet and had to settle for second, a tenth off pole. Teammate Tetsuta Nagashima progressed through Q1 and headed to the front row of the grid for the first time this season – somewhat of a surprise given his subdued performance in practice.

Augusto Fernandez opens the second row of the grid ahead of Marco Bezzecchi, while Remy Gardner held on to sixth despite a tumble at turn one halfway through proceedings. Tom Luthi and Q1 escapee Hector Garzo posted identical times to head row three ahead of a pretty anonymous Jorge Navarro, while Nicolo Bulega shows the way to championship contenders Sam Lowes and Luca Marini on the fourth row. The duo will find slight consolation in the fact that rival Enea Bastianini starts behind them, at the back of row five and with Jake Dixon and Joe Roberts in between them.

Amongst the unfortunate victims of Q1 were Xavi Vierge and Marcel Schrotter, who will have to start the race from 19th and 21st on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'28.787    
2 88 Jorge Martin Kalex 1'28.905 0.118 0.118
3 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'29.157 0.370 0.252
4 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'29.168 0.381 0.011
5 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'29.177 0.390 0.009
6 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'29.190 0.403 0.013
7 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'29.241 0.454 0.051
8 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.241 0.454  
9 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'29.253 0.466 0.012
10 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'29.260 0.473 0.007
11 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'29.271 0.484 0.011
12 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'29.335 0.548 0.064
13 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'29.403 0.616 0.068
14 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'29.473 0.686 0.070
15 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'29.495 0.708 0.022
16 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'29.534 0.747 0.039
17 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'29.670 0.883 0.136
18 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'29.844 1.057 0.174
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'29.226    
Q2 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'29.256 0.030 0.030
Q2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'29.346 0.120 0.090
Q2 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'29.431 0.205 0.085
19 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'29.431 0.205  
20 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'29.458 0.232 0.027
21 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'29.553 0.327 0.095
22 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'29.731 0.505 0.178
23 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'29.880 0.654 0.149
24 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'29.891 0.665 0.011
25 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'29.985 0.759 0.094
26 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'29.993 0.767 0.008
27 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'30.377 1.151 0.384
28 77 Dominique Aegerter NTS 1'30.451 1.225 0.074
29 5 Alejandro Medina Speed Up 1'30.894 1.668 0.443
30 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex      
Round Number: 
6
2020
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