2020 Emilia-Romagna Moto2 Qualifying Result: Setting Sky High Expectations

Although not closing the Saturday show in Misano, the intermediate class was not short on entertainment, Luca Marini improving the lap record only five minutes into Q2 and making an early bid for pole. The challenge came from teammate Marco Bezzecchi, who got within four hundredths of a second of top spot but the championship leader held onto a precious pole. The Sky Racing men will be joined on the front row by Xavi Vierge, the Spaniard getting quicker after a slow start to his season, although he did slide off at turn one just after he posted his top time.

Vierge’s late attack demoted Sam Lowes to the second row of the grid, four tenths off pole and ahead of championship hopeful Enea Bastianini. Exceptional rookie Aron Canet joins them on row two, while Jake Dixon continues to impress in seventh place and opens the third row of the grid alongside Q1 escapee Fabio Di Giannantonio and his teammate Jorge Navarro. Nicolo Bulega completes the top ten and will start from the fourth row together with Marcel Schrotter and Augusto Fernandez – the Spaniard only dropping one position after a late crash.

A notable mention goes to Mattia Pasini, who filled Jorge Martin’s shoes quite nicely by escaping Q1 and qualifying 14th on familiar home soil. The Italian will start in the middle of row five, between an underwhelming Tetsuta Nagashima and speedy rookie Hector Garzo. Having shown some decent speed in practice, Tom Luthi’s struggles continued in qualifying, the veteran rider only 16th on the grid, ahead of youngsters Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Joe Roberts.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1'35.271    
2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'35.307 0.036 0.036
3 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'35.619 0.348 0.312
4 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'35.740 0.469 0.121
5 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1'35.789 0.518 0.049
6 44 Aron Canet Speed Up 1'35.803 0.532 0.014
7 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'35.814 0.543 0.011
8 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'35.928 0.657 0.114
9 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1'35.952 0.681 0.024
10 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'35.979 0.708 0.027
11 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'36.033 0.762 0.054
12 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'36.054 0.783 0.021
13 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1'36.087 0.816 0.033
14 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'36.154 0.883 0.067
15 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'36.210 0.939 0.056
16 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'36.242 0.971 0.032
17 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'36.245 0.974 0.003
18 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'36.396 1.125 0.151
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'36.129    
Q2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1'36.208 0.079 0.079
Q2 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1'36.239 0.110 0.031
Q2 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'36.254 0.125 0.015
19 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1'36.304 0.175 0.050
20 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'36.335 0.206 0.031
21 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1'36.342 0.213 0.007
22 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 1'36.551 0.422 0.209
23 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1'36.569 0.440 0.018
24 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'36.760 0.631 0.191
25 55 Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 1'36.869 0.740 0.109
26 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'37.044 0.915 0.175
27 99 Kasma Daniel Kalex 1'37.409 1.280 0.365
28 27 Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 1'37.812 1.683 0.403
29 74 Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 1'39.413 3.284 1.601
Round Number: 
8
2020
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