2021 Doha Moto2 Qualifying Result: Double Delight

The intermediate class took their turn to brave the wind and dust of Losail in search of the second pole position reward of the season but Sam Lowes got greedy and can now wear one Tissot watch on each wrist after scoring back to back pole positions in Qatar. Remy Gardner was a strong contender but the Australian could have used a tow to be able challenge for pole, so he had to settle for second on the grid. Marco Bezzecchi completes a front row of title hopefuls, one tenth of a second slower than the leader.

Raul Fernandez keeps forgetting that he’s a rookie and climbs onto the second row of the grid, just a tenth off front row, while Jake Dixon fought through Q1 to equal his best qualifying position in fifth. Ai Ogura added another impressive rookie to the second row of the grid, the Japanese rider six tenths off pole. Fabio Di Giannantonio will be hoping for another podium from seventh on the grid, being joined by Joe Roberts and Aron Canet on row three.

Augusto Fernandez rounded out the top ten and opens fourth row ahead of Stefano Manzi and the surprise of Q1, Albert Arenas, who demoted Xavi Vierge from Q2 positions. Jorge Navarro led the way in the first qualifying session but could not replicate that speed the second time around and the Spaniard will have a lot of work to do from 17th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'59.055    
2 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'59.192 0.137 0.137
3 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'59.327 0.272 0.135
4 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'59.441 0.386 0.114
5 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'59.443 0.388 0.002
6 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'59.692 0.637 0.249
7 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'59.696 0.641 0.004
8 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'59.727 0.672 0.031
9 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'59.785 0.730 0.058
10 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'59.809 0.754 0.024
11 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'59.870 0.815 0.061
12 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'59.885 0.830 0.015
13 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 2'00.012 0.957 0.127
14 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 2'00.040 0.985 0.028
15 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 2'00.077 1.022 0.037
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 2'00.108 1.053 0.031
17 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 2'00.142 1.087 0.034
18 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 2'00.532 1.477 0.390
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'59.592    
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'59.827 0.235 0.235
Q2 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'59.913 0.321 0.086
Q2 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'59.987 0.395 0.074
19 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 2'00.091 0.499 0.104
20 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 2'00.092 0.500 0.001
21 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 2'00.131 0.539 0.039
22 5 Yari Montella Boscoscuro 2'00.232 0.640 0.101
23 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 2'00.448 0.856 0.216
24 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2'00.581 0.989 0.133
25 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 2'00.738 1.146 0.157
26 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 2'00.929 1.337 0.191
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 2'01.466 1.874 0.537
28 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 2'03.113 3.521 1.647
Round Number: 
2
2021
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