2021 Doha Moto3 Qualifying Result: A Tale Of Two Poles

The wind that so strongly affected the final practice sessions calmed down just a little bit by the time qualifying came around and allowed the dust to settle – but not for long, as the Moto3 typhoon hit next. In the end, it was hardly a surprise seeing championship leader Jaume Masia grab a Tissot watch for the third time in his career after securing pole position by a tenth of a second. His closest rival was compatriot Sergio Garcia, who will need to follow it up with another strong performance on Sunday, as the Spaniard takes “pole” in pitlane after being penalised with a pitlane start for irresponsible riding in FP2. That promotes teammates Jeremy Alcoba and Gabriel Rodrigo to the front row of the grid.

Tatsuki Suzuki left it until the very last minute to post a time in Q2 but it worked out for him and the SIC58 rider qualified fifth, opening the second row of the grid due to the penalty ahead. Andrea Migno was on a roll in Q2 after topping Q1 and led the way early on, before getting demoted to a still decent sixth place. Last week’s poleman Darryn Binder found himself at the helm of a big group and had to do it all on his own but he was still fast enough to close the second row of the grid.

John McPhee was three thousandths of a second slower than his teammate and will open the third row of the grid ahead of what was supposed to be Pedro Acosta, but the rookie also got a slap on the wrist all the way to pitlane, promoting fellow rookie Izan Guevara and Jason Dupasquier to row three. Joining Garcia and Acosta in the pitlane will be Romano Fenati, Stefano Nepa, Dennis Foggia, Riccardo Rossi and Deniz Oncu, while rookie Xavier Artigas qualified 16th, is due to start 12th and has a double long lap penalty to serve in tomorrow’s race following the incident in last Sunday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 5 Jaume Masia KTM 2'05.913    
2 11 Sergio Garcia GASGAS 2'06.012 0.099 0.099
3 52 Jeremy Alcoba Honda 2'06.158 0.245 0.146
4 2 Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 2'06.346 0.433 0.188
5 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 2'06.407 0.494 0.061
6 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'06.619 0.706 0.212
7 40 Darryn Binder Honda 2'06.643 0.730 0.024
8 17 John McPhee Honda 2'06.646 0.733 0.003
9 37 Pedro Acosta KTM 2'06.829 0.916 0.183
10 28 Izan Guevara GASGAS 2'06.833 0.920 0.004
11 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'06.967 1.054 0.134
12 23 Niccolò Antonelli KTM 2'07.025 1.112 0.058
13 27 Kaito Toba KTM 2'07.108 1.195 0.083
14 55 Romano Fenati Husqvarna 2'07.145 1.232 0.037
15 82 Stefano Nepa KTM 2'07.197 1.284 0.052
16 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'07.252 1.339 0.055
17 6 Ryusei Yamanaka KTM 2'07.429 1.516 0.177
18 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'07.498 1.585 0.069
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 16 Andrea Migno Honda 2'06.925    
Q2 7 Dennis Foggia Honda 2'07.034 0.109 0.109
Q2 43 Xavier Artigas Honda 2'07.043 0.118 0.009
Q2 50 Jason Dupasquier KTM 2'07.354 0.429 0.311
19 31 Adrian Fernandez Husqvarna 2'07.541 0.616 0.187
20 12 Filip Salac Honda 2'07.661 0.736 0.120
21 20 Lorenzo Fellon Honda 2'07.749 0.824 0.088
22 71 Ayumu Sasaki KTM 2'07.948 1.023 0.199
23 54 Riccardo Rossi KTM 2'07.994 1.069 0.046
24 99 Carlos Tatay KTM 2'08.011 1.086 0.017
25 92 Yuki Kunii Honda 2'08.011 1.086  
26 73 Maximilian Kofler KTM 2'08.233 1.308 0.222
27 19 Andi Farid Izdihar Honda 2'08.469 1.544 0.236
28 53 Deniz Öncü KTM      
Round Number: 
2
2021
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