2021 Mugello Moto2 Qualifying Result: Rain Is No Rival

Mugello wasn’t quite as resplendent as previously advertised by the time intermediate class qualifying got underway, with rain flags waving halfway through Q1 and throughout Q2. The drizzle didn’t seem to affect lap times too much though and it certainly didn’t stop sensational rookie Raul Fernandez from showing off his speed and claiming a second consecutive pole position in the class. Sam Lowes was his closest challenger, a quarter of a second back, while Jorge Navarro made a late jump onto the front row, demoting Remy Gardner. The championship leader opens row two ahead of home boys Fabio Di Giannantonio and Tony Arbolino, the rookie making great progress in familiar territory.

A subdued (on track) yet animated (in the pits) Marco Bezzecchi settled for seventh position, being joined on the third row by Xavi Vierge and Marcel Schrotter. Joe Roberts completed the top ten and opens row four from teammate Lorenzo Dalla Porta and rookie Ai Ogura. A very notable mention goes to Fermín Aldeguer, the MotoE rookie currently acting as replacement rider cruising through Q1 and qualifying 15th on the grid, ahead of Bo Bendsneyder and Aron Canet.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'50.723    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'50.990 0.267 0.267
3 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'51.097 0.374 0.107
4 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'51.306 0.583 0.209
5 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'51.355 0.632 0.049
6 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'51.448 0.725 0.093
7 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'51.462 0.739 0.014
8 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'51.497 0.774 0.035
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'51.504 0.781 0.007
10 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'51.541 0.818 0.037
11 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'51.793 1.070 0.252
12 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'51.884 1.161 0.091
13 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'51.917 1.194 0.033
14 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.066 1.343 0.149
15 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'52.191 1.468 0.125
16 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'52.480 1.757 0.289
17 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'52.937 2.214 0.457
18 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'53.527 2.804 0.590
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'51.710    
Q2 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'51.824 0.114 0.114
Q2 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'52.006 0.296 0.182
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'52.126 0.416 0.120
19 40 Hector Garzo Kalex 1'52.160 0.450 0.034
20 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'52.287 0.577 0.127
21 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'52.303 0.593 0.016
22 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'52.368 0.658 0.065
23 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'52.382 0.672 0.014
24 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'52.455 0.745 0.073
25 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'52.863 1.153 0.408
26 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'53.008 1.298 0.145
27 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'53.111 1.401 0.103
28 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'53.130 1.420 0.019
29 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'53.564 1.854 0.434
30 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'54.566 2.856 1.002
31 10 Tommaso Marcon MV Agusta 1'54.649 2.939 0.083
Round Number: 
6
2021
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