2021 Sachsenring Moto2 Qualifying Result: Better Late Than Never, Better A Lap Record Than Just Pole

The intermediate class the were last to sweat it out in the battle for pole at the Sachsenring and despite the headlines throughout practice, qualifying ended up telling a slightly different story. Keen to avoid the script for the premier class pole, Remy Gardner quickly moved to the top of the timesheets in Q2 but rivals had different ideas. The first to attack was Fabio Di Giannantonio, who looked like provisional pole after the first run, but then Raul Fernandez made his move on the second run, when most other riders struggled to improve. Not only did the Spaniard improve, but he also set a new lap record to secure his third pole in the class. Di Giannantonio and Gardner will be looking to exert their revenge on Sunday morning, starting right behind him on the front row of the grid.

Marco Bezzecchi worked some magic to escape Q1 and climb up to fourth, although over seven tenths off pole. Xavi Vierge and Jorge Navarro will join the Italian on the second row of the grid, as the last riders within a second of the leader. Sam Lowes took seventh place for little over a second, but his performance was hindered by an early crash at turn 1, which won’t have helped the soreness from his other crash at the Sachsenring. Ai Ogura and Q1 leader Bo Bendsneyder completed the third row, with Aron Canet, Nicolò Bulega and Joe Roberts making up row four.

Augusto Fernandez could not keep up his recent progress and qualified down in 14th, in between Somkiat Chantra and Jake Dixon on the fifth row and ahead of Marcos Ramirez, home favourite Marcel Schrotter and Albert Arenas.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 25 Raul Fernandez Kalex 1'23.397    
2 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Kalex 1'23.744 0.347 0.347
3 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1'23.769 0.372 0.025
4 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'24.184 0.787 0.415
5 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1'24.296 0.899 0.112
6 9 Jorge Navarro Boscoscuro 1'24.301 0.904 0.005
7 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1'24.416 1.019 0.115
8 79 Ai Ogura Kalex 1'24.439 1.042 0.023
9 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'24.474 1.077 0.035
10 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'24.500 1.103 0.026
11 11 Nicolò Bulega Kalex 1'24.503 1.106 0.003
12 16 Joe Roberts Kalex 1'24.521 1.124 0.018
13 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1'24.594 1.197 0.073
14 37 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1'24.600 1.203 0.006
15 96 Jake Dixon Kalex 1'24.611 1.214 0.011
16 42 Marcos Ramirez Kalex 1'24.616 1.219 0.005
17 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'24.624 1.227 0.008
18 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'24.807 1.410 0.183
    Q1 Results:        
Q2 64 Bo Bendsneyder Kalex 1'24.122    
Q2 72 Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 1'24.259 0.137 0.137
Q2 44 Aron Canet Boscoscuro 1'24.328 0.206 0.069
Q2 75 Albert Arenas Boscoscuro 1'24.344 0.222 0.016
19 19 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 1'24.378 0.256 0.034
20 14 Tony Arbolino Kalex 1'24.569 0.447 0.191
21 13 Celestino Vietti Kalex 1'24.604 0.482 0.035
22 2 Alonso Lopez Kalex 1'24.619 0.497 0.015
23 54 Fermín Aldeguer Boscoscuro 1'24.667 0.545 0.048
24 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri MV Agusta 1'24.694 0.572 0.027
25 6 Cameron Beaubier Kalex 1'24.738 0.616 0.044
26 55 Hafizh Syahrin NTS 1'24.874 0.752 0.136
27 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1'24.946 0.824 0.072
28 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1'24.998 0.876 0.052
29 24 Simone Corsi MV Agusta 1'25.407 1.285 0.409
30 70 Barry Baltus NTS 1'25.600 1.478 0.193
Round Number: 
8
2021
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