Tatsuki Suzuki is back on pole position in Italia, he has a history of taking pole positions in Italy.
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Moto3 was crazy and dramatic as always in qualifying ending in horror after a horrific crash, but aside from this we saw two crazy qualifying sessions with Tatsuki Suzuki taking pole position after coming from qualifying one, we saw once again the Moto3 riders sitting in pit lane waiting for a tow but this time finally they were able to actually go out on track and set times without meeting the chequered flag too soon.
Tatsuki Suzuki was the man of the moment taking pole position by a tremendous 0.596 seconds, Suzuki has history of qualifying well in Italy taking many pole positions in Misano and podiums at the same track, he is part Japanese and part Italian these days after being taken under the wing of Paolo Simoncelli as his son from another mother. In second place we see Pedro Acosta, the Spanish rider has struggled with qualifying in the last few races so a P2 start from today is perfect for him with Gabriel Rodrigo joining him on the front row, hopefully this time Gabriel can stay on the bike and take only his second ever podium in the class.
Leading row two is Dennis Foggia at his home round, the Italian has been strong all weekend long and could be a podium contender come race day tomorrow, he leads ex-teammate Jaume Masia then Jeremy Alcoba who was involved in the horrific crash at the end of the session.
Another Italian Romano Fenati leads row three ahead of Niccolo Antonelli then John McPhee with the latter hoping and praying he can take some more points this weekend after a really tough start to the season.
The Qualifying 1 session saw Tatsuki Suzuki, Kaito Toba, Pedro Acosta and Niccolo Antonelli all come up into the Q2 session. For many who couldn’t get out of Q1 it means they are forced to start from the bottom end of the grid, but it’s not all doom and gloom given that Mugello’s Moto3 races are always hotly contested, a rider who has massively impressed this year is Alberto Surra, he’s a brand new rider to the VR46 Riders Academy this year and is massively impressing very nearly getting into Q2 today before being pipped by Niccolo Antonelli, keep your eyes on this kid racing in the CIV this year, he and his teammate Elia Bartolini are very rapid.
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