Jeremy Alcoba takes his first Moto3 pole position at Assen.
Jeremy Alcoba took his first-ever Moto3 pole position at Assen smashing his way through the lap record despite chasing Dennis Foggia who had a huge moment in the last corner, Foggia aided Alcoba to improve on his time which had already given him the provisional pole position before Romano Fenati took that from him. Alcoba was able to strike back and take the lap record thanking Foggia for his tow services on the slow down lap.
The pole position comes off the back of a disappointing result for Alcoba who was shuffled off the podium as he touched the green during the German race on the final lap being demoted to P4, the Spanish rider has clear pace and will be aiming to take his first victory tomorrow.
Joining him on the front row is Romano Fenati who has to take two long lap penalties tomorrow for violent misconduct and Dennis Foggia who has followed last weekends podium with this front row start.
Opening up row 2 is Sergio Garcia, his title rival Pedro Acosta is in doubt for tomorrow due to a back injury suffered in FP3 earlier today, he has been forced to sit out of qualifying but wants to race as you’d expect from a typical racer, if he rides he will start from P18 on the grid but is subject to medical checks. If Acosta does not race this will be a perfect opportunity for Garcia to close up the championship lead massively and a 25 point haul would be the best way to do it.
Kaito Toba and Gabriel Rodrigo join Garcia on row 2 with Rodrigo saving a front end slide going into the final chicane.
Niccolo Antonelli was the seventh fastest rider leading row 3, he has had a decent qualifying being joined by Darryn Binder and rookie Xavier Artigas who took a really impressive P9 finish, he was incredibly close to a victory last weekend in Sachsenring and is clearly carrying this momentum over to Assen.
Jaume Masia was the 10th quickest rider coming from the Q1 session being joined by Jeremy Alcoba’s arch-nemesis John McPhee and Tatsuki Suzuki.
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Q1 Results –