Moto2 Silverstone Qualifying: Marco Bezzecchi pinches pole from Lowes

Marco Bezzecchi pinched the pole position from Sam Lowes in the final seconds of the session.

Marco Bezzecchi set a new lap record this afternoon in qualifying to take pole position with Moto2’s first-ever 2:03 lap-time, an unbelievable time especially as the lap record as recent as 2018 was a 2:08 lap-time meaning we have seen the lap record close a full five seconds, proving how competitive Moto2 is these days and how high the level is now in 2021.

For Sam Lowes he believed he was going to take pole position at his home race, the stars had aligned and pole was his, unfortunately for Sam this isn’t how racing works with Marco Bezzecchi and Jorge Navarro having other ideas beating Sam down into third place in the session. Bezzecchi battling his way through traffic to fire in a lap time of 2:03.988 which is a lap record as previously mentioned, he was the only rider underneath the 2:04 barrier too with Navarro’s lap time only 0.008 seconds faster than Lowes, doing it on the incredibly stiff Boscoscuro chassis.

Row two was headed by the Red Bull KTM Ajo boys of Remy Gardner then Raul Fernandez in that order, the duo haven’t been in the position to be able to battle for pole this session but have shown to be strong being in the top 3 positions in various sessions, these two know how good they are and know what they can do on a motorcycle, it’s not going to be a surprise if we see one of, if not both of them on the podium tomorrow, they were joined by Fabio Di Giannantonio in the top 6, the Italian rider putting in a strong lap only 0.384 from pole.

Augusto Fernandez is a rider chasing his fourth consecutive Moto2 podium, the Marc VDS rider is in a superb run of form at the moment and won the last Moto2 race here in 2019 meaning there is every chance we are going to see him battle for the front positions tomorrow, he was joined by previous lap record holder Aron Canet and Xavi Vierge, Canet unable to repeat his FP3 heroics today but a P8 start is strong regardless. Rounding out the top 10 was Joe Roberts with Fermin Aldeguer in a very respectable P16.

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