Simone Corsi took a stunning pole position at Valencia on the MV Agusta.
‘Form is temporary, class is permanent’, the saying rings true today at Valencia as Moto2 veteran Simone Corsi takes his first position in an incredible 9 years on the MV Agusta which for some unexplained reason seems to work well around Valencia, if you remember last year Stefano Manzi was able to set the lap record and take pole position on the same bike, something about a short twisty kart track seems to work well for the Italian machine and what better way to do it in what could be your last ever race.
Of course Corsi owes some of his speed to the slipstream provided by Augusto Fernandez but there’s no doubt he’s been rapid after leading the way in the Q1 session before doubling up to do it in Q2, not only that but he was followed by Celestino Vietti who takes his first-ever Moto2 front row, the rookie has been outstanding in recent rounds and this result is a cumulation of the speed he’s been showing, he’s a rapid learner but seems to have been outshone by Ogura and Fernandez this year but next year there’s no doubt he will be scrapping for wins at the front, Augusto Fernandez rounded off the front row in an extremely competitive session.
To break through the 0.100 barrier you need to go back to Thomas Luthi in P6 as Fabio Di Giannantonio placed in fourth only 0.008 from Augusto Fernandez with Raul Fernandez a further 0.002 seconds back from ‘Diggia’, there’s a reason people say that Moto2 is a blood bath and this proves why as the level is so unbelievably high. Raul Fernandez looked pretty mad entering his pit box after crashing out of the session and setting for fifth place a ‘HUGE’ 0.080 seconds to P1…
Leading row three was Aron Canet on the Boscoscuro chassis machine ahead of title leader Remy Gardner who had a less than ideal qualifying, there’s no doubt he will be losing some sleep tonight fretting over tomorrows race which will be the biggest of his life, joining the pair on row three was Jorge Navarro with Sam Lowes rounding out the top 10 only 0.223 from pole position.
If you want a gauge of how fast the session was, we can confirm that the top 13 were covered by just 0.288 seconds! Sickening behaviour.
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Q1 Results –