Jake Dixon takes his first Moto2 pole position in Indonesia for the Aspar Team.
It was a chaotic crash-filled Moto2 session with turn two forcing many riders into the gravel including Pedro Acosta, Jorge Navarro, Cameron Beaubier and more, thankfully for Jake Dixon he was able to continue his strong form that he showed in the free practice sessions and evade a crash, translating his speed into a pole position lap, he would go head to head with Sam Lowes early on for the top spot with Lowes very briefly holding pole position before Jake Dixon snatched it out of his countryman’s hands.
This lap time wouldn’t be beaten despite the hardest attempts from Augusto Fernandez and Sam Lowes with the pair joining Dixon on the front row in their respective positions.
Row two consisted of Somkiat Chantra, Bo Bendsneyder and Albert Arenas, Chantra and Bendsneyder were forced to come via the gruelling Q1 session alongside Alcoba and Corsi, the pair were able to make strong use of this qualifying on the second row of the grid.
Qatar race winner Celestino Vietti had a solid session finishing up at the head of row three a full 0.789 seconds away from Dixon’s fastest time, he led Aron Canet who was Vietti’s main contender for victory last time out in Qatar, the pair are joined by Tony Arbolino on row three.
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