It is Remy Gardner with his maiden pole position who will start ahead of everyone in Moto2! The Australian, after being the fastest guy in FP3, replicates his performance and he is the fastest rider on track also on qualifying, followed by Brad Binder and Xavi Vierge.
Not too many surprises in the first session of qualifying in Moto2 where riders took benefit from MotoGP session to get immediately good lap times; top 4 got their laps in the first part of the session indeed, with Lorenzo Baldassarri being the fastest rider on track ahead of Jorge Navarro.
The Italian from Pons and the Spaniard from SpeedUp needed an easy Q1 after a tough morning and they were able to get a secure spot. Sam Lowes also was good enough to get one of the four spots for the direct access to Q2 while Nicolò Bulega as well ended in 4th getting the access to the last session of qualifying.
After that, it was Remy Gardner the best rider on track on being the fastest, snatching pole position from Brad Binder’s hands, who made a superb lap in the first part of the session but he was not enough to come back on pole. 2016 Moto3 World Champion will then start from 2nd with Xavi Vierge closing the first row.
Vierge’s teammate and championship leader Alex Marquez is 4th with two tenths of a second of gap from Gardner, with number 73 being followed by Sam Lowes and Fabio Di Giannantonio, who tried everything he could to get a first row. The Italian ended ahead of his teammate Jorge Navarro and Tom Luthi, while Italtrans duo is 9th and 10th with Enea Bastianini in front of Andrea Locatelli.
11th and 12th position for Luca Marini and Lorenzo Baldassarri, who suffered a little crash in the first minutes but was still able to come back to pit and doing a second run in which he made some good laps.