Takaaki Nakagami has taken his first pole position in nearly three years to ensure that he will be in prime position for the start tomorrow’s German round of the 2016 Moto2 championship.
The Japanese rider finished nearly a quarter a second ahead of reigning world champion Johann Zarco, with championship leader Alex Rins rounding out the front row of the grid in third.
Simone Corsi leads the second row on the Speed Up machine from Franco Morbidelli and Sandro Cortese, with Lorenzo Baldassarri, Alex Marquez and local star Marcel Schrotter making up row three.
Brit Sam Lowes had his worst qualifying of the year in tenth, but remains confident that he’ll have the race pace needed to challenge tomorrow. Reigning Moto3 champion Danny Kent has been ruled unfit to race after aggravating a rib injury suffered while karting earlier this week.
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