Brno Moto2: Brits claim front runner spots in qualifying

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British riders Sam Lowes and Jake Dixon all delivered on their potential by securing front row and top ten results during qualifying for tomorrow’s Moto2 race.  

Lowes excelled in the incredibly difficult wet/dry track during qualifying two to secure second position and a welcome front row start. Oozing confidence on drying track, the 28 year old Gresini rider had earlier shown top ten pace in the dry and remains confident with the forecast being dry for tomorrow’s race. 

“The last two chicanes were a bit sketchy but apart from that it was ok.” said Lowes. “It’s good to get a front row and my pace is ok in the dry. The front row means I’m in the mix from the start so we’ll see how we go.”

Not wanting to be outdone by his big brother Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez stunned in qualifying to take pole by 2.018s. The 23 year old Spaniard has won four out of the last five races.

Former BSB runner-up Jake Dixon showed exactly what he is capable of when the track conditions level the playing field, setting the ninth fastest time in what is his best qualifying position since switching to Moto2 to ride the Angel Nieto Team this year.

Qualifying results

  1. Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) 2’06.787
  2. Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) +2.018
  3. Lorenzo Baldassarri (FLEXBOX HP 40) +3.979
  4. Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR46) +4.590
  5. Fabio Di Giannantonio (HRD Heidrun Speed Up) +5.266
  6. Marco Bezzecchi (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) +5.486
  7. Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) +5.637
  8. Bo Bendsneyder (NTS RW Racing GP) +6.053
  9. Jake Dixon (Sama Qatar Angel Nieto Team) +6.334
  10.  Augusto Fernandez (FLEXBOX HP 40) +6.644
Michael Guy.

By Michael Guy.