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28 days ago
By motogp.com

Suzuki claims Moto3™ pole at Mugello

The Japanese rider heads Acosta in a red-flagged session after Dupasquier, Sasaki and Alcoba’s Turn 9 incident

After coming through Q1, SIC58 Squadra Corse’s Tatsuki Suzuki earned a second pole position of 2021 thanks to a 1:56.001 in Q2 at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. World Championship leader Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) also came through the first part of qualifying and will start P2, Gabriel Rodrigo (Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3) completes the front row.

After an incident occurred on the exit of Turn 9 involving Jason Dupasquier (CarXpert PrüstelGP), Ayumu Sasaki (Red Bull KTM Tech3) and Jeremy Alcoba (Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3) towards the end of the session, the red flags were shown, signalling the end of Moto3™ qualifying. Dupasquier has been transferred to Florence hospital for further examinations, with Tech3 confirming Sasaki is ok. 

Top 10 in Q2

Leading the second row of the grid will be Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing), 0.9s down on Suzuki’s pole position, as Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Alcoba line up P5 and P6 respectively. Romano Fenati (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) and compatriot Niccolo Antonelli (Avintia Esponsorama Moto3) will be joined on Row 3 by John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) in 7th, 8th and 9th, Sasaki qualified P10.

The Moto3™ race in Italy will get underway at 11:00 local time (GMT+2) on Sunday morning.

Top 10:
1. Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) – 1:56.001
2. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.596
3. Gabriel Rodrigo (Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3) + 0.684
4. Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing) + 0.979
5. Jaume Masia (Red Bull KTM Ajo) + 0.984
6. Jeremy Alcoba (Indonesian Racing Gresini Moto3) + 1.106
7. Romano Fenati (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) + 1.109
8. Niccolo Antonelli (Avintia Esponsorama Moto3) + 1.136
9. John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) + 1.151
10. Ayumu Sasaki (Red Bull KTM Tech 3) + 1.205

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