Acosta masters the conditions to take rain-soaked Silverstone pole

The title contender put everything on the line to obliterate the field by 0.700s

Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was the only rider in the 2:16s as he set a 2:16.953 to blow away the field in Moto2™ qualifying with Fermin Aldeguer (Beta Tools SpeedUp) and Zonta van den Goorbergh (Fieten Olie Racing GP) joining the Spaniard in the top 3. 

The former Moto3™ World Champion built his way into the conditions finding phenomenal pace right at the end. Acosta fended off attacks from the rest of field, including title rival and Championship leader Tony Arbolino (Elf MarcVDS Racing Team) who came through Q1 to snatch 4th place to start from the front of row 2. Jake Dixon (Tensite GASGAS Aspar Team) is also still in the title picture as he's sat 3rd in the standings, and was threatening pole at his home Grand Prix before the Brit crashed out and was pushed down to P11. 

Alonso Lopez (Beta Tool SpeedUp) rounded out the top 5 ahead of Aron Canet (Pons Wegwow Los40). Sergio Garcia (Pons Wegwow Los40) will start from the front of row three ahead of Barry Baltus (Fieten OlieGP) and Sam Lowes (Elf MarcVDS Racing Team), with Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team) rounding out the top 10. 

Make sure not to miss any of the Moto2™ racing action set to commence on Sunday at 14:30 local time (GMT +1).

Top 10:

1. Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) – 2:16.953
2. Fermin Aldeguer (Speed Up Racing) + 0.700
3. Zonta Van Den Goorbergh (RW Racing GP) + 0.711
4. Tony Arbolino (ELF Marc VDS Racing Team) +0.927
5. Alonso Lopez (Speed Up Racing) + 1.036
6. Aron Canet (Pons Wegow Los40) + 1.354
7. Sergio Garcia (Pons Wegow Los40) + 1.635
8. Barry Baltus (RW Racing GP) +1.673
9. Sam Lowes (ELF Marc VDS Racing Team) + 1.733
10. Joe Roberts (Italtrans Racing Team) + 1.858


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