Aldeguer claims a sensational first pole of the season

The Spaniard will start the Spanish GP from pole position ahead of Arenas and Dixon

Fermin Aldeguer will start from pole position at the Gran Premio Estrella Galicia 0,0 de España. Aldeguer amazed the field on Saturday after brilliant pace throughout the entire session placed the Spaniard P1. Joining the #54 on the front row will be Albert Arenas (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™) who sneaked onto the front row after a great final lap – ending the session 0.438s adrift. CFMOTO Aspar Team’s Jake Dixon secured third, claiming a first front-row start of the season.

Spots of rain as lap times tumble

After a strong Q1 with spots of rain reported in the latter part of the session, Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) was quickest, securing a spot in Q2 alongside Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo), Diogo Moreira (Italtrans Racing Team), and Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team’s Jeremy Alcoba. Once Q2 got under, Aldeguer put in a great first lap to lead early in the session. Meanwhile, Zonta Van Den Goorbergh (RW-Idrofoglia Racing GP) had a fall at turn five before Alonso Lopez (Beta Tools SpeedUp) crashed at the same corner minutes later.

On the second run, Gonzalez soon stole the top spot before Aldeguer responded, going half a second quicker. There were multiple red sectors in the closing laps of the session, but the only rider to piece the perfect lap together was again Aldeguer – entering the 1:40 bracket.

Big names missing on the front three rows

Heading the second row of the grid will be Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™), who will start from fourth after a great qualifying – ending the session ahead of Moreira. The #10 will start inside the top five after setting a blisteringly quick 1:41.657 in tricky conditions. Americas GP winner Sergio Garcia (MT Helmets – MSI) starts from sixth, rounding out the second row.

After battling through Q1, Vietti heads the third row of the grid, securing a great result after a tough end to Friday. Joining the Italian on the third row will be Arbolino, who was briefly inside the top three before ending qualifying in eight ahead of Alcoba, who rounds off the top nine riders.

Further down the field, Lopez will be charging hard from 16th position after only setting a handful of laps after crashing. The #21 qualified one place ahead of Ai Ogura (MT Helmets – MSI) in 17th, with everything still to play for on Sunday.

Next up is race day, with the Moto2™ field charging into life on Sunday at 12:15 local time (UTC +2).

Top 10:

1 Fermin Aldeguer (Beta Tools SpeedUp) 1:40.673
2 Albert Arenas (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™)  +0.438
3 Jake Dixon (CFMOTO Aspar Team) +0.793
4 Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Moto2™) +0.881
5 Diogo Moreira (Italtrans Racing Team) +0.984
6 Sergio Garcia (MT Helmets – MSI) +1.033
7 Celestino Vietti (Red Bull KTM Ajo) +1.068
8 Tony Arbolino (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team) +1.086
9 Jeremy Alcoba (Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team) +1.098
10 Marcos Ramirez (OnlyFans American Racing Team)  +1.115




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