Pol Espargaro takes first KTM Q2 of the year

The younger Espargaro storms into the second part of qualifying, Petrucci joins him

Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) put in a mighty lap on his final run to propel himself into Q2 with a 2:05.169, with Danilo Petrucci (Alma Pramac Racing) joining him – just 0.076 behind.

Top rookie was LCR Honda Idemitsu rider Takaaki Nakagami, narrowly missing the cut.

Karel Abraham (Angel Nieto Team) was a faller early in the session at Turn 10, the Czech rider was ok and returned to the box.

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Next up is Q2!