On his second run, Fernandez then reclaimed P1 and it was a good lap – the Moto3™ sophomore went to the summit by 0.186. However, the standings were going to be shaken-up in the closing stages with seven riders lighting the timing screens up with red sectors as they 18-rider field chased pole position. The fastest of them all was Arbolino, the Honda man was over three tenths under Fernandez’ lap time halfway around the lap and through the third split, Arbolino was nearly four tenths under. The Italian made no mistake through the final sector either and crossing the line, the time was astonishing. Arbolino absolutely obliterated the lap record and his competitors to take Catalan GP pole by over six tenths – staggering.