Phillip Island Moto2 pole position secured by Navarro

News 26 Oct 2019

Phillip Island Moto2 pole position secured by Navarro

Ramirez claims maiden pole position in Moto3 category.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Jorge Navarro (Beta Tools Speed Up) has claimed pole position in the Moto2 category at Phillip Island’s Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

For the first time since Le Mans, Navarro will launch from P1 thanks to a 1m33.565s in Moto2 Q2. The rain started falling in the final five minutes of the session to prematurely end proceedings, with Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Q1 graduate Luca Marini (SKY Racing Team VR46) completing the front row.

Fabio Di Giannantonio (Beta Tools Speed Up) and Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Tech3) completed the top five, as Australian Remy Garnder (SAG Racing) qualified in P15.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Leopard Racing’s Marcos Ramirez will start a Moto3 race from pole position tomorrow after claiming the top spot for the very first time after mastering some tough conditions.

Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) was a fraction off the pace to complete the session in P2, with the front row set to be locked out by Albert Arenas (Gaviota Angel Nieto Team).

John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) and Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia) were fourth and fifth respectively, while wildcards Rogan Chandler (Double Six Motor Sport) and Yannis Shaw (Double Six Motor Sport) qualified 28th and 31st.

MotoGP FP4 was red-flagged due to worsening weather conditions, with the remainder of today’s events cancelled. More to come.

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