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Moto2- Bezzecchi Takes Last Second Pole

Feature Image Credit: Marco Bezzecchi

Surprise top three, a home hero denied and a slight KTM blunder.


Moto2 is back in action and ready to race after the two weeks.

Some of the big Moto2 names in the Q1 session are Ai Ogura, Albert Arenas, Stefano Manzi, Lorenzo Della Porta and Hector Garzo. 

Sadly, due to a shoulder injury, Della Porta has been taken out of the Silverstone GP. Hopefully he will be able to join the grid again for the Aragon GP. 

Heading out right away at the opening of the session, with Arenas heading the group, we are going to see who has what it takes to make it into Q2.

It’s important to remember that in Moto2, four riders will head into Q2. 

As the first times come in, Stefano Manzi, Ogura, Xavi Vierge and Chantra are the ones in those spots. 

Ogura, who is a rookie to Moto2, has shown a lot of promise in the last few races. A win for him, while it doesn’t seem like it will happen at Silverstone, isn’t far off for him. Another rookie, Celestino, is also struggling at Silverstone. Much like Austria, this is another track that can be difficult for rookies. 

The session has remained quite quiet, with the riders in the top four not changing. 

And the riders who are heading into Q2 are Stefano Manzi, Ogura, Xavi Vierge and Chantra. 


Sam Lowes is the first out of pit-lane, the home crowd hero ready to try and claim pole position, or even a win. His teammate has also done quite well the past few races, finally coming into himself and coming to terms with the Marc VDS bike. 

As usual, it’s going to be interesting to see whether or not the imperious KTM team is going to once again claim the top spots. 

As the first times come in, Remy Garder is in pole with Raul Fernandez and Fabio Di Giannantonio following behind on the first row. Home hero Sam Lowes is in fourth.

Not long after, Lowes does in fact take pole position from the KTM men and holds it. 

Fernandez is in fourth position, with A. Fernandez and Aaron Canet behind him. 

The session remains quiet, though Jorge Navarro, on his first flying lap, takes third place from Di Giannantonio. It is an impressive feat, but it looks like things will remain the same for the rest of the session. 

In a surprising moment, Marco Bezzecchi claims pole position from Lowes, and then Navarro pushes Lowes down to third place. Bezzecchi takes a new lap record, and stakes his claim in Silverstone.

Will Bezzecchi close the World Championship gap? Or will it be another KTM takeover?

Tune in tomorrow to find out!

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