MotoGP Aragon: Marquez takes Moto2 pole from Fernandez - Bikesport News

MotoGP Aragon: Marquez takes Moto2 pole from Fernandez

Moto2 World Championship leader Alex Marquez took Moto2 pole position in Aragon from his closest championship challenger Augusto Fernandez, with 2018 winner Brad Binder rounding out the front row.

As often with Moto2 qualifying, a flurry of hot laps came in from the off with the MotoGP rubber down and it was Marquez who benefitted from the off, with a 1:52.225. Tom Luthi and Jorge Navarro were sat in second and third early, before Fernandez posted his best lap, a 1:52.350 which put him 0.125 seconds behind Marquez.

With a 26 point gap in his pocket, Marquez will be hoping to convert his pole position into sixth win of 2019, and his first since Brno.

Whilst riders continued to circulate, nobody challenged at the front, with the closest anybody came to significantly challenging being that of Binder, benefitting from sitting behind Lorenzo Baldassarri to go third.

Luca Marini will start from fourth, with the Italian being joined on the second row by Luthi and Navarro. Xavi Vierge will head the third row with Nico Bulega and Sam Lowes rounding out the front three rows.

Iker Lecuona, Lorenzo Baldassarri and Misano runner up Fabio Di Giannantonio will make up the fourth row.

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