Leopard Racing Moto3 rider Marcos Ramirez gritted his teeth and fought through rain flags to secure his second Moto3 podium in a row after taking the top spot at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
The Spaniard, who had been waiting the best part of six years after making his debut for a pole position, has seen them come like London busses, with his second pole position coming just seven days after his first in Australia.
It had looked as if it was going to be SIC58 Squadra Corse’s Tatsuki Suzuki on the pole position, with the Japanese rider finding himself top as the rain flags started waiving around the midway point in the session.
With nobody improving it looked as if it was done, however, on the final lap of the session, the Spaniard fired himself to the top, forcing Suzuki down to second, with John McPhee rounding out the front row.
Albert Arenas will lead off the second row in fourth, ahead of Celestino Vietti and Darryn Binder. 2019 Moto3 World Champion Lorenzo Dalla Porta will head the third row from seventh position, with Ayumu Sasaki and Gabi Rodrgio rounding out the first three rows in eighth and ninth respectively.