MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez nets third Moto2 pole of 2019 - Bikesport News

MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez nets third Moto2 pole of 2019

Marc VDS Moto2 rider Alex Marquez put his Kalex machine on pole position at Silverstone as the Spaniard looks more and more like the World Champion elect.

The younger Marquez brother has been in red hot form, winning five of the last seven and qualifying on pole position in two of the last three coming into Silverstone, however, it was Jorge Navarro who looked favourite coming into qualifying with the SpeedUp man showing extremely good pace through free practice.

Indeed, it was Navarro who led the early stages of the session, before Augusto Fernandez took the top spot off the Spaniard. Unfortunately for Fernandez, that didn’t last as Marquez snatched the pole position away by 0.213 seconds.

Whilst Navarro did improve his lap time, it wasn’t enough to catch Marquez, with Navarro and Fernandez needing to settle for second and third respectively.

Remy Gardener will head the second row in fourth place, with Xavi Vierge and Luca Marini joining the Aussie on the second row in fifth and sixth places.

Austria pole sitter Tetusta Nagashima will start from seventh place, with Austrian race winner Brad Binder one spot further back in eighth. Sam Lowes will start his home Grand Prix from ninth place, at the back end of the third row.

Fabio Di Giannantonio will start from tenth on his SpeedUp machine, with Sky Racing VR46 man Nico Bulega in eleventh. Tom Luthi will start from twelfth after crashing out of the session in what is proving an increasingly difficult 2019 for the Swiss rider.

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