The Moto3 World Champion Peter Acosta He’s never been a rider on Saturday, but in this first Moto2 campaign where everything happens to him, most of it is rookie mistakes, quick mistakes and a loss of confidence in his massive character, the Shark from in Mazarrón started home for the foundations and this Saturday at Le Mans, his seventh Grand Prix in the intermediate category, in the morning he became king of free training and in the afternoon he added his first Moto2 pole position and the second in his athletic career. In his successful Moto3 campaign he didn’t beat the deadline until the last appointment at Cheste when he was already champion, this time he spent ‘only’ seven Grand Prix.
He needs continuity and good results to regain the confidence that Pedro Acosta and his teammate Augusto Fernández saw ‘something’ in the recent private trial in Montmeló that they took advantage of at Le Mans to become two clear favorites for victory and will start from the post and third place after ‘in extremis’ that Dixon failed to double in Q2. For Acosta, this is his first victory and podium since last year at the Algarve GP when he was crowned champion in Moto3, and for the Mallorcan to expand his record of victories since 2019 has been stuck at three.
The first provisional pole was established by Sam Lowes with a 1’36 “071 who was always a lap ahead since he was the first to come out on the track, but when he broke the time the Briton took a good stick. After highside on turn 8 on his second flying lap, seconds before Ogura, one of the championship favorites, fell on turn 6. Albert Arenas and Alonso López, the man who immediately called SpeedUp to replace the expelled Fenati, joined the interim first line.
Pedro Acosta, the best in free practice 2 and 3, gave the first warning by remaining 59 thousandths behind Lowes and in the next one he hardly surpassed the provisional pole time with 1’35 ”803 to beat the clock of 0 “160 by his companion Augusto Fernández who preceded him. Aspar Dixon behind them entered his 1’35 ”921 between two fellow Red Bull KTM Ajo.
In the last less than three minutes there were no more changes to the first two sets — all using the technique of making a single run—. Arón Canet improved a bit to climb to seventh place, but he has yet to be able to climb to second, which Lowes, Arenas and López have adapted to their times since their second lap launched. Jorge Navarro will start on 12th, Marcos Ramírez 14th and Fermín Aldeguer 18th.
The four access areas through Q1 were taken by Dalla Porta, Aldeguer, Bensneyder and Jorge Navarro who took the pass at the expense of World Cup leader Celestino Vietti of six thousand, 19th on the grid, the worst classification of the year for the Italian from VR46 -28 that started last year at Le Mans-. 24th Manuel González and 27th Jeremy Alcoba.
Source: La Verdad