Dixon, third in World Cup contention, took pole


The English of GasGas Aspar Jake Dixon third place in the Moto2 World Championship, Opened its pole position box this year at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit, the third after Mandalika and Assen last year, after closing a turn of 95 thousandths of the margin over Aron Canet and 0″125 about Ai Ogura his colleagues on the frontline. The two men playing the World Cup, Pedro Acosta and Tony Arbolinothey signed their worst grid positions of the year, the ninth Pedro Acosta and the 20th Tony Arbolino on a circuit where the low grip conditions the confidence of the pilots.

Ai Ogura, 2022 world runner-up and coming off his first podium of the year in Austria – third – his championship conditioned by an untimely and serious wrist injury trained off-road in the preseason, he had a provisional pole position throughout the session until Dixon replaced him at the front and Canet was five thousand behind the Briton, with Acosta seventh with just over a minute left in Q2.

Two laps canceled by Acosta and the provisional pole position lost by Manu González in the last set left things like Dixon, Canet and Ogura in the first row González, Arenas and Aldeguer in the second and López, García Dols and López from the third. Acosta that he did not take full advantage of Arbolino’s ‘gift’. Seven Spaniards will take the first three rows of the grid this Sunday.

Arbolino will start 20th on the grid

The surprise jumped in Q1 when Tony Arbolino, second in the Moto2 World Championship with 12 points awarded compared to solid leader Acosta, was unsuccessful in the playoffs and will start twentieth on the grid. It was a difficult time for the Marc VDS pilot. His renewal was only announced after being included in the MotoGP pool for 2024 until a few weeks ago and he has not yet finished reuniting on the track with his Kalex. Since the Sachsenring he has not returned to not only a podium but a top-5 in the race until then he had six podiums in seven races and fourth as the worst result where he cemented his leadership in the World Championship until the change of third.

Regarding the remaining Spaniards, 16th Jeremy Alcoba, 18th Marcos Ramírez, 24th Borja Gómez, 28th Izan Guevara and 30th Yeray Ruiz

Qualifying Q2 Moto2

Source: La Verdad


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