The first post-holiday pole position, the twelfth of the year in Moto3, was awarded to a rookie in these competitions, the Brazilian Diogo Moreira, who made history in the category for his country after taking 68 thousandths from Izan Guevara and 78 from his teammate Yamanaka who in his case it opens in a first line.
There are many exit strategies on this long circuit where half of the protagonists leave and enter the pitlane without completing the first lap playing a mistake. The first serious time was already established by Brazilian Diogo Moreira with 2’10″951, three tenths of the best lap given Rossi’s slipstream coming from Q1. He remained on that provisional pole despite Izan’s push to Guevara who, riding alone. and without complexes, remained at 0″068 with five minutes and a few laps to go. Moreira’s MT Helmets-MSI Spain partner Yamanaka was placed third in the absence of the final turn where things did not change regarding the front row.
Sergio García Dols, who will defend three points against Guevara this Sunday to continue as leader at one of his worst circuits on the calendar, will start eleventh, Dani Holgado twelfth, fifteenth Xavi Artigas and Ivan Ortolá eighteenth.
Eight of the Spanish eleven in Q1
Eight of the eleven Spanish drivers participating in Silverstone crashed in Q1, all but Holgado, Guevara and Ortolá, after one of the worst free practices of the year for the Spaniards when dealing with time attacks. Furthermore, two of the four places for Q2 were taken, in addition to Xavi Artigas and World Championship leader Sergio García Dols, second and third, Ricardo Rossi, first, and Tatyo Furusato took them. David Muñoz will start 19th, Pitito Fernández 20th, Jaume Masiá 21st, his worst grid classification of the year, Carlos Tatay 22nd, Ana Carrasco 29th and Marc García 30th, the second classified in the SSP300 World Championship that replaces Australian Kelso in CIP.
Source: La Verdad