Raul Fernandez managed to overcome the time, his rivals on the track and his injury to take center stage in the San Marino Moto2 Grand Prix, round 14 of the championship.
The Red Bull KTM rider arrived with a positive run in Spain to win over Aragon, while battling an injury after breaking a bone in training. Raul Fernandez struggled once again to overcome the pain barrier, racing alone to reach an impressive final lap of 1 minute 36.264 seconds.
Around that time, he took the fifth pole of his rookie season, finding his best on the track as he once again crossed the middle class with a drying session after a period of rain in Q1. Fernandes was also fastest with the Kalex in the dry FP3 session at the start of the day.
Sam Luiz, who took first place at the Misano World Circuit last year from Marco Simoncelli (but started at the back of the net to serve a penalty), was set on provisional pole before Fernandes scored his best, finishing at 0.351 seconds behind him. Online for Elf Marc VDS.
His teammate Fernandez completed Augusto the front row after rising from seventh to in his last career waving the checkered flag.
Tournament leader Remy Gardner was a solid fourth entry into Ajo’s second team.
Aaron Kanye made another superb save after losing on offense while pressing Boscosoro hard for Indy Aspar. Using his knee to avoid an accident, the Spaniard recovered to finish fifth on the grid.
Countryman Jorge Navarro (+ Ego Speed Up) saw late improvements that took him to sixth place as the track dried quickly. He raced at exactly the same time as Petronas Sprinta Racing’s Xavi Vierge, with the next best lap to set the grid.
Marco Besicchi spent most of his time commuting with veteran Tom Luthi, fast in the rain. He will start eighth for the Sky Racing Team VR46.
Fabio Di Giannatonio was the ninth fastest for Grisini, while Lorenzo Dalla Porta was the best driver to reach maximum from the first quarter, pushing hard to complete the top ten on the grid for Italtrans.
Tom Luthi, who led the way in a wet FP1 session, once again looked good in the rain. Competitive in the first quarter, the Pertamina Mandalika SAG Team rider moved on to the second session with a fourth fastest time, but could not match his dry track performance, finishing the second quarter in 14th place.
Jake Dixon had just missed going straight into Q2 after being moved to 15th in FP3. The first half of qualifying was focused on getting out early before the rain got worse. The British rider found himself in the wrong place again at the wrong time, as the ranking dropped due to heavy rain, and he was not in the group of riders who jumped into the second lap who all had the best conditions before the race. rain returned.
The Petronas driver will line up sixth in the first quarter behind Hafez Seherin, in the twentieth race on Sunday.