Moto2 Austria: Francesco Bagnaia Takes His 3rd Moto2 Pole

Francesco Bagnaia will line up on pole position for the third time in his Moto2 career after clinching pole in Austria ahead of KTM’s Miguel Oliveira and Speed Up’s, Fabio Quartararo.

Moto2 qualifying got underway at Austria but moments into the 4th session of the weekend for the intermediate class, Steven Odeendaal collided with Xavi Vierge, sending the Spaniard into a monstrous crash, leaving him to end the session in 28th position and a lot of work in tomorrow’s 25 lap race.

Sky VR46’s Francesco Bagnaia took pole position ahead of Portuguese Miguel Oliveira who bounced back from an FP3 crash after being taken out by Lecuona, with Frenchman Fabio Quartararo ending the session 0.5s behind Rossi’s team rider.

Jorge Navarro once again impressed ending the session in P4, setting a time of a 1’29.971s who got the better of Alex Marquez who’s looking to bounce back after his DNF last time out in Brno. Italtrans Mattia Pasini rounded off the second row.

The leading Dynavolt was Marcel Schrotter who set the 7th fastest time ahead of Brad Binder who had a tip-off on Friday. The third row was rounded off by Pons HP40’s Lorenzo Baldassarri, who currently sits 4th in the Moto2 World Championship.

After 2 successful races at Sachsenring and Brno, Luca Marini could only manage 10th place ahead of Remy Gardner, who has recently been dropped by his Tech 3 team.


Iker Lecuona rounded off the fourth row on his Swiss Innovative Investors KTM.

Augusto Fernandez headed the fifth row ahead of Andrea Locatelli and Italian’s Romano Fenati on his Marinelli Rivacold Moto2 machine.

Britain’s Sam Lowes and Danny Kent ended the session down in 16th and 17th with Joan Mir also down in a disappointing 20th position.

Francesco Bagnaia currently sits 2 points behind Miguel Oliveira who leads the Moto2 championship challenge, with Alex Marquez in 3rd.

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