Extreme Tetsuta Nagashima Takes Advantage Of The Resignation Of The Favorites To Get Their First Pole Position In Moto2
Earns FIM Moto2 Amazing classification we have lived in the Moto2 category in the Red Bull Ring circuit. Tetsuta Nagashima has achieved its first pole position in the intermediate category with a time of 1: 28.718 taking advantage that the favorites to the title have not had their best day and have been far from the battle.
Alex Márquez will start eleventh even though he has only stayed three tenths of the pole. The equality between the whole grid has been maximum but the world leader has never been in the battle for the top positions. Nor has Tomas Luthi, although he fixed it on the last lap by placing fifth.
Most notable is the strange first row we will have in this Austrian Grand Prix. Nagashima will be accompanied by Brad Binder and Somkiat Chantra, two usual few of the front positions of the grid. A Japanese, a South African and a Thai who currently hold the positions of the podium. Also Enea Bastianini has managed to sneak up with a magnificent final lap that puts him fourth, a tenth and a half of pole position. In general, a classification dominated by outsiders that tomorrow will have a painted opportunity to fight for the podium and, perhaps, more than that.
Lorenzo Baldasarri is recovering the face of the World Cup after a galloping crisis. Today he finished sixth, just behind Luthi and clearly beating his teammate. Augusto Fernández has not been completely fine and will be thirteenth, far from the fight for the top positions.
All Spaniards have managed to qualify for Q2 in Austria, to the joy of the KTM team, which shelters two of them. Jorge Martín is going to be twelfth and Iker Lecuona will do it fourteenth. The two future teammates of the official KTM team will be able to impress their bosses in the race in which they host.
Xavi Vierge surprised taking an important step forward and will be seventh. The future of the Catalan driver seems to be clear as everything indicates that he will run next season at Petronas, which at least gives peace of mind to a pilot who was accusing a serious loss of confidence when he was overwhelmed by Álex Márquez.
Finally, Jorge Navarro was again the best Speed Up on track placing eighth, well ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio. The mirage of Brno, where the Italian was ahead, begins to dissipate in the Red Bull Ring. We’ll see if tomorrow Navarro can fight for victory or at least for another podium.