Marco Bezzecchi will start from pole position in the Moto2 category at the Andalusian Grand Prix. The Italian driver has stopped the time in 1: 41.728 at the Jerez circuit and is the great favorite to take the victory in the race. Not only because he starts first, but because his pace is the best and the rivals have been erased from the front row.
Bezzecchi has had a very good pace all weekend, even better than that of his teammate Luca Marini. His only enemy seems himself. Last Sunday he fell in the race and yesterday he did the same in the race simulation . His sore ankle pain may be taking its toll, but otherwise he seems the strongest.
World Cup leader Tetsuta Nagashima injured his back after a fall
And the fact is that the most direct enemies have disappeared from the first row. Luca Marini, his teammate and winner last Sunday, will start fifth . He has not been able to complete a great lap. Just behind, completing the second row of the grid, will start Jorge Martín, the poleman of seven days ago.
But things have gone well for the World Cup leader. Tetsuta Nagashima fell in FP3 and his back appears to have been injured . The Japanese KTM rider has made it to the classification, but there he has only achieved the fifteenth best position. So Nagashima has to regain energy and fight for some points tomorrow that will save the leadership of the world.
To make matters worse, the only alternative to the KTM and VR46 teams, Jorge Navarro, has also failed to nail the return. The Valencian driver is going to start fourth , since when he came in times of pole position he had a little fright in the last set and lost a tenth of gold. Still, he’s still a clear contender.
Given these small problems of the favorites, those who will accompany Bezzecchi in the front row will be Sam Lowes and Enea Bastianini . The Briton was already very fast one lap last week and it seems that little by little he finds regularity, while the Italian is uncovering himself in the Andalusian event.
Behind, also interesting things. Aron Canet is going to finish seventh and remains the true revelation among the rookies. Although here in Jerez the one who has taken a step forward is Marcos Ramírez, who has qualified for Q2 and, although he then stayed seventeenth, he already seems much more confident than in the first races.
Also highlight the good role of Edgar Pons, thirteenth, just behind Xavi Vierge. We will see what happens tomorrow at the time of the race because we already know that Moto2 is the one that most differentiates timetables, and therefore temperatures, suffers between the race and qualifying . Everything could change, but Bezzecchi is the favorite.