Moto2 Assen, Qualifying: Francesco Bagnaia makes it to the pole position, 2nd Schrötter ahead of Marini

The two Sky Racing VR46 forerunners and Marcel Schrötter: here you have the front row for Moto2 starting grid, with Francesco Bagnaia on pole position followed by the German rider and teammate Luca Marini.

After leading every single round of FP, Francesco Bagnaia also gets the best position on the starting grid for the Moto2 race. Marcel Schrötter will follow together with Bagnaia’s teammate Luca Marini, while his main opponent for the title of World Champion is Miguel Oliveira (only one point behind him in the overall ranking). The latter spent the whole Qualifying trying to win some positions back, but he ended up making a time that relegated him to the 17th position. The Moto2 Grand Prix will kick off Sunday, July 1st, at 12.20 PM.

The current World Championship leader reached the head of the group almost immediately, and he remained there while all positions behind him changed many times. We also witnessed a few crashes, Stefano Manzi and Jorge Navarro to be precise. During the second half of the round, positions started to stabilize with Schrötter (with a newly renewed contract) 2nd just behind Bagnaia and ahead of Marini and Marquez. Most of the round went by with no dramatic events, until a few laps before the end: then Marquez fell, soon followed by Tuuli who appeared to be in a lot of pain and couldn’t move from the middle of the track, therefore requiring a red flag to allow medical staff to carry him away.

Once Qualifying started again the final battle for the pole position was particularly fierce, especially considering the little time left. The wildcard Cardelus fell after a violent highside, while the rest of the ranking didn’t change much, and Francesco Bagnaia got the pole position. Together with him on the front row, there will be Marcel Schrötter and Luca Marini, while Alex Marquez will kick of 4th ahead of Xavi Vierge and Sam Lowes. Fabio Quartararo finished 7th followed by Andrea Locatelli, while Jorge Navarro and Joan Mir got the last positions in the top ten.

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