Moto3 Phillip Island, Qualifying: It’s pole position again for Jorge Martín, Bezzecchi 15th

For the 10th time this season, Jorge Martín will start the GP from the pole position. Binder and Sasaki will be on the front row too, with Bezzecchi far behind.


His 10th pole position of the season and his 19th in Moto3: these are Jorge Martín’s amazing results. After some physical issues experienced during the last two races, he is back to rule over Qualifying and to take some step up in the World Championship ranking starting from the top position on the grid. Next to him tomorrow there will be Darryn Binder and Ayumu Sasaki, while Marco Bezzecchi will really need to do his best is he wants to climb some positions up from the 15th place.

As usual, the qualifying round for the lightweight category wasn’t a quiet one: the ranking changed many times from the very beginning as all riders did their very best to register quicker and quicker times in order to get the best possible positions on the starting grid. The situation around the top positions seemed to get more stable when Martín took the lead, even though in the last few minutes a large number of riders tried to steal his position.

The “king of the pole” didn’t disappoint us at Phillip Island, and he got another pole position, a great result for him considering that his main rival in the World Championship ranking, Marco Bezzecchi, will kick off 15th only. Together with Martín on the front row, there will be Darryn Binder and Ayumu Sasaki. The second row will be opened by Jakub Kornfeil, followed by Gabriel Rodrigo and Philipp Öttl. Tony Arbolino is the first among all Italian riders in the starting grid, 7th ahead of Marcos Ramírez and Dennis Foggia. Aron Canet took up the last position in the top 10.

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