Moto3 Thailand, Qualifying: Marco Bezzecchi gets a last-minute pole

Marco Bezzecchi gets the first place on the starting grid, followed by the rookies Jaume Masiá and Kazuki Masaki, while Jorge Martín gets the 13th place.

Moto3 today gave us some incredibly hard-fought Qualifying at the Chang International Circuit, with some surprises in the top ten and an Italian rider in the pole position. Marco Bezzecchi will start from the leading position on the starting grid tomorrow, but on the front row with him, there will be two rookies, Jaume Masiá and Kazuki Masaki (the latter has been uncertain regarding his top-three position until the last few minutes). Jorge Martín couldn’t get more than the 13th as he is still recovering from some physical issues. Due to a final crash, Bastianini has been controlled at the Medical Centre, while wild card Chantra has been sent to the hospital for further check-ups. The race will start on Sunday, September 7th at 5 AM UK time.

Just a few laps after the beginning of Qualifying Sasaki registered the best time of the day ahead of Martín and Di Giannantonio. The Spanish rider had been suffering since Friday from an unexpected swelling of his left arm together with a loss on strength. After a quick check from doctor Angel Charte, he had to be taken to the Medical Center for a more accurate checkup. In the meanwhile, many riders were fighting hard on track to get the best positions on the starting grid.

Eventually, Marco Bezzechi managed to gain the pole position of the first competition of the season on the Thailandese track. just behind him, Jaume Masiá and Kazuki Masaki ranked 2nd and 3rd respectively. Tony Arbolino got the 4th place, followed by Niccolò Antonelli and Darryn Binder, while Nicolò Bulega finished 7th ahead of Enea Bastianini (who fell on Turn 12 just a few minutes before the end, taking wild card Chantra down with him), Fabio Di Giannantonio and Lorenzo Dalla Porta.

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