Jeremy Alcoba will have to come back in Jerez in a classification that was complicated for him and in which Ai Ogura finished first.
The Jesus rider did not enter the second classification and that will force him to start from 23rd place. The context is not at all optimistic for today’s race, but the Ebrense has already been the protagonist of several great comebacks in his career, the last one in Portugal in which he started 26th and finished in 6th position.
We must remember that the Ebrense has signed two sixth places in the last two races and has managed to score points in almost all the circuits so far. He alone failed to score any points at the Misano circuit where he finished in 16th position. This regularity is allowing him to shine in his debut in the category and has placed him as the best rookie among the debutants in Moto 2.
The pole went to the Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex) who will start for the first time in his career from the first position. Ogura, with a time of 1:41.289, beat the Italian Tony Arbolino, the British Sam Lowes and the Spanish Arón Canet by thousandths of a second, all of them on Kalex paths, while the world leader, the Italian Celestino Vietti (Kalex) , was sixth, also surpassed by the Spanish Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro).
Bagnaia, pole in Moto GP
In Moto GP, Italian Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia (Ducati Desmosedici GP21) achieved his first pole position of the season by setting a new outright track record at Jerez. Bagnaia lapped in 1:36.170, a time with which he beat the previous best mark in the category, which was held by the Spanish Maverick Viñales, then with a Yamaha YZR M 1, in 1:36.584.
The Italian rider smugly defeated all his rivals, as his immediate pursuer, the current world champion and leader of the points table, Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha YZR M 1), finished second at 453 thousandths of a second, while that Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V), continued with his strategy of looking for the best references from his rivals by ‘hooking’ on their wheels to get a fifth position that will allow him to start from the second line of the starting line-up.