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German Moto2 Qualifying | Acosta beats title rival Arbolino to Sachsenring pole, Dixon third

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Jake Dixon, Pedro Acosta, pole position, celebration, portrait [credit - Gold & Goose]

Pedro Acosta got the better of Moto2 title rival Tony Arbolino in the dash for pole position during qualifying for the German Moto2 at the Sachsenring.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider put talk of his future to the back of his mind to come on strong in the latter stages of the session, the Spaniard having had a fast time early on cancelled for track limits.

Hitting the front with just over three minutes remaining with 1m 24.052s lap - which would have been good enough for pole - the Spaniard proceeded to put the top spot further out of his rivals' reach by peaking with a 1m 23.858secs best.


That was enough to see off series leader Arbolino, the Italian nonetheless enjoying his strongest qualifying session of the season on the Marc VDS bike to secure a spot in the middle of the front row.

The feuding championship contenders will be joined up front by Jake Dixon, who ensured the front row mirrored the top three from Mugello a week earlier by taking third on the grid.

Despite feeling the effects of crashes both last week at Mugello and in Friday Practice, Aron Canet bounced back to secure fourth on the grid, leading a second row that will also include Alonso Lopez and his Mugello sparring partner, Sam Lowes.

Seeking a return to form this weekend following a few disappointing weekends, Somkiat Chantra made the most of his Q1 track time to get seventh in Q2, ahead of Fermin Aldeguer and Albert Arenas, while Sergio Garcia completed the top ten.

Elsewhere, Filip Salac's strong run of qualifying results came to an end when he became the latest victim of the tricky Turn 1 right-hander, the Gresini man starting down in 13th.

German Moto2, Sachsenring | Qualifying Results

2023 German Moto2 | Sachsenring, Germany | Qualifying Results | Round 7 of 20
1Pedro AcostaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 23.858
2Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 24.127
3Jake DixonGBRAutosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 24.158
4Aron CanetESPPons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 24.204
5Alonso LopezESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 24.264
6Sam LowesGBRElf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 24.269
7Somkiat ChantraTHAIDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 24.270
8Fermin AldeguerESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 24.280
9Albert ArenasESPRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 24.380
10Sergio GarciaESPPons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 24.448
11Celestino ViettiITAFantic RacingKalex1m 24.478
12Manuel GonzalezJPNYamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 24.516
13Filip SalacCZEQJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 24.599
14Barry BaltusBELFieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 24.677
15Bo BendsneyderNEDPertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 24.747
16Joe RobertsUSAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1m 24.909
17Jeremy AlcobaESPQJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 24.930
18Sean Dylan KellyUSAAmerican RacingKalex1m 25.519
19Darryn BinderRSAHusqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 24.612
20Ai OguraJPNIDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 24.684
21Lukas TulovicGERHusqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 24.763
22Dennis FoggiaITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1m 24.787
23Zonta van den GoorberghNEDFieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 25.163
24Marcos RamirezESPForward TeamForward1m 25.600
25Lorenzo Dalla PortaITAForward TeamForward1m 25.713
26Carlos TatayESPAmerican RacingKalex1m 25.900
27Izan GuevaraESPAutosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 25.911
28Kasma DanielMALYamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 26.125
29Taiga HadaESPPertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 26.393
30Borja GomezESPFantic RacingKalexNo Time

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