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Indonesian Moto2, Qualifying | Canet beats Gonzalez to Mandalika pole by +0.003s

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Aron Canet, Pons Wegow Los40, 2023 Moto2, Indonesian Moto2, Mandalika, action [Gold & Goose]

Aron Canet secured his second pole position of the 2023 Moto2 season as he held off Manuel Gonzalez by a mere +0.003secs to top the timesheets in qualifying for the Indonesian Moto2.

A continuation of the strong performance he showed earlier in the day to top FP3, Canet reeled off a series of quick laps towards the end of Q2, peaking with a 1m 34.155secs effort.

It would prove good enough to keep him in front at the flag, which is no mean feat for the Pons Racing rider either after just three tenths separated the entire top ten.


Running Canet closest up top was fellow Spaniard Manuel Gonzalez, who steadily built his momentum to a career-best second on the grid, just a blink shy of overhauling his countryman for pole.

Filip Salac bounced back to the front row in third place, the Czech rider coming on strong when it mattered following a low key weekend to date. The Gresini Racing rider was just +0.024s quicker than championship leader Pedro Acosta, the soon-to-be-MotoGP rider once more out-qualifying main Moto2 rival Tony Arbolino.

An eventful qualifying session for the Italian, it was also brought to a premature end when he crashed at Turn 6, leaving him tenth on the grid by the flag and with work to do again on Sunday to keep Acosta honest.

Joining Acosta on row two will be respective Japanese and British Moto2 winners Somkiat Chantra and Fermin Aldeguer, while Jake Dixon - who was forced to come through Q1 - will be placed next to countryman Sam Lowes in seventh and eighth, with fast-improving teenager Zonta van den Goorbergh completing the third row.

2023 Indonesian Moto2 | Mandalika Circuit | Qualifying Results | Round 15 of 20
Pos.RiderNat.TeamChassisLap Time
1Aron Canet🇪🇦Pons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 34.155
2Manuel Gonzalez🇪🇦Yamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 34.158
3Filip Salac🇨🇿QJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 34.174
4Pedro Acosta🇪🇦Red Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 34.198
5Somkiat Chantra🇹🇭IDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 34.226
6Fermin Aldeguer🇪🇦SpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 34.316
7Jake Dixon🇬🇧GasGas AsparKalex1m 34.344
8Sam Lowes🇬🇧Elf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 34.382
9Zonta van den Goorbergh🇳🇱Fieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 34.388
10Tony Arbolino🇮🇹Elf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 34.411
11Joe Roberts🇺🇸Italtrans Racing TeamKalex1m 34.529
12Sergio Garcia🇪🇦Pons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 34.573
13Bo Bendsneyder🇳🇱Pertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 34.604
14Albert Arenas🇪🇦Red Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 34.613
15Jeremy Alcoba🇪🇦QJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 34.774
16Dennis Foggia🇮🇹Italtrans Racing TeamKalex1m 34.788
17Marcos Ramirez🇪🇦American RacingKalex1m 34.983
18Alonso Lopez🇪🇦SpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 35.084
17Izan Guevara🇪🇦GasGas AsparKalex1m 34.732
18Rory Skinner🇬🇧American RacingKalex1m 34.762
19Ai Ogura🇯🇵IDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 34.781
19Kohta Nozane🇯🇵Yamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 34.795
20Darryn Binder🇿🇦Husqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 34,9984
20Mattia Casadei🇮🇹Fantic RacingKalex1m 35.105
21Alex Escrig🇮🇹Forward TeamForward1m 35.163
22Alberto Surra🇮🇹Forward TeamForward1m 35.293
23Barry Baltus🇧🇪Fieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 35.352
24Taiga Hada🇯🇵Pertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 35.412
25Lorenzo Baldassarri🇮🇹Fantic RacingKalex1m 35.437
26Lukas Tulovic🇩🇪Husqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 35.839

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