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Moto2 Spain: Aldeguer Finally Delivers With Spanish GP Pole

Gold and Goose

The Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix marks the fourth round of the intermediate class' season this weekend at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto.


Rain was never fully absent from Moto2 qualifying, but the track was mostly dry throughout, even if there were some stubborn wet patches remaining in places from the morning rain. Fermin Aldeguer made the best of the conditions to take his first pole of the year, and the fifth of his career in the Moto2 World Championship, by almost half-a-second.

Tony Arbolino, Izan Guevara, 2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose

Albert Arenas was second for Gresini, but his 1:41.111 meant that it was only Aldeguer who was able to lap in under 101 seconds during Q2. Jake Dixon completed the front row.


Mnauel Gonzalez confirmed a solid session for Gresini by qualifying fourth, ahead of Diogo Moreira and current points leader Sergio Garcia who will start his home Grand Prix from sixth.

Celestino Vietti made his customary speed improvement from practice, where he missed the top 14, to qualifying, where he finished seventh, ahead of compatriot Tony Arbolino and Jeremy Alcoba. Marcos Ramirez rounded out the qualifying top 10, ahead of his American Racing teammate Joe Roberts in 11th. Somkiat Chantra joins them on the fourth row.

Alonso Lopez' qualifying was disrupted from his first lap, when he crashed at turn five. He was able to get his bike back to the pits, but unable to lap fast enough for a position better than 16th. Only Ai Ogura, who saved his best for last but ultimately failed to deliver it, and Zonta van den Goorbergh, who crashed out on his first flying lap, finished Q2 behind Lopez.

Full Moto2 results from qualifying in Spain are below.

2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix | Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto | Qualifying Results | Rd 4/21
PosRiderNat.Moto2 TeamManufacturerTiming
1Fermin AldeguerESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1:40.673
2Albert ArenasESPQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:41.111
3Jake DixonGBRCFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1:41.466
4Manuel GonzalezESPQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:41.554
5Diogo MoreiraBRAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1:41.657
6Sergio GarciaESPMT Helmets MSIBoscoscuro1:41.706
7Celestino ViettiITARed Bull KTM AjoKalex1:41.741
8Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1:41.759
9Jeremy AlcobaESPYamaha VR46 Master Camp TeamKalex1:41.771
10Marcos RamirezESPAmerican RacingKalex1:41.788
11Joe RobertsUSAAmerican RacingKalex1:41.799
12Somkiat ChantraTHAIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:41.889
13Barry BaltusBELRW Racing GPKalex1:41.973
14Filip SalacCZEElf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1:42.245
15Izan GuevaraESPCFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1:42.262
16Alonso LopezESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1:42.347
17Ai OguraJAPIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:42.705
18Zonta van den GoorberghNEDRW Racing GPKalexNo Time Set
19Senna AgiusAUSLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1:42.416
20Bo BendsneyderNEDPertamina Mandalika Gas Up TeamKalex1:42.458
21Darryn BinderRSALiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1:42.542
22Deniz OncuTURRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1:42.590
23Dennis FoggiaITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1:42.908
24Jorge NavarroESPForward Racing TeamForward1:42.922
25Jaume MasiaESPPertamina Mandalika Gas Up TeamKalex1:43.016
26Matteo FerrariITAQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:43.090
27Mario AjiINOIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:43.433
28Alex EscrigESPForward Racing TeamForward1:43.438
29Xavi CardelusANDFantic RacingKalex1:43.818
30Xavi ArtigasESPForward Racing TeamForward1:45.002
31Ayumu SasakiJAPYamaha VR46 Master Camp TeamKalexNo Time Set


Sergio Garcia displayed his wet weather abilities in Moto2 P2 at the Spanish Grand Prix, finishing fastest on Saturday morning ahead of Tony Arbolino despite a crash.

Arbolino's best lap came on his last one, and bumped Jake Dixon to third, ahead of Ai Ogura on the second MT Helmets MSI Boscoscuro. Alonso Lopez made it three Boscoscuro chassis' in the top five.

Jake Dixon, 2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose

Aron Canet fractured his ankle in his P1 crash on Friday afternoon, ruling him out of the rest of the weekend.

The wet conditions meant that nobody was able to improve on their times from P1, and therefore it was Friday afternoon's laps that determined Q1/Q2 seeding.

Full Moto2 results from P2 in Spain are below.

2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix | Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto | P2 Results | Rd 4/21
PosRiderNat.Moto2 TeamManufacturerTiming
1Sergio GarciaESPMT Helmets MSIBoscoscuro1:54.051
2Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1:54.190
3Jake DixonGBRCFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1:54.282
4Ai OguraJAPIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:54.732
5Alonso LopezESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1:54.935
6Somkiat ChantraTHAIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:55.182
7Joe RobertsUSAAmerican RacingKalex1:55.139
8Celestino ViettiITARed Bull KTM AjoKalex1:55.434
9Jeremy AlcobaESPYamaha VR46 Master Camp TeamKalex1:55.869
10Bo BendsneyderNEDPertamina Mandalika Gas Up TeamKalex1:56.174
11Deniz OncuTURRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1:56.322
12Alex EscrigESPForward Racing TeamForward1:56.396
13Mario AjiINOIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:56.580
14Xavi CardelusANDFantic RacingKalex1:56.613
15Albert ArenasESPQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:56.656
16Darryn BinderRSALiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1:56.693
17Senna AgiusAUSLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1:56.951
18Jaume MasiaESPPertamina Mandalika Gas Up TeamKalex1:57.203
19Manuel GonzalezESPQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:57.439
20Izan GuevaraESPCFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1:57.649
21Jorge NavarroESPForward Racing TeamForward1:57.798
22Diogo MoreiraBRAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1:57.995
23Marcos RamirezESPAmerican RacingKalex1:58.112
24Zonta van den GoorberghNEDRW Racing GPKalex1:58.673
25Fermin AldeguerESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1:58.761
26Xavi ArtigasESPForward Racing TeamForward1:58.776
27Matteo FerrariITAQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:59.015
28Barry BaltusBELRW Racing GPKalex2:00.010
29Filip SalacCZEElf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex2:00.317
29Ayumu SasakiJAPYamaha VR46 Master Camp TeamKalexNo Time Set
30Dennis FoggiaITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalexNo Time Set


Joe Roberts was fastest in the first timed Moto2 session of the weekend, beating Fermin Aldeguer by over 0.2 seconds.

Historically, Jerez has not been an outstanding track for Roberts, with a pair of eighth-place finishes (2021 and 2022) his equal-best results at the Spanish circuit before this year.

Jake Dixon, Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose

Aldeguer was at the front of a Boscoscuro 2-3, just ahead of current points leader Sergio Garcia while Marcos Ramirez was fourth on the second American Racing Kalex.

A third Boscoscuro chassis of Ai Ogura was fifth, Alonso Lopez made sure that all Boscoscuros ended day one in Spain inside the top 10, the #21 finishing the day eighth-fastest.


There were improvements for Jake Dixon in the afternoon following an 18th-fastest time in the morning, but he was beaten to a spot in the top 10 by his CFMoto Aspar teammate, Izan Guevara.

Aron Canet is probably the biggest name to miss out on the top 14 overnight. The #44 finished P1 in 20th after crashing at turn eight. He was carried off on a stretcher but was later seen sitting up.

2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix | Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto | P1 Results | Rd 4/21
PosRiderNat.Moto2 TeamManufacturerTiming
1Joe RobertsUSAAmerican RacingKalex1:40.664
2Fermin AldeguerESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1:40.898
3Sergio GarciaESPMT Helmets MSIBoscoscuro1:40.931
4Marcos RamirezESPAmerican RacingKalex1:40.964
5Ai OguraJAPIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaBoscoscuro1:40.993
6Manuel GonzalezESPQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:40.999
7Zonta van den GoorberghNEDRW Racing GPKalex1:41.135
8Alonso LopezESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1:41.215
9Albert ArenasESPQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:41.265
10Izan GuevaraESPCFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1:41.355
11Jake DixonGBRCFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1:41.429
12Somkiat ChantraTHAIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:41.481
13Filip SalacCZEElf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1:41.519
14Barry BaltusBELRW Racing GPKalex1:41.523
15Jeremy AlcobaESPYamaha VR46 Master Camp TeamKalex1:41.529
16Senna AgiusAUSLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1:41.575
17Diogo MoreiraBRAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1:41.591
18Ayumu SasakiJAPYamaha VR46 Master Camp TeamKalex1:41.678
19Celestino ViettiITARed Bull KTM AjoKalex1:41.703
20Aron CanetESPFantic RacingKalex1:41.721
21Bo BendsneyderNEDPertamina Mandalika Gas Up TeamKalex1:41.758
22Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1:41.799
23Jaume MasiaESPPertamina Mandalika Gas Up TeamKalex1:41.838
24Dennis FoggiaITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1:42.104
25Mario AjiINOIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:42.317
26Alex EscrigESPForward Racing TeamForward1:42.330
27Deniz OncuTURRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1:42.468
28Darryn BinderRSALiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1:42.479
29Matteo FerrariITAQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:42.532
30Xavi CardelusANDFantic RacingKalex1:42.661
31Jorge NavarroESPForward Racing TeamForward1:43.052
32Xavi ArtigasESPForward Racing TeamForward1:43.589


FP1 was topped by Alonso Lopez, and he and Somkiat Chantra were the only riders to lap in under 1:41 in FP1. But one second from Lopez covered back to 19th-placed Albert Arenas in the opening session of the weekend.

Sergio Garcia, 2024 Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose

Celestino Vietti was the best-placed of the Pierer Mobility Group riders, who differ from the other Kalex teams this year by using WP suspension, in fourth place, while preseason title favourite Fermin Aldeguer was fifth. Championship leader and Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas winner Sergio Garcia was eighth, while the sole British rider in the class, Jake Dixon, was 18th.

Full Moto2 results from FP1 in Spain are below.

2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix | Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto | FP1 Results | Rd 4/21
PosRiderNat.Moto2 TeamManufacturerTiming
1Alonso LopezESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1:40.797
2Somkiat ChantraTHAIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:40.917
3Manuel GonzalezESPQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:41.039
4Celestino ViettiITARed Bull KTM AjoKalex1:41.109
5Fermin AldeguerESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1:41.148
6Joe RobertsUSAAmerican RacingKalex1:41.192
7Barry BaltusBELRW Racing GPKalex1:41.274
8Sergio GarciaESPMT Helmets MSIBoscoscuro1:41.308
9Zonta van den GoorberghNEDRW Racing GPKalex1:41.327
10Aron CanetESPFantic RacingKalex1:41.371
11Izan GuevaraESPCFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1:41.385
12Filip SalacCZEElf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1:41.385
13Ai OguraJAPIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaBoscoscuro1:41.451
14Marcos RamirezESPAmerican RacingKalex1:41.454
15Jaume MasiaESPPertamina Mandalika Gas Up TeamKalex1:41.488
16Deniz OncuTURRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1:41.542
17Jeremy AlcobaESPYamaha VR46 Master Camp TeamKalex1:41.659
18Jake DixonGBRCFMoto Aspar TeamKalex1:41.727
19Albert ArenasESPQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:41.771
20Senna AgiusAUSLiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1:41.861
21Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1:41.960
22Dennis FoggiaITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1:41.963
23Bo BendsneyderNEDPertamina Mandalika Gas Up TeamKalex1:42.203
24Darryn BinderRSALiqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GPKalex1:42.322
25Mario AjiINOIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaKalex1:42.356
26Diogo MoreiraBRAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1:42.538
27Matteo FerrariITAQJ Motor Gresini Moto2Kalex1:42.803
28Xavi CardelusANDFantic RacingKalex1:42.923
29Ayumu SasakiJAPYamaha VR46 Master Camp TeamKalex1:42.962
30Alex EscrigESPForward Racing TeamForward1:43.220
31Xavi ArtigasESPForward Racing TeamForward1:43.530
32Jorge NavarroESPForward Racing TeamForwardNo Time Set

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