Sam Lowes will start from Moto2 pole position for the 19th time in his career after dominating the Spanish Moto2 qualifying session at Jerez
In scorching conditions, Lowes produced similarly searing performance with a lap time that was more than half-a-second faster than the opposition led by Pedro Acosta.
In a strong session for the British contingent, Jake Dixon made it two UK riders on the front row in third position.
Indeed, it was the latter GasGas rider that set the initial pace, with a particularly quick final sector persistently rebuffing the efforts of his rivals to cling onto the top spot.
However, he was eventually bumped down, first by Acosta, who squeezed ahead by a mere 0.002secs, before both riders' efforts were completely obliterated by Lowes' 1m 40.750secs time on the Marc VDS Racing machine.
It earns him his 19th Moto2 pole position and his first since the German Moto2 race at Sachsenring in 2022.
Home hope Alonso Lopez joined Acosta in flying the Spanish flag high on the SpeedUp Boscoscuro, just ahead of the impressive Ai Ogura, who defied his injury woes to not only make it through Q1 but get up to fifth on the grid around the circuit he enjoyed his first win 12 months ago.
Having seen a breakthrough COTA Moto2 race spoiled by an accident, Barry Baltus has come out fighting in Spain to take a career-best sixth on the grid.
COTA pole sitter Celestino Vietti gets underway from seventh, ahead of another Q1 qualifier in Joe Roberts in eighth, while Albert Arenas suffered his fourth accident of the weekend en route to ninth.
Championship leader Tony Arbolino - who hasn't started higher than eighth this season - has it all to do again in tenth, while Aron Canet couldn't get close to his lap record-breaking form from P3 as he laboured to just 12th on the grid
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Spanish Moto2 | Qualifying Results
Jerez | Conditions - Dry, Hot
|2023 Spanish Moto2 | Jerez, Spain | Qualifying Results | Round 4 of 20|
|1||Sam Lowes||GBR||Elf Marc VDS Racing||Kalex||1m 40.750|
|2||Pedro Acosta||ESP||Red Bull KTM Ajo||Kalex||1m 41.328|
|3||Jake Dixon||GBR||Autosolar GasGas Aspar||Kalex||1m 41.330|
|4||Alonso Lopez||ESP||SpeedUp Racing||Boscoscuro||1m 41.459|
|5||Ai Ogura||JPN||IDEMITSU Honda Asia||Kalex||1m 41.507|
|6||Barry Baltus||BEL||Fieten Olie Racing GP||Kalex||1m 41.570|
|7||Celestino Vietti||ITA||Fantic Racing||Kalex||1m 41.586|
|8||Joe Roberts||USA||Italtrans Racing Team||Kalex||1m 41.653|
|9||Albert Arenas||ESP||Red Bull KTM Ajo||Kalex||1m 41.657|
|10||Tony Arbolino||ITA||Elf Marc VDS Racing||Kalex||1m 41.762|
|11||Somkiat Chantra||THA||IDEMITSU Honda Asia||Kalex||1m 41.772|
|12||Aron Canet||ESP||Pons Wegow Los40||Kalex||1m 41.774|
|13||Filip Salac||CZE||QJMOTOR Gresini||Kalex||1m 41.801|
|14||Fermin Aldeguer||ESP||SpeedUp Racing||Boscoscuro||1m 41.960|
|15||Bo Bendsneyder||NED||Pertamina SAG Team||Kalex||1m 42.045|
|16||Manuel Gonzalez||JPN||Yamaha VR46 MasterCamp||Kalex||1m 42.052|
|17||Zonta van den Goorbergh||NED||Fieten Olie Racing GP||Kalex||1m 42.071|
|18||Sergio Garcia||ESP||Pons Wegow Los40||Kalex||1m 42.587|
|19||Jeremy Alcoba||ESP||QJMOTOR Gresini||Kalex||1m 41.971|
|20||Lukas Tulovic||GER||Husqvarna IntactGP||Kalex||1m 42.147|
|21||Sean Dylan Kelly||USA||American Racing||Kalex||1m 42.173|
|22||Borja Gomez||ESP||Fantic Racing||Kalex||1m 42.197|
|23||Marcos Ramirez||ESP||Forward Team||Forward||1m 42.286|
|24||Dennis Foggia||ITA||Italtrans Racing Team||Kalex||1m 42.435|
|25||Lorenzo Dalla Porta||ITA||Pertamina SAG Team||Kalex||1m 42.676|
|26||Izan Guevara||ESP||Autosolar GasGas Aspar||Kalex||1m 42.953|
|27||Rory Skinner||GBR||American Racing||Kalex||1m 43.011|
|28||Senna Agius||AUS||Husqvarna IntactGP||Kalex||1m 43.335|
|29||Soichiro Minamimoto||JPN||Yamaha VR46 MasterCamp||Kalex||1m 43.788|
|30||Alex Escrig||ESP||Forward Team||Forward||1m 44.222|