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Spanish Moto2 Qualifying Results | Brits on top as Lowes takes pole, Dixon third

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
1Sam LowesGBRElf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 40.750
2Pedro AcostaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 41.328
3Jake DixonGBRAutosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 41.330
4Alonso LopezESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 41.459
5Ai OguraJPNIDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 41.507
6Barry BaltusBELFieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 41.570
7Celestino ViettiITAFantic RacingKalex1m 41.586
8Joe RobertsUSAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1m 41.653
9Albert ArenasESPRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 41.657
10Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 41.762
11Somkiat ChantraTHAIDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 41.772
12Aron CanetESPPons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 41.774
13Filip SalacCZEQJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 41.801
14Fermin AldeguerESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 41.960
15Bo BendsneyderNEDPertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 42.045
16Manuel GonzalezJPNYamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 42.052
17Zonta van den GoorberghNEDFieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 42.071
18Sergio GarciaESPPons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 42.587
19Jeremy AlcobaESPQJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 41.971
20Lukas TulovicGERHusqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 42.147
21Sean Dylan KellyUSAAmerican RacingKalex1m 42.173
22Borja GomezESPFantic RacingKalex1m 42.197
23Marcos RamirezESPForward TeamForward1m 42.286
24Dennis FoggiaITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1m 42.435
25Lorenzo Dalla PortaITAPertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 42.676
26Izan GuevaraESPAutosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 42.953
27Rory SkinnerGBRAmerican RacingKalex1m 43.011
28Senna AgiusAUSHusqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 43.335
29Soichiro MinamimotoJPNYamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 43.788
30Alex EscrigESPForward TeamForward1m 44.222

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