Canet steals a late pole position from Aldeguer

Canet Steals A Late Pole Position From AldeguerAron Canet (Fantic Racing) stole pole position in the closing moments of qualifying, setting a fantastic 2:07.631 to overhaul compatriot Fermin Aldeguer (Beta Tools SpeedUp).

The #54 ended the session 0.109 adrift after spending most of the session at the top of the timesheets. Qatar podium finisher Sergio Garcia (MT Helmets – MSI) ended the session in third for second front-row start in the Moto2™ class.

For much of the session it looked like Aldeguer was going to pocket a first pole position of the season, but Canet’s late flyer saw the title chase leader earn a Saturday P1 – his second of the campaign, denying the Boscoscuro charge that completes the front row.

Albert Arenas (QJMotor Gresini Moto2) heads the second row of the grid after a fantastic final lap to place the Spaniard in fourth, losing out on a front-row start by just 0.046. Home hero Joe Roberts (OnlyFans American Racing Team) rounded out the top five as the American gets set for a podium push in front of the American fans, as teammate Marcos Ramirez had to settle for P6 after making a mistake coming out of the final corner what looked to be a rapid last lap.

Dennis Foggia (Italtrans Racing Team) starts P7, just over a tenth off Ramirez, with the Italian continuing his strong weekend on Saturday afternoon. Alonso Lopez launches from P8 on the second Beta Tools SpeedUp machine, with Portimao polesitter Manuel Gonzalez (QJMOTOR Gresini Racing Moto2™) rounding out the third row. 2023 Americas GP podium finisher Bo Bendsneyder (Pertamina Mandalika GAS UP Team) completes the top 10.

The stage is set, so tune in for the intermediate class showdown at COTA at 12:15 (UTC -5)!

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