Catalunya Moto2: Magnificent Dixon on pole, Arbolino not through Q1
During Moto2 qualifying in Catalunya, the lead changed hands multiple times, with Q2 graduates initially taking the lead. Ai Ogura set a solid benchmark for the Moto2 riders to chase down. Jake Dixon, riding for Asterius GasGas Aspar, secured pole position with a lap time of 1m 43.983s, after topping P3 and gapping the field by four tenths. Aron Canet, riding for Pons Wegow Los40, set the second-best lap, 0.390s behind Dixon’s pole time. Albert Arenas, Fermin Aldeguer, Alonso Lopez, and Sergio Garcia rounded out the top eight positions. Barry Baltus and Sam Lowes completed the top ten. Celestino Vietti, the polesitter and winner of last year’s Catalan race, could only manage fifteenth place.