Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Aldeguer snatches pole position from Acosta in Moto2

The Spanish Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro) took pole position from his compatriot Pedro Acosta (Kalex) for the starting line-up of the Moto2 Thai Grand Prix that takes place on Sunday at the Chang International circuit in the town of Buriram.

Aldeguer takes his fourth pole position in the category and second of the season, ahead of Pedro Acostawhich achieved its goal of being on the front line and put drivers in the middle against his only rival for the world title, the Italian Tony Arbolino (Kalex), who finished eighth. The first line of the starting line-up was entirely Spanish, with Fermín Aldeguer, Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas (Kalex), who thus achieved their best classification in the category.

As happened in Moto3, there were many Moto2 riders who they took it easy before going out on the track in the first classification, but among them there was one with a special interest, the Italian Tony Arbolino (Kalex), who needed to move on to the next classification no matter what so as not to give up too much ground in the fight for the title to Spanish Pedro Acosta.

In his first attempt Arbolino placed fourth, which gave him a provisional pass to the second classification, behind the Czech Filip Salac (Kalex), and one lap later he rose to second place, only surpassed by the European center, and ahead of the British Sam Lowes (Kalex) and the Japanese Ai Ogura (Kalex).

In the last lap both Salac and Arbolino managed to maintain their positionsas well as Sam Lowes, while the Spanish Izan Guevara (Kalex), Moto3 world champion in 2022 with the Valencian team of Jorge Martínez ‘Aspar’, surpassed the Japanese Ogura to get into the the second classification.

The second classification did not take long to wait and immediately all the drivers eager to compete took to the track. get good weather as soon as possible in case raindrops could fall again in some areas of the circuit. But those rushes made them commit Some errorslike the one starring the Czech Filip Salac, the fastest in the first classification, who crashed very quickly and thus “annoyed” both Pedro Acosta and Tony Arbolino, who saw that fast lap cancelled, which led to that the first leader was the Spanish Marcos Ramírez (Kalex).

After Marcos Ramírez three other Spanish drivers, Alonso López (Boscoscuro), Jeremy Alcoba (Kalex) and Fermín Aldeguer (Boscoscuro), who were joined shortly after by Sergio García Dols (Kalex), but The changes immediately began, uninterrupted, in the first positions headlong, with Tony Arbolino already in fourth position.

He Printed pace of the batch was very fast and therefore the changes are almost a constant, but the truth is that the Spanish prominence was relevant, with Fermín Aldeguer at the helm, supported by Albert Arenas, while Pedro Acosta rose to fourth place, just behind the Thai Somkiat Chantra and with Tony Arbolino dropping to eighth position.

In his sixth lap, Pedro Acosta achieved the goal, taking the lead, 1:35.548, with just 48 thousandths of a second ahead of Fermín Aldeguer and 142 over Arenas. But the best was yet to come Because in his last lap Fermín Aldeguer, despite a terrible scare in the last corner, took the lead, 1:35.371, defeating his countryman, whom he relegated to second place, although as a lesser evil Tony Arbolino was two lines ahead behind, with the eighth best time, between Alonso López and Jake Dixon.

The first starting line ended up in the hands of Fermín Aldeguer, Pedro Acosta and Albert Arenas, with Arón Canet, Somkiat Chantra and Marcos Ramírez in the second. Already on the fourth line were the American Joe Roberts, the Spanish Sergio García Dols and the Italian Celestino Vietti.


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