Jake Dixon secured his best grid position in Moto2, qualifying eleventh after himself coming through Q1 in second position. Dixon’s Q1 lap time would have been good enough for the front row in Q2 but he was unable to reproduce it due to a vibration with the bike and lack of grip from the tyre. Dixon is keeping his expectations in check for tomorrow’s race but is ready to give his all in only his fourth Grand Prix. His teammate Xavi Cardelús will start from the tenth row, a result the Andorran is not happy with as he felt he could be much more competitive in the wet. Cardelús was unable to find the required grip today and will work hard to make improvements tomorrow.
“I was second in Q1 with a lap time that would have put me on the front row if I had a tyre to do it again in Q2. For some reason there was a problem with the tyre – I had zero grip and a big vibration from the bike. After four laps I had to pull in because it was so dangerous. It’s my best qualifying of the year so far but I am not happy because the potential was so much higher. Thanks to the team for a great job and now we’ll see what tomorrow brings.”