First pole of the year for Fernandez at British GP

06/08/2022

The Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider will start from the head of the grid for the first time this season

Augusto Fernandez took pole position for the British GP at Silverstone, thanks to an excellent showing in qualifying. He led the way for much of Q2 and consolidated his pace with his maiden pole for Red Bull KTM Ajo.

The Spaniard started FP3 with a good feeling and went in search of positions high up the timesheets. Fernandez improved lap-after-lap, eventually concluding the third and final free practice in second position with a time of 2:04.508, achieved on his last attempt. It put him second overall for the weekend.

He took a further step forward in Q2 and quickly grabbed the top spot. With favourable track conditions, the Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 rider found a good pace – which he ran for a long stretch of the session. With a speedy last lap, Fernandez defended his position and took a first pole of the season thanks to his 2:04.103.

The 18-lap Moto2 British GP race will take place on Sunday at 2:30 PM local time.

 

Results (Qualifying session)
1. Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 2:04.103
2. Joe Roberts (Kalex) 2:04.137 +0.034
3. Ai Ogura (Kalex) 2:04.280 +0.177
4. Albert Arenas (Kalex) 2:04.386 +0.283
5. Celestino Vietti (Kalex) 2:04.498 +0.395

#37 AUGUSTO FERNANDEZ 

“It’s a very good result, because normally on Saturdays we struggle a little more to even get onto the front few rows. I’m very happy with the pole position and because we’ve taken a step forward, I have a very good feeling and we’ve improved compared to the morning sessions. I feel better and tomorrow we will be ready to fight for the win.”

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