The qualifying day for the GP of the Valencian Community has been marked by rain, which has affected the great favorites and has won over some 'secondary' such as Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) in the maximum category, MotoGP . In Moto2 the 'pole' was for Stefano Manzi, including a record, and in Moto3 with the Spanish Albert Arenas out game, Binder has been taken advantage of.
The world leader, the Spaniard Joan Mir (Suzuki GSX RR), had to settle for twelfth position which will make him start from the fourth row and forced to come back on a circuit in the one that is not too easy to overtake.
When entering the last ten minutes, the Spanish Alex Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) flew through the air at turn eleven as a result of a sudden recovery of traction on the rear wheel of his motorcycle ("high side"), in which he delivered a violent and strong blow that left him lying on the ground for a few moments, although in the end he was able to leave the track on his own foot.
Alex Márquez was not daunted by the situation and bravely got on his second motorcycle to try to improve the ninth position that, at that time, he was far behind in the first classification, but could not get his role, and neither did Alex Rins, who finished fourteenth.
In a frantic and constantly changing finish, Franco Morbidelli set the best time ahead of Miller and the Japanese Takaaki Nakagami (Honda RC 213 V), with Johann Zarco, Pol Espargaró and Maverick Viñales in the second line, Aleix Espargaró, Francesco "Pecco" Bagnaia and Brad Binder in the third and already in the fourth Miguel Oliveira, Fabio Quartararo and Joan Mir.
Manzi, first pole for MW Augusta in Moto2
The Italian Stefano Manzi obtained for his sporting record and for MV Agusta the first pole position as he was the fastest in the official classification of the Gran Prize of the Valencian Community of Moto2 in the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Cheste.
Manzi set a new absolute record in the category by riding in 1: 34.418, ahead of the Spanish Héctor Garzó ( Kalex) and the Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex).
The world leader, the Italian Enea "La Bestia" Bastianini (Kalex), could not pass the twelfth position, although his most direct rival, the British Sam Lowes (Estrella Galicia 0'0 Kalex), injured in the right wrist by the fall he suffered in the morning, was eighteenth without any possibility of entering the fight for the best positions in Moto2.
Darryn Binder, 'pole' in Moto 3
The South African Darryn Binder (KTM) achieved the first pole position of his career sport in Moto3 and set a new absolute record with 1: 38.286, with which he beat the record set in the morning by Italian Tony Arbolino (Honda) with 1: 38.413, ahead of Japanese Kaito Toba (KTM) and Spanish Raúl Fernández (KTM).
The great novelty or perhaps surprise of the first classification was to see in it the world leader, the Spanish Albert Arenas (KTM) who was surprised by the morning rain without the "homework" done and prevented him from improving his personal best record.