Rain in the early afternoon at the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello made the Moto2 Q1 session extra tricky for Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team‘s Manuel Gonzalez and Keminth Kubo. They will start tomorrow‘s race from P27 and P30 on the grid respectively.
Gonzalez had his heart set on securing a place in Q2 this morning, but a crash in FP3 denied him the opportunity. He had to take part in Q1 and was unlucky not to get a clear lap in without running into traffic until the end of the session. His best time, a 1‘53.036s, set on lap 6/8, put him in 13th place in the Q1 results. He will start tomorrow‘s race from P27.
Kubo continued booking progress on the Saturday. He upped his pace in every session and is getting more and more familiar with the Mugello Circuit every time he goes out with his bike. However, the Q1 session wasn‘t all plain sailing. The Thai rider had a small crash in Turn 10. He was quickly back on his feet, but it did end his shoot-out prematurely. His 1‘53.763s best time, set on lap 3/7, kept him 16th in the Q1 rankings and in 30th place on the grid.