Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex) scored his second consecutive pole position in the Honda CBR600-powered Moto2 class, outpacing Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex) and Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex) by fractions of a second.
Indeed Mugello winner Pasini bettered championship-leader Morbidelli by just one thousandth of a second, with Marquez completing the front row a further 0.175 seconds. Moto2 qualifying was as tightly contested as ever, with 1.191 seconds separating Pasini from 22nd quickest Andrea Locatelli (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex).
Morbidelli currently leads third-overall Marquez by 49 points, with Brno winner Thomas Luthi (CarXpert Interwetten Kalex) holding second overall, 17 points behind Morbidelli. Today Luthi was fifth fastest, just three tenths off pole, so he will start the race from the middle of the second row, between impressive rookies Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46 Kalex) and Fabio Quartararo (Pons HP 40 Kalex).
Isaac Vinales (SAG Team Kalex) leads row three, ahead of Brno podium finisher Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM) and Xavi Vierge (Tech 3 Racing Tech 3). The top ten is completed by Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP Suter).