In the Honda-powered Moto2 category, championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport Kalex) cast aside any nerves to claim an emphatic pole position. Leaving it late on a wet track, Zarco placed a stunning two seconds clear of second placed Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0.0 Marc VDS Kalex).
Zarco goes into the race knowing that a win would be enough to clinch his second Moto2 world title. If he does win the title the Frenchman will become the first Moto2 champion to successfully defend his crown. He currently holds a 22-point advantage over Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex), who qualified fifth, and a 25-point lead over Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) who could only manage 23rd fastest today.
Morbidelli’s performance gave him his third front-row start of the year, while Axel Pons (AGR Team Kalex) was third fastest to take his second front row in his eight years of GP racing.
Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex) was fourth, ahead of Luthi, with Misano race winner Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team Kalex) sixth. Xavier Simeon (QMMF Racing Team Speed Up) was seventh, ahead of Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex), Remy Gardner (Tasca Racing Scuderia Kalex) and Simone Corsi (Speed Up Speed Up).