Italtrans Racing’s Joe Roberts and American Racing’s Cameron Beaubier will start from the 10th and 19th qualifying positions in tomorrow’s Monster Energy British Grand Prix at Silverstone – round 12of the Moto2 World Championship.
Roberts made it straight through to Q2 on Saturday, the Californian turning in a 2:05.036 in that session to lead the fourth row of the grid. Beaubier, who just missed out on making it into Q2 by .006 of a second, lapped at 2:05.272 in Q1.
“Overall, this weekend has been really positive,” Roberts said in a team release. “We made steps forward getting back to the top 10 after some difficult weekends. I was expecting a bit more from the qualifying, but 10th is not a bad place to start and we can do a lot. I hope to have a good race tomorrow.”
Beaubier will lead the seventh row in tomorrow’s Moto2 Grand Prix, his best qualifying effort since round four – the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
SKY Racing Team VR46’s Marco Bezzecchi will start tomorrow’s GP from pole position with the Italian lapping at 2:03.988 to lead Lightech Speed Up’s Jorge Navarro and Elf Marc VDS Racing’s Sam Lowes. Bezzecchi’s pole lap was a new Moto2 lap record at Silverstone. World Championship points leader Remy Gardner will lead the second row off the start on his Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex with his teammate and championship rival Raul Fernandez lining up alongside the Australian.