The two first year stars RaÌ¼l FernÌÁndez and Ayumu Sasaki sit on the front row but it was still Cup leader Bo Bendsneyder who took pole position with his fastest lap of the race, leaving it until the last sector in fact to jump ahead of Sasaki by two tenths.
FernÌÁndez left it even later and with a last gasp effort the 14-year-old Spaniard slotted himself into the middle of the front row between the 16-year-old Dutchman and the 14-year-old Japanese.
Bendsneyder has a 52 point advantage over Fabio Di Giannantonio in the points chase and after Saturday's race there will only be 50 left to score. So the 16-year-old Italian needs to cut that gap. It will not be easy as he qualified ninth and will come off the third row.
‰ÛÏI just didn't have the right feeling with the bike on the brakes,‰Û