In Moto2 Qualifying the first two grid positions went to the top two title contenders, although in reverse order.
The top slot was taken by Finn Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex), with a margin of just over six hundredths of a second. Kallio, who lies second overall by only 17 points, has qualified on pole twice before this season, and two of his three wins came from those positions.
‰ÛÏThere was no big plan today." Kallio admitted. "Everybody had to find settings really quickly because of the rain yesterday. I have to say thanks to the team, because my bike was good already from the morning session.
"Then I knew everything was possible in qualifying, but I struggled at the beginning to find a good feeling. After I put on a new front tyre, the rhythm was good. I pushed very hard, the bike was sliding everywhere, but I managed to stay on and get the lap time. Tomorrow will be tight.‰Û