The Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix marks the fourth round of the intermediate class’ season this weekend at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto.

Qualifying

Rain was never fully absent from Moto2 qualifying, but the track was mostly dry throughout, even if there were some stubborn wet patches remaining in places from the morning rain. Fermin Aldeguer made the best of the conditions to take his first pole of the year, and the fifth of his career in the Moto2 World Championship, by almost half-a-second.

Tony Arbolino, Izan Guevara, 2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose

Albert Arenas was second for Gresini, but his 1:41.111 meant that it was only Aldeguer who was able to lap in under 101 seconds during Q2. Jake Dixon completed the front row.

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Mnauel Gonzalez confirmed a solid session for Gresini by qualifying fourth, ahead of Diogo Moreira and current points leader Sergio Garcia who will start his home Grand Prix from sixth.

Celestino Vietti made his customary speed improvement from practice, where he missed the top 14, to qualifying, where he finished seventh, ahead of compatriot Tony Arbolino and Jeremy Alcoba. Marcos Ramirez rounded out the qualifying top 10, ahead of his American Racing teammate Joe Roberts in 11th. Somkiat Chantra joins them on the fourth row.

Alonso Lopez’ qualifying was disrupted from his first lap, when he crashed at turn five. He was able to get his bike back to the pits, but unable to lap fast enough for a position better than 16th. Only Ai Ogura, who saved his best for last but ultimately failed to deliver it, and Zonta van den Goorbergh, who crashed out on his first flying lap, finished Q2 behind Lopez.

Full Moto2 results from qualifying in Spain are below.

2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix | Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto | Qualifying Results | Rd 4/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto2 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 Fermin Aldeguer ESP SpeedUp Racing Boscoscuro 1:40.673
2 Albert Arenas ESP QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:41.111
3 Jake Dixon GBR CFMoto Aspar Team Kalex 1:41.466
4 Manuel Gonzalez ESP QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:41.554
5 Diogo Moreira BRA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 1:41.657
6 Sergio Garcia ESP MT Helmets MSI Boscoscuro 1:41.706
7 Celestino Vietti ITA Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 1:41.741
8 Tony Arbolino ITA Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1:41.759
9 Jeremy Alcoba ESP Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Kalex 1:41.771
10 Marcos Ramirez ESP American Racing Kalex 1:41.788
11 Joe Roberts USA American Racing Kalex 1:41.799
12 Somkiat Chantra THA Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:41.889
13 Barry Baltus BEL RW Racing GP Kalex 1:41.973
14 Filip Salac CZE Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1:42.245
15 Izan Guevara ESP CFMoto Aspar Team Kalex 1:42.262
16 Alonso Lopez ESP SpeedUp Racing Boscoscuro 1:42.347
17 Ai Ogura JAP Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:42.705
18 Zonta van den Goorbergh NED RW Racing GP Kalex No Time Set
19 Senna Agius AUS Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Kalex 1:42.416
20 Bo Bendsneyder NED Pertamina Mandalika Gas Up Team Kalex 1:42.458
21 Darryn Binder RSA Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Kalex 1:42.542
22 Deniz Oncu TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 1:42.590
23 Dennis Foggia ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 1:42.908
24 Jorge Navarro ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:42.922
25 Jaume Masia ESP Pertamina Mandalika Gas Up Team Kalex 1:43.016
26 Matteo Ferrari ITA QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:43.090
27 Mario Aji INO Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:43.433
28 Alex Escrig ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:43.438
29 Xavi Cardelus AND Fantic Racing Kalex 1:43.818
30 Xavi Artigas ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:45.002
31 Ayumu Sasaki JAP Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Kalex No Time Set

P2

Sergio Garcia displayed his wet weather abilities in Moto2 P2 at the Spanish Grand Prix, finishing fastest on Saturday morning ahead of Tony Arbolino despite a crash.

Arbolino’s best lap came on his last one, and bumped Jake Dixon to third, ahead of Ai Ogura on the second MT Helmets MSI Boscoscuro. Alonso Lopez made it three Boscoscuro chassis’ in the top five.

Jake Dixon, 2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose

Aron Canet fractured his ankle in his P1 crash on Friday afternoon, ruling him out of the rest of the weekend.

The wet conditions meant that nobody was able to improve on their times from P1, and therefore it was Friday afternoon’s laps that determined Q1/Q2 seeding.

Full Moto2 results from P2 in Spain are below.

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2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix | Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto | P2 Results | Rd 4/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto2 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 Sergio Garcia ESP MT Helmets MSI Boscoscuro 1:54.051
2 Tony Arbolino ITA Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1:54.190
3 Jake Dixon GBR CFMoto Aspar Team Kalex 1:54.282
4 Ai Ogura JAP Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:54.732
5 Alonso Lopez ESP SpeedUp Racing Boscoscuro 1:54.935
6 Somkiat Chantra THA Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:55.182
7 Joe Roberts USA American Racing Kalex 1:55.139
8 Celestino Vietti ITA Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 1:55.434
9 Jeremy Alcoba ESP Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Kalex 1:55.869
10 Bo Bendsneyder NED Pertamina Mandalika Gas Up Team Kalex 1:56.174
11 Deniz Oncu TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 1:56.322
12 Alex Escrig ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:56.396
13 Mario Aji INO Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:56.580
14 Xavi Cardelus AND Fantic Racing Kalex 1:56.613
15 Albert Arenas ESP QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:56.656
16 Darryn Binder RSA Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Kalex 1:56.693
17 Senna Agius AUS Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Kalex 1:56.951
18 Jaume Masia ESP Pertamina Mandalika Gas Up Team Kalex 1:57.203
19 Manuel Gonzalez ESP QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:57.439
20 Izan Guevara ESP CFMoto Aspar Team Kalex 1:57.649
21 Jorge Navarro ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:57.798
22 Diogo Moreira BRA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 1:57.995
23 Marcos Ramirez ESP American Racing Kalex 1:58.112
24 Zonta van den Goorbergh NED RW Racing GP Kalex 1:58.673
25 Fermin Aldeguer ESP SpeedUp Racing Boscoscuro 1:58.761
26 Xavi Artigas ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:58.776
27 Matteo Ferrari ITA QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:59.015
28 Barry Baltus BEL RW Racing GP Kalex 2:00.010
29 Filip Salac CZE Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 2:00.317
29 Ayumu Sasaki JAP Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Kalex No Time Set
30 Dennis Foggia ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex No Time Set

P1

Joe Roberts was fastest in the first timed Moto2 session of the weekend, beating Fermin Aldeguer by over 0.2 seconds.

Historically, Jerez has not been an outstanding track for Roberts, with a pair of eighth-place finishes (2021 and 2022) his equal-best results at the Spanish circuit before this year.

Jake Dixon, Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose

Aldeguer was at the front of a Boscoscuro 2-3, just ahead of current points leader Sergio Garcia while Marcos Ramirez was fourth on the second American Racing Kalex.

A third Boscoscuro chassis of Ai Ogura was fifth, Alonso Lopez made sure that all Boscoscuros ended day one in Spain inside the top 10, the #21 finishing the day eighth-fastest.

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There were improvements for Jake Dixon in the afternoon following an 18th-fastest time in the morning, but he was beaten to a spot in the top 10 by his CFMoto Aspar teammate, Izan Guevara.

Aron Canet is probably the biggest name to miss out on the top 14 overnight. The #44 finished P1 in 20th after crashing at turn eight. He was carried off on a stretcher but was later seen sitting up.

2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix | Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto | P1 Results | Rd 4/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto2 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 Joe Roberts USA American Racing Kalex 1:40.664
2 Fermin Aldeguer ESP SpeedUp Racing Boscoscuro 1:40.898
3 Sergio Garcia ESP MT Helmets MSI Boscoscuro 1:40.931
4 Marcos Ramirez ESP American Racing Kalex 1:40.964
5 Ai Ogura JAP Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Boscoscuro 1:40.993
6 Manuel Gonzalez ESP QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:40.999
7 Zonta van den Goorbergh NED RW Racing GP Kalex 1:41.135
8 Alonso Lopez ESP SpeedUp Racing Boscoscuro 1:41.215
9 Albert Arenas ESP QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:41.265
10 Izan Guevara ESP CFMoto Aspar Team Kalex 1:41.355
11 Jake Dixon GBR CFMoto Aspar Team Kalex 1:41.429
12 Somkiat Chantra THA Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:41.481
13 Filip Salac CZE Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1:41.519
14 Barry Baltus BEL RW Racing GP Kalex 1:41.523
15 Jeremy Alcoba ESP Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Kalex 1:41.529
16 Senna Agius AUS Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Kalex 1:41.575
17 Diogo Moreira BRA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 1:41.591
18 Ayumu Sasaki JAP Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Kalex 1:41.678
19 Celestino Vietti ITA Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 1:41.703
20 Aron Canet ESP Fantic Racing Kalex 1:41.721
21 Bo Bendsneyder NED Pertamina Mandalika Gas Up Team Kalex 1:41.758
22 Tony Arbolino ITA Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1:41.799
23 Jaume Masia ESP Pertamina Mandalika Gas Up Team Kalex 1:41.838
24 Dennis Foggia ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 1:42.104
25 Mario Aji INO Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:42.317
26 Alex Escrig ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:42.330
27 Deniz Oncu TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 1:42.468
28 Darryn Binder RSA Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Kalex 1:42.479
29 Matteo Ferrari ITA QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:42.532
30 Xavi Cardelus AND Fantic Racing Kalex 1:42.661
31 Jorge Navarro ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:43.052
32 Xavi Artigas ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:43.589

FP1

FP1 was topped by Alonso Lopez, and he and Somkiat Chantra were the only riders to lap in under 1:41 in FP1. But one second from Lopez covered back to 19th-placed Albert Arenas in the opening session of the weekend.

Sergio Garcia, 2024 Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix. Credit: Gold and Goose

Celestino Vietti was the best-placed of the Pierer Mobility Group riders, who differ from the other Kalex teams this year by using WP suspension, in fourth place, while preseason title favourite Fermin Aldeguer was fifth. Championship leader and Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas winner Sergio Garcia was eighth, while the sole British rider in the class, Jake Dixon, was 18th.

Full Moto2 results from FP1 in Spain are below.

2024 Moto2 Spanish Grand Prix | Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto | FP1 Results | Rd 4/21
Pos Rider Nat. Moto2 Team Manufacturer Timing
1 Alonso Lopez ESP SpeedUp Racing Boscoscuro 1:40.797
2 Somkiat Chantra THA Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:40.917
3 Manuel Gonzalez ESP QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:41.039
4 Celestino Vietti ITA Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 1:41.109
5 Fermin Aldeguer ESP SpeedUp Racing Boscoscuro 1:41.148
6 Joe Roberts USA American Racing Kalex 1:41.192
7 Barry Baltus BEL RW Racing GP Kalex 1:41.274
8 Sergio Garcia ESP MT Helmets MSI Boscoscuro 1:41.308
9 Zonta van den Goorbergh NED RW Racing GP Kalex 1:41.327
10 Aron Canet ESP Fantic Racing Kalex 1:41.371
11 Izan Guevara ESP CFMoto Aspar Team Kalex 1:41.385
12 Filip Salac CZE Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1:41.385
13 Ai Ogura JAP Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Boscoscuro 1:41.451
14 Marcos Ramirez ESP American Racing Kalex 1:41.454
15 Jaume Masia ESP Pertamina Mandalika Gas Up Team Kalex 1:41.488
16 Deniz Oncu TUR Red Bull KTM Ajo Kalex 1:41.542
17 Jeremy Alcoba ESP Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Kalex 1:41.659
18 Jake Dixon GBR CFMoto Aspar Team Kalex 1:41.727
19 Albert Arenas ESP QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:41.771
20 Senna Agius AUS Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Kalex 1:41.861
21 Tony Arbolino ITA Elf Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1:41.960
22 Dennis Foggia ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 1:41.963
23 Bo Bendsneyder NED Pertamina Mandalika Gas Up Team Kalex 1:42.203
24 Darryn Binder RSA Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Kalex 1:42.322
25 Mario Aji INO Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex 1:42.356
26 Diogo Moreira BRA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 1:42.538
27 Matteo Ferrari ITA QJ Motor Gresini Moto2 Kalex 1:42.803
28 Xavi Cardelus AND Fantic Racing Kalex 1:42.923
29 Ayumu Sasaki JAP Yamaha VR46 Master Camp Team Kalex 1:42.962
30 Alex Escrig ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:43.220
31 Xavi Artigas ESP Forward Racing Team Forward 1:43.530
32 Jorge Navarro ESP Forward Racing Team Forward No Time Set