Italtrans Racing’s Joe Roberts and American Racing’s Cameron Beaubier will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Argentina from 15th and 16th on the grid, respectively, after the American pair ended the Q2 session with identical lap times.
Both riders made it through to Q2, Roberts directly from FP2 and Beaubier after leading the way in Q1. Beaubier’s American Racing teammate Sean Dylan Kelly didn’t make it through to Q2 and will start from 27th on the grid.
Roberts and Beaubier both lapped at a best of 1:44.189 with Roberts doing his on his fifth of seven laps with Beaubier’s coming on his fifth of eight laps. MB Conveyors Speed Up’s Fermin Aldeguer, at just 16 years old, is the youngest-ever intermediate class polesitter in just his third Moto2 GP. He will be joined on the front row by Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Augusto Fernandez and Elf Marc VDS Racing Team’s Tony Arbolino.
Half a second splits the front four rows of the grid for tomorrow’s GP with Roberts and Beaubier just .883 of a second from polesitter Aldeguer.