Moto2: Chantra Breaks Lap Record, Earns Pole Position At Motegi

Moto2: Chantra Breaks Lap Record, Earns Pole Position At Motegi

© 2023, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. By David Swarts.

Thailand’s Somkiat Chantra broke the All-Time Lap Record and earned pole position during Moto2 World Championship qualifying Saturday at Mobility Resort Motegi, in Japan. Riding his Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex, Chantra covered the 3.0-mile (4.8 km) course in 1:49.898 to top the field of 30 competitors. Chantra’s time also eclipsed Johann Zarco’s 2016 All-Time Lap Record of 1:49.961

American Joe Roberts qualified 11th with a 1:50.597 on his Italtrans Racing Kalex, and fellow American Sean Dylan Kelly (SDK) was 25th with a time of 1:51.608 on his Forward Racing machine.


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