Marcel Schrotter claimed the first pole position of the Moto2 season and the first of his career after clocking an impressive 1’58.585 tonight. The... Jake Dixon ready for the first race of the season in Qatar

Marcel Schrotter claimed the first pole position of the Moto2 season and the first of his career after clocking an impressive 1’58.585 tonight. The German will start the Grand Prix of Qatar from the front of the grid and will be joined by Xavi Vierge and Lorenzo Baldasarri on the front row, with Luca Marini, Remy Gardner and Sam Lowes on row two for a race that will take place under the floodlights of Losail tomorrow night.

The Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team took part in the new Q1 and Q2 format qualifying, with Jake Dixon improving his best effort from yesterday to post a 2’00.951 that means he will start from the tenth row of the grid. The Brit and his team are working hard to improve the set-up of his bike and are hoping to making up some positions tomorrow night in Dixon’s first race as a full-time Grand Prix rider.

30th Jake Dixon 2:00.951:

“It has been difficult coming here, with things going on with the bike that is not quite how I want it to be. It is only the first round and there will be plenty of improvements as the year progresses. The team are doing everything they can, we’re trying to understand everything, and KTM are fully behind me. It will be a tough race tomorrow but I will give it my best for me, my team and everybody around me and hopefully we can pick a few positions up.”