Jakub Kornfeil celebrated from the seat of his KTM with the thousands of fans in the grandstands at Brno after sealing the first pole position of his career at his home round. Kornfeil timed his final lap perfectly as several riders were caught out by the chequered flag, heading up the front row ahead of fellow KTM riders John McPhee and Marcos Ramírez. With series leader Jorge Martín ruled out through injury, his closest current rival in the championship Marco Bezzecchi will start from fourteenth.
Gaviota Ángel Nieto Team rider Albert Arenas will start the Czech Republic Grand Prix from the fifth row of the grid after a fall on his final flying lap cost him the opportunity to improve his time. However, a best lap of 2’09.333 gives him every reason to be confident for tomorrow’s race.
15th Albert Arenas 2:09.333 (8 laps):
“After a strong start to the morning, when we were fifth in first practice, I felt good with the bike and the track. At the start of qualifying I set a good lap but then it got more and more difficult to improve because of the heat. I had a little crash that stopped us from improving on my final lap but we have good pace and we are going to try and recover the positions we lost in qualifying and get into that fight for the top five.”
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