Dutch TT: MotoGP, Moto2, 125 Starting Grids

MotoGP Starting Grids

MotoGP World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo continued to tighten his grip on top spot by taking pole position for Saturday’s TIM TT Assen, having topped both free practice sessions in the lead up to qualifying.

The Fiat Yamaha rider secured his second consecutive pole with a best lap of 1’34.515, taking over two-tenths off his best time from the two free sessions.

Having won last time out at Silverstone, Lorenzo will hope to repeat the feat in the Netherlands and extend his lead in the championship, which currently stands at 37 points.

France’s Randy de Puniet became the second rider of the weekend to get under 1’35” when he briefly took the lead in the session with 20 minutes remaining, and the LCR Honda rider will start from second position on the grid for the second straight race after a fantastic lap which left him 0.282s off Lorenzo’s pace.

Ducati rider Casey Stoner put in a last lap of 1’34.803 – just six-thousandths behind De Puniet – to ensure he will start his bid for a first podium of the season from the front row. The Australian was followed by rookie Ben Spies as the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider continued to impress, setting the fourth fastest time to ensure he will start from the second row after his first podium finish last time out.

Joining the American in taking over half-a-second off his best time of the weekend was Nicky Hayden, as the Ducati man registered the fifth best time and was the final rider under 1’35”. Repsol Honda’s Andrea Dovizioso will complete the second row after clocking in just 0.016s further back. His team-mate Dani Pedrosa was seventh in the order and will start from the third row.

Completing the top ten for the session were Marco Simoncelli (San Carlo Honda Gresini Team), Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Aleix Espargaró (Pramac Racing).

Marco Melandri (San Carlo Honda Gresini Team) was absent after his earlier crash in the second free practice session, when a highside resulted in a dislocated shoulder that prevented his participation in this afternoon’s qualifying, and most likely tomorrow’s race as well.

Assen, Friday, June 25, 2010

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
199Jorge

LORENZO
SPAFiat Yamaha TeamYamaha303.61’34.515
214Randy DE

PUNIET
FRALCR Honda MotoGPHonda303.71’34.7970.282 / 0.282
327Casey

STONER
AUSDucati TeamDucati308.51’34.8030.288 / 0.006
411Ben SPIESUSAMonster

Yamaha Tech 3
Yamaha300.81’34.9260.411 /

0.123
569Nicky

HAYDEN
USADucati TeamDucati312.01’34.9990.484 / 0.073
64Andrea

DOVIZIOSO
ITARepsol Honda TeamHonda288.81’35.0150.500 / 0.016
726Dani

PEDROSA
SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda289.81’35.1620.647 / 0.147
858Marco

SIMONCELLI
ITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda285.91’35.2830.768 / 0.121
95Colin

EDWARDS
USAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha296.61’35.3930.878 / 0.110
1041Aleix

ESPARGARO
SPAPramac Racing TeamDucati305.51’35.5931.078 / 0.200
1165Loris

CAPIROSSI
ITARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki295.71’35.6641.149 / 0.071
1219Alvaro

BAUTISTA
SPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki285.61’36.3441.829 / 0.680
1336Mika KALLIOFINPramac

Racing Team
Ducati303.71’36.5021.987 /

0.158
1440Hector

BARBERA
SPAPaginas Amarillas AsparDucati295.21’36.5692.054 / 0.067
1564Kousuke

AKIYOSHI
JPNInterwetten Honda MotoGPHonda294.81’38.1983.683 / 1.629
33Marco

MELANDRI
ITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda

 

Moto2 Starting Grids

Andrea Iannone will start the Moto2 race in pole position after dominating every session so far this weekend and then claiming the fast lap in qualifying. The Fimmco Speed Up rider, who secured victory at Mugello from pole in round four, set a best of 1’39.092.

Second in the session was Ratthapark Wilairot, whose 16th and final lap of the session pushed him to within 0.215s of Iannone and gave the Thai Honda PTT Singha-SAG his best ever starting grid position. However the Thai rider was punished later for “riding in an irresponsible manner” when Alex Debón collided with him off the racing line, and was fined €3,000 by Race Direction.

Debón (Aeroport de Castelló-Ajo) was also on the provisional front row after setting his best time on only his third lap, although that proved to be his final lap of the circuit as the Spaniard smashed into Wilairot. The crash resulted in a suspected fractured right collarbone, an injury which has placed his participation in the race in doubt. Technomag-CIP rider Shoya Tomizawa completed the front row with the fourth fastest time of the session.

Just seven-thousandths behind Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Racing) was fifth fastest, with Championship leader Toni Elías (Gresini Racing Moto2), Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) and Fonsi Nieto (G22 Holiday Gym) completing the top eight. Forward Racing pair Claudio Corti and Jules Cluzel were ninth and tenth.

Other crashers included Gabor Talmacsi , who went down at Turn 6 with just over 23 minutes of the session remaining. The Hungarian’s fall resulted in the red flag being brought out while the track was cleared, and he escaped uninjured.

Axel Pons (Tenerife 40 Pons) went down towards the end of the session and suffered a fracture to the radius in his right arm, and will not ride in tomorrow’s race. Simone Corsi (JiR Moto2) was the final faller and was uninjured.

Assen, Friday, June 25, 2010

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
129Andrea

IANNONE
ITAFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up257.81’39.092
214Ratthapark

WILAIROT
THAThai Honda PTT Singha SAGBimota252.81’39.3070.215 / 0.215
36Alex DEBONSPAAeroport

de Castello – Ajo
FTR252.01’39.5840.492 /

0.277
448Shoya

TOMIZAWA
JPNTechnomag-CIPSuter250.61’39.6640.572 / 0.080
512Thomas

LUTHI
SWIInterwetten Moriwaki Moto2Moriwaki257.31’39.6710.579 / 0.007
624Toni ELIASSPAGresini

Racing Moto2
Moriwaki257.91’39.7110.619 /

0.040
760Julian

SIMON
SPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter250.91’39.7550.663 / 0.044
810Fonsi NIETOSPAHoliday

Gym G22
Moriwaki255.31’39.7770.685 /

0.022
971Claudio

CORTI
ITAForward RacingSuter254.81’39.7980.706 / 0.021
1016Jules

CLUZEL
FRAForward RacingSuter259.01’39.8290.737 / 0.031
1152Lukas PESEKCZEMatteoni

CP Racing
Moriwaki250.91’39.8560.764 /

0.027
1217Karel

ABRAHAM
CZECardion AB MotoracingFTR257.01’39.9900.898 / 0.134
1372Yuki

TAKAHASHI
JPNTech 3 RacingTech 3261.11’40.0250.933 / 0.035
1444Roberto

ROLFO
ITAItaltrans S.T.R.Suter251.71’40.0430.951 / 0.018
1575Mattia

PASINI
ITAJIR Moto2Motobi258.71’40.0850.993 / 0.042
1665Stefan

BRADL
GERViessmann Kiefer RacingSuter255.21’40.2251.133 / 0.140
1763Mike DI

MEGLIO
FRAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter253.61’40.2321.140 / 0.007
188Anthony

WEST
AUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda256.31’40.2461.154 / 0.014
193Simone

CORSI
ITAJIR Moto2Motobi256.61’40.2621.170 / 0.016
2045Scott

REDDING
GBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter250.31’40.3131.221 / 0.051
2141Arne TODEGERRacing

Team Germany
Suter255.11’40.4131.321 /

0.100
2268Yonny

HERNANDEZ
COLBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2252.21’40.4271.335 / 0.014
232Gabor

TALMACSI
HUNFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up254.31’40.4751.383 / 0.048
2453Valentin

DEBISE
FRAWTR San Marino TeamADV252.91’40.5781.486 / 0.103
2540Sergio

GADEA
SPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex258.51’40.6591.567 / 0.081
2615Alex DE

ANGELIS
RSMRSM Team ScotForce GP210254.81’40.6601.568 / 0.001
2735Raffaele

DE ROSA
ITATech 3 RacingTech 3256.71’40.6761.584 / 0.016
2825Alex

BALDOLINI
ITACaretta Technology Race DeptI.C.P.254.41’40.7081.616 / 0.032
2961Vladimir

IVANOV
UKRGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki252.11’40.7161.624 / 0.008
3019Xavier

SIMEON
BELHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki251.91’40.7621.670 / 0.046
3159Niccolo

CANEPA
ITARSM Team ScotForce GP210251.51’40.8881.796 / 0.126
3280Axel PONSSPATenerife

40 Pons
Pons Kalex257.31’40.9681.876 /

0.080
3377Dominique

AEGERTER
SWITechnomag-CIPSuter254.61’41.0061.914 / 0.038
349Kenny NOYESUSAJack

& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris252.91’41.2182.126 / 0.212
3555Hector

FAUBEL
SPAMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter254.51’41.3162.224 / 0.098
3639Robertino

PIETRI
VENItaltrans S.T.R.Suter252.21’41.3682.276 / 0.052
375Joan OLIVESPAJack

& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris253.91’41.9532.861 / 0.585
3821Vladimir

LEONOV
RUSVector Kiefer RacingSuter255.61’41.9672.875 / 0.014
3976Bernat

MARTINEZ
SPAMaquinza-SAG TeamBimota251.41’42.6433.551 / 0.676
4095Mashel

AL NAIMI
QATBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2249.91’43.0723.980 / 0.42

 

125cc GP Starting Grids

Marc Márquez will go for his third straight victory from pole position in the 125cc class on Saturday after setting a scorching pace in qualifying. The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider’s lap of 1’42.191 was well clear of second placed Bradley Smith, who was 0.584s further back.

Márquez took top spot on the timesheets with eight minutes to go, setting the fastest lap of the weekend, but unsatisfied with that he then shaved further time off his own effort to send a resounding message to the rest of the field. Bancaja Aspar rider Smith’s 20th and final lap of the session delivered him second spot.

Joining the duo on the front row will be Smith’s team-mate Nico Terol and Championship leader Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing) for what promises to be another thrilling and closely fought 125cc contest.

The second row will be fronted by Sandro Cortese (Avant Mitsubishi Ajo), with Dutch rider Jasper Iwema (CBC Corse) having surpassed his best ever previous qualification of 11th to take sixth spot on the grid for his home GP. Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) and Esteve Rabat (Blusens-STX) also set top-eight times.

Assen, Friday, June 25, 2010

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
193Marc

MARQUEZ
SPARed Bull Ajo MotorsportDerbi216.91’42.191
238Bradley

SMITH
GBRBancaja Aspar TeamAprilia216.31’42.7750.584 / 0.584
340Nicolas

TEROL
SPABancaja Aspar TeamAprilia220.11’42.8650.674 / 0.090
444Pol

ESPARGARO
SPATuenti RacingDerbi215.91’43.2991.108 / 0.434
511Sandro

CORTESE
GERAvant Mitsubishi AjoDerbi217.31’43.4801.289 / 0.181
653Jasper

IWEMA
NEDCBC CorseAprilia218.91’43.6701.479 / 0.190
77Efren

VAZQUEZ
SPATuenti RacingDerbi216.01’43.7521.561 / 0.082
812Esteve

RABAT
SPABlusens-STXAprilia219.21’43.9341.743 / 0.182
923Alberto

MONCAYO
SPAAndalucia CajasolAprilia214.01’44.1061.915 / 0.172
1015Simone

GROTZKYJ
ITAFontana RacingAprilia214.21’44.2242.033 / 0.118
1199Danny WEBBGBRAndalucia

Cajasol
Aprilia216.61’44.2252.034 /

0.001
1235Randy

KRUMMENACHER
SWIStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia212.81’44.2822.091 / 0.057
135Alexis

MASBOU
FRAOngetta TeamAprilia212.31’44.4272.236 / 0.145
1471Tomoyoshi

KOYAMA
JPNRacing Team GermanyAprilia214.21’44.6712.480 / 0.244
1539Luis SALOMSPAStipa-Molenaar

Racing GP
Aprilia216.61’44.6712.480
1684Jakub

KORNFEIL
CZERacing Team GermanyAprilia208.71’45.1933.002 / 0.522
1714Johann

ZARCO
FRAWTR San Marino TeamAprilia214.51’45.2043.013 / 0.011
1878Marcel

SCHROTTER
GERInterwetten Honda 125Honda212.21’45.3213.130 / 0.117
1950Sturla

FAGERHAUG
NORAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia209.51’45.3653.174 / 0.044
2026Adrian

MARTIN
SPAAeroport de Castello – AjoAprilia216.31’45.7313.540 / 0.366
2169Louis ROSSIFRACBC

Corse
Aprilia212.81’46.2014.010 /

0.470
2268Toni

FINSTERBUSCH
GERFreudenberg Racing TeamKTM213.91’46.2574.066 / 0.056
2387Luca

MARCONI
ITAOngetta TeamAprilia210.01’46.7254.534 / 0.468
2460Michael

VAN DER MARK
NEDLambretta Reparto CorseLambretta206.11’46.8824.691 / 0.157
2563Zulfahmi

KHAIRUDDIN
MALAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia208.71’46.9414.750 / 0.059
2632Lorenzo

SAVADORI
ITAMatteoni CP RacingAprilia205.11’46.9604.769 / 0.019
2772Marco

RAVAIOLI
ITALambretta Reparto CorseLambretta209.81’47.7605.569 / 0.800
2864Ernst

DUBBINK
NEDRV RacingHonda210.61’48.3856.194 / 0.625
2967Jerry

VAN DE BUNT
NEDJerrys RacingHonda205.11’48.7116.520 / 0.326
3066Pepijn

BIJSTERBOSCH
NEDRacingTeam BijsterboschHonda207.11’49.0446.853 / 0.333
65Roy POUWNEDTeam

Holland Mototechnic
Aprilia198.71’49.8717.680 /

0.827
94Jonas

FOLGER
GEROngetta TeamAprilia214.31’51.8399.648 / 1.968