Malaysia Moto2: Sepang Qualifying Results

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Sepang Moto2

In the Moto2 class, Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar), the only man who can still stop Toni Elías from claiming the inaugural world title, qualified in pole position with a best time of 2’08.562 at Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The Spaniard was almost two-tenths faster than Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2), who qualified in second place and had been quickest in both practice sessions.

It was Simón’s third pole of 2010 – his second in succession – as he continues his search for a first Moto2 win and following him and De Angelis onto the front row was Thomas Lüthi in third.

For the Swiss rider of the Interwetten Moriwaki team it was a first front-row qualification since the Catalunya GP at the start of July.

Completing the front line of the starting grid is Elías, who is aiming to wrap up the World Championship in Sunday’s race, an outcome which depends on Simón’s result as well.

Roberto Rolfo (Italtrans STR), Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up), Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing) and Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) all booked places on the second row, with Michael Ranseder (Vector Kiefer Racing), Alex Debón (Aeroport de Castelló-Ajo), Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP) and Claudio Corti (Forward Racing) comprising the third.

There were falls during the session for Simone Corsi (JiR Moto2) – who was unable to return to the track and set a qualification time due to his damaged bike – as well as Debón, Mashel Al Naimi (Blusens-STX) and Malaysian wild card rider Mohamad Zamri Baba (Petronas SIC TWMR Malaysia).

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
1.60Julian SIMONSPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter262.32’08.562
2.15Alex DE ANGELISRSMJIR Moto2Motobi261.92’08.7540.192 / 0.192
3.12Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Moriwaki Moto2Moriwaki260.92’08.8600.298 / 0.106
4.24Toni ELIASSPAGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki256.72’08.8630.301 / 0.003
5.44Roberto ROLFOITAItaltrans S.T.R.Suter258.22’08.9200.358 / 0.057
6.29Andrea IANNONEITAFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up258.32’09.0040.442 / 0.084
7.17Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingFTR255.32’09.1870.625 / 0.183
8.45Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter254.82’09.3350.773 / 0.148
9.56Michael RANSEDERAUTVector Kiefer RacingSuter258.52’09.4090.847 / 0.074
10.6Alex DEBONSPAAeroport de Castello – AjoFTR259.72’09.4290.867 / 0.020
11.77Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag-CIPSuter259.52’09.4300.868 / 0.001
12.71Claudio CORTIITAForward RacingSuter256.72’09.4890.927 / 0.059
13.16Jules CLUZELFRAForward RacingSuter261.62’09.5631.001 / 0.074
14.25Alex BALDOLINIITACaretta Technology Race DeptI.C.P.264.22’09.5871.025 / 0.024
15.2Gabor TALMACSIHUNFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up263.52’09.7141.152 / 0.127
16.10Fonsi NIETOSPAHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki256.72’09.7461.184 / 0.032
17.55Hector FAUBELSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter258.72’09.7941.232 / 0.048
18.72Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNTech 3 RacingTech 3255.52’09.8521.290 / 0.058
19.63Mike DI MEGLIOFRAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter261.52’09.8791.317 / 0.027
20.35Raffaele DE ROSAITATech 3 RacingTech 3261.22’09.9001.338 / 0.021
21.40Sergio GADEASPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex261.82’09.9591.397 / 0.059
22.65Stefan BRADLGERViessmann Kiefer RacingSuter257.32’09.9881.426 / 0.029
23.14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Singha SAGBimota257.12’10.0591.497 / 0.071
24.80Axel PONSSPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex259.92’10.1291.567 / 0.070
25.9Kenny NOYESUSAJack & Jones by A.BanderasPromoharris258.82’10.1941.632 / 0.065
26.8Anthony WESTAUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda255.92’10.4441.882 / 0.250
27.68Yonny HERNANDEZCOLBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2258.22’10.5662.004 / 0.122
28.5Joan OLIVESPAJack & Jones by A.BanderasPromoharris259.82’10.8852.323 / 0.319
29.53Valentin DEBISEFRAWTR San Marino TeamADV255.92’10.9712.409 / 0.086
30.46Javier FORESSPAMaquinza-SAG TeamBimota256.22’11.0692.507 / 0.098
31.87Mohamad ZAMRI BABAMALPetronas SIC TWMR MalaysiaMoriwaki257.02’11.2892.727 / 0.220
32.28Kazuki WATANABEJPNRacing Team GermanySuter256.12’11.3512.789 / 0.062
33.61Vladimir IVANOVUKRGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki258.52’11.4962.934 / 0.145
34.39Robertino PIETRIVENItaltrans S.T.R.Suter259.62’11.9723.410 / 0.476
35.88Yannick GUERRASPAHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki256.92’12.2533.691 / 0.281
36.70Ferruccio LAMBORGHINIITAMatteoni RacingMoriwaki250.12’12.6454.083 / 0.392
37.95Mashel AL NAIMIQATBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2255.22’12.9524.390 / 0.307
38.66Hiromichi KUNIKAWAJPNBimota – M RacingBimota253.62’13.4584.896 / 0.506
3Simone CORSIITAJIR Moto2Motobi254.23’20.4261’11.864 / 1’06.968