News 2011 Estoril Moto2 Qualifying Results

2011 Estoril Moto2 Qualifying Results

Portugal Moto2

In Estoril, Portugal, Moto2 qualifying Saturday, Stefan Bradl took his third consecutive pole of the season with a best time of 1’41.591 as the rain held off for the qualifying sessions in all three categories.

The German rider of the Viessmann Kiefer Racing team was followed onto the front row by Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) and Julián Simon (Mapfre Aspar).

Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) will challenge for his first race finish of the season from the second row having qualified fourth, with Dominique Aegerter (Technomag CIP) and Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing) fifth and sixth respectively.

Pirro’s team-mate Yuki Takahashi, Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag CIP), Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing) and Pol Espargaró completed the top ten in the session. Championship leader Andrea Iannone will start from 14th.

2011 Moto2: Estoril, Portugal, Qualifying:

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 270.9 1’41.591
2. 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 266.9 1’41.754 0.163 / 0.163
3. 60 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 268.9 1’41.905 0.314 / 0.151
4. 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 270.0 1’42.073 0.482 / 0.168
5. 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 267.6 1’42.143 0.552 / 0.070
6. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 265.5 1’42.219 0.628 / 0.076
7. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 269.3 1’42.259 0.668 / 0.040
8. 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 265.5 1’42.307 0.716 / 0.048
9. 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 267.6 1’42.400 0.809 / 0.093
10. 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 268.3 1’42.456 0.865 / 0.056
11. 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 268.5 1’42.493 0.902 / 0.037
12. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 266.1 1’42.546 0.955 / 0.053
13. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 264.8 1’42.563 0.972 / 0.017
14. 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 270.6 1’42.591 1.000 / 0.028
15. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 267.7 1’42.743 1.152 / 0.152
16. 80 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 269.5 1’42.746 1.155 / 0.003
17. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 268.6 1’42.844 1.253 / 0.098
18. 35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 266.0 1’42.953 1.362 / 0.109
19. 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 269.3 1’42.996 1.405 / 0.043
20. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 269.1 1’43.080 1.489 / 0.084
21. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 265.7 1’43.120 1.529 / 0.040
22. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 268.5 1’43.140 1.549 / 0.020
23. 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 270.5 1’43.189 1.598 / 0.049
24. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 267.9 1’43.286 1.695 / 0.097
25. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 271.3 1’43.346 1.755 / 0.060
26. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 268.0 1’43.366 1.775 / 0.020
27. 9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 267.4 1’43.399 1.808 / 0.033
28. 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 264.8 1’43.472 1.881 / 0.073
29. 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 262.7 1’43.660 2.069 / 0.188
30. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 264.3 1’43.674 2.083 / 0.014
31. 21 Javier FORES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 264.5 1’43.710 2.119 / 0.036
32. 53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 268.6 1’44.010 2.419 / 0.300
33. 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 269.6 1’44.090 2.499 / 0.080
34. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 267.5 1’44.355 2.764 / 0.265
35. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 263.6 1’44.835 3.244 / 0.480
36. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 265.8 1’45.100 3.509 / 0.265
37. 49 Kev COGHLAN GBR Aeroport de Castello FTR 260.4 1’45.380 3.789 / 0.280
38. 97 Steven ODENDAAL RSA MS Racing Suter 261.2 1’46.555 4.964 / 1.175
76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda
99 Lukasz WARGALA POL Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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