News 2011 Assen Moto2: Qualifying Results

2011 Assen Moto2: Qualifying Results

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Viessmann Kiefer Racing rider Stefan Bradl set an early fast time under darkening skies at Assen in the Netherlands to put himself on pole position for the Moto2 race.

He is joined by Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) and Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) on the front row.

Having posted the fastest times in both practice sessions, Bradl stepped in front of the field early in the 45 minute Moto2 qualifying session, with a fast lap of 1’39.305 to give him his sixth pole of the 2011 season. Catalan Marquez posted an early lap 0.295s behind the German and Italian Corsi followed with a posted time of 1’39.700 to put him in third.

The skies threatened rain as the Moto2 bikes hit the track, and by the halfway point it started to fall. Riders entered the pits to wait it out or change tires, and in the last few minutes of the session most of them hazarded back out on the wet track to make the most of the already shortened weekend track time.

Tom Lüthi (Interwetten Moto2 Paddock), Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) and Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) make up the second row for the start of the race, while Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag-CIP), Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) and Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing) comprise row three. Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) completed the top 10 of the qualifying session.

2011 Assen Moto2: Qualifying Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 253.8 1’39.305
2. 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 253.0 1’39.600 0.295 / 0.295
3. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 252.3 1’39.700 0.395 / 0.100
4. 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 264.1 1’39.844 0.539 / 0.144
5. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 249.5 1’39.890 0.585 / 0.046
6. 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 252.0 1’39.962 0.657 / 0.072
7. 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 245.4 1’40.123 0.818 / 0.161
8. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 248.7 1’40.149 0.844 / 0.026
9. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 247.6 1’40.234 0.929 / 0.085
10. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 251.0 1’40.238 0.933 / 0.004
11. 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 256.2 1’40.469 1.164 / 0.231
12. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 248.9 1’40.550 1.245 / 0.081
13. 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 255.3 1’40.647 1.342 / 0.097
14. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 245.7 1’40.726 1.421 / 0.079
15. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 248.1 1’40.744 1.439 / 0.018
16. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 249.2 1’40.804 1.499 / 0.060
17. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 252.6 1’40.925 1.620 / 0.121
18. 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 252.3 1’40.985 1.680 / 0.060
19. 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 252.0 1’41.036 1.731 / 0.051
20. 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 251.7 1’41.068 1.763 / 0.032
21. 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 246.7 1’41.211 1.906 / 0.143
22. 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 243.6 1’41.364 2.059 / 0.153
23. 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 249.5 1’41.536 2.231 / 0.172
24. 21 Javier FORES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 245.4 1’41.564 2.259 / 0.028
25. 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 247.2 1’41.642 2.337 / 0.078
26. 9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 245.2 1’41.732 2.427 / 0.090
27. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 250.5 1’41.739 2.434 / 0.007
28. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 247.9 1’41.908 2.603 / 0.169
29. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 248.6 1’41.931 2.626 / 0.023
30. 49 Kev COGHLAN GBR Aeroport de Castello FTR 250.8 1’42.077 2.772 / 0.146
31. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 245.6 1’42.160 2.855 / 0.083
32. 31 Carmelo MORALES SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 246.6 1’42.308 3.003 / 0.148
33. 66 Michael VAN DER MARK NED EAB Racing Ten Kate 245.3 1’42.565 3.260 / 0.257
34. 80 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 254.1 1’42.682 3.377 / 0.117
35. 53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 249.9 1’42.908 3.603 / 0.226
36. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 246.4 1’43.200 3.895 / 0.292
37. 97 Steven ODENDAAL RSA MS Racing Suter 246.2 1’44.240 4.935 / 1.040
38. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 247.2 1’44.282 4.977 / 0.042
76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 239.4 1’53.043 13.738 / 8.761
82 Elena ROSELL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter

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