2011 Mugello Moto2: Qualifying Results

2011 Moto2

Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) took his second pole position of the 2011 season in a rainy qualifying ahead of the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM Moto2 race at Mugello.

The 125cc World Champion set a fast lap of 2’05.312 at the end of a heated time battle, beating out Alex de Angelis of the JiR Moto2 team by 0.585s and Tech 3 Racing’s Smith by 1.305s. Smith, who posted a time of 2’06.617, will take his first front row Moto2 start in Sunday’s race.

Belgian rider Xavier Simeon (Tech 3 B) will lead the second row after a qualifying time of 2’06.757, with Randy Krummenacher (GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing) and Pol Espargaró (HP Tuenti Speed Up) joining him on the second row of the grid.

Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) appeared set to challenge for pole position until his bike slowed in the last part of a final hot lap, leaving the German rider in seventh in the dying seconds of the session. Mattia Pasini (Ioda Racing Project), who held the top time in qualifying at the halfway point, finished the session in eighth while Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) completes row three in ninth.

Axel Pons (Pons HP 40) did not participate in the qualifying session and will miss the race following a crash with Ratthapark Wilairot (Thai Honda Singha-SAG) in FP3.

2011 Mugello Moto2: Qualifying Results

1. 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 273.6 2’05.312  
2. 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 270.7 2’05.897 0.585 / 0.585
3. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 267.0 2’06.617 1.305 / 0.720
4. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 260.2 2’06.757 1.445 / 0.140
5. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 263.9 2’06.941 1.629 / 0.184
6. 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 266.5 2’06.963 1.651 / 0.022
7. 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 267.8 2’07.013 1.701 / 0.050
8. 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 266.8 2’07.023 1.711 / 0.010
9. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 267.3 2’07.147 1.835 / 0.124
10. 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 261.2 2’07.249 1.937 / 0.102
11. 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 269.1 2’07.549 2.237 / 0.300
12. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 267.4 2’07.612 2.300 / 0.063
13. 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 264.9 2’07.692 2.380 / 0.080
14. 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 268.9 2’07.728 2.416 / 0.036
15. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 269.0 2’07.780 2.468 / 0.052
16. 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 264.4 2’07.844 2.532 / 0.064
17. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 262.1 2’07.864 2.552 / 0.020
18. 18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 264.6 2’07.919 2.607 / 0.055
19. 35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 262.5 2’08.118 2.806 / 0.199
20. 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 265.1 2’08.272 2.960 / 0.154
21. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 263.6 2’08.289 2.977 / 0.017
22. 9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 264.6 2’08.444 3.132 / 0.155
23. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 265.5 2’08.562 3.250 / 0.118
24. 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 270.5 2’08.681 3.369 / 0.119
25. 24 Tommaso LORENZETTI ITA Aeroport de Castello FTR 262.2 2’08.840 3.528 / 0.159
26. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 265.7 2’08.883 3.571 / 0.043
27. 31 Carmelo MORALES SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 262.8 2’08.970 3.658 / 0.087
28. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 269.1 2’09.265 3.953 / 0.295
29. 70 Mattia TAROZZI ITA Faenza Racing Suter 259.6 2’09.409 4.097 / 0.144
30. 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 264.8 2’09.616 4.304 / 0.207
31. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 268.7 2’09.911 4.599 / 0.295
32. 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 268.9 2’09.974 4.662 / 0.063
33. 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 267.9 2’10.420 5.108 / 0.446
34. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 265.6 2’10.436 5.124 / 0.016
35. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 270.6 2’10.652 5.340 / 0.216
36. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 264.5 2’10.723 5.411 / 0.071
37. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 260.4 2’13.596 8.284 / 2.873
  53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 262.2 2’14.539 9.227 / 0.943
  80 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex