Sachsenring Moto2: Qualifying Results

2011 Moto2

Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider Marc Marquez clinched the third pole position of his Moto2 career ahead of Sunday’s race at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in Sachsenring, Germany, chased by Stefan Bradl and Aleix Espargaro.

Moto2 Championship leader Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) held provisional pole in the first minutes of the qualifying session, but was moved to second when Espargaró (Pons HP 40) took the lead. Espargaró then dominated the session until Marquez stole provisional pole in the last three minutes, then improved his time to cement the position with a lap time of 1’24.733.

\Meanwhile the German Moto2 rider, who finished ninth in his home Moto2 race last year, improved his time in the last seconds to post a 1’24.862, just 0.038s quicker than Espargaró, moving the Spaniard into third spot on the grid.

With the top 25 Moto2 riders all within one second of each other, the battles for the second and third row positions was stiff, with Italian rider Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing Moto2) landing the leading spot on the second row. Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) took fifth in a superb return to competition, with Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) completing the second row.

Third row is comprised of Belgian Xavier Simeon (Tech 3 B) and Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing), with Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) taking the final spot before a fall at the end of the session.

Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX), Max Neukirchner (MZ Racing) and Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) make up the fourth row, while Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing), who was fastest in the morning session, crashed in the qualifying session but was able to re-enter and qualify 13th.

2011 Sachsenring Moto2 Qualifying Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 246.3 1’24.733  
2. 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 245.7 1’24.862 0.129 / 0.129
3. 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 241.9 1’24.900 0.167 / 0.038
4. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 238.3 1’25.085 0.352 / 0.185
5. 60 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 243.5 1’25.189 0.456 / 0.104
6. 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 244.5 1’25.223 0.490 / 0.034
7. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 238.9 1’25.235 0.502 / 0.012
8. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 244.7 1’25.271 0.538 / 0.036
9. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 244.2 1’25.304 0.571 / 0.033
10. 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 240.3 1’25.310 0.577 / 0.006
11. 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 241.3 1’25.379 0.646 / 0.069
12. 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 245.5 1’25.434 0.701 / 0.055
13. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 242.8 1’25.443 0.710 / 0.009
14. 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 242.0 1’25.453 0.720 / 0.010
15. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 242.1 1’25.456 0.723 / 0.003
16. 18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 241.0 1’25.465 0.732 / 0.009
17. 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 244.7 1’25.495 0.762 / 0.030
18. 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 244.6 1’25.510 0.777 / 0.015
19. 80 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 243.5 1’25.515 0.782 / 0.005
20. 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 242.8 1’25.579 0.846 / 0.064
21. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 243.3 1’25.613 0.880 / 0.034
22. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 241.0 1’25.616 0.883 / 0.003
23. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 238.1 1’25.637 0.904 / 0.021
24. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 241.4 1’25.723 0.990 / 0.086
25. 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 245.8 1’25.788 1.055 / 0.065
26. 9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 240.4 1’25.806 1.073 / 0.018
27. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 239.7 1’25.851 1.118 / 0.045
28. 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 240.8 1’25.870 1.137 / 0.019
29. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 241.1 1’25.872 1.139 / 0.002
30. 53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 239.5 1’25.900 1.167 / 0.028
31. 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 242.5 1’26.130 1.397 / 0.230
32. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 243.0 1’26.211 1.478 / 0.081
33. 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 243.0 1’26.340 1.607 / 0.129
34. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 239.5 1’26.482 1.749 / 0.142
35. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 240.1 1’27.166 2.433 / 0.684
36. 97 Steven ODENDAAL RSA MS Racing Suter 239.8 1’27.591 2.858 / 0.425
37. 24 Tommaso LORENZETTI ITA Aeroport de Castello FTR 236.3 1’27.816 3.083 / 0.225
38. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 241.1 1’28.412 3.679 / 0.596

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