2011 Misano Moto2: Qualifying Results

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2011 Moto2

Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) took his seventh pole position of the season – and his first since the Assen GP – with a best effort of 1:37.828 at Misano, San Marino, leaving his closest rival Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) trailing by 0.256s. The German was the only rider in the Moto2 class to break the 1:38 barrier.

Marquez pushed a bit too hard at the start of the session and had a fall, but was able to rejoin the meet, posting a time of 1:38.084 on his final lap which put the Spaniard second on the grid. Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) followed Márquez with a time of 1:38.340 to take the third spot on the grid, making this the Japanese rider’s fourth front row grid position of the season.

Two Brits occupy the second row, with Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) leading after posting a time of 1:38.364, Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) completing the row with a 1:38.535 lap time and San Marino local Alex De Angelis (JiR Moto2) between the two with a posted time of 1:38.461.

Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone crashed out of the session in turn two, but rejoined the outing to post the seventh fastest time, putting the Italian at the head of row three for the race start. Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing Moto2) and Pol Espargaro (HP Tuenti Speed Up) join Iannone on the third row. Row four is led by Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2), with Jules Cluzel (NGM Forward Racing) and Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) joining the Swiss rider.

2011 Misano Qualifying Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 233.6 1’37.828
2. 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 234.2 1’38.084 0.256 / 0.256
3. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 234.6 1’38.340 0.512 / 0.256
4. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 232.0 1’38.364 0.536 / 0.024
5. 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 232.3 1’38.461 0.633 / 0.097
6. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 238.7 1’38.535 0.707 / 0.074
7. 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 238.0 1’38.544 0.716 / 0.009
8. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 230.5 1’38.600 0.772 / 0.056
9. 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 232.2 1’38.647 0.819 / 0.047
10. 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 235.0 1’38.657 0.829 / 0.010
11. 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 234.9 1’38.730 0.902 / 0.073
12. 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 232.3 1’38.785 0.957 / 0.055
13. 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 234.7 1’38.883 1.055 / 0.098
14. 60 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 236.0 1’38.887 1.059 / 0.004
15. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 237.1 1’39.005 1.177 / 0.118
16. 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 237.1 1’39.152 1.324 / 0.147
17. 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 231.6 1’39.166 1.338 / 0.014
18. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 233.9 1’39.239 1.411 / 0.073
19. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 233.4 1’39.411 1.583 / 0.172
20. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 231.6 1’39.432 1.604 / 0.021
21. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 234.6 1’39.436 1.608 / 0.004
22. 35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 233.5 1’39.440 1.612 / 0.004
23. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 228.9 1’39.564 1.736 / 0.124
24. 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 236.4 1’39.570 1.742 / 0.006
25. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 230.8 1’39.685 1.857 / 0.115
26. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 236.7 1’39.701 1.873 / 0.016
27. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 230.4 1’39.726 1.898 / 0.025
28. 7 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 236.0 1’39.774 1.946 / 0.048
29. 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 233.1 1’40.013 2.185 / 0.239
30. 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA Andreozzi Reparto Corse FTR 231.5 1’40.363 2.535 / 0.350
31. 6 Joan OLIVE SPA Blusens-STX FTR 234.2 1’40.459 2.631 / 0.096
32. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 231.5 1’40.474 2.646 / 0.015
33. 53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 232.3 1’40.538 2.710 / 0.064
34. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 232.1 1’40.606 2.778 / 0.068
35. 31 Carmelo MORALES SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 Suter 228.7 1’40.607 2.779 / 0.001
36. 18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 227.3 1’40.821 2.993 / 0.214
37. 9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 228.6 1’41.339 3.511 / 0.518
38. 32 Jacob GAGNE USA Aeroport de Castello FTR 229.6 1’41.540 3.712 / 0.201
39. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 231.9 1’41.840 4.012 / 0.300