Marquez on Sachsenring Moto2 Pole

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2012 Sachsenring Moto2 Qualifying Results

Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez overcame difficult track conditions at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring to take pole position for Sunday’s Moto2 race ahead of Julián Simón and Mika Kallio.

The session had started in drying conditions after the MotoGP bikes had created a dryer racing line, however rain began to fall again soon after. Yet in a near identical situation to their premier-class counterparts, the rain stopped towards the end of qualifying, which is when the riders were frantically competing for their hot lap.

And it was Márquez who coped best with the conditions as he set the pole time of 1.34’503, just narrowly pushing Blusens Avintia’s Julián Simón into second on the grid. Completing the front row is Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio, who had one of his best qualifying sessions to date.

Tech 3 Racing’s Xavier Siméon will start from fourth, despite crashing out on his final hot lap, with Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Gino Rea putting in a stunning performance to start alongside him. Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi also coped well on the wet track, and will start tomorrow’s race from sixth.

QMMF Racing Team’s wet-weather specialist Anthony West gave his team something to smile about as he managed seventh spot, ahead of NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis. In ninth, Tech 3’s Bradley Smith was unable to fight for higher positions as he crashed out with 16 minutes to go, yet managed to keep his place in front of Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone.

The Pons 40 HP Tuenti team did not have the best afternoon, with Pol Espargaró only managing 17th and Axel Pons crashing out. Arguiñano Racing Team’s Ricky Cardus was also caught out by the weather as he suffered a highside, yet was unhurt in the incident.

2012 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 237.9 1’34.503
2. 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 232.5 1’34.548 0.045 / 0.045
3. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 235.2 1’34.639 0.136 / 0.091
4. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 231.6 1’34.686 0.183 / 0.047
5. 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 235.7 1’34.908 0.405 / 0.222
6. 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 236.5 1’34.945 0.442 / 0.037
7. 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 232.3 1’35.110 0.607 / 0.165
8. 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 233.3 1’35.234 0.731 / 0.124
9. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 233.5 1’35.238 0.735 / 0.004
10. 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 234.4 1’35.320 0.817 / 0.082
11. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 236.1 1’35.358 0.855 / 0.038
12. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 232.9 1’35.559 1.056 / 0.201
13. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 236.3 1’35.702 1.199 / 0.143
14. 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 235.8 1’35.733 1.230 / 0.031
15. 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 236.0 1’35.777 1.274 / 0.044
16. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 235.1 1’35.819 1.316 / 0.042
17. 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 236.8 1’35.976 1.473 / 0.157
18. 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 236.2 1’36.041 1.538 / 0.065
19. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 236.3 1’36.386 1.883 / 0.345
20. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 239.3 1’36.407 1.904 / 0.021
21. 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 235.3 1’36.461 1.958 / 0.054
22. 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Kiefer Racing Kalex 231.6 1’36.471 1.968 / 0.010
23. 50 Damian CUDLIN AUS Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 231.5 1’36.532 2.029 / 0.061
24. 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 232.9 1’36.707 2.204 / 0.175
25. 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 233.9 1’37.072 2.569 / 0.365
26. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 232.7 1’37.588 3.085 / 0.516
27. 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 241.3 1’37.723 3.220 / 0.135
28. 57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 228.0 1’37.921 3.418 / 0.198
29. 11 Kevin WAHR GER Kiefer Racing IAMT 228.3 1’38.493 3.990 / 0.572
30. 21 Markus REITERBERGER GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ-RE Honda 229.3 1’38.697 4.194 / 0.204
31. 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 233.8 1’38.703 4.200 / 0.006
32. 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 230.0 1’39.273 4.770 / 0.570
33. 49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 232.8 1’39.301 4.798 / 0.028
34. 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 230.5 1’39.716 5.213 / 0.415