2013 Catalunya Moto2 | Espargaro on Pole

Pol Espargaro at Catalunya Moto2 Qualifying

Pol Espargaro at Catalunya Moto2 Qualifying

2013 Catalunya Moto2 Qualifying Results

The Moto2 contest on Sunday at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya will get underway with Pol Espargaro on pole. Joining the Tuenti HP 40 pilot on the front row will be Scott Redding and Tito Rabat.

Local rider Espargaro set a rapid pace in qualifying, the Tuenti HP 40 man emerging on top thanks to a 1:46.410 lap on Saturday afternoon, in scorching heat at the brilliant Circuit de Catalunya.

Marc VDS Racing Team’s standings leader Redding ended up 0.619s adrift of pole, whilst Espargaro’s Tuenti HP 40 colleague Rabat completed the front row with a similar time to Redding’s.

Indeed another similar lap time from Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami has him at the front of row two, 0.688s off pole man Espargaro. Despite an early crash, NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis made row two as well, with Came IodaRacing Project’s Johann Zarco in sixth.

The third row features Aspar Team Moto2’s Jordi Torres, Technomag carXpert’s Randy Krummenacher and Moto3 World Champion Sandro Cortese – who rides for Dynavolt Intact GP.

The top ten was rounded out by Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Thomas Luthi, who will be disappointed with that position having shown good pace in free practice.

There were crashes for Thai Honda PTT Gresini’s Ratthapark Wilairot and Blusens Avintia’s Kyle Smith towards the end of the session, but both riders emerged without major problems.

2013 Catalunya Moto2 Qualifying Results:

1 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 281.4 1’46.410
2 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 275.5 1’47.029 0.619 / 0.619
3 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 279.7 1’47.076 0.666 / 0.047
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 275.7 1’47.098 0.688 / 0.022
5 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 284.0 1’47.149 0.739 / 0.051
6 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 280.5 1’47.213 0.803 / 0.064
7 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 281.1 1’47.258 0.848 / 0.045
8 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 278.9 1’47.418 1.008 / 0.160
9 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 280.7 1’47.422 1.012 / 0.004
10 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 279.5 1’47.424 1.014 / 0.002
11 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 284.8 1’47.475 1.065 / 0.051
12 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 276.9 1’47.540 1.130 / 0.065
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 280.3 1’47.559 1.149 / 0.019
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 280.2 1’47.586 1.176 / 0.027
15 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 281.3 1’47.695 1.285 / 0.109
16 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 280.8 1’47.731 1.321 / 0.036
17 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 277.5 1’47.803 1.393 / 0.072
18 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 276.4 1’47.805 1.395 / 0.002
19 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 276.2 1’47.808 1.398 / 0.003
20 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 280.5 1’47.808 1.398
21 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 276.9 1’47.859 1.449 / 0.051
22 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 272.0 1’47.931 1.521 / 0.072
23 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 278.6 1’47.986 1.576 / 0.055
24 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 279.2 1’48.032 1.622 / 0.046
25 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 277.2 1’48.064 1.654 / 0.032
26 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 280.4 1’48.140 1.730 / 0.076
27 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 281.3 1’48.221 1.811 / 0.081
28 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 281.4 1’48.240 1.830 / 0.019
29 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 276.6 1’48.308 1.898 / 0.068
30 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 279.7 1’48.313 1.903 / 0.005
31 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 282.8 1’48.398 1.988 / 0.085
32 27 Dani RIVAS SPA TSR Motorsports Kalex 270.6 1’48.587 2.177 / 0.189
33 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 277.0 1’49.059 2.649 / 0.472
34 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 274.6 1’50.709 4.299 / 1.650

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