Tuenti HP 40’s Espargaro Achieves 3rd Moto2 Pole at Assen

Tuenti HP 40's Pol Espargaro

Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro

2013 Assen Moto2 Qualifying Results

For the third time of the 2013 Moto2 Championship, Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro achieved pole position.

His latest arrived Saturday ahead of the Iveco TT Assen. Joining Espargaro on the front row will be Came IodaRacing Project’s Johann Zarco and Marc VDS Racing Team’s Moto2 Championship leader Scott Redding.

The historic Assen TT Circuit has already been subject to much rain this weekend, not least Friday morning when the final Moto2 practice session was red flagged for half an hour due to a crash for QMMF Racing’s Rafid Topan Sucipto; the Indonesian rider would go on to qualify at the back of the grid despite an injured left foot.

Espargaro sits second in the riders’ standings to Redding, 35 points in arrears. His second pole in a row and third of the 2013 season came in the form of 1:38.734, edging out Zarco by just over a tenth of a second. Behind Redding, Row 2 is headed up by Espargaro’s teammate Esteve Rabat who suffered a crash during the session.

Xavier Simeon and Anthony West complete the second row for Desguaces La Torre Maptaq and QMMF Racing, respectively, while Row 3 will be occupied by NGM Mobile Racing’s Mattia Pasini, Marc VDS’ Mika Kallio and JiR Moto2’s Mike di Meglio. Independent wildcard Gino Rea will line up 24th.

2013 Assen Moto2 Qualifying Results:

1 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 255.0 1’38.734
2 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 249.5 1’38.833 0.099 / 0.099
3 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 242.9 1’38.879 0.145 / 0.046
4 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 249.9 1’38.973 0.239 / 0.094
5 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 247.8 1’39.096 0.362 / 0.123
6 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 253.7 1’39.272 0.538 / 0.176
7 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 252.8 1’39.279 0.545 / 0.007
8 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 248.6 1’39.294 0.560 / 0.015
9 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 248.3 1’39.297 0.563 / 0.003
10 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 250.9 1’39.300 0.566 / 0.003
11 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 251.6 1’39.303 0.569 / 0.003
12 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 252.6 1’39.334 0.600 / 0.031
13 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 249.7 1’39.362 0.628 / 0.028
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 253.9 1’39.387 0.653 / 0.025
15 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 249.8 1’39.414 0.680 / 0.027
16 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 246.5 1’39.482 0.748 / 0.068
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 251.8 1’39.488 0.754 / 0.006
18 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 253.1 1’39.583 0.849 / 0.095
19 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 252.6 1’39.660 0.926 / 0.077
20 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 251.2 1’39.681 0.947 / 0.021
21 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 250.6 1’39.703 0.969 / 0.022
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 253.0 1’39.783 1.049 / 0.080
23 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 252.6 1’39.857 1.123 / 0.074
24 8 Gino REA GBR Gino Rea Race Team FTR 244.2 1’39.892 1.158 / 0.035
25 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 250.1 1’39.928 1.194 / 0.036
26 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 252.1 1’40.014 1.280 / 0.086
27 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 252.4 1’40.202 1.468 / 0.188
28 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 252.9 1’40.517 1.783 / 0.315
29 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 250.7 1’40.726 1.992 / 0.209
30 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 256.0 1’40.921 2.187 / 0.195
31 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 246.9 1’41.006 2.272 / 0.085
32 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 247.5 1’41.875 3.141 / 0.869
33 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 243.5 1’43.868 5.134 / 1.993

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