Sepang Moto2 Qualifying Results | Tito Rabat on Pole

Tuenti HP 40's Tito Rabat
Tuenti HP 40's Tito Rabat
Tuenti HP 40’s Tito Rabat

2013 Malaysian Grand Prix Moto2 Qualifying Results

Tuenti HP 40’s Tito Rabat continued his dominance at Sepang International Circuit Saturday, the Spaniard earning the Moto2 pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

Rabat, who had led every session leading up to qualifying, will be joined on the front row by Tom Luthi and Pol Espargaro. As for the Moto2 Championship leader, Scott Redding qualified 10th.

Sublime all weekend, Rabat sealed his second pole (his first having come in Jerez) with a 2’07.063 lap time. As he and Tuenti HP 40 teammate Espargaro sandwich Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Luthi into second place, Espargaro is seven positions in front of championship rival Redding, who once again struggle with traffic.

However, Redding started 13th last time out in Aragón but was able to finish one position behind Espargaro. At present, the Englishman heads Espargaro by 20 points, with Rabat 44 behind the leader.

Row 2 will be filled by Came Iodaracing Project’s Johann Zarco, Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio and Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami, who re-joined the session after a crash at the final corner. Alex de Angelis will line up seventh for NGM Mobile Forward Racing from Xavier Simeon (Maptaq SAG Zelos Team) and Jordi Torres (Aspar Team Moto2). Joining Redding on Row 4 will be Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert) and Marcel Schrotter (Maptaq SAG Zelos Team).

2013 Sepang Moto2 Qualifying Results:

180Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex266.12’07.063
212Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2 RacingSuter262.32’07.0810.018 / 0.018
340Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex267.32’07.1610.098 / 0.080
45Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter265.52’07.4300.367 / 0.269
536Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex264.52’07.6370.574 / 0.207
630Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex260.32’07.7480.685 / 0.111
715Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up263.62’07.7930.730 / 0.045
819Xavier SIMEONBELMaptaq SAG Zelos TeamKalex258.92’07.7980.735 / 0.005
981Jordi TORRESSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter265.52’07.8880.825 / 0.090
1045Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex259.92’07.9800.917 / 0.092
1177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter263.82’07.9980.935 / 0.018
1223Marcel SCHROTTERGERMaptaq SAG Zelos TeamKalex262.12’08.0360.973 / 0.038
1311Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex266.22’08.0751.012 / 0.039
1418Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter263.62’08.1281.065 / 0.053
153Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up264.42’08.1731.110 / 0.045
1652Danny KENTGBRTech 3Tech 3265.72’08.3591.296 / 0.186
1760Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex262.02’08.4241.361 / 0.065
1855Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex262.52’08.4411.378 / 0.017
1954Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up266.12’09.0982.035 / 0.657
2049Axel PONSSPATuenti HP 40Kalex264.82’09.2172.154 / 0.119
2188Ricard CARDUSSPANGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up266.02’09.4122.349 / 0.195
2296Louis ROSSIFRATech 3Tech 3266.82’09.4582.395 / 0.046
2395Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up264.02’09.7122.649 / 0.254
2492Alex MARIÑELARENASPABlusens AvintiaKalex258.52’09.7572.694 / 0.045
258Gino REAGBRArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up264.42’09.9262.863 / 0.169
2646Decha KRAISARTTHASingha Eneos Yamaha Tech3Tech3254.82’10.1533.090 / 0.227
2725Azlan SHAHMALIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaMoriwaki261.82’10.2763.213 / 0.123
287Doni Tata PRADITAINAFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter261.32’10.4683.405 / 0.192
2944Steven ODENDAALRSAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up262.12’10.7403.677 / 0.272
3010Thitipong WAROKORNTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter258.32’10.7963.733 / 0.056
3162Fadli IMMAMMUDDININAJiR Moto2Motobi261.52’10.9653.902 / 0.169
3221Zaqhwan ZAIDIMALTechnomag carXpertSuter260.82’10.9953.932 / 0.030
3397Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up260.12’11.3054.242 / 0.310
3434Ezequiel ITURRIOZARGBlusens AvintiaKalex255.72’12.1795.116 / 0.874