2014 Qatar Moto2 Qualifying Results | Rabat Secures Pole

2014 Qatar Moto2 Qualifying Results: Rabat Secures Pole

Marc VDS Racing Team’s Esteve Rabat en route to Qatar Moto2 pole

2014 Qatar Moto2 Qualifying Results

The Moto2 qualifying session at the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar at Losail International Circuit saw Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) take pole. ahead of Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) and Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia).

Rabat took pole with a best time of 2:00.081 to beat the existing pole record at the 3.34-mile circuit containing 16 corners, with Cortese just behind him by 0.02 of a second in second.

Cortese later crashed in an incident also involving Jordi Torres (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2) and Mika Kallio Marc (VDS Racing Team) causing a red flag, but each escaped relatively unscathed.

Nakagami (+0.37 of a second) rounded out the front row, with Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2), the impressive rookie Sam Lowes (Speed Up) and Kallio on row two.

Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2), Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2) and Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing) qualified on the third row, just ahead of late crasher Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing), who was also OK.

As for the only American in Moto2, Caterham Moto2’s Josh Herrin qualified 27th, 2.177 seconds behind Rabat.

2014 Qatar Moto2 Qualifying Results:

1 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 274.0 2’00.081
2 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 273.4 2’00.101 0.020 / 0.020
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 268.8 2’00.451 0.370 / 0.350
4 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 274.8 2’00.459 0.378 / 0.008
5 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 272.6 2’00.547 0.466 / 0.088
6 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 273.4 2’00.621 0.540 / 0.074
7 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 270.8 2’00.696 0.615 / 0.075
8 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 273.9 2’00.764 0.683 / 0.068
9 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 267.5 2’00.806 0.725 / 0.042
10 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 270.7 2’00.831 0.750 / 0.025
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 273.0 2’00.910 0.829 / 0.079
12 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 271.2 2’00.914 0.833 / 0.004
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 273.4 2’01.004 0.923 / 0.090
14 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 269.1 2’01.032 0.951 / 0.028
15 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 270.4 2’01.045 0.964 / 0.013
16 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 272.3 2’01.111 1.030 / 0.066
17 39 Luis SALOM SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 271.9 2’01.124 1.043 / 0.013
18 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 272.3 2’01.185 1.104 / 0.061
19 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 271.9 2’01.190 1.109 / 0.005
20 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 275.2 2’01.277 1.196 / 0.087
21 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 273.2 2’01.319 1.238 / 0.042
22 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI IodaRacing Project Suter 270.4 2’01.334 1.253 / 0.015
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 270.1 2’01.431 1.350 / 0.097
24 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 270.3 2’01.569 1.488 / 0.138
25 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 271.9 2’01.609 1.528 / 0.040
26 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 275.3 2’01.732 1.651 / 0.123
27 2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 271.6 2’02.258 2.177 / 0.526
28 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 270.4 2’02.355 2.274 / 0.097
29 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 270.4 2’02.395 2.314 / 0.040
30 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 278.3 2’02.473 2.392 / 0.078
31 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 273.5 2’02.676 2.595 / 0.203
32 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 270.6 2’03.329 3.248 / 0.653
33 98 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 274.3 2’03.948 3.867 / 0.619
34 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 260.7 2’04.036 3.955 / 0.088
35 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 268.1 2’04.147 4.066 / 0.111

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