2014 Le Mans Moto2 Qualifying Results | Folger Earns Debut-Class Pole

2014 Le Mans Moto2 Qualifying Results | Folger Earns Debut-Class Pole
AGR Team's Jonas Folger
2014 Le Mans Moto2 Qualifying Results | Folger Earns Debut-Class Pole
AGR Team’s Jonas Folger

2014 Le Mans Moto2 Qualifying Results

Under unusually pristine conditions at Le Mans, AGR Team’s Jonas Folger earned his first Moto2 pole. The rookie will be joined on the Le Mans front row by the current points leader, Marc VDS Racing’s Tito Rabat, and Pons HP 40’s Luis Salom, respectively. Salom was the quickest rider Friday.

Folger secured the fifth Grand Prix pole of his career and his first since graduating to the intermediate class with a late 1’\:37.619s lap, as he looks to build on his Jerez podium result.

Behind the German on the grid are Rabat and Salom. Rabat was on provisional pole for a long period of a session, but suffered a crash.

There will be plenty of experience on row two with Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team), Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) and Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) qualifying fourth to sixth respectively.

Moto3 World Champion Maverick Viñales (Pons HP 40) surged to seventh late on, with fellow Spaniard Ricard Cardus (Tech 3) and former Moto3 title winner Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) slotting in behind rookie Viñales, despite a crash for Cortese mid-session. Sam Lowes (Speed Up) rounds out the top ten.

There were also crashes for Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing), Lorenzo Baldassarri (Gresini Moto2) and Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team) in the session, though none of that trio were injured.

As for the sole American in 2014 Moto2, Caterham Moto Racing’s Josh Herrin qualified 30th, 2.02 seconds off the top pace. He missed the previous two rounds (Jerez, Argentina) due to a broken collarbone sustained in supermoto training.

2014 Le Mans Moto2 Qualifying Results:

194Jonas FOLGERGERAGR TeamKalex250.51’37.619
253Esteve RABATSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex251.51’37.6230.004 / 0.004
339Luis SALOMSPAPons HP 40Kalex255.41’37.7310.112 / 0.108
436Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex257.51’37.7680.149 / 0.037
512Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter253.41’37.7730.154 / 0.005
63Simone CORSIITANGM Forward RacingKalex253.61’37.8090.190 / 0.036
740Maverick VIÑALESSPAPons HP 40Kalex253.21’37.8840.265 / 0.075
888Ricard CARDUSSPATech 3Tech 3251.91’37.9290.310 / 0.045
911Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex255.01’37.9630.344 / 0.034
1022Sam LOWESGBRSpeed UpSpeed Up251.11’38.0320.413 / 0.069
1119Xavier SIMEONBELFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter249.71’38.1120.493 / 0.080
1260Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex249.61’38.1530.534 / 0.041
1315Alex DE ANGELISRSMTasca Racing Moto2Suter254.61’38.2020.583 / 0.049
1421Franco MORBIDELLIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex253.21’38.3220.703 / 0.120
1577Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter250.41’38.3260.707 / 0.004
1654Mattia PASINIITANGM Forward RacingKalex251.31’38.4320.813 / 0.106
1723Marcel SCHROTTERGERTech 3Tech 3252.11’38.4490.830 / 0.017
1896Louis ROSSIFRASAG TeamKalex252.51’38.5050.886 / 0.056
1990Lucas MAHIASFRAPromoto SportTransfiormers247.31’38.6160.997 / 0.111
205Johann ZARCOFRAAirAsia CaterhamCaterham Suter248.81’38.6861.067 / 0.070
2130Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex250.31’38.6961.077 / 0.010
2281Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter249.81’38.7311.112 / 0.035
238Gino REAGBRAGT REA RacingSuter252.61’38.9031.284 / 0.172
244Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIIodaRacing ProjectSuter248.31’38.9801.361 / 0.077
2549Axel PONSSPAAGR TeamKalex252.31’38.9881.369 / 0.008
2655Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex250.41’39.1261.507 / 0.138
2795Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up250.61’39.2551.636 / 0.129
2818Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter253.51’39.2981.679 / 0.043
297Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGresini Moto2Suter249.31’39.4621.843 / 0.164
302Josh HERRINUSAAirAsia CaterhamCaterham Suter252.01’39.6212.002 / 0.159
3145Tetsuta NAGASHIMAJPNTeluru Team JiR WebikeTSR249.41’39.6392.020 / 0.018
3210Thitipong WAROKORNTHAAPH PTT The Pizza SAGKalex251.31’39.7242.105 / 0.085
3397Roman RAMOSSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up247.71’39.8162.197 / 0.092
3425Azlan SHAHMALIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex248.91’40.0812.462 / 0.265
3570Robin MULHAUSERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter248.21’40.7553.136 / 0.674