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

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:

1 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 250.5 1’37.619
2 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 251.5 1’37.623 0.004 / 0.004
3 39 Luis SALOM SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 255.4 1’37.731 0.112 / 0.108
4 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 257.5 1’37.768 0.149 / 0.037
5 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 253.4 1’37.773 0.154 / 0.005
6 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 253.6 1’37.809 0.190 / 0.036
7 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 253.2 1’37.884 0.265 / 0.075
8 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 251.9 1’37.929 0.310 / 0.045
9 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 255.0 1’37.963 0.344 / 0.034
10 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 251.1 1’38.032 0.413 / 0.069
11 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 249.7 1’38.112 0.493 / 0.080
12 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 249.6 1’38.153 0.534 / 0.041
13 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 254.6 1’38.202 0.583 / 0.049
14 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 253.2 1’38.322 0.703 / 0.120
15 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 250.4 1’38.326 0.707 / 0.004
16 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 251.3 1’38.432 0.813 / 0.106
17 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 252.1 1’38.449 0.830 / 0.017
18 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 252.5 1’38.505 0.886 / 0.056
19 90 Lucas MAHIAS FRA Promoto Sport Transfiormers 247.3 1’38.616 0.997 / 0.111
20 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 248.8 1’38.686 1.067 / 0.070
21 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 250.3 1’38.696 1.077 / 0.010
22 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 249.8 1’38.731 1.112 / 0.035
23 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 252.6 1’38.903 1.284 / 0.172
24 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI IodaRacing Project Suter 248.3 1’38.980 1.361 / 0.077
25 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 252.3 1’38.988 1.369 / 0.008
26 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 250.4 1’39.126 1.507 / 0.138
27 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 250.6 1’39.255 1.636 / 0.129
28 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 253.5 1’39.298 1.679 / 0.043
29 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 249.3 1’39.462 1.843 / 0.164
30 2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 252.0 1’39.621 2.002 / 0.159
31 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 249.4 1’39.639 2.020 / 0.018
32 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 251.3 1’39.724 2.105 / 0.085
33 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 247.7 1’39.816 2.197 / 0.092
34 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 248.9 1’40.081 2.462 / 0.265
35 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 248.2 1’40.755 3.136 / 0.674

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