Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP Zarco Achieves 1st Pole at Silverstone Moto2 Qualifying

Zarco Achieves 1st Pole at Silverstone Moto2 Qualifying

Zarco Achieves 1st Pole at Silverstone Moto2 Qualifying
Johann Zarco at Silverstone Moto2 Qualifying

Silverstone Moto2 Qualifying

The Frenchman Johann Zarco – the American Josh Herrin’s AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing teammate – earned his first Moto2 pole of 2014 with a 2:07.094 lap at Silverstone.

Joining Zarco on the front row ahead of British Grand Prix will be Mika Kallio and Simone Corsie.

Title candidate Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team) and experienced Italian rider Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) will line up behind Zarco on row one, in second and third respectively.

Kallio’s teammate and championship rival Tito Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) appeared to be furious with himself at the end of QP, qualifying fourth but apparently feeling he had missed an opportunity to get onto the front row with a late charge.

Rookie Jonas Folger (AGR Team) and Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) qualified just behind Rabat on row two, respectively in fifth and sixth.

The top 10 was completed by home rider Sam Lowes (Speed Up), Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) and Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team).

As for the sole American in 2014 Moto2, Herrin qualified 22nd.

Tetsuta Nagashima (Teluru Team JiR Webike) will miss Sunday’s race after breaking a leg and damaging a shoulder in an FP3 crash, while veteran wild card Jeremy McWilliams (Brough Superior Racing) found the going tough in QP, crashing twice and recording a lap time nine seconds off the pace.

Dakota Mamola, substituting for Nico Terol in the Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 outfit, qualified in 33rd place.

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