2011 Misano Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Taken By Comfortable Margin

Results:

Stefan Bradl has taken his seventh pole of the season in comfortable style. The Viessmann Kiefer rider battled it out with his current rival Marc Marquez, but the Spaniard could never really match the pace of the German. Marquez will start the race from 2nd, just ahead of Yuki Takahashi, the Japanese rider pulling out something extra for his Gresini Moriwaki team's home race. Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding will head up the second row of the grid, the young Englishman finishing ahead of local boy Alex de Angelis and fellow Briton Bradley Smith on the Tech 3 Moto2 machine.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 65 Stefan BRADL KALEX 1'37.828    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER 1'38.084 0.256 0.256
3 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1'38.340 0.512 0.256
4 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 1'38.364 0.536 0.024
5 15 Alex DE ANGELIS MOTOBI 1'38.461 0.633 0.097
6 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 1'38.535 0.707 0.074
7 29 Andrea IANNONE SUTER 1'38.544 0.716 0.009
8 51 Michele PIRRO MORIWAKI 1'38.600 0.772 0.056
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO FTR 1'38.647 0.819 0.047
10 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1'38.657 0.829 0.010
11 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 1'38.730 0.902 0.073
12 40 Aleix ESPARGARO KALEX 1'38.785 0.957 0.055
13 75 Mattia PASINI FTR 1'38.883 1.055 0.098
14 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 1'38.887 1.059 0.004
15 3 Simone CORSI FTR 1'39.005 1.177 0.118
16 34 Esteve RABAT FTR 1'39.152 1.324 0.147
17 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER MZ 1'39.166 1.338 0.014
18 63 Mike DI MEGLIO TECH 3 1'39.239 1.411 0.073
19 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 1'39.411 1.583 0.172
20 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 1'39.432 1.604 0.021
21 25 Alex BALDOLINI KALEX 1'39.436 1.608 0.004
22 35 Raffaele DE ROSA SUTER 1'39.440 1.612 0.004
23 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 1'39.564 1.736 0.124
24 13 Anthony WEST MZ 1'39.570 1.742 0.006
25 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 1'39.685 1.857 0.115
26 36 Mika KALLIO SUTER 1'39.701 1.873 0.016
27 88 Ricard CARDUS MORIWAKI 1'39.726 1.898 0.025
28 7 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA SUTER 1'39.774 1.946 0.048
29 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'40.013 2.185 0.239
30 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI FTR 1'40.363 2.535 0.350
31 6 Joan OLIVE FTR 1'40.459 2.631 0.096
32 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ FTR 1'40.474 2.646 0.015
33 53 Valentin DEBISE FTR 1'40.538 2.710 0.064
34 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT FTR 1'40.606 2.778 0.068
35 31 Carmelo MORALES SUTER 1'40.607 2.779 0.001
36 18 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1'40.821 2.993 0.214
37 9 Kenny NOYES FTR 1'41.339 3.511 0.518
38 32 Jacob GAGNE FTR 1'41.540 3.712 0.201
39 95 Mashel AL NAIMI MORIWAKI 1'41.840 4.012 0.300
2011
Tweet Button: 

Back to top

Comments

What is up with Gresini, last race they were nowhere and now they have suddenly found their pace from the first races of the season?

Stefan Bradl has impressed this entire season with his skill,durability and mental toughness. Marc Marquez is fast becomming the darling of this class and rightly so. Good to see Bradl is having none of it in terms of this years title chase.
The future of the premier class is in good hands judging by the wealth of tallent in Moto 2 on the rise. Diversity of nationalities is also a plus. Is it a good feeder class for GP ?. Time will tell as the Marquez',Bradl's,Luthi's,Redding's and Iannone's step up. The sooner they do,the better.

Wonder if this is going to be a race where Bradl makes an all out attempt to stop the erosion on his points lead by Marquez. Bradl certainly seemed to put the hammer down in qualifying. Both of these riders have shown fantastic speed and consistency which has left all their rivals floundering in the championship table this year.
The Moto2 class virtually never fails to give superb close racing, i just wish it could be more technically interesting.

... if the teams would give anything away.
There is obviously lots going on with setting up the chassis, but the most you ever get out of anyone is "we changed stuff". The only thing that's visible is that at Indy they all seemed to have the rear axle jammed all the way forward in the slot, either to take some load off the front or to try to get more rear traction (I'm guessing the former). They seem to be running a teeny tiny bit longer at Misano (but maybe that's just a gearing issue).

It would be great to get a Bridgestone-style briefing from the constructors, something along the lines
"most of our guys used the longer offset triples and the least progressive rear link at this track to try to speed up turn in and maintain front grip through the longer corners".

At least Marquez's team put out some detailed press photos of their bike recently: the Suter frame looks to have been welded up from pieces machined from solid, it's very impressive... but there is nothing on the Suter or FTR web-sites.