2012 Misano Moto2 Qualifying Practice Results: Tight Three-Way Battle For Pole

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Misano:

Marc Marquez has secured his seventh pole of the season, qualifying in top spot for tomorrow's race at Misano. The Catalunya Caixa rider did not get the position easily, though, having to fight off challenges from Scott Redding and Pol Espargaro all the way to the end. Espargaro looked like taking pole from Marquez on his last lap, but crashed in the attempt, leaving the HP Tuenti rider to settle for 2nd, while Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding ended up in 3rd. The battle was close throughout, however: at the end, less than a tenth of a second separated Marquez' pole time from Redding in 3rd.

Italtrans' Takaaki Nakagami took 4th, short of a front row start by just three hundredths of a second, while Andrea Iannone will start from 5th, sporting a special livery for his home round. Thomas Luthi rounds out the second row, the Swiss rider starting from 6th on the grid.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER 1'38.242    
2 40 Pol ESPARGARO KALEX 1'38.286 0.044 0.044
3 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1'38.339 0.097 0.053
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1'38.369 0.127 0.030
5 29 Andrea IANNONE SPEED UP 1'38.503 0.261 0.134
6 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1'38.617 0.375 0.114
7 80 Esteve RABAT KALEX 1'38.699 0.457 0.082
8 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1'38.793 0.551 0.094
9 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1'38.794 0.552 0.001
10 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 1'38.849 0.607 0.055
11 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI FTR 1'38.866 0.624 0.017
12 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 1'38.919 0.677 0.053
13 3 Simone CORSI FTR 1'39.043 0.801 0.124
14 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 1'39.074 0.832 0.031
15 5 Johann ZARCO MOTOBI 1'39.114 0.872 0.040
16 71 Claudio CORTI KALEX 1'39.122 0.880 0.008
17 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'39.253 1.011 0.131
18 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1'39.277 1.035 0.024
19 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 1'39.417 1.175 0.140
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO KALEX 1'39.420 1.178 0.003
21 15 Alex DE ANGELIS FTR 1'39.470 1.228 0.050
22 49 Axel PONS KALEX 1'39.486 1.244 0.016
23 8 Gino REA SUTER 1'39.603 1.361 0.117
24 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1'39.804 1.562 0.201
25 95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 1'40.125 1.883 0.321
26 75 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA SUTER 1'40.130 1.888 0.005
27 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI SPEED UP 1'40.471 2.229 0.341
28 84 Steven ODENDAAL AJR 1'41.156 2.914 0.685
29 23 Marcel SCHROTTER BIMOTA 1'41.222 2.980 0.066
30 10 Marco COLANDREA FTR 1'41.951 3.709 0.729
31 82 Elena ROSELL SPEED UP 1'42.102 3.860 0.151

 

Round Number: 
13
2012
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