2016 Spielberg Moto2 Qualifying Result: Fast and Consistent Is The Name Of The Game

The surprise we nearly got in MotoGP nearly happened in the intermediate class as well. Franco Morbidelli followed Johann Zarco’s lead, both on track and by setting camp at the top of the standings, but despite the Italian’s early challenge, the Frenchman set a hot pace in the final minutes of the qualifying session to take pole position.

Morbidelli had to settle for second on the grid, Thomas Luthi stuck in third for most of the session, two tenths away from Zarco. Marcel Schrotter will start his first Austrian GP at the front of the second row, ahead of the King of Sector 1, Alex Marquez, the Spaniard consistently fastest in the first part of the circuit. Despite an early crash, Axel Pons completes the second row in sixth position, setting an identical time with Marquez.

A slow-starting Sam Lowes got back up to speed to head the third row, with Takaaki Nakagami finally joining the top end of the proceedings in eighth position. After several off-track excursions, Alex Rins only managed to complete the third row, half a second off Zarco and ahead of Jonas Folger. Both will be hoping for a good start tomorrow, after showing good pace all weekend.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'29.255    
2 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'29.367 0.112 0.112
3 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'29.480 0.225 0.113
4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'29.645 0.390 0.165
5 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'29.702 0.447 0.057
6 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'29.702 0.447  
7 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 1'29.714 0.459 0.012
8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'29.728 0.473 0.014
9 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'29.752 0.497 0.024
10 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'29.844 0.589 0.092
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'29.861 0.606 0.017
12 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'29.926 0.671 0.065
13 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'29.978 0.723 0.052
14 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'30.031 0.776 0.053
15 52 Danny KENT Kalex 1'30.129 0.874 0.098
16 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'30.264 1.009 0.135
17 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'30.305 1.050 0.041
18 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 1'30.308 1.053 0.003
19 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 1'30.332 1.077 0.024
20 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'30.400 1.145 0.068
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 1'30.438 1.183 0.038
22 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'30.622 1.367 0.184
23 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 1'30.743 1.488 0.121
24 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 1'30.762 1.507 0.019
25 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 1'30.775 1.520 0.013
26 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'30.870 1.615 0.095
27 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'30.878 1.623 0.008
28 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'30.884 1.629 0.006

 

Round Number: 
10
2016
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