2013 Qatar Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Pole Secured In Last-Second Dash

Results of qualifying for the Moto2 class in Qatar:

Pol Espargaro will start from pole position for the first race of the Moto2 season, having secured pole at Qatar with a last-gasp fast lap. The Spaniard had crashed early in the session, and spent a good part of the session in the pits while his bike was repaired. Espargaro put on a last lap push at the end, deposing Takaaki Nakagami off the top spot and into 2nd. Mika Kallio will start from 3rd, the Fin just finishing ahead of his teammate Scott Redding.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev.
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO Pons Kalex 2'00.882    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'01.014 0.132 0.132
3 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'01.041 0.159 0.027
4 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 2'01.089 0.207 0.048
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'01.120 0.238 0.031
6 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'01.447 0.565 0.327
7 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'01.454 0.572 0.007
8 80 Esteve RABAT Pons Kalex 2'01.462 0.580 0.008
9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'01.541 0.659 0.079
10 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 2'01.573 0.691 0.032
11 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'01.619 0.737 0.046
12 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 2'01.647 0.765 0.028
13 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'01.841 0.959 0.194
14 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 2'01.885 1.003 0.044
15 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'01.944 1.062 0.059
16 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'02.001 1.119 0.057
17 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'02.125 1.243 0.124
18 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 2'02.266 1.384 0.141
19 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 2'02.335 1.453 0.069
20 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 2'02.403 1.521 0.068
21 49 Axel PONS Pons Kalex 2'02.432 1.550 0.029
22 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 2'02.607 1.725 0.175
23 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 2'02.800 1.918 0.193
24 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'02.908 2.026 0.108
25 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 2'03.006 2.124 0.098
26 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 2'03.039 2.157 0.033
27 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 2'04.177 3.295 1.138
28 9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 2'04.436 3.554 0.259
29 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 2'04.657 3.775 0.221
30 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 2'04.731 3.849 0.074
31 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 2'04.873 3.991 0.142
32 33 Sergio GADEA Suter 2'05.869 4.987 0.996
Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2013
Results of qualifying for the Moto2 class in Qatar:

Comments

Last Lap

That last lap Pole Position was amazing to watch. Espargaro if I am not mistaken, was .4 down halfway around the track. Making up that time in the last sector to the line. Shock only begins to explain what I felt when he came across the line in 1st.

Total votes: 26

Pol!

Hell of a racer and it would have been sensational to see him come to MotoGP with Marc this year - given Cal's performance on the Tech3, imagine if Pol was on the other bike... (no disrepect to Bradley who is doing well so far).

Total votes: 22

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