2013 Indianapolis Moto2 QP Result: Cutting It Thin To Win

Results Below

 

Scott Redding nipped rival Pol Espargaro by approximately three hundredths of a second to take pole position Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Espargaro, second in the championship, will start from the number two slot. 

Takaaki Nakagami continued to show his return to early-season form and grabbed the final spot on the front row, a little more than a tenth of a second behind Redding.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev. 
1 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 1'43.026  
2 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 1'43.053 0.027 / 0.027
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'43.175 0.149 / 0.122
4 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'43.291 0.265 / 0.116
5 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'43.296 0.270 / 0.005
6 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'43.307 0.281 / 0.011
7 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'43.349 0.323 / 0.042
8 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'43.466 0.440 / 0.117
9 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'43.503 0.477 / 0.037
10 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'43.564 0.538 / 0.061
11 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 1'43.565 0.539 / 0.001
12 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'43.601 0.575 / 0.036
13 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'43.674 0.648 / 0.073
14 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'43.830 0.804 / 0.156
15 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'43.837 0.811 / 0.007
16 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 1'43.839 0.813 / 0.002
17 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'43.872 0.846 / 0.033
18 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 1'43.917 0.891 / 0.045
19 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 1'43.924 0.898 / 0.007
20 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 1'43.956 0.930 / 0.032
21 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 1'44.308 1.282 / 0.352
22 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 1'44.355 1.329 / 0.047
23 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'44.427 1.401 / 0.072
24 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 1'44.802 1.776 / 0.375
25 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'44.907 1.881 / 0.105
26 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'44.955 1.929 / 0.048
27 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 1'45.150 2.124 / 0.195
28 9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 1'45.312 2.286 / 0.162
29 43 James RISPOLI Mistral 610 1'45.567 2.541 / 0.255
30 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Suter 1'46.086 3.060 / 0.519
31 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 1'46.325 3.299 / 0.239
32 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 1'46.340 3.314 / 0.015
33 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1'46.886 3.860 / 0.546

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2013

Comments

Pol playing it a bit dangerous

Pol Espargaró went into the winners enclosure laughing like a Hyena at his antics at trying to catch a draught from SR.
Considering the speed advantage that he normally has over his principal title contender, the reality of the situation is that it just looks like he was fully aware that SR had the speed and that he was willing to resort to "dirty" tactics. We expect riders of limited talent to resort to this sort of thing, but for someone of PE's class to do so makes him appear unworthy of the championship.
I have always liked both Espargaró brothers and know some of the hardships that they and their family have been to in order to get where they are. These tactics serve Pol ill, and I hope that SR wins tomorrow. I can't bring myself to wish ill of any rider, but I sincerely hope that PE comes home well behind SR tomorrow.

Total votes: 18

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