2013 Assen Moto2 and Moto3 Friday Post-Qualifying Press Releaes

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Assen:


Front row for Redding and third row for Kallio at Assen

Assen, The Netherlands - 28 June 2013: Scott Redding will start from the front row of the grid for the sixth time this season, after qualifying in third position for tomorrow's Moto2 Dutch TT at Assen. Mika Kallio put in his best qualifying performance since the opening race in Qatar to secure eighth position on the grid for tomorrow's 23-lap race.

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2013 Imola World Superbike Friday Press Releases

Press releases after the first day of practice at Imola for the World Superbike and World Supersport teams:


Rea on the pace in Imola

Jonathan Rea set the second-fastest time in this afternoon’s opening World Superbike qualifying session at Imola in Italy, just one tenth of a second off provisional pole sitter Tom Sykes.

The rain that had been forecast for today did not materialise and although the 45-minute session was run under an overcast sky it was on a dry Imola circuit.

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2013 Imola World Superbike QP1 Results: Sykes And Rea Continue Form

While the factory Aprilias of Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli are lacking pace, struggling to qualify as high as the customer options of Michel Fabrizio and fellow Italian Davide Giugliano, Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea continue their mornings' progress. Ayrton Badovini, another local man, took the struggling Ducati Panigale to a provisional fourth place while old favourite Noriyuki Haga's return has him languishing two spots from the bottom. 

Results:

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2013 Assen Moto2 QP Result: Pole Earned Ahead Of Tight Field

Summary and results of Moto2 qualifying:

An amazingly tight margin of 0.990 covered the top twenty riders at the conclusion of the Moto2 qualifying session for the Dutch TT at Assen. The form rider of the race weekend Pol Espargaro clinched his second consecutive pole with the benchmark time of 1:38.691. He finished a tenth of a second ahead of the impressive Johann Zarco, who achieved his best ever Moto2 qualifying result. Championship leader Scott Redding finished third and completes the front row. 

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2013 Assen MotoGP QP Result: Absorbing Exhibition At The TT

Summary and results of MotoGP qualifying:

Briton Cal Crutchlow has taken a decisive pole position for the Iveco TT at Assen. The Tech 3 Yamaha rider sealed his first ever pole by three tenths of a second with his final nail biting lap. Marc Marquez had jumped to the prime grid position moments before Crutchlow stormed home, relegating the Spanish rookie to second place. German Stefan Bradl completed the front row placings in third and will start Saturday's race from the front row for the first time in his blossoming career.

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2013 Imola World Supersport QP1 Results: Lowes A Session Ahead

As the rest of the field starts to put laps in approaching Sam Lowes's morning times, he sets times that it will take until tomorrow for the rest of the field to catch up to. While his lead over second place was merely 0.7 of a second, that was to Riccardo Russo, the only other man to put in a 1'51 lap all day. Michael Van Der Mark completes the provisional front row, while Fabien Foret and Kenan Sofuoglu are on the third and fourth lines, respectively. 

Results:

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2013 Assen MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Leads Final Practice

The final MotoGP practice session for the Dutch TT at Assen was greeted by heavy clouds and cool track temperatures, but thankfully the rain stayed away. This gave the premier class chargers a chance to to work on and refine their race packages. After his big crash in the morning's earlier session a battered and bruised Marc Marquez, riding with a broken finger and toe, lead the time sheets. He finished three hundredths of a second ahead of Valentino Rossi in second while fellow Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow was a further tenth behind.

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Jorge Lorenzo To Return To Assen - But Will He Be Allowed To Race?

Jorge Lorenzo is to return to Assen. The Yamaha press office issued yet another press release today, announcing that the reigning world champion will fly from Barcelona to Groningen airport, just a few kilometers from Assen, at 3pm, and then return to the Assen circuit.

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2013 Assen Moto3 QP Result: Fractions Decide Pole

Summary and results of Moto3 qualifying:

Moto3 qualifying for the Dutch TT at Assen has been decided by the smallest of margins. The hectic proceedings at the cathedral of motorcycle racing gave a great indication as to how exciting racing at the high velocity circuit can be if the conditions stay dry.

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2013 Imola World Superbike FP1 Results: Sykes Fends Off Giugliano And Rea

Tom Sykes, as is his way, took early control of the timing sheet, beating his own pace-setting time four times in succession, and setting a pace that would take some matching with six laps under 1'49. The only other rider to record more than one sub-1'49 lap was Jonathan Rea whose provisional second place was snatched at the flag by Davide Giugliano.

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2013 Assen Moto2 FP3 Result: Espargaro Quickest In Delayed Practice

Pol Espargaro has set the pace in a breezy half wet-half dry Moto2 FP3. The ever improving conditions saw the Spaniard lap within a second of his quickest dry Thursday time. Espargaro's team mate Tito Rabat finished in second place ahead of Marc VDS riders Mika Kallio and Scott Redding. Frenchman Johann Zarco ended up in fifth position in front of Thomas Luthi, Anthony West, Xavier Simeon, Mattia Pasini and Alex DeAngelis completed the top ten.

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2013 Assen MotoGP FP3 Result: Bautista Tops Treacherous Session

A drying track at Assen made conditions difficult for the third and final session of free practice for the MotoGP class. Conditions meant that nobody could improve their times, leaving the riders qualified for the two qualifying sessions this afternoon unchanged.

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2013 Imola World Supersport FP1 Results: Lowes Almost A Second Clear

Sam Lowes sat at the top for most of the session, at one point holding a 1.4 second gap over Kenan Sofuoglu, but the gap between the title fighters was filled by Lorenzo Zanetti, Luca Scassa and Kev Coghlan. The session was clouding and cold, yet Lowes was still able to get within half a second of the fastest time recorded in qualifying, a time set by Lowes himself last year.

Results:

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Jorge Lorenzo Undergoes Surgery In Barcelona - Considering Racing On Saturday?

Jorge Lorenzo has already undergone surgery in Barcelona to have a titanium plate fitted to his collarbone. Lorenzo flew back to Barcelona on Thursday night, and was wheeled directly into hospital in Barcelona, where he underwent a two-hour operation to plate and fix his collarbone. 

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