2011 Indianapolis Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Duel For Pole Settled By Narrowest Of Margins

Results and summary of the qualifying practice for the Moto2 class at Indianapolis:

Marc Marquez has taken his 4th pole position in a row at Indianapolis, diving under Simone Corsi in the very final seconds of qualifying to beat the Italian by just a single thousandth of a second. While Marquez starts from pole the Ioda Racing man starts from 2nd, with Speed Master's Andrea Iannone rounds out the front row in 3rd. Tech 3's Bradley Smith heads up the second row in 4th, the British rider falling just short of a front row time with his last lap, but ending ahead of Interwetten's Thomas Luthi and the second Ioda Racing FTR of Mattia Pasini. Championship leader Stefan Bradl had a terrible qualifying session, ending up down in 22nd. With overtaking difficult due to the track still being dirty once you get off line, Bradl could be in for a tough race on Sunday.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER 1'44.038    
2 3 Simone CORSI FTR 1'44.039 0.001 0.001
3 29 Andrea IANNONE SUTER 1'44.158 0.120 0.119
4 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 1'44.344 0.306 0.186
5 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1'44.623 0.585 0.279
6 75 Mattia PASINI FTR 1'44.732 0.694 0.109
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO FTR 1'44.785 0.747 0.053
8 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'44.794 0.756 0.009
9 34 Esteve RABAT FTR 1'44.859 0.821 0.065
10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS MOTOBI 1'44.864 0.826 0.005
11 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 1'44.865 0.827 0.001
12 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 1'45.043 1.005 0.178
13 51 Michele PIRRO MORIWAKI 1'45.047 1.009 0.004
14 88 Ricard CARDUS MORIWAKI 1'45.060 1.022 0.013
15 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 1'45.062 1.024 0.002
16 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER MZ 1'45.094 1.056 0.032
17 40 Aleix ESPARGARO KALEX 1'45.136 1.098 0.042
18 36 Mika KALLIO SUTER 1'45.160 1.122 0.024
19 35 Raffaele DE ROSA SUTER 1'45.173 1.135 0.013
20 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1'45.184 1.146 0.011
21 18 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1'45.369 1.331 0.185
22 65 Stefan BRADL KALEX 1'45.371 1.333 0.002
23 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 1'45.448 1.410 0.077
24 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 1'45.496 1.458 0.048
25 63 Mike DI MEGLIO TECH 3 1'45.534 1.496 0.038
26 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 1'45.682 1.644 0.148
27 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT FTR 1'45.889 1.851 0.207
28 31 Carmelo MORALES MORIWAKI 1'46.059 2.021 0.170
29 9 Kenny NOYES FTR 1'46.086 2.048 0.027
30 13 Anthony WEST MZ 1'46.160 2.122 0.074
31 10 Martin CARDENAS FTR 1'46.175 2.137 0.015
32 25 Alex BALDOLINI KALEX 1'46.247 2.209 0.072
33 32 Jacob GAGNE FTR 1'46.594 2.556 0.347
34 53 Valentin DEBISE FTR 1'46.953 2.915 0.359
35 73 JD BEACH FTR 1'47.219 3.181 0.266
36 95 Mashel AL NAIMI MORIWAKI 1'47.343 3.305 0.124
37 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 1'47.439 3.401 0.096
38 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ FTR 1'48.170 4.132 0.731
* 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU SUTER      

 

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