2013 Barcelona Moto2 QP Results: Domination In Stifling Session

Summary and results of Moto2 qualifying:

Pol Espargaro has taken an ominously dominant pole position during the stiflingly hot Moto2 qualifying session. The Spaniard finished six tenths of a second ahead of main world title rival Scott Redding. Espargaro's teammate Esteve Rabat finished in third place, snatching the final place on the front row of the grid. Takaaki Nakagami will head up row two, a miniscule two hundredths behind Rabat, he will be joined by Alex DeAngelis and Johan Zarco. DeAngelis' qualifying efforts suffered an early setback after a crash at turn ten, the rider from San Marino managed to pull himself together and recover well. 

Jordi Torres, Randy Krummenacher, Sandro Cortese and Thomas Luthi complete the top ten standings. Luthi in particular will be disappointed with his efforts after setting the pace in FP3 and being extremely fast for the majority of the weekend. Keep an eye out for the Interwetten Suter rider to pick his way through the field during the race. 

The session also saw fairly severe crashes for Alberto Moncayo and Ratthapark Wilairot, luckily both riders were ok.

Results: 

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 1'46.410    
2 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 1'47.029 0.619 0.619
3 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'47.076 0.666 0.047
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'47.098 0.688 0.022
5 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 1'47.149 0.739 0.051
6 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 1'47.213 0.803 0.064
7 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'47.258 0.848 0.045
8 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'47.418 1.008 0.160
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'47.422 1.012 0.004
10 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'47.424 1.014 0.002
11 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 1'47.475 1.065 0.051
12 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'47.540 1.130 0.065
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'47.559 1.149 0.019
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'47.586 1.176 0.027
15 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'47.695 1.285 0.109
16 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'47.731 1.321 0.036
17 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 1'47.803 1.393 0.072
18 9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 1'47.805 1.395 0.002
19 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'47.808 1.398 0.003
20 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'47.808 1.398 0.000
21 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 1'47.859 1.449 0.051
22 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 1'47.931 1.521 0.072
23 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'47.986 1.576 0.055
24 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 1'48.032 1.622 0.046
25 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'48.064 1.654 0.032
26 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 1'48.140 1.730 0.076
27 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'48.221 1.811 0.081
28 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 1'48.240 1.830 0.019
29 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'48.308 1.898 0.068
30 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 1'48.313 1.903 0.005
31 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 1'48.398 1.988 0.085
32 27 Dani RIVAS Kalex 1'48.587 2.177 0.189
33 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 1'49.059 2.649 0.472
34 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1'50.709 4.299 1.650

 

Round Number: 
6
2013
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Comments

It's Pols home track, so it's to be expected.
If Redding really has matured and really is in the title hunt, then he won't fall off trying to stay with Pol, but will get some good points and continue to lead the championship.
Come on Scott, keep it rubber side down :O)