2015 Austin Moto2 QP Result: An Interloper Arrives On Top

Results Below:

Sam Lowes, despite two hard crashes, had been so dominant in two of the three Moto2 practices that after he set another fastest lap during qualifying Saturday, there seemed to be little else to accomplish out on the track. So he pittled and didn't risk another hard crash.

This was all of the opportunity Javier Simeon needed. Simeon's last gap lap of 2'09.888 at the COTA track pushed Lowes to second on the grid and gave a surprising pole position to a rider who had not finished a practice in Texas better than sixth. Tito Rabat, the current world champ, completed the first row.

Johann Zarco, quickest in FP3, will head up the second row, closely followed by Takaaki Nakagami(5th) and Julian Simon (6th).

Less than a second separates the top 14 riders. 

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'09.888  
2 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'09.942 0.054 / 0.054
3 1 Tito RABAT Kalex 2'10.077 0.189 / 0.135
4 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 2'10.102 0.214 / 0.025
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'10.135 0.247 / 0.033
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'10.190 0.302 / 0.055
7 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 2'10.261 0.373 / 0.071
8 40 Alex RINS Kalex 2'10.488 0.600 / 0.227
9 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 2'10.513 0.625 / 0.025
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'10.548 0.660 / 0.035
11 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'10.576 0.688 / 0.028
12 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 2'10.590 0.702 / 0.014
13 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'10.594 0.706 / 0.004
14 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'10.854 0.966 / 0.260
15 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'10.894 1.006 / 0.040
16 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'10.930 1.042 / 0.036
17 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'10.985 1.097 / 0.055
18 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex 2'11.031 1.143 / 0.046
19 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'11.092 1.204 / 0.061
20 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'11.104 1.216 / 0.012
21 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'11.286 1.398 / 0.182
22 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 2'11.486 1.598 / 0.200
23 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'11.661 1.773 / 0.175
24 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'11.954 2.066 / 0.293
25 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 2'12.509 2.621 / 0.555
26 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'12.735 2.847 / 0.226
27 66 Florian ALT Suter 2'13.392 3.504 / 0.657
28 51 Zaqhwan ZAIDI Suter 2'13.545 3.657 / 0.153
29 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'14.118 4.230 / 0.573
  49 Axel PONS Kalex    

 

Round Number: 
2
2015
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Comments

Always give me pleasure to see the Speed Up bikes in the top half of the field after everyone else wrote off the other makers and went Kalex.