2016 Silverstone Moto2 Qualifying Result: Late Wonders But Hardly Surprises

In a reversal of the situation during the practice sessions, the Moto2 class was the one spared of rain during the proceedings this time around, but the number of slides and crashes was not reduced significantly on a still wet track.

Home favourite Sam Lowes left it late to grab pole position on his penultimate lap - major slides included - going four tenths ahead of Johann Zarco. The world championship leader looked like fighting back, despite a few warnings of his own, before crashing out on his final lap. Jonas Folger narrowly sneaked on the last spot of the front row.

Alex Marquez had been the one initially getting chased by various challengers after setting some good times at the top. He dropped back after a late crash in turn seventeen, but for the first time in a while, he became the most successful Marquez of the day in fourth position.

Rain enthusiast Hafizh Syahrin will join the Spaniard on the second row of the grid, after managing his best qualifying position of the season in fifth. Another Estrella Galicia bike will close the second row, with Franco Morbidelli in sixth spot.

Another fantastic performer in the tricky conditions was Isaac Viñales, taking his Tech 3 machine to the front of the third row, next to Lorenzo Baldassarri, the Italian still managing a good result after several off-track adventures this weekend. Simone Corsi took ninth, followed by another unfortunate crasher, Tom Luthi in tenth.

Alex Rins will be starting tomorrow’s race from the seventh row, after qualifying nineteenth, and will hope to grab some points if the race faces more tricky conditions.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 22 Sam LOWES Kalex 2'26.740    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 2'27.139 0.399 0.399
3 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'27.502 0.762 0.363
4 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 2'27.506 0.766 0.004
5 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'27.963 1.223 0.457
6 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'28.047 1.307 0.084
7 32 Isaac VIÑALES Tech 3 2'28.064 1.324 0.017
8 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 2'28.331 1.591 0.267
9 24 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'28.654 1.914 0.323
10 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 2'28.711 1.971 0.057
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'28.926 2.186 0.215
12 52 Danny KENT Kalex 2'28.930 2.190 0.004
13 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 2'29.052 2.312 0.122
14 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'29.073 2.333 0.021
15 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Kalex 2'29.173 2.433 0.100
16 10 Luca MARINI Kalex 2'29.187 2.447 0.014
17 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 2'29.741 3.001 0.554
18 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 2'30.614 3.874 0.873
19 40 Alex RINS Kalex 2'31.189 4.449 0.575
20 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 2'31.311 4.571 0.122
21 87 Remy GARDNER Kalex 2'31.373 4.633 0.062
22 19 Xavier SIMEON Speed Up 2'31.391 4.651 0.018
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'31.546 4.806 0.155
24 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 2'32.336 5.596 0.790
25 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'32.824 6.084 0.488
26 27 Iker LECUONA Kalex 2'33.777 7.037 0.953
27 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'34.084 7.344 0.307
28 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Kalex 2'34.352 7.612 0.268

 

Round Number: 
12
2016
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