Mugello MotoGP: Redding takes second pole of season

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 01 June 2013 14:52

Moto2 championship leader Scott Redding took his second pole position of the season - the only Moto2 rider to do so in 2013 - at the Mugello circuit today.

The Marc VDS rider, from Gloucestershire, took pole position with a fastest time of 1'52.958. Redding was the only rider to lap under the 1'53 mark.

Takaaki Nakagami will start from second on the grid ahead of Marcel Schrotter in third.

Frenchman Johann Zarco will start from the front of the second row in fourth ahead of Spaniards Nicolas Terol and Esteve Rabat.

Championship hopeful Pol Espargaro struggled around the Mugello circuit, posting a best lap of 1'53.678, which puts the Spaniard 10th on the grid at the front of the fourth row.

Tech 3 rider Danny Kent qualified 26th with Kyle Smith in 31st.

1 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 277.1 1'52.958 
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 285.2 1'53.123 0.165 / 0.165
3 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 280.4 1'53.221 0.263 / 0.098
4 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 278.4 1'53.278 0.320 / 0.057
5 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 286.3 1'53.368 0.410 / 0.090
6 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 279.0 1'53.383 0.425 / 0.015
7 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 278.6 1'53.459 0.501 / 0.076
8 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 284.7 1'53.466 0.508 / 0.007
9 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 273.4 1'53.611 0.653 / 0.145
10 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 284.5 1'53.678 0.720 / 0.067
11 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 279.5 1'53.708 0.750 / 0.030
12 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 280.5 1'53.885 0.927 / 0.177
13 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 284.6 1'53.910 0.952 / 0.025
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 280.9 1'53.962 1.004 / 0.052
15 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 280.3 1'53.971 1.013 / 0.009
16 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 285.3 1'54.019 1.061 / 0.048
17 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 280.2 1'54.152 1.194 / 0.133
18 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 282.2 1'54.232 1.274 / 0.080
19 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 284.2 1'54.395 1.437 / 0.163
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 280.9 1'54.399 1.441 / 0.004
21 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 277.2 1'54.621 1.663 / 0.222
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 279.1 1'54.630 1.672 / 0.009
23 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 271.9 1'54.721 1.763 / 0.091
24 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 284.8 1'54.865 1.907 / 0.144
25 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 286.0 1'54.922 1.964 / 0.057
26 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 279.2 1'55.050 2.092 / 0.128
27 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 282.4 1'55.416 2.458 / 0.366
28 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 273.5 1'55.454 2.496 / 0.038
29 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 279.7 1'55.496 2.538 / 0.042
30 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 281.8 1'55.677 2.719 / 0.181
31 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 278.9 1'55.921 2.963 / 0.244
32 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 274.1 1'57.055 4.097 / 1.134