Catalunya Moto2: Espargaro takes pole, Redding second

By Simon Patterson -

MotoGP

 15 June 2013 15:34

Pol Espargaro took pole in a largely uneventful Moto2 qualifying session at Catalunya today, 0.619 ahead of British championship leader Scott Redding.

Espargaro set the lap around half way through the session, and no one was able to pull down the gap in the remaining time.

The local rider's Tuenti HP 40 teammate Tito Rabat was third, only 0.047 adrift of Redding. Takaai Nakagami was fourth, rounding off a Kalex dominationq.

Alex de Angelis was fifth on his NGM Mobike Forward Racing Speed Up machine, ahead of a slew of Suters, including Zarco, Torres and Krummenacher.

Sandro Cortese was ninth ahead of Thomas Luthi, who could do no better despite showing potential in practice.

Danny Kent was in 18th, just ahead of fellow Brit Kyle Smith in 18th after a crash towards the end of the session.


1 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 1'46.410
2 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1'47.029 0.619 / 0.619
3 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 1'47.076 0.666 / 0.047
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 275.7 1'47.098 0.688 / 0.022
5 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 1'47.149 0.739 / 0.051
6 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 1'47.213 0.803 / 0.064
7 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 1'47.258 0.848 / 0.045
8 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 1'47.418 1.008 / 0.160
9 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 1'47.422 1.012 / 0.004
10 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 1'47.424 1.014 / 0.002
17 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 1'47.803 1.393 / 0.072
18 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 1'47.805 1.395 / 0.002