Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter steals pole

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 12 July 2014 14:50

Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter took his first Moto2 pole position at Sachsenring on Saturday with a best time of 1'24.761.

Aegerter took pole position from Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio in the dying moments of the session by just over a tenth of a second.

Tito Rabat, team-mate to Kallio, was unable to put his Kalex machine on the front of the grid and will start the race from third.

Last year's winner at the Sachsenring Jordi Torres will head the second row in fourth place ahead of an impressive Franco Morbidelli and Simone Corsi.

The third row consists of Frenchman Johann Zarco on the Caterham machine, Thomas Luthi and Alex de Angelis.

Brit Sam Lowes was unable to replicate the form that saw hime lead last time out at Assen. The Speed Up rider will start from 26th on the grid ahead of Gino Rea in 27th.

Coincidentally Anthony West, who won at Assen, will start just ahead of Lowes in 25th.

1 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 246.9 1'24.761 
2 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 249.2 1'24.885 0.124 / 0.124
3 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 249.2 1'25.032 0.271 / 0.147
4 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 245.1 1'25.108 0.347 / 0.076
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 246.1 1'25.118 0.357 / 0.010
6 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 248.3 1'25.132 0.371 / 0.014
7 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 247.6 1'25.142 0.381 / 0.010
8 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 246.9 1'25.188 0.427 / 0.046
9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 245.3 1'25.240 0.479 / 0.052
10 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Octo IodaRacing Team Suter 244.1 1'25.272 0.511 / 0.032
11 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 247.0 1'25.484 0.723 / 0.212
12 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 242.4 1'25.512 0.751 / 0.028
13 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 245.5 1'25.517 0.756 / 0.005
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 246.0 1'25.545 0.784 / 0.028
15 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 246.8 1'25.592 0.831 / 0.047
16 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 249.4 1'25.620 0.859 / 0.028
17 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 247.1 1'25.675 0.914 / 0.055
18 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 247.4 1'25.704 0.943 / 0.029
19 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 247.0 1'25.707 0.946 / 0.003
20 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 244.3 1'25.715 0.954 / 0.008
21 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 248.1 1'25.730 0.969 / 0.015
22 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 246.7 1'25.743 0.982 / 0.013
23 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 246.8 1'25.754 0.993 / 0.011
24 39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 248.3 1'25.867 1.106 / 0.113
25 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 243.1 1'25.904 1.143 / 0.037
26 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 242.2 1'25.994 1.233 / 0.090
27 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 247.1 1'26.087 1.326 / 0.093
28 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 244.2 1'26.109 1.348 / 0.022
29 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 245.8 1'26.153 1.392 / 0.044
30 2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 245.5 1'26.602 1.841 / 0.449
31 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 242.9 1'26.636 1.875 / 0.034
32 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 243.0 1'26.689 1.928 / 0.053
33 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 243.6 1'26.763 2.002 / 0.074
34 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 246.1 1'28.281 3.520 / 1.518
35 33 Nina PRINZ GER QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 240.4 1'28.739 3.978 / 0.458