Qatar Moto2: Cortese fastest as times go slower

By Simon Patterson -

MotoGP

 21 March 2014 18:13

Former world champion Sandro Cortese was the fastest Moto2 of day two, as windy conditions meant many of the top riders in the 600cc class were able to improve on their times from yesterday.

Cortese’s 2’00.579 lap was fractionally slower than times set on the opening day by Takaai Nakagami and Tito Rabat, leaving Cortese third and Donimique Aegerter fourth in the overall times.

World champions Maverick Vinales Thomas Luthi were fifth and sixth to ensure a mix of Kalex and Suter bikes in the front two rows. Sam Lowes was 12th, improving over yesterday’s session as he continues the development of the Speed Up bike, while Gino Rea was in 26th, failing to improve on yesterday’s times.

1 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 272.1 2'00.579 
2 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 271.2 2'00.595 0.016 / 0.016
3 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 273.0 2'00.646 0.067 / 0.051
4 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 270.6 2'00.731 0.152 / 0.085
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 273.4 2'00.839 0.260 / 0.108
6 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 272.8 2'00.943 0.364 / 0.104
7 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 272.5 2'01.113 0.534 / 0.170
8 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 268.8 2'01.222 0.643 / 0.109
9 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 272.1 2'01.313 0.734 / 0.091
10 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 270.8 2'01.339 0.760 / 0.026
11 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 274.1 2'01.432 0.853 / 0.093
12 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 272.4 2'01.646 1.067 / 0.214
13 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 274.7 2'01.665 1.086 / 0.019
14 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 277.7 2'01.676 1.097 / 0.011
15 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 269.7 2'01.826 1.247 / 0.150
16 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 272.3 2'01.833 1.254 / 0.007
17 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 273.0 2'01.845 1.266 / 0.012
18 2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 272.8 2'01.851 1.272 / 0.006
19 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 273.4 2'01.900 1.321 / 0.049
20 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 275.0 2'01.906 1.327 / 0.006
21 39 Luis SALOM SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 273.6 2'01.920 1.341 / 0.014
22 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 272.4 2'02.022 1.443 / 0.102
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 269.8 2'02.111 1.532 / 0.089
24 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 273.8 2'02.153 1.574 / 0.042
25 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI IodaRacing Project Suter 274.3 2'02.221 1.642 / 0.068
26 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 270.4 2'02.391 1.812 / 0.170
27 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 275.8 2'02.497 1.918 / 0.106
28 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 274.1 2'02.713 2.134 / 0.216
29 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 270.4 2'02.728 2.149 / 0.015
30 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 269.7 2'03.442 2.863 / 0.714
31 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 271.0 2'03.616 3.037 / 0.174
32 98 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 273.9 2'03.848 3.269 / 0.232
33 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 271.2 2'04.364 3.785 / 0.516
34 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 269.5 2'05.033 4.454 / 0.669
35 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 262.0 2'06.022 5.443 / 0.989