Mugello MotoGP: Marquez snatches Moto2 pole

Published: 02 July 2011

Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) managed to snatch his second pole position of the season back from Alex de Angelis (JIR Moto2) in the final lap of Moto2 qualifying at Mugello.

British Tech 3 racing rider Bradley Smith rode consistently quickly in the wet conditions, at one point lapping fastest around the Italian circuit, before securing third place on the grid for tomorrow's race.

Xavier Simeon (Tech 3 B) qualified in fourth place and will start from the front of the second row ahead of Randy Krummenacher (GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing) and Pol Esparagaro (HP Tuenti Speed Up) who complete qualified in fifth and sixth respectively.

Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) started to set some competitive times in the final few minutes of the qualifying session before suffering mechanical problems and falling back to start from seventh on the grid, in front of Mattia Pasini (Ioda Racing Project) who had also shown promise, setting the fastest lap mid-way through the session, prior to slipping back to eighth. Finn Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) completes the third row of the grid in ninth.

Kallio's team mate Scott Redding qualified in twenty-eighth place.

1 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol 2'05.312 
2 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2  2'05.897 0.585 / 0.585
3 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing  2'06.617 1.305 / 0.720
4 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B  2'06.757 1.445 / 0.140
5 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing 2'06.941 1.629 / 0.184
6 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up  2'06.963 1.651 / 0.022
7 Stefan BRADL  GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing  2'07.013 1.701 / 0.050
8 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project 2'07.023 1.711 / 0.010
9 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team 2'07.147 1.835 / 0.124
10 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team 2'07.249 1.937 / 0.102
11 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX 2'07.549 2.237 / 0.300
12 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team 2'07.612 2.300 / 0.063
13 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP 2'07.692 2.380 / 0.080
14 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master 2'07.728 2.416 / 0.036
15 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 2'07.780 2.468 / 0.052
16 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX 2'07.844 2.532 / 0.064
17 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team 2'07.864 2.552 / 0.020
18 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 2'07.919 2.607 / 0.055
19 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 2'08.118 2.806 / 0.199
20 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team  2'08.272 2.960 / 0.154
21 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 2'08.289 2.977 / 0.017
22 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX  2'08.444 3.132 / 0.155
23 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project 2'08.562 3.250 / 0.118
24 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 2'08.681 3.369 / 0.119
25 Tommaso LORENZETTI ITA Aeroport de Castello 2'08.840 3.528 / 0.159
26 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing  2'08.883 3.571 / 0.043
27 Carmelo MORALES SPA Desguaces La Torre G22 2'08.970 3.658 / 0.087
28 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team 2'09.265 3.953 / 0.295
29 Mattia TAROZZI ITA Faenza Racing 2'09.409 4.097 / 0.144
30 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP  2'09.616 4.304 / 0.207
31 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team 2'09.911 4.599 / 0.295
32 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 2'09.974 4.662 / 0.063
33 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing 2'10.420 5.108 / 0.446
34 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG  2'10.436 5.124 / 0.016
35 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing 2'10.652 5.340 / 0.216
36 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team 2'10.723 5.411 / 0.071
37 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team 2'13.596 8.284 / 2.873

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