Qatar MotoGP: Rabat on Moto2 pole

Published: 22 March 2014

Kalex rider Esteve Rabat has clinched pole position with a fastest time of 2'00.081 at the Losail circuit - the fastest ever Moto2 lap of the track.

World Supersport champion Sam Lowes surprised the paddock, setting the fifth fastest time less than half a second behind Rabat.

2012 Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese secured his first front row start in Moto2 with the second fastest time before crashing after the chequered flag. Cortese's bike ended up on the track, with Mika Kallio colliding with the bike.

1 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 274.0 2'00.081 
2 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 273.4 2'00.101 0.020 / 0.020
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 268.8 2'00.451 0.370 / 0.350
4 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 274.8 2'00.459 0.378 / 0.008
5 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 272.6 2'00.547 0.466 / 0.088
6 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 273.4 2'00.621 0.540 / 0.074
7 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 270.8 2'00.696 0.615 / 0.075
8 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 273.9 2'00.764 0.683 / 0.068
9 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 267.5 2'00.806 0.725 / 0.042
10 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 270.7 2'00.831 0.750 / 0.025
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 273.0 2'00.910 0.829 / 0.079
12 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 271.2 2'00.914 0.833 / 0.004
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 273.4 2'01.004 0.923 / 0.090
14 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 269.1 2'01.032 0.951 / 0.028
15 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 270.4 2'01.045 0.964 / 0.013
16 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 272.3 2'01.111 1.030 / 0.066
17 39 Luis SALOM SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex 271.9 2'01.124 1.043 / 0.013
18 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 272.3 2'01.185 1.104 / 0.061
19 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 271.9 2'01.190 1.109 / 0.005
20 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 275.2 2'01.277 1.196 / 0.087
21 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 273.2 2'01.319 1.238 / 0.042
22 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI IodaRacing Project Suter 270.4 2'01.334 1.253 / 0.015
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 270.1 2'01.431 1.350 / 0.097
24 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 270.3 2'01.569 1.488 / 0.138
25 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 271.9 2'01.609 1.528 / 0.040
26 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 275.3 2'01.732 1.651 / 0.123
27 2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 271.6 2'02.258 2.177 / 0.526
28 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 270.4 2'02.355 2.274 / 0.097
29 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 270.4 2'02.395 2.314 / 0.040
30 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 278.3 2'02.473 2.392 / 0.078
31 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 273.5 2'02.676 2.595 / 0.203
32 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 270.6 2'03.329 3.248 / 0.653
33 98 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 274.3 2'03.948 3.867 / 0.619
34 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 260.7 2'04.036 3.955 / 0.088
35 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 268.1 2'04.147 4.066 / 0.111

 

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