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Le Mans MotoGP: Stefan Bradl takes fourth consecutive Moto2 pole

Published: 14 May 2011

Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) took his fourth consecutive Moto2 pole this season in qualifying at Le Mans. Swiss rider Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) took second place in the final minutes of qualifying and Yuki Takahasi (Gresini Racing) completes the front row, securing third in his last lap of the session.

Spaniard Aleix Espargaro (SPA Pons HP 40) qualified in fourth, with British rider Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) taking fifth place ahead of Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) who completes the second row in sixth.

Tech 3 Racing rider Bradley Smith was embroiled in an unfortunate crash when Axel Pons (Pons HP 40), who qualified in fourteenth place, fell in front of the rider from Oxfordshire knocking him off. Smith will start from seventeeth place. Fellow Brit Kev Coghlan (Aeroport de Castello) ended the session in thirty-fifth.

1 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing 1'38.357 
2 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 1'38.402 
3 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 1'38.540
4 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 1'38.560
5 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team 1'38.655
6 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol 1'38.679
7 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project 1'38.706
8 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master 1'38.799
9 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1'38.819
10 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP 1'38.849
11 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing 1'39.005
12 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 1'39.031
13 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 1'39.064
14 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 1'39.122
15 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project 1'39.138
16 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing 1'39.221
17 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing 1'39.223
18 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG 1'39.394
19 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up 1'39.481
20 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE 1'39.485
21 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Desguaces La Torre G22 1'39.491
22 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX 1'39.542
23 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team 1'39.561
24 Javier FORES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1'39.576
25 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP 1'39.655
26 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing 1'39.689
27 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing 1'39.809 
28 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team 1'39.849
29 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team 1'39.916
30 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX 1'39.917
31 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B 1'39.949
32 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team 1'39.987
33 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE 1'40.016
34 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX 1'40.361
35 Kev COGHLAN GBR Aeroport de Castello 1'40.639
36 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team 1'40.641
37 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up 1'40.774 
38 Alexander CUDLIN AUS QMMF Racing Team 1'41.666
39 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team 1'41.875
40 Steven ODENDAAL RSA MS Racing Suter 1'41.897