Qatar MotoGP: Luthi dominates to take pole

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Suter rider Thomas Luthi has taken pole position with a fastest time of 2:0.187, which he set at the beginning of the session on only his third lap. Luthi has topped every session of the weekend so far.

2010 125GP champion Marc Marquez starts from second on the grid, despite only being declared fit to race three weeks prior to the first round. Speed Master rider Andrea Iannone completes the front row in third.

Tech 3 rider Bradley Smith heads the Brits, starting from the fourth row in 12th place. Scott Redding heads the fifth row in 13th. Moto2 rookie Gino Rea will start his first ever Moto2 race from 27th on the grid.

1 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 271.8 2'00.187 
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 270.3 2'00.259 0.072 / 0.072
3 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 276.2 2'00.296 0.109 / 0.037
4 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 274.8 2'00.597 0.410 / 0.301
5 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 277.0 2'00.625 0.438 / 0.028
6 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER Kiefer Racing Kalex 271.8 2'00.658 0.471 / 0.033
7 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 274.7 2'00.793 0.606 / 0.135
8 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 270.2 2'00.874 0.687 / 0.081
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 274.0 2'00.898 0.711 / 0.024
10 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 276.6 2'00.986 0.799 / 0.088
11 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia FTR 273.1 2'00.992 0.805 / 0.006
12 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 272.2 2'01.015 0.828 / 0.023
13 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 274.0 2'01.031 0.844 / 0.016
14 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 274.1 2'01.111 0.924 / 0.080
15 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 274.5 2'01.181 0.994 / 0.070
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 276.7 2'01.374 1.187 / 0.193
17 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 272.8 2'01.618 1.431 / 0.244
18 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 267.2 2'01.718 1.531 / 0.100
19 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 270.2 2'01.910 1.723 / 0.192
20 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Technomag-CIP Suter 276.5 2'02.018 1.831 / 0.108
21 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 272.9 2'02.097 1.910 / 0.079
22 47 Angel RODRIGUEZ SPA Desguaces La Torre SAG FTR 272.5 2'02.142 1.955 / 0.045
23 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA ArguiƱano Racing Team AJR 268.8 2'02.500 2.313 / 0.358
24 49 Axel PONS SPA Pons 40 HP Tuenti Kalex 273.5 2'02.535 2.348 / 0.035
25 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 271.6 2'02.637 2.450 / 0.102
26 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 274.5 2'02.811 2.624 / 0.174
27 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Moriwaki 263.4 2'02.934 2.747 / 0.123
28 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Gresini Moto2 Moriwaki 269.1 2'03.031 2.844 / 0.097
29 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 265.1 2'03.621 3.434 / 0.590
30 7 Alexander LUNDH SWE Cresto Guide MZ Racing MZ FTR 264.8 2'04.130 3.943 / 0.509
31 10 Marco COLANDREA SWI SAG Team FTR 268.0 2'04.424 4.237 / 0.294
32 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 270.5 2'05.183 4.996 / 0.759
33 96 Nasser Hasan AL MALKI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 265.6 2'05.591 5.404 / 0.408

 

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