Phillip Island MotoGP: Espargaro on pole

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Moto2 championship hopeful Pol Espargaro will start from pole position in Phillip Island with championship rivals Esteve Rabat and Scott Redding both crashing out.

Redding has been ruled out of the race with a suspected left wrist fracture.

Rabat will start from second on the grid, with Jordi Torres completing an all Spanish front row in third.

Alex De Angelis heads the second row ahead of Thomas Luthi and Mika Kallio.

1 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 287.0 1'32.530 
2 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 289.9 1'32.540 0.010 / 0.010
3 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 284.2 1'32.769 0.239 / 0.229
4 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 288.1 1'32.769 0.239
5 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 292.2 1'32.817 0.287 / 0.048
6 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 290.1 1'32.833 0.303 / 0.016
7 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 288.3 1'32.893 0.363 / 0.060
8 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 289.4 1'32.902 0.372 / 0.009
9 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 287.3 1'32.946 0.416 / 0.044
10 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 285.4 1'32.962 0.432 / 0.016
11 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 286.7 1'33.064 0.534 / 0.102
12 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 287.0 1'33.076 0.546 / 0.012
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 288.7 1'33.103 0.573 / 0.027
14 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 287.2 1'33.182 0.652 / 0.079
15 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 282.7 1'33.232 0.702 / 0.050
16 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 283.7 1'33.310 0.780 / 0.078
17 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 288.4 1'33.450 0.920 / 0.140
18 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 287.0 1'33.482 0.952 / 0.032
19 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 286.5 1'34.037 1.507 / 0.555
20 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 284.9 1'34.092 1.562 / 0.055
21 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 290.7 1'34.217 1.687 / 0.125
22 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 285.6 1'34.289 1.759 / 0.072
23 8 Gino REA GBR Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 287.7 1'34.497 1.967 / 0.208
24 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 285.5 1'34.748 2.218 / 0.251
25 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 283.8 1'34.789 2.259 / 0.041
26 92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 282.9 1'34.899 2.369 / 0.110
27 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 286.6 1'35.047 2.517 / 0.148
28 31 Kohta NOZANE JPN JiR Moto2 Motobi 287.6 1'35.288 2.758 / 0.241
29 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 278.4 1'35.341 2.811 / 0.053
30 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 277.8 1'35.964 3.434 / 0.623
31 34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ ARG Blusens Avintia Kalex 278.5 1'36.254 3.724 / 0.290

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