News 18 Sep 2011

Márquez crushes competition on way to Aragon Moto2 pole in Spain

Marc Marquez took pole position in Spain at the Aragon Moto2 round.

Marc Marquez took pole position in Spain at the Aragon Moto2 round.

The intermediate class qualifying saw Marc Márquez crush the competition as he led the times for the entire session.

The young Spaniard’s time of 1’53.296 was 0.684s ahead of second place starter Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar), who crashed at the end of the session but was up and walking away, and 0.708s ahead of Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) who starts on the front row for the first time this season.

Starting from the head of the second row is current Championship leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), who ran off track during a fast lap push in the final minutes and was unable to improve on his time of 1’54.075 which earned him fourth place.

Completing the second row is Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2), who follows the championship leader by a tenth, and Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40), four-hundredths behind De Angelis.

Jules Cluzel (NGM Forward Racing) leads the third row and is the last in the field within a second of Márquez, with Pol Espargaró (HP Tuenti Speed Up) and Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) completing row three.

Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) completes the top ten, ahead of Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) and Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project).

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