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Corti qualifies in top spot

Corti qualifies in top spot

The Italian achieved his first World Champion pole position in qualifying for the AirAsia British Grand Prix, with team-mate Jules Cluzel making it a Forward Racing one-two. Stefan Bradl and Julián Simón also qualified on the front row.

The Forward Racing team were celebrating a qualification one-two at the AirAsia British Grand Prix on Saturday as Claudio Corti and Jules Cluzel took the top spots for Sunday’s Moto2 race at Silverstone. Corti’s first World Championship pole was secured with a best lap of 2’09.624, making him the first rider under to go under 2’10” this weekend.

Cluzel was 0.413s off his team-mate’s pace as the Frenchman achieved his third successive front row grid position this season. Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) – at 0.376s further back – and Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) were separated by just six-thousandths of a second as they completed an all Suter front row.

Yonny Hernández’s impressive weekend continued as the Blusens-STX rider set the fifth best time, and another rider who has stood out is Xavier Simeon. Riding as a replacement on the Holiday Gym G22 team the Belgian qualified with the sixth best time. Alex Baldolini (Caretta Technology Race Dept) and Arne Tode (Racing Team Germany) also put in strong displays to take second-row slots.

British rider Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) will be on the third row having placed 12th, one place behind Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP) who is currently second in the World Championship standings. Leader Toni Elías (Gresini Racing Moto2) was 18th in the session.

There were falls for Tomizawa and Raffaele De Rosa (Tech3 Racing) during qualifying, whilst Alex de Angelis (RSM Team Scot) did not ride after a crash in the earlier practice session.

Sunday’s Moto2 race is due to start at 11.15am local time.

Tags:
Moto2, 2010, AIRASIA BRITISH GRAND PRIX, QP

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