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Iannone to start from top spot once more

Iannone to start from top spot once more

The Italian of the Fimmco Speed Up team will be on pole position for the third time this season – his second in a row – after topping Moto2 qualifying at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya.

Having won twice this season from his two previous Moto2 pole position starts, Andrea Iannone will go for a third victory of 2010 at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya from top spot on the grid on Sunday. The Italian’s time of 1’47.493 on his penultimate lap of the qualifying session meant he ended qualifying 0.267s clear on the timesheet.

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The closest rider to him was Tech 3 Moto2’s Yuki Takahashi as the Japanese took his best qualification of the season so far in second, with Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2) the third and final rider under the 1’48” mark as he remained strong in spite of his injured collarbone. Championship leader Toni Elías (Gresini Racing Moto2) will complete the front row after setting the fourth best time of the session.

Second row positions were secured by Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing) and Carmelo Morales, who is riding as substitute for the injured Axel Pons on the Tenerife 40 Pons team this weekend. Technomag-CIP rider Shoya Tomizawa – currently second in the Championship – will also be on row two despite a crash late in the session, with Ratthapark Wilairot (Thai Honda PTT Singha-SAG) completing the top eight.

Kenny Noyes (Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas) and Roberto Rolfo (Italtrans STR) took top ten times, and British rider Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) was 14th.

Tags:
Moto2, 2010, GRAN PREMI APEROL DE CATALUNYA, QP

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