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Espargaró storms to Indianapolis pole

Under sunny skies at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix it was Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró who stormed to pole position in front of Marc Márquez and Andrea Iannone in Moto2™ qualifying.

Espargaró put in yet another record breaking lap with a 1.42’602 to beat his compatriot Márquez on board the Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter machine. The championship leader was pushing hard towards the end of the session to try and put his bike on pole, causing some near falls whilst dodging other lapping traffic. Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone looked to have no such troubles as he put his machine on the outside of the front row, improving drastically from the morning practice.

Blusens Avintia’s Julián Simón made a rare appearance at the front and will undoubtedly be pleased with today’s efforts, as he looks to get back to fighting for a podium step. Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter was also on top form as he placed him machine in fifth, with Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding completing the second row. Redding, who had been quick all weekend, sighted a slipping clutch as one of the issues he was having during qualifying.

Italtrans Racing Team’s Claudio Corti heads the third row, ahead of Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio and Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Lüthi. Lüthi still looked to be struggling at the Indianapolis circuit, where he has failed to find his rhythm in any session so far. Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol however continued his resurgence in form as he put his Suter in the top ten. NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis crashed his FTR early on, yet was able to re-join and finish the session in 16th.

Tags:
Moto2, 2012, QP

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