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Pole in Japan goes to Rabat in final seconds

Pole in Japan goes to Rabat in final seconds

In Moto2™ QP at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Tito Rabat grabbed pole for Sunday’s race in the final seconds, ahead of Thomas Luthi and Johann Zarco on the front row.

Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) left it late to secure the top spot, recording a new pole record of the Motegi circuit of 1’50.854 on his last lap to snatch the pole from Luthi (Interwetten Sitag) by 0.033s. Zarco (AirAsia Caterham) continued his good form in third place, three tenths behind Rabat.

The impressive Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) will head the second row, in front of Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team) and Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia).

Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team), his teammate Franco Morbidelli and the improving Axel Pons (AGR Team) all qualified on the third row. Marcel Schrotter (Tech 3) completed the top ten.

Ratthapark Wilairot (AirAsia Caterham) unfortunately suffered a small crash, ending his qualifying session early, but not causing any serious harm.

For full Moto2 QP results from Motegi click here.

Moto2, 2014, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, QP, Tito Rabat, Marc VDS Racing Team

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