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Saturday action rounded off with Rabat on pole

Saturday action rounded off with Rabat on pole

In the Moto2™ race at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, Tito Rabat will get away from the front of the grid as he looks to win the title, followed by Johann Zarco and Mika Kallio on row one.

Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) continued his domination at Phillip Island, producing a recording breaking lap of 1’32.470s to secure pole position ahead of Zarco (AirAsia Caterham) by just 0.015s. Rabat’s championship rival Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team) completed the front row and was 0.228s behind his teammate.

The top five were split by a margin of just 0.287s, both Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) and Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag) putting in strong lap times in fourth and fifth respectively. Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) completes row two.

Sam Lowes (Speed Up), Jordi Torres (Mapfre Aspar Team) and Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini) will all line up on row three. Marcel Schrotter (Tech 3) completed a top ten with all the riders qualifying within half a second of pole.

Lowes and Thitipong Warokorn (APH PTT The Pizza SAG) collided at Turn 4 as qualifying drew to a close. Both riders were unhurt.

For full Moto2 QP results click here.

Tags:
Moto2, 2014, TISSOT AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX, QP, Tito Rabat, Marc VDS Racing Team

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