Folger shows speed early on Sunday

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

In the Moto2™ Warm Up session it was pole man Jonas Folger (AGR Team) setting the pace in front of Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) and Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team) in the top three, ahead of Sunday's racing at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.

Folger topped the session with a 1’38.091 lap and later gets away from the head of the grid in just his fifth start in the Moto2 class. He is the youngest German rider to start from pole in the intermediate-class of GP racing, just two weeks after becoming the youngest German rider to finish on the podium in the class since 1956.

Maverick Viñales (Pons HP 40) and Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) also featured in the WUP top five despite a low side crash for Corsi.

Frenchman Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing), Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2), Sam Lowes (Speed Up), Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) and Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert) completed the top 10.

Full Moto2 WUP results from Le Mans.

 

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