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Simeon snatches Moto2™ pole from Lowes

 Simeon snatches Moto2™ pole from Lowes

Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Xavier Simeon took pole from Sam Lowes by just 0.054s at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.


Speed Up Racing’s Lowes had broken his own lap record from practice earlier on in the session to sit on top of the timesheets, before he once again crashed out. The British rider deciding to not take any further risks after two big highside’s in Practice, and watched the rest of the session from his garage.

Simeon left it until his final lap to snatch the pole from Lowes, and take only his 2nd career Moto2™ pole. Reigning Moto2™ World Champion Tito Rabat (+0.189s) looked ominously quick on the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing Kalex and will complete the front row for Sundays race.

Ajo Motorsports Johann Zarco (+0.214s) will start from the front of the second row, ahead of Franco Morbidelli (+0.247s) on the Italtrans Racing Team Kalex, and Idemitsu Honda Team Asia’s Takaaki Nakagami (+0.302s).

Click here for the full Qualifying results and grid for Sundays race, which is due to start at 12:20 local time in Austin.

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, QP, Tito Rabat, Xavier Simeon, Sam Lowes

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