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Zarco claims pole with fastest ever Moto2™ lap in Argentina

 Zarco claims pole with fastest ever Moto2™ lap in Argentina

Ajo Motorsports Johann Zarco claimed his first pole position of 2015 to finish ahead of Tito Rabat and Thomas Luthi.

Moto2™ Qualifying was the last session of the day at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina on Saturday, and the riders were greeted by blue skies and sunshine as they took to the track to decide where they will start the race from on Sunday.

It took until the final minute of the session for riders to improve on the record breaking pace of FP3, with Frenchman Johann Zarco setting a new lap record on his very last lap to secure his first pole of the season with a 1’42.809 on the Ajo Motorsport Kalex.

Reigning Moto2™ World Champion Tito Rabat (+0.293s) will start from 2nd after a last gasp lap promoted him to the front row, ahead of Derendinger Racing Interwetten’s Thomas Luthi who surprised a number of people to end the session in third.

Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes missed out on the front row for the first time this season, and will start from 4th ahead of the current Championship leader Alex Rins on the Paginas Amarillas HP40 bike and AGR Team’s Jonas Folger.

Simone Corsi, Sandro Cortese  and Xavier Simeon will form the 3rd row of the grid, with last years Moto2™ runner-up Mika Kallio completing the top ten on his Italtrans Racing Team machine.

Click here for the full Moto2™ Qualifying results; with the race is due to start at 10:10 local time in Argentina on Sunday.

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, QP, Johann Zarco, Tito Rabat, Thomas Luthi

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