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Zarco on pole for Moto2™ clash

 Zarco on pole for Moto2™ clash

The French rider will start from pole for the German GP, ahead of Simeón & Morbidelli with riders receiving penalties after the session.

A lap time of 1'24.044 earned Zarco his fourth pole position of the season. He will be hoping to break away early in the race, but expects a fight: "We’ve had to work hard because yesterday we were not so fast. I also try to understand my strength and weaknesses. The pace for the race was good in the morning and our first target is to win the race tomorrow. We have to stay focused tomorrow because I think the race will be quite hard. I’ll try and break away but maybe we will have to fight with the others - I’ve enjoyed fighting this year."

Xavier Simeón (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) makes a return to the front row - his last front row start was at the Americas GP when he took pole: "I think I can be strong in the race, we had a good pace in the morning and we rode well in Qualifying.I have good feeling with the bike and I think we can fight for the podium, but so can a lot of other riders as the lap time is very close. It’s four or five races we’ve fought for the top five but we’ve been lacking that last step to fight for the podium, hopefully we can make it today.

For Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team), this is only his second ever podium, having started from 3rd in Valencia in 2014: "I push very hard, it has been a pretty good lap. I had to do it a bit before the end because at the end everyone is looking for a tow so it was easier to set a lap time earlier. The important thing is the pace and it’s pretty good. Looking forward to tomorrow."

Thomas Luthi (Derendinger Racing Intewetten) will start from 4th place, with Simone Corsi (Athiná Forward Racing) and Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) joining him on the second row in 5th and 6th respectively.

German riders Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) and Jonas Folger (AGR Team) will start from 7th and 8th, with Brit Sam Lowes (Speed Up Racing) in 9th. Mika Kallio (Italtrans Racing Team) completed the top ten.

After the session Simone Corsi, Sandro Cortese, Thomas Luthi and Xavier Simeon were all handed one Penalty Point each for riding slowly close to the racing line, thereby disturbing other riders.

The Moto2 action continues on July 12 at 09:10 local time with the warm up session, with the race to start at 12:20.

Click here for the full Moto2 QP results.

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, GoPro MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND, QP, Franco Morbidelli, Xavier Simeon, Johann Zarco, Federal Oil Gresini Moto2, Ajo Motorsport, Italtrans Racing Team

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