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Rabat secures record 11th pole in a single Moto2™ season

Rabat secures record 11th pole in a single Moto2™ season

In Moto2™ QP at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, Tito Rabat  took his 11th pole of the season, with Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli also on the front row.

Marc VDS Racing Team’s Tito Rabat secured his 11th pole position of the season and his first as the 2014 Moto2 World Champion. A 1’35.199s put him 0.043s clear of Zarco (AirAsia Caterham). The French rider presented a late challenge for pole, swapping positions with Rabat several times.

Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team) rounds off a solid rookie season with a front row start, 0.221s from pole position.

Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag) and Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini) also made it into the top five.

Marcel Schrotter (Tech 3), Jonas Folger (AGR Team), Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) and Luis Salom (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) completed the top ten, all within half a second of pole.

Rabat’s 11th pole of 2014 sets a new intermediate class record, one more than Toni Mang in 1981 and Jorge Lorenzo in 2006.

There were early QP crashes for Jordi Torres (Mapfre Aspar Team) and Robin Mulhauser (CarXpert Technomag) with the latter able to rejoin the session.

Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) had a small low side, holding onto the bike and able to quickly remount.

For full Moto2 Valencia QP results click here.



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