After playing cat and mouse all weekend, Marc Márquez has reached the qualifying session of the Catalunya Grand Prix of Moto2 and has set a time of 1.46.187, almost two seconds faster than that rolled yesterday in the second free of the day: 1’48.171 and 1.4 below the record of the track, a sufficient time to make the pole and to leave, tomorrow, first in the grill of exit, since it has done in all the disputed races so far less in the first, that of Qatar.
Along with Marc, the world leader, Pol Espargaró, will be on the grid. The Granollers has made a tiempazo also to shoot in 1.46.3. So the fight between the two for the victory in the Montmeló track could be useful. They will not be alone, the Swiss Thomas Luthi will also leave from the first line, and from behind, they stick to them, Iannone and Corsi. So in the lead could form a very fast and competitive group to break the head and exhibit the usual battles that so many joys are giving us in this intermediate category.
Eighth and ninth, from the third row, Toni Elías and Tito Rabat will leave, that if they manage to go out well and get hooked to the leading group they can ride with them perfectly.
But the most pleasant surprise of the day, without a doubt, was the qualification of Jordi Torres. The Catalan, pilot of the CEV (won last Sunday in Aragon), is here replacing the injured Simeon, Tech2 Moto2. And not only has he been tenth behind only 1 second of Marquez, but the first time he takes this bike has gone much faster than Bradley Smith, Tech3’s starting driver since last year …
Well also Nico Terol, who managed to take a step and qualify 15, while Julián Simón has returned to be a victim of bad luck and has led a creepy fall, destroying the bike and qualifying 17 to 1,444.