2013 Sepang MotoGP QP Result: Brief Rain Fails To Dampen Cracking Session
Full report and results below:
Marc Marquez has been able to get to grips with initially tricky conditions and take pole position for the Malaysian MotoGP race at Sepang. His lap time was a new circuit pole record and he lead Valentino Rossi in second place by three tenths of a second. Cal Crutchlow made it two Yamahas on the front row, ending up a miniscule two hundredths of a second behind Rossi.
A short rain shower emerged over parts of the circuit at the end of Q1, however it didn't effect the riders too much at the start of Q2 as they all went out fairly gingerly on slicks. Jorge Lorenzo had a big moment on his first flying lap, nearly losing the front at turn six and he appeared to struggle for confidence from there, settling for fourth position on the grid. He was joined on the second row by fellow Spaniards Dani Pedrosa and Alvaro Bautista.
Bradley Smith, Andrea Dovizioso and the ever-impressive Aleix Espargaro make up the third row, while Andrea Iannone heads up row four ahead of his Ducati counterpart Nicky Hayden and Stefan Bradl. Bradl was unable to partake in the session after fracturing his right ankle following an awkward crash in the fourth free practice session. He is likely to miss the remainder of the following flyaway rounds as a result.
|13||5||Colin EDWARDS||FTR Kawasaki||2'02.858||0.532||0.226|
|14||71||Claudio CORTI||FTR Kawasaki||2'03.175||0.849||0.317|
|18||14||Randy DE PUNIET||ART||2'03.805||1.479||0.154|
|22||67||Bryan STARING||FTR Honda||2'06.038||3.712||0.839|