2014 Qatar Moto2 FP1 Result: Kallio Makes A Late Run To The Top

Mika Kallio made a late charge to take the top spot in the opening Moto2 practice of the 2014 season at the Losail Circuit in Qatar. Kallio's 2'01.46 put him one-tenth of a second clear of second place Thomas Luthi. Takaaki Nakagami, who led briefly during FP1, finished third at slightly more than a tenth back of Kallio. Moto2 favorite Tito Rabat came in fourth at the end of the session with Xavier Simeon in fifth. Last year's Moto3 champion, Maverick Vinales sits in eighth a half of a second from the top. All of the top times are similar to the Moto2 FP1 times from 2013.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'01.146  
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'01.262 0.116 / 0.116
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'01.291 0.145 / 0.029
4 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'01.295 0.149 / 0.004
5 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'01.487 0.341 / 0.192
6 54 Mattia PASINI Forward KLX 2'01.635 0.489 / 0.148
7 3 Simone CORSI Forward KLX 2'01.676 0.530 / 0.041
8 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'01.732 0.586 / 0.056
9 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'01.852 0.706 / 0.120
10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 2'01.943 0.797 / 0.091
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'02.087 0.941 / 0.144
12 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'02.211 1.065 / 0.124
13 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'02.245 1.099 / 0.034
14 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'02.314 1.168 / 0.069
15 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'02.645 1.499 / 0.331
16 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'02.671 1.525 / 0.026
17 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'02.693 1.547 / 0.022
18 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'02.708 1.562 / 0.015
19 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'02.785 1.639 / 0.077
20 8 Gino REA Suter 2'02.851 1.705 / 0.066
21 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'02.873 1.727 / 0.022
22 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'02.998 1.852 / 0.125
23 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'03.003 1.857 / 0.005
24 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'03.125 1.979 / 0.122
25 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'03.387 2.241 / 0.262
26 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'03.471 2.325 / 0.084
27 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'03.564 2.418 / 0.093
28 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'03.616 2.470 / 0.052
29 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'04.024 2.878 / 0.408
30 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'04.246 3.100 / 0.222
31 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 2'04.527 3.381 / 0.281
32 98 Mashel AL NAIMI Speed Up 2'05.122 3.976 / 0.595
33 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 2'05.426 4.280 / 0.304
34 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'06.751 5.605 / 1.325
35 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'06.856 5.710 / 0.105

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

Comments

hmmm

a bit more of a Kalex affair than I was hoping

Total votes: 6

Tito Rabat

is a rookie?

Total votes: 8

He's a rookie to the Moto2

He's a rookie to the Moto2 class

Total votes: 11

Rabat not a rookie

I think Mike was writing that sentence thinking about the next one, labeling Rabat a rookie when he meant Maverick Viñales.

Total votes: 6

I thought Tito was Pol's

I thought Tito was Pol's teamate at Pons riding the Kalex last year....not a rookie.

Total votes: 7

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