Moto2: Iannone takes dominant pole

The on-form Andrea Iannone took pole for the German round of the Moto2 series by a crushing 0.7-second margin

Moto2: Iannone takes dominant pole

Having won two of the last four races, and led at Catalunya until penalised for passing under yellow, Iannone is fast becoming the man to beat in the MotoGP feeder series, and his 1m24.982s pole lap today put the Fimmco Speed Up rider 0.673s clear of his rivals.

Iannone deposed Arne Tode from what would have been a popular home pole, though the German rider will still start a career-best second for his home race.

Championship leader Toni Elias crashed on a late run but had still done enough to retain third, followed by Julian Simon and Gabor Talmacsi, while Thomas Luthi - currently Elias' nearest title rival - had a troubled session and was only 21st.

Pos Rider Bike Time Gap 1. Andrea Iannone Speed Up 1m24.982s 2. Arne Tode Suter 1m25.655s + 0.673s 3. Toni Elias Moriwaki 1m25.664s + 0.682s 4. Julian Simon Suter 1m25.758s + 0.776s 5. Gabor Talmacsi Speed Up 1m25.772s + 0.790s 6. Simone Corsi Motobi 1m25.830s + 0.848s 7. Stefan Bradl Suter 1m25.918s + 0.936s 8. Shoya Tomizawa Suter 1m25.967s + 0.985s 9. Dominique Aegerter Suter 1m26.028s + 1.046s 10. Alex Debon FTR 1m26.104s + 1.122s 11. Karel Abraham FTR 1m26.110s + 1.128s 12. Roberto Rolfo Suter 1m26.114s + 1.132s 13. Yuki Takahashi Tech 3 1m26.120s + 1.138s 14. Yonny Hernandez BQR 1m26.156s + 1.174s 15. Scott Redding Suter 1m26.246s + 1.264s 16. Alex Baldolini ICP 1m26.274s + 1.292s 17. Fonsi Nieto Moriwaki 1m26.319s + 1.337s 18. Ratthapark Wilairot Bimota 1m26.320s + 1.338s 19. Anthony West MZ-Re 1m26.320s + 1.338s 20. Mike di Meglio Suter 1m26.462s + 1.480s 21. Thomas Luthi Moriwaki 1m26.492s + 1.510s 22. Damian Cudlin Pons Kalex 1m26.522s + 1.540s 23. Claudio Corti Suter 1m26.533s + 1.551s 24. Raffaele De Rosa Tech 3 1m26.600s + 1.618s 25. Xavier Simeon Moriwaki 1m26.600s + 1.618s 26. Ricard Cardus Bimota 1m26.670s + 1.688s 27. Hector Faubel Suter 1m26.736s + 1.754s 28. Vladimir Ivanov Moriwaki 1m26.755s + 1.773s 29. Sascha Hommel Kalex 1m26.761s + 1.779s 30. Yusuke Teshima Motobi 1m26.824s + 1.842s 31. Jules Cluzel Suter 1m26.831s + 1.849s 32. Sergio Gadea Pons Kalex 1m26.981s + 1.999s 33. Lukas Pesek Moriwaki 1m27.051s + 2.069s 34. Joan Olive PromoHarris 1m27.080s + 2.098s 35. Kenny Noyes PromoHarris 1m27.144s + 2.162s 36. Valentin Debise ADV 1m27.171s + 2.189s 37. Vladimir Leonov Suter 1m27.180s + 2.198s 38. Robertino Pietri Suter 1m27.682s + 2.700s 39. Niccolo Canepa Force 1m27.801s + 2.819s 40. Mashel Al Naimi BQR 1m28.146s + 3.164s 41. Yannick Guerra Moriwaki 1m28.790s + 3.808s 
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