M2: Qatari GP: JiR qualifying report

The first ever qualifying session for the riders of the new Moto2 class saw a very exciting 45-minute session which saw the top 18 riders classified within 1.25 seconds of each other! All riders have considerably improved their times from...

The first ever qualifying session for the riders of the new Moto2 class saw a very exciting 45-minute session which saw the top 18 riders classified within 1.25 seconds of each other! All riders have considerably improved their times from yesterday and got closer to the limit from where they began on day one, with Toni Elias setting the pole-position time of 2'01.904".

During the three practice sessions, the JiR Moto2 team worked methodically on their new Moto2 machines, checking out different possible technical solutions, while the riders adapted to the new bikes and riding style required by the Moto2 class. The first top result of the season comes from Mattia Pasini who got the highest top speed recorded in Moto2 with his MotoBI reaching 275.8km/hr (or 171.3 mph).

Today promises to be a spectacular race that will give the JiR team even more information which will be vital to improve performance. Our two riders hope in large pack race for tonight, in order to take advantage of their hard-fighting soul.

-source: jir

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Toni Elias , Mattia Pasini