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Le Mans Moto2: Luthi sees off Rins in qualifying

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Le Mans Moto2: Luthi sees off Rins in qualifying
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May 7, 2016, 2:02 PM

Moto2 veteran Thomas Luthi was quickest in the Moto2 qualifying at Le Mans, sealing the pole position and setting a new track record in the process.

Luthi took the lead with his second flyer of the session, demoting Alex Rins to second.

While the majority of the session saw little improvement from the field, both Luthi and Rins managed to lower their times in the final stages, the Spaniard coming up just 0.05s short.

Forward Team's Lorenzo Baldassari will complete the front row, edging the Speed Up bike of fellow Italian Simone Corsi.

Reigning champion Johann Zarco took fifth, having missed out on a late charge after crashing and failing to rejoin.

Zarco was one of several riders who fell during the session, among them Jonas Folger.

The German, who was recently announced to join Tech 3's MotoGP outfit next year, lost control of his bike early in the qualifying but managed to rejoin for the final 10 minutes.

However, he only managed to improve by half a tenth and had to settle for eighth, behind Franco Morbidelli and Takaaki Nakagami.

Championship leader Sam Lowes spent a quiet session to take ninth, with Luca Marini completing the top 10.

Other rider to crash were Xavier Simeon, Ratthapark Wilairot, Mattia Pasini, Miguel Oliveira and Xavi Vierge, the latter falling twice.

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Series Moto2
Event Le Mans
Location Circuit de la Sarthe
Drivers Thomas Luthi
Author David Gruz