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MotoGP Jerez: Bradl, Smith make Q2

4 May 2013

Stefan Bradl and Bradley Smith have claimed the last two places for the second and final part of MotoGP qualifying at Jerez.

LCR Honda rider Bradl jumped from third - and out of Q2 contention - into first place on his very final lap, bumping Smith (Tech 3 Yamaha) to second by just 0.005s.

Bradl's gain cost Aspar's Aleix Espargaro a place in Q2, with Ducati wild-card Michele Pirro fourth quickest.

The ten fastest riders after third practice - including CRT rider Hector Barbera - had already secured their places in the Q2 pole position shootout. Those not reaching Q2 will start from 13th on the grid onwards.

Qualifying 1:
1. Stefan Bradl
2. Bradley Smith

3. Aleix Espargaro
4. Michele Pirro
5. Randy De Puniet
6. Hiroshi Aoyama
7. Danilo Petrucci
8. Bryan Staring
9. Claudio Corti
10. Colin Edwards
11. Yonny Hernandez
12. Michael Laverty
13. Lukas Pesek


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