Sachsenring qualifying sessions try to outdo Silverstone for rain

Round 8 of the MotoGP championship rolled into Sachsenring – just as the rain clouds rolled over.

In MotoGP, Stoner managed to top the timesheets while using his second bike, while a resurgent Ben Spies was narrowly behind. Pedrosa completed the front row. Cal Xrutchlow forgot his ear plugs and came in fourth.

Both Moto2 and Moto3 were wet qualifying sessions, both saw a frontrunner for the Championship snatch pole late on (Cortese, Marquez) while others had a shockingly bad time of things despite recent success (Espargaro 17th, Redding 26th and Vinales 24th, Fenati 35th ).

Much credit to Gino Rea for using the rain to show us what he can be capable of in Moto2 qualifying, and to Kent, here’s hoping he and Cortese have a clean race tomorrow.

My full Moto2 report is here :

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/181669/1/moto2_marquez_snatches_late_pole_at_sachsenring_espargaro_17th.html

Check out what happened in Moto3 here:

http://www.crash.net/motogp/news/181662/1/moto3_cortese_takes_wet_home_pole_vinales_24th.html

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