2013 Indianpolis Moto2 FP1 Result: Nakagami Quickest; Redding Off Pace

Takaaki Nakagami bolstered his hopes that he's returning to early-season form with the top time in Moto2 FP1 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Nakagami's 1'44.518 is two-tenths clear of seond-fastest Mattia Pasini who, in turn, is another two-tenths ahead of Dominique Aegerter. Nakagami has struggled in recent races after a strong start to the season. Championship points leader Scott Redding couldn't shake off the cobwebs from the month-long break and finished ninth, seven-tenths off the pace.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev. 
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'44.518  
2 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 1'44.747 0.229 / 0.229
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'45.001 0.483 / 0.254
4 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'45.109 0.591 / 0.108
5 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 1'45.144 0.626 / 0.035
6 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'45.200 0.682 / 0.056
7 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'45.203 0.685 / 0.003
8 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 1'45.239 0.721 / 0.036
9 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 1'45.258 0.740 / 0.019
10 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'45.501 0.983 / 0.243
11 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'45.519 1.001 / 0.018
12 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'45.533 1.015 / 0.014
13 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'45.541 1.023 / 0.008
14 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'45.663 1.145 / 0.122
15 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'45.873 1.355 / 0.210
16 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'45.914 1.396 / 0.041
17 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 1'46.062 1.544 / 0.148
18 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'46.120 1.602 / 0.058
19 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'46.141 1.623 / 0.021
20 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 1'46.152 1.634 / 0.011
21 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 1'46.160 1.642 / 0.008
22 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 1'46.539 2.021 / 0.379
23 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 1'46.553 2.035 / 0.014
24 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 1'46.979 2.461 / 0.426
25 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'47.654 3.136 / 0.675
26 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'47.808 3.290 / 0.154
27 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 1'47.860 3.342 / 0.052
28 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 1'48.556 4.038 / 0.696
29 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 1'48.844 4.326 / 0.288
30 9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 1'49.053 4.535 / 0.209
31 43 James RISPOLI Mistral 610 1'49.452 4.934 / 0.399
32 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1'49.826 5.308 / 0.374
33 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Suter 1'50.261 5.743 / 0.435

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2013

Comments

How come

Scott is of the pace ? he is only 0.114 slower than Pol.

Total votes: 21

Redding's pace...

He's .74 seconds off the top of the sheet. And for most of practice he was a full second off. This is unusual for him. I expect he'll close the gap as practice continues.

Total votes: 24

track surface

With the 4 types of tarmac over the whole circuit, perhaps he's building up careful, steady and slow ?
Slowly slowly catchey monkey....no point in binning it with a championship lead to think about.

Total votes: 18

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