2014 Silverstone Moto2 FP2: Rabat Leads Rivals In Second Practice

Moto2 Championship leader Tito Rabat lead the way during a shortened second Free Practice session at Silverstone, after early rain had cleared and the track had dried out the Spaniard managed to set a time of 2:08.652 which put him eight hundredths of a second ahead of fellow Kalex riders Simone Corsi and Jonas Folger. The morning's pace-setter Johan Zarco had to settle for fourth position aboard his Caterham Suter, finishing ahead of Maverick Vinales and Mika Kallio.

Briton Sam Lowes continued his strong home race showing to post the seventh fastest time, less than half a second behind Rabat while Dominique Aegerter, Sandro Cortese and Mattia Pasini completed the top ten. 50 year old British wild card rider Jeremy McWilliams managed to improve on his FP1 lap time by almost four seconds and put his Taylor Made-Brough Superior machine within 107% qualifying range for Sunday's race.

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'08.652    
2 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 2'08.739 0.087 0.087
3 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'08.826 0.174 0.087
4 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'08.937 0.285 0.111
5 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'09.025 0.373 0.088
6 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'09.027 0.375 0.002
7 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'09.088 0.436 0.061
8 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'09.110 0.458 0.022
9 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'09.193 0.541 0.083
10 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'09.360 0.708 0.167
11 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'09.449 0.797 0.089
12 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'09.528 0.876 0.079
13 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'09.556 0.904 0.028
14 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'09.605 0.953 0.049
15 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'09.623 0.971 0.018
16 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'09.680 1.028 0.057
17 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'09.682 1.030 0.002
18 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'09.698 1.046 0.016
19 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'09.706 1.054 0.008
20 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'09.716 1.064 0.010
21 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'09.902 1.250 0.186
22 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'10.098 1.446 0.196
23 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'10.241 1.589 0.143
24 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'10.271 1.619 0.030
25 8 Gino REA Suter 2'10.478 1.826 0.207
26 84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter 2'10.752 2.100 0.274
27 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'10.784 2.132 0.032
28 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'11.170 2.518 0.386
29 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 2'11.173 2.521 0.003
30 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'11.223 2.571 0.050
31 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 2'11.814 3.162 0.591
32 80 Dakota MAMOLA Suter 2'12.767 4.115 0.953
33 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'13.313 4.661 0.546
34 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'16.440 7.788 3.127
35 9 Jeremy MCWILLIAMS Taylor Made 2'16.806 8.154 0.366

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
12
2014

Comments

Giving it 103%

To be within 3% of Tito Rabat is pretty impressive.
Must be the bike.

Total votes: 6

McWilliams

Looks like he is getting it sorted - it will take a few sessions to come to grips with the new bike. Still off the pace but 4 seconds faster than the morning session.

Total votes: 9

Four Seconds

Hey, if he can improve by 4 seconds per session, he'll be golden.
Well, I can hope. Can't I?

Total votes: 12

McWilliams

I cant believe the bike is so slow in a straight line, he's almost 30kph down on top speed. Bike looks a bit dodgy to ride, center of gravity far to high. Bit hard testing a bike at a motogp round..in at the deep eng Jezza..Good luck

Total votes: 7

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