2011 Estoril Moto2 FP1 Result: Takahashi Takes Over

Yuki Takahashi topped a torrid session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Estoril, taking the lead at the very end of the session. Thomas Luthi was the man Takahashi deposed, the Interwetten rider having swapped  top spot with Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding for much of FP1. Redding ended the session in 4th, Marc Marquez squeezing ahead of the young Briton at the end. Moto2 championship leader Andrea Iannone could only manage the 9th fastest time, after struggling throughout much of the session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1'42.402    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1'42.413 0.011 0.011
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER 1'42.455 0.053 0.042
4 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 1'42.602 0.200 0.147
5 51 Michele PIRRO MORIWAKI 1'42.706 0.304 0.104
6 36 Mika KALLIO SUTER 1'42.780 0.378 0.074
7 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 1'42.785 0.383 0.005
8 65 Stefan BRADL KALEX 1'42.921 0.519 0.136
9 29 Andrea IANNONE SUTER 1'42.922 0.520 0.001
10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS MOTOBI 1'42.940 0.538 0.018
11 88 Ricard CARDUS MORIWAKI 1'42.991 0.589 0.051
12 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'42.999 0.597 0.008
13 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 1'43.131 0.729 0.132
14 3 Simone CORSI FTR 1'43.150 0.748 0.019
15 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 1'43.155 0.753 0.005
16 34 Esteve RABAT FTR 1'43.207 0.805 0.052
17 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT FTR 1'43.411 1.009 0.204
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ FTR 1'43.441 1.039 0.030
19 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 1'43.495 1.093 0.054
20 40 Aleix ESPARGARO KALEX 1'43.557 1.155 0.062
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO TECH 3 1'43.561 1.159 0.004
22 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU SUTER 1'43.579 1.177 0.018
23 13 Anthony WEST MZ 1'43.616 1.214 0.037
24 75 Mattia PASINI FTR 1'43.624 1.222 0.008
25 9 Kenny NOYES FTR 1'43.751 1.349 0.127
26 35 Raffaele DE ROSA MORIWAKI 1'43.863 1.461 0.112
27 44 Pol ESPARGARO FTR 1'43.878 1.476 0.015
28 25 Alex BALDOLINI SUTER 1'43.925 1.523 0.047
29 80 Axel PONS KALEX 1'44.059 1.657 0.134
30 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 1'44.097 1.695 0.038
31 53 Valentin DEBISE FTR 1'44.211 1.809 0.114
32 21 Javier FORES SUTER 1'44.253 1.851 0.042
33 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 1'44.680 2.278 0.427
34 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER MZ 1'44.739 2.337 0.059
35 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ FTR 1'45.503 3.101 0.764
36 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 1'45.933 3.531 0.430
37 95 Mashel AL NAIMI MORIWAKI 1'45.993 3.591 0.060
38 49 Kev COGHLAN FTR 1'47.163 4.761 1.170
39 97 Steven ODENDAAL SUTER 1'48.179 5.777 1.016
  99 Lukasz WARGALA MORIWAKI      

 

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Comments

Moriwaki first and last, Suter 2nd and 2nd last... it would appear then that rider and crew still count more than supplier :)

I read on Crash that Takahashi's brother died in in a car accident (Kiyonari wanted to dedicate a win to him).

Condolences to Yuki and best wishes for a win for him this weekend.