2011 Sepang Moto2 FP2 Result: Bradl Edges Espargaro And Aegerter

Stefan Bradl has got his weekend off to a strong start by topping the timesheets in the second session of free practice, putting in a strong performance in the second half of FP2. The Viessmann Kiefer rider just sneaked ahead of Aleix Espagaro, with the fastest man of the morning, Dominique Aegerter, just a fraction behind in 3rd. Gresini's Michele Pirro set the 4th fastest time, with a little help from a tow by Bradl.

Two victims from the crash this morning during FP1 chose to sit out the session. The Tech 3 team had feared that Bradley Smith had suffered broken ribs in the crash, but it emerged that it was his collarbone and not his ribs which were broken, ruling the Englishman out of Sunday's race. Marc Marquez also missed FP2, returning to the hotel to rest after taking a big bang to the head during the highside this morning. Marquez also has a badly banged up shoulder, but will try to ride on Friday. The circuit was fined 15,000 euros for failing to wave a yellow flag and warn the riders of the danger at that corner.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 65 Stefan BRADL KALEX 2'08.464    
2 40 Aleix ESPARGARO KALEX 2'08.486 0.022 0.022
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 2'08.572 0.108 0.086
4 51 Michele PIRRO MORIWAKI 2'08.594 0.130 0.022
5 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 2'08.609 0.145 0.015
6 15 Alex DE ANGELIS MOTOBI 2'08.616 0.152 0.007
7 3 Simone CORSI FTR 2'08.862 0.398 0.246
8 36 Mika KALLIO SUTER 2'08.970 0.506 0.108
9 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 2'09.001 0.537 0.031
10 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 2'09.007 0.543 0.006
11 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 2'09.038 0.574 0.031
12 29 Andrea IANNONE SUTER 2'09.083 0.619 0.045
13 63 Mike DI MEGLIO TECH 3 2'09.262 0.798 0.179
14 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU SUTER 2'09.275 0.811 0.013
15 44 Pol ESPARGARO FTR 2'09.376 0.912 0.101
16 13 Anthony WEST MZ 2'09.596 1.132 0.220
17 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER MZ 2'09.672 1.208 0.076
18 35 Raffaele DE ROSA SUTER 2'09.850 1.386 0.178
19 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 2'09.874 1.410 0.024
20 34 Esteve RABAT FTR 2'09.939 1.475 0.065
21 80 Axel PONS KALEX 2'09.997 1.533 0.058
22 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 2'10.132 1.668 0.135
23 75 Mattia PASINI FTR 2'10.276 1.812 0.144
24 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 2'10.375 1.911 0.099
25 6 Joan OLIVE FTR 2'10.473 2.009 0.098
26 87 Mohamad ZAMRI BABA MORIWAKI 2'10.598 2.134 0.125
27 9 Kenny NOYES FTR 2'10.946 2.482 0.348
28 88 Ricard CARDUS MORIWAKI 2'11.054 2.590 0.108
29 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ FTR 2'11.153 2.689 0.099
30 18 Jordi TORRES SUTER 2'11.231 2.767 0.078
31 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 2'11.244 2.780 0.013
32 86 Hafizh SYAHRIN MORIWAKI 2'11.321 2.857 0.077
33 53 Valentin DEBISE FTR 2'11.675 3.211 0.354
34 95 Mashel AL NAIMI MORIWAKI 2'11.970 3.506 0.295
35 20 Ivan MORENO SUTER 2'12.032 3.568 0.062
36 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ FTR 2'12.098 3.634 0.066
37 23 Apiwat WONGTHANANON FTR 2'12.926 4.462 0.828
  38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3      
  93 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER      

 

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Comments

A yellow & red stripped flag is commonly the slippery surface flag although changed track conditions flag is a more accurate name.

MotoGP also seems to use a white flag with a diagonal red cross when it's wet but I don't know what its for.