2012 Phillip Island Moto2 FP1 Result: Espargaro Reigns As Marquez Struggles

Pol Espargaro ended the first session of free practice for the Moto2 class dominating the timesheets, the HP Pons Tuenti rider lapping over half a second quicker than Scott Redding in 2nd. Thomas Luthi provided the filling in a Marc VDS sandwich in 3rd, the Interwetten man fractionally slower than Redding and under a tenth quicker than Redding's teammate Mika Kallio in 4th, while Mike di Meglio had his best session since switching to the Kiefer Racing team, grabbing 5th spot. Ant West secured 6th, buoyed no doubt by his 2nd place finish at Sepang. 

Marc Marquez needs just 2 points to secure the 2012 Moto2 World Championship, but he got his weekend off to a very difficult start. The young Spaniard could not manage to post a time, struggling with a bike problem that was eventually traced to an electrical connector. He did not post a time during the session.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO KALEX 1'34.795    
2 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1'35.359 0.564 0.564
3 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1'35.391 0.596 0.032
4 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1'35.484 0.689 0.093
5 63 Mike DI MEGLIO KALEX 1'35.686 0.891 0.202
6 95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 1'35.756 0.961 0.070
7 29 Andrea IANNONE SPEED UP 1'35.873 1.078 0.117
8 3 Simone CORSI FTR 1'35.950 1.155 0.077
9 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER KALEX 1'36.070 1.275 0.120
10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS FTR 1'36.101 1.306 0.031
11 5 Johann ZARCO MOTOBI 1'36.321 1.526 0.220
12 80 Esteve RABAT KALEX 1'36.322 1.527 0.001
13 38 Bradley SMITH TECH 3 1'36.447 1.652 0.125
14 24 Toni ELIAS KALEX 1'36.498 1.703 0.051
15 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'36.554 1.759 0.056
16 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1'36.580 1.785 0.026
17 49 Axel PONS KALEX 1'36.921 2.126 0.341
18 60 Julian SIMON SUTER 1'36.958 2.163 0.037
19 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1'37.088 2.293 0.130
20 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1'37.141 2.346 0.053
21 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI FTR 1'37.230 2.435 0.089
22 19 Xavier SIMEON TECH 3 1'37.395 2.600 0.165
23 8 Gino REA SUTER 1'37.621 2.826 0.226
24 23 Marcel SCHROTTER BIMOTA 1'38.159 3.364 0.538
25 88 Ricard CARDUS AJR 1'38.420 3.625 0.261
26 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1'39.174 4.379 0.754
27 75 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA SUTER 1'39.220 4.425 0.046
28 10 Marco COLANDREA FTR 1'39.904 5.109 0.684
29 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI SPEED UP 1'40.586 5.791 0.682
Not qualified (Out 107%) 1'41.430
5 7 Eric GRANADO MOTOBI 1'42.142 7.347 1.556
8 2 Elena ROSELL SPEED UP 1'43.332 8.537 1.190
Not Classified
9 3 Marc MARQUEZ SUTER      

 

Round Number: 
17
2012
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