2013 Mugello Moto2 FP3 Result: Espargaro Leads A Tight Pack

Pol Espargaro emphatically ended his early practice struggles with a 1'53.390 to top the timesheets in a supremely close Moto2 FP3 session at Mugello. Esteve Rabat (2nd) and Takaaki Nakagami (3rd) both topped the timesheets at different points in the session and both ended only a few hundreths back of first. In fact, the top 18 riders finished within a second of Espargaro which sets the table for a terrific race come Sunday.

But maybe not for Scott Redding. Redding crashed hard early in the session, an accident said to be caused by a "slippery surface." The championship leader was uninjured but his subsequent best lap time left him at 23rd in the session with qualifying just ahead. 

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
             
1 40 Pol Espargaro Pons Kalex 1'53.390    
2 80 Esteve Rabat Pons Kalex 1'53.424 0.034 0.034
3 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1'53.478 0.088 0.054
4 18 Nicolas Terol Suter 1'53.571 0.181 0.093
5 12 Thomas Luthi Suter 1'53.626 0.236 0.055
6 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1'53.719 0.329 0.093
7 3 Simone Corsi Speed Up 1'53.738 0.348 0.019
8 5 Johann Zarco Suter 1'53.755 0.365 0.017
9 15 Alex De Angelis Speed Up 1'53.761 0.371 0.006
10 81 Jordi Torres Suter 1'53.836 0.446 0.075
11 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1'54.002 0.612 0.166
12 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1'54.032 0.642 0.030
13 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1'54.041 0.651 0.009
14 63 Mike Di Meglio Motobi 1'54.073 0.683 0.032
15 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1'54.119 0.729 0.046
16 14 Ratthapark Wilairot Suter 1'54.209 0.819 0.090
17 4 Randy Krummenacher Suter 1'54.213 0.823 0.004
18 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1'54.230 0.840 0.017
19 54 Mattia Pasini Speed Up 1'54.463 1.073 0.233
20 24 Toni Elias Kalex 1'54.730 1.340 0.267
21 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1'54.938 1.548 0.208
22 52 Danny Kent Tech 3 1'54.984 1.594 0.046
23 45 Scott Redding Kalex 1'55.130 1.740 0.146
24 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1'55.255 1.865 0.125
25 72 Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki 1'55.501 2.111 0.246
26 44 Steven Odendaal Speed Up 1'55.619 2.229 0.118
27 9 Kyle Smith Kalex 1'55.787 2.397 0.168
28 17 Alberto Moncayo Speed Up 1'56.421 3.031 0.634
29 49 Axel Pons Pons Kalex 1'56.435 3.045 0.014
30 88 Ricky Cardus Speed Up 1'56.970 3.580 0.535
31 7 Doni Tata Pradita Suter 1'57.466 4.076 0.496
32 97 Rafid Topan Sucinto Speed Up 1'57.969 4.579 0.503
Round Number: 
5
2013
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