2013 Barcelona Moto2 FP2 Results: Resurgent Espargaro Reigns

The second Moto2 free practice session was topped by a dynamic Pol Espargaro, who lead his nearest rival and world title combatant Scott Redding by some three tenths of a second. He was followed by the impressively quick but frustratingly inconsistent Takaaki Nakagami who rounded out the top three places. Local boy Jordi Torres finished a creditable fourth place in front of Thomas Luthi, Johan Zarco, Dominique Aegerter and Tito Rabat. 

Alex DeAngelis and Simone Corsi completed the top ten aboard their NGM Forward Racing Speed Up machines. Kyle Smith and Rafid Topan Sucipto each had early crashes, both riders were unharmed. While Frenchman Zarco was the final victim of the slippery turn ten for the day, losing the front of his Suter late in the session, fortunately he too was unharmed. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff  Diff Previous
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 1'47.235    
2 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 1'47.538 0.303 0.303
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'47.642 0.407 0.104
4 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'47.676 0.441 0.034
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'47.678 0.443 0.002
6 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 1'47.721 0.486 0.043
7 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'47.729 0.494 0.008
8 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'47.769 0.534 0.040
9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 1'48.113 0.878 0.344
10 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'48.153 0.918 0.040
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'48.221 0.986 0.068
12 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'48.236 1.001 0.015
13 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'48.250 1.015 0.014
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'48.299 1.064 0.049
15 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'48.343 1.108 0.044
16 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 1'48.358 1.123 0.015
17 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 1'48.368 1.133 0.010
18 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'48.574 1.339 0.206
19 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'48.708 1.473 0.134
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 1'48.771 1.536 0.063
21 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 1'48.798 1.563 0.027
22 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 1'48.799 1.564 0.001
23 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'48.828 1.593 0.029
24 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'48.871 1.636 0.043
25 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'48.978 1.743 0.107
26 9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 1'49.026 1.791 0.048
27 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 1'49.031 1.796 0.005
28 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 1'49.040 1.805 0.009
29 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 1'49.203 1.968 0.163
30 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 1'49.208 1.973 0.005
31 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'49.234 1.999 0.026
32 27 Dani RIVAS Kalex 1'49.260 2.025 0.026
33 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 1'49.480 2.245 0.220
34 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1'52.526 5.291 3.046

 

Round Number: 
6
2013
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Comments

...is getting up to speed slowly but surely. Looking like there's an interesting podium battle on the cards.

Must have been in the pits when Pol lit it up.

Nakagami needs to find rhythm.