2013 Assen Moto2 FP1 Result: Espargaro Sets The Tone

Pol Espargaro has topped the timesheets at the conclusion of the opening Moto2 practice session at the Dutch TT. The Kalex rider ended the session a tenth of a second ahead of championship leader and title rival Scott Redding. The gap to Dominique Aegerter in third was almost half a second, setting up the prospect of a mouth watering head-to-head battle between Espargaro and Redding during Saturday's race. 

Frenchman Johan Zarco finished proceedings in an impressive fourth position ahead of Xavier Simeon, Mika Kallio and Esteve Rabat. Anthony West appeared to have found some much needed form to post the eighth fastest time ahead of Takaaki Nakagami, who was an even second behind pace setter Espargaro. Swiss Suter rider Randy Krummenacher rounded out the top ten. The session saw spots of rain fall in the closing stages and the predictably unpredictable Assen forecast is for further showers as the day and race weekend progress. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 1'38.988    
2 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 1'39.102 0.114 0.114
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'39.555 0.567 0.453
4 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 1'39.621 0.633 0.066
5 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'39.716 0.728 0.095
6 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'39.721 0.733 0.005
7 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'39.782 0.794 0.061
8 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'39.925 0.937 0.143
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'40.014 1.026 0.089
10 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'40.201 1.213 0.187
11 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 1'40.213 1.225 0.012
12 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'40.231 1.243 0.018
13 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 1'40.246 1.258 0.015
14 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 1'40.266 1.278 0.020
15 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 1'40.279 1.291 0.013
16 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 1'40.321 1.333 0.042
17 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'40.357 1.369 0.036
18 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'40.359 1.371 0.002
19 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'40.394 1.406 0.035
20 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'40.398 1.410 0.004
21 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'40.517 1.529 0.119
22 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'40.542 1.554 0.025
23 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 1'40.646 1.658 0.104
24 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'40.648 1.660 0.002
25 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'40.769 1.781 0.121
26 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 1'40.779 1.791 0.010
27 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 1'41.243 2.255 0.464
28 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 1'41.305 2.317 0.062
29 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 1'41.489 2.501 0.184
30 8 Gino REA FTR 1'41.818 2.830 0.329
31 9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 1'42.588 3.600 0.770
32 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 1'42.782 3.794 0.194
NC 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1'46.023 7.035 3.241

 

Round Number: 
7
2013
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