Last rounds Moto2 race winner Tito Rabat has topped the opening free practice at Phillip Island, the impressive Sepang victor continued his momentum from Malaysia and finished the session half a second quicker than the outright Moto2 circuit record with a scorching time of 1:33.157. Championship leader Scott Redding finished in second place a little over a tenth behind Rabat, the Brit looked very focused and sat at the top of the timesheets for the vast majority of proceedings, he had a slight psychological victory over his main title rival Pol Espargaro who ended in third place after suffering some mechanical gremlins with a few minutes remaining.
Jordi Torres finished in an encouraging fourth place ahead of Alex DeAngelis who completed the top five and demonstrated his fondness for the fast and flowing Australian circuit. German rookie Sandro Cortese and Thomas Luthi finished in sixth and seventh places respectively and spent large periods of the session riding nose to tail. Mika Kallio, Nico Terol and Mattia Pasini rounded out the top ten.
Xavier Simeon had a session ending crash five minutes into the morning's opening running, the Belgian rider totaled his Kalex machine but managed to walk away. There was also a high speed shunt for young German Marcel Schrotter at Siberia, he was clearly winded after careering into an air fence at high speed but thankfully he too escaped any major injury.
|5||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||Speed Up||1'33.782||0.625||0.167|
|10||54||Mattia PASINI||Speed Up||1'34.215||1.058||0.087|
|14||95||Anthony WEST||Speed Up||1'34.612||1.455||0.025|
|15||3||Simone CORSI||Speed Up||1'34.719||1.562||0.107|
|18||52||Danny KENT||Tech 3||1'34.950||1.793||0.044|
|19||88||Ricard CARDUS||Speed Up||1'34.985||1.828||0.035|
|21||8||Gino REA||Speed Up||1'35.249||2.092||0.244|
|22||96||Louis ROSSI||Tech 3||1'35.959||2.802||0.710|
|23||7||Doni Tata PRADITA||Suter||1'36.097||2.940||0.138|
|25||44||Steven ODENDAAL||Speed Up||1'36.701||3.544||0.061|
|26||97||Rafid Topan SUCIPTO||Speed Up||1'37.238||4.081||0.537|