2013 Phillip Island Moto2 FP2 Result: Rabat Leads From Redding

Tito Rabat has capped a fantastic Friday performance to top both practice sessions following the conclusion of FP2 at Phillip Island. Rabat's time of 1:33.254 was slower than his mornings effort but was enough to finish one hundredth of a second ahead of Scott Redding in second. As in the first free practice session, Redding was the first rider out on track and set an electric pace during the early stages. The championship leader would be content with once again finishing ahead of Espargaro in third. The front three look to be the riders to beat come race day, ending up almost half a second quicker than the rest of the field. 

Jordi Torres was the 'best of the rest' and finished in fourth place six tenths behind Rabat's benchmark. He was ahead of the ever consistent Dominique Aegerter and impressive rookie Sandro Cortese in fifth and sixth. While Alex DeAngelis, Johann Zarco, Xavier Simeon and Takaaki Nakagami rounded out the top ten.

The session saw crashes for Danny Kent and Marcel Schrotter, both riders were unharmed and continued to post lap times later in the session.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'33.254    
2 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 1'33.273 0.019 0.019
3 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 1'33.458 0.204 0.185
4 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'33.859 0.605 0.401
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'33.880 0.626 0.021
6 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'33.910 0.656 0.030
7 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 1'33.934 0.680 0.024
8 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 1'33.996 0.742 0.062
9 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'34.180 0.926 0.184
10 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'34.296 1.042 0.116
11 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'34.300 1.046 0.004
12 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 1'34.351 1.097 0.051
13 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'34.366 1.112 0.015
14 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'34.446 1.192 0.080
15 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'34.460 1.206 0.014
16 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'34.485 1.231 0.025
17 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'34.581 1.327 0.096
18 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 1'34.829 1.575 0.248
19 8 Gino REA Speed Up 1'34.983 1.729 0.154
20 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'35.366 2.112 0.383
21 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'35.422 2.168 0.056
22 92 Alex MARIÑELARENA Kalex 1'35.644 2.390 0.222
23 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'35.646 2.392 0.002
24 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 1'35.687 2.433 0.041
25 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 1'35.782 2.528 0.095
26 25 Azlan SHAH Moriwaki 1'36.381 3.127 0.599
27 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 1'36.571 3.317 0.190
28 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1'36.816 3.562 0.245
29 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Suter 1'37.354 4.100 0.538
30 34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ Kalex 1'38.402 5.148 1.048
31 31 Kohta NOZANE Motobi 1'38.749 5.495 0.347

 

Round Number: 
16
2013
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Fingers crossed he can keep up this form all weekend.