2013 Phillip Island Moto2 FP3 Result: Rampant Rabat On Top Again

Tito Rabat has continued his confident form and topped every session thus far at the Australian Moto2 Grand Prix after heading the third and final free practice at the Phillip Island circuit. It was a very tight session where the top sixteen were seperated by an even one second, as riders undertook race simulations. Rabat lead home his Pons Tuenti team mate Pol Espargaro by a tenth of a second while Mika Kallio ended in third place ahead of Speed Up rider Alex DeAngelis and Scott Redding.

Frenchman Johann Zarco posted the sixth fastest time ahead of the Suisse pairing of Dominique Aegerter and Thomas Luthi, while the Aspar Suter duo of Jordi Torres and Nico Terol completed the top ten. Torres recovered from a nasty high side at the exit of the MG corner the Spaniard getting on the gas too aggressively. He was obviously unharmed and continued to show good pace late in proceedings.

There were also crashes for Mattia Pasini and Xavier Simeon, both riders somewhat familiar with trips to the gravel traps and both thankfully walked away unhurt. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'32.771    
2 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 1'32.940 0.169 0.169
3 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'33.095 0.324 0.155
4 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 1'33.188 0.417 0.093
5 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 1'33.219 0.448 0.031
6 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 1'33.271 0.500 0.052
7 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'33.351 0.580 0.080
8 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'33.389 0.618 0.038
9 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'33.472 0.701 0.083
10 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'33.556 0.785 0.084
11 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'33.577 0.806 0.021
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'33.600 0.829 0.023
13 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'33.703 0.932 0.103
14 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'33.759 0.988 0.056
15 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'33.763 0.992 0.004
16 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'33.834 1.063 0.071
17 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 1'33.983 1.212 0.149
18 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'34.093 1.322 0.110
19 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 1'34.202 1.431 0.109
20 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'34.250 1.479 0.048
21 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 1'34.358 1.587 0.108
22 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'34.706 1.935 0.348
23 8 Gino REA Speed Up 1'34.813 2.042 0.107
24 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 1'34.956 2.185 0.143
25 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 1'35.080 2.309 0.124
26 92 Alex MARIÑELARENA Kalex 1'35.088 2.317 0.008
27 25 Azlan SHAH Moriwaki 1'35.433 2.662 0.345
28 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Suter 1'35.778 3.007 0.345
29 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1'35.852 3.081 0.074
30 31 Kohta NOZANE Motobi 1'36.152 3.381 0.300
31 34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ Kalex 1'36.755 3.984 0.603

 

Round Number: 
16
2013
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