2013 Motegi Moto2 FP Result: Sun Shines On Espargaro

Pol Espargaro has topped the time sheets for Moto2 free practice at Motegi, the last of the morning fog that hindered the Moto3 session earlier on had completely dispersed and glorious sunshine baked the twin-ring circuit. Espargaro looked in glistening form in his quest to wrap up the Moto2 world championship later today, he finished a little over a tenth of a second ahead of Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio and Belgian's Xavier Simeon.

Local hero Takaaki Nakagami finished in fourth place ahead of Tito Rabat and a highly determined Scott Redding. Riding with a fractured and pinned left wrist, Redding posted a string of very competitive lap times and looks set to fight tooth and nail later today to try and prevent Espargaro from taking the title that he himself has held in his grasp for so much of this season. Alex DeAngelis ended in seventh ahead of the Aspar duo of Jordi Torres and Nico Terol while NGM Forward Racing's Simone Corsi rounded out the top ten.

Danny Kent had a crash aboard his Tech 3 machine in the final five minutes and was inspected in the back of the circuit ambulance, he was able to walk to the ambulance but appeared to be nursing his right wrist.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 1'52.158    
2 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'52.316 0.158 0.158
3 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'52.516 0.358 0.200
4 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'52.607 0.449 0.091
5 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'52.612 0.454 0.005
6 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 1'52.715 0.557 0.103
7 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 1'52.809 0.651 0.094
8 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'52.926 0.768 0.117
9 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'52.943 0.785 0.017
10 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 1'52.970 0.812 0.027
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'52.976 0.818 0.006
12 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'53.133 0.975 0.157
13 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'53.157 0.999 0.024
14 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'53.459 1.301 0.302
15 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 1'53.461 1.303 0.002
16 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 1'53.612 1.454 0.151
17 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 1'53.620 1.462 0.008
18 92 Alex MARIÑELARENA Kalex 1'53.649 1.491 0.029
19 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 1'53.748 1.590 0.099
20 8 Gino REA Speed Up 1'53.770 1.612 0.022
21 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'53.872 1.714 0.102
22 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'53.993 1.835 0.121
23 31 Kohta NOZANE TSR 1'54.593 2.435 0.600
24 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 1'55.173 3.015 0.580
25 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1'55.256 3.098 0.083
26 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'55.315 3.157 0.059
27 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 1'55.354 3.196 0.039
28 25 Azlan SHAH Moriwaki 1'55.475 3.317 0.121
29 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 1'55.680 3.522 0.205
30 35 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Motobi 1'56.167 4.009 0.487
31 46 Decha KRAISART Tech3 1'56.409 4.251 0.242
32 94 Franco MORBIDELLI Suter 1'56.432 4.274 0.023
33 34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ Kalex 1'56.850 4.692 0.418

 

Round Number: 
17
2013
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