2014 COTA Moto2 FP1 Result: Zarco Sets The Pace

With seven minutes remaining in the first Moto2 free practice at the Circuit of the Americas Friday, Johann Zarco claimed the top spot and didn't let go. Zarco's 2'11.788 put him one-tenth of a second clear of the tight field at the Texas track. Xavier Simeon, who spent most of FP1 lingering around the bottom of the top 10, set a final, blistering lap with no time remaining to claim the second-fastest time. 

Tito Rabat, race winner in Qatar, managed third, just ahead of Dominic Aegerter (4th) and Simone Corsi (5th). Takaaki Nakagami, who led much of the early session dropped into sixth as the pace quickened at the end.

Maverick Vinales, last year's Moto3 champion, settled into seventh, a tenth ahead of Mattia Passini. Ant West, who low-sided while holding the fifth-fastest time with five minutes remaining, ended his first practice in ninth, followed by Jordo Torres.

Last year's winner, Nicolas Terol, managed only 22nd, which was six places ahead Josh Herrin (28th), the only American on the track in Texas for Moto 2.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'11.788  
2 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'11.947 0.159 / 0.159
3 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'11.975 0.187 / 0.028
4 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'12.072 0.284 / 0.097
5 3 Simone CORSI Forward KLX 2'12.117 0.329 / 0.045
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'12.137 0.349 / 0.020
7 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'12.296 0.508 / 0.159
8 54 Mattia PASINI Forward KLX 2'12.405 0.617 / 0.109
9 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'12.425 0.637 / 0.020
10 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'12.438 0.650 / 0.013
11 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'12.664 0.876 / 0.226
12 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'12.771 0.983 / 0.107
13 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'12.834 1.046 / 0.063
14 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 2'12.852 1.064 / 0.018
15 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'13.069 1.281 / 0.217
16 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'13.176 1.388 / 0.107
17 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'13.241 1.453 / 0.065
18 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'13.334 1.546 / 0.093
19 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'13.402 1.614 / 0.068
20 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'13.654 1.866 / 0.252
21 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'13.855 2.067 / 0.201
22 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'13.981 2.193 / 0.126
23 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'14.001 2.213 / 0.020
24 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'14.056 2.268 / 0.055
25 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'14.070 2.282 / 0.014
26 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'14.257 2.469 / 0.187
27 8 Gino REA Suter 2'14.280 2.492 / 0.023
28 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 2'14.361 2.573 / 0.081
29 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'15.159 3.371 / 0.798
30 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'16.325 4.537 / 1.166
31 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 2'16.656 4.868 / 0.331
32 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'16.694 4.906 / 0.038
33 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'17.600 5.812 / 0.906
34 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'18.812 7.024 / 1.212

 

Round Number: 
2
2014
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