Alex Rins has ended the final session of free practice for the Moto3 class on top of the timesheets. The Estrella Galicia rider put in a late charge in the final minutes to take over the lead from hist teammate Alex Marquez. Ongetta Rivacold rider Alexis Masbou made it a Honda clean sweep of the top three, a repeat of the FP2 result.
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The session started with the rain having stopped and the sun drying the wet track, but the conditions weren't good enough for anything but collecting wet data. As the track approached usability, Hafizh Syahrin and Anthony West traded fast laps at the top until the halfway mark.
Rain opened the session with Andrea Iannone and Hector Barbera setting the only dry laps, crossing the line as the skies opened. Dani Pedrosa set the wet pace and was predictably bested by Marc Marquez. Cal Crutchlow was briefly the quickest wet rider, but the Repsol Honda duo returned to the third and fourth places.
With more rain likely tomorrow morning, the places for the qualifying sessions could already have been determined this morning.
Alex Marquez leads the field by a third of a second, the same gap he trails behind the lap record of 2'07.622 with. Alex Rins, Marquez's Estrella Galicia teammate, and Alexis Masbou round out the all-Honda, all-Alex provisional front row, with Jakub Kornfeil managing to depose this morning's sensation Enea Bastianini.
Tito Rabat took the top spot off the early pacesetter Mika Kallio, and maintained his position with incrementally quicker laps throughout the session.
Sandro Cortese pipped Dominique Aegerter to second quickest at the end of the session, with both riders losing out to Rabat in the uphill third sector. Julian Simon made a rare appearance in the top four, while Mika Kallio sneaked in a quick time at the flag for fifth.
Marc Marquez has topped the timesheets for the first session of free practice for MotoGP at Brno, after a protracted tussle with Jorge Lorenzo. The Repsol Honda and Yamaha men swapped top spot a couple of times, pushing harder to take back the lead each time the other took it away. The difference was small, just under four hundredths of a second.
Enea Bastianini has topped the first session of free practice for the Moto3 class at a sunny Brno. The Go&Fun Junior rider was the fastest of a large group of riders who pushed late as the track warmed up, putting three tenths of a second on championship rivals Alex Marquez and Jack Miller. Efren Vazquez ended the session in fourth, after leading for much of the session, while Karel Hanika posted an excellent 5th fastest time in front of his home crow, just edging out Isaac Vinales.
Marc Marquez won his record-tying 10th race in a row Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Mika Kallio won a shortened Moto2 race after a red flag forced a restart at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Maverick Vinales held on for second and Dominique Aegerter took third, 1.6 seconds behind the leader.
Tito Rabat finished fourth after runnng wide with four laps remaining which allowed both Vinales and Aegerter through. Kallio's win coupled with Rabat's finish reduced Rabat's championship lead to seven points over his Marc VDS teammate.
Efren Vazquez won his first-ever Grand Prix Sunday when he jumped from Romano Fenati's slipstream down the front straight and passed him at the line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fenati held on for second and points-leader Jack Miller ended his race in third.
Vazquez maiden win put pushed him into second in the 2014 champioship. However, Miller's third place extended his overall championship lead to 21 points.
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Mika Kallio will start from pole for the second time this year, as he chases his Marc VDS Racing teammate in the Moto2 championship. With gray skies threatening over the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kallio went out and pushed for a fast lap early. Though the rain never came, Kallio's strategy paid off: nobody could catch the Finn, and Kallio took his second pole of the season.
Marc Marquez put to rest any ideas that his sixth-place showing in the third free practice was the start of a trend. Wasting little time in Q2 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday, Marquez dropped the fastest motorcycle lap ever at the historic track with seven minutes remaining in the session and then immediately improved on that lap with a 1'31.619.
As if that weren't ominous enough for the rest of the grid, Marquez has never lost a race at Indy in any class.