Motorcycle Racing News Motegi Moto2: Simon Tops Friday

Motegi Moto2: Simon Tops Friday

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Julián Simón laid down the fastest time in the first practice for the Moto2 class at Motegi in Japan, Round 14 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship, with a lap of 1:54.203, however the Mapfre Aspar rider’s positive signal of intent fell flat as he crashed out at the very end of the hour-long session.

It was a minor incident at practice for the Japanese MotoGP thankfully, and Simón led Championship frontrunner Toni Elías of the Gresini Racing team on the timesheet.

Toni Elías was 0.124s off his compatriot’s pace, with Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) completing the top three at an almost identical distance further back.

Scott Redding, whom it was announced will continue with the Marc VDS Racing Team for the 2011 and 2012 seasons yesterday, was fourth and just two-thousandths of a second down on De Angelis.

Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX) and Simone Corsi (JiR Moto2) completed the top six, with Yusuke Teshima (FCC TSR) the highest placing home rider of the session in seventh.

Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP), Gabor Talmacsi (Fimmco Speed Up) and Claudio Corti (Forward Racing) were all inside the top ten, with the race winner from last time out at Aragón, Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up), down in 27th position by the end of the practice.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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