The opening day of Moto2 practice for the Spanish Grand Prix got underway Friday with clear weather in Jerez.
After the first two of three Moto2 Free Practice sessions, the best lap of the day went Tom Luthi on the Interwetten Paddock Moto2 machine; Luthi posted a 1:43.528. Second fastest out of the combined practice times was Veissman Kiefer Racing’s Stefan Bradl, who was 0.315 of a second behind Luthi.
Luthi set their fastest times in FP1, but the second through fifth overall Friday practice times were posted in FP2. The three riders were Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing), Marc Marquez (Team Catalunya Caixa Repsol) and Julian Simon (Mapfre Aspar), respectively.
Rounding out the top 10 at Friday Free Practice were Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2), Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project), Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40), Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) and Andrea Iannone (Speed Master).
Jerez Moto2: Friday Free Practice (Combined FP1, FP2)
1. Thomas Luthi (Suter) 1:43.528
2. Stefan Bradl (Kalex) 1:43.843
3. Yuki Takahashi (Moriwaki) 1:44.044
4. Marc Márquez (Suter) 1:44.139
5. Julián Simón (Suter) 1:44.153