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Estoril Moto2: Takahashi Tops Friday

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2011 Portugal Moto2

The Moto2 class experienced different fortunes over the MotoGP class with the weather during the first two free practice sessions on Friday at Estoril, Portugal.

The Moto2 grid enjoyed good conditions for the morning session (FP1), but was affected by rain in the afternoon session (FP2).

Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) topped the day’s times with a 1’42.202, closely followed by Tom Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) at 0.011s further back and Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) who was 0.042s off the Japanese rider’s time.

Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) and Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing) were both in the top five, with Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing), Bradley Smith (Tech 3), Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) and Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) all inside the top 10.

2011 Moto2: Estoril Free Practice 1 Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 267.7 1’42.402
2. 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 264.4 1’42.413 0.011 / 0.011
3. 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 273.0 1’42.455 0.053 / 0.042
4. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 265.4 1’42.602 0.200 / 0.147
5. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 266.6 1’42.706 0.304 / 0.104
6. 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 270.9 1’42.780 0.378 / 0.074
7. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 267.6 1’42.785 0.383 / 0.005
8. 65 Stefan BRADL GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Kalex 270.1 1’42.921 0.519 / 0.136
9. 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Suter 267.7 1’42.922 0.520 / 0.001
10. 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM JIR Moto2 Motobi 271.5 1’42.940 0.538 / 0.018
11. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 262.6 1’42.991 0.589 / 0.051
12. 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 268.8 1’42.999 0.597 / 0.008
13. 71 Claudio CORTI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Suter 264.6 1’43.131 0.729 / 0.132
14. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 263.9 1’43.150 0.748 / 0.019
15. 60 Julian SIMON SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 266.7 1’43.155 0.753 / 0.005
16. 34 Esteve RABAT SPA Blusens-STX FTR 265.9 1’43.207 0.805 / 0.052
17. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda Singha SAG FTR 267.3 1’43.411 1.009 / 0.204
18. 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Blusens-STX FTR 268.9 1’43.441 1.039 / 0.030
19. 16 Jules CLUZEL FRA NGM Forward Racing Suter 265.9 1’43.495 1.093 / 0.054
20. 40 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 270.3 1’43.557 1.155 / 0.062
21. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 268.1 1’43.561 1.159 / 0.004
22. 54 Kenan SOFUOGLU TUR Technomag-CIP Suter 265.9 1’43.579 1.177 / 0.018
23. 13 Anthony WEST AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 265.1 1’43.616 1.214 / 0.037
24. 75 Mattia PASINI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 266.0 1’43.624 1.222 / 0.008
25. 9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 264.7 1’43.751 1.349 / 0.127
26. 35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 265.5 1’43.863 1.461 / 0.112
27. 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA HP Tuenti Speed Up FTR 270.7 1’43.878 1.476 / 0.015
28. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 266.4 1’43.925 1.523 / 0.047
29. 80 Axel PONS SPA Pons HP 40 Pons Kalex 271.4 1’44.059 1.657 / 0.134
30. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 268.8 1’44.097 1.695 / 0.038
31. 53 Valentin DEBISE FRA Speed Up FTR 268.7 1’44.211 1.809 / 0.114
32. 21 Javier FORES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 264.3 1’44.253 1.851 / 0.042
33. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 265.6 1’44.680 2.278 / 0.427
34. 76 Max NEUKIRCHNER GER MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 265.8 1’44.739 2.337 / 0.059
35. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 265.8 1’45.503 3.101 / 0.764
36. 39 Robertino PIETRI VEN Italtrans Racing Team Suter 263.9 1’45.933 3.531 / 0.430
37. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 260.3 1’45.993 3.591 / 0.060
38. 49 Kev COGHLAN GBR Aeroport de Castello FTR 262.6 1’47.163 4.761 / 1.170
39. 97 Steven ODENDAAL RSA MS Racing Suter 262.1 1’48.179 5.777 / 1.016
99 Lukasz WARGALA POL Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki

 

2011 Moto2: Estoril Free Practice 2 Results

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1. 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 255.5 1’51.606
2. 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 254.2 1’51.960 0.354 / 0.354
3. 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 246.6 1’53.310 1.704 / 1.350
4. 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 247.7 1’53.470 1.864 / 0.160
5. 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Suter 256.4 1’53.980 2.374 / 0.510
6. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing Kalex 252.8 1’54.162 2.556 / 0.182
7. 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 B Tech 3 249.3 1’54.218 2.612 / 0.056
8. 35 Raffaele DE ROSA ITA Desguaces La Torre G22 Moriwaki 239.3 1’54.281 2.675 / 0.063
9. 21 Javier FORES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 251.2 1’55.285 3.679 / 1.004
10. 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 247.6 1’55.628 4.022 / 0.343
11. 95 Mashel AL NAIMI QAT QMMF Racing Team Moriwaki 248.7 1’55.880 4.274 / 0.252
12. 25 Alex BALDOLINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Suter 250.9 1’56.071 4.465 / 0.191
13. 64 Santiago HERNANDEZ COL SAG Team FTR 242.5 1’57.181 5.575 / 1.110
14. 3 Simone CORSI ITA Ioda Racing Project FTR 239.8 1’57.297 5.691 / 0.116
15. 9 Kenny NOYES USA Avintia-STX FTR 238.1 1’57.316 5.710 / 0.019
16. 97 Steven ODENDAAL RSA MS Racing Suter 248.2 1’58.796 7.190 / 1.480

 

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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