Motorcycle Racing News Silverstone Moto2: Friday Results

Silverstone Moto2: Friday Results

2011 Moto2

British rider Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) was fastest of the day at Silverstone in tMoto2, ahead current Championship points leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) who was second fastest, and Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX) in third.

As was the case in MotoGP, the unfavorable weather conditions in Free Practice 2 saw the Moto2 field post their fastest times in the first practice session, where Redding set a quick early pace, maintaining the lead through the session and setting his fastest time of 2’09.808 on his last lap of the session. Bradl pushed to top Redding’s Moto2 time but finished the session over half a second behind the Brit.

Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) followed Bradl with the third fastest time until the last lap, when Yonny Hernández sneaked in a hot lap of 2’10.510 to put him third in the timings and bumped Corsi down to fourth.

Randy Krummenacher of GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing set the fifth fastest time with Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) finishing sixth. Earlier in the session Márquez had chased the leader Redding’s time along with Bradley Smith (Tech 3). Smith finished the practice just 0.005s behind Márquez.

Italian rider Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) set the eighth fastest lap with Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing) in ninth and Xavier Simeon (Tech 3 B) in 10th.

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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