Germany Moto2: Friday FP Report

2011 Moto2

Interwetten Paddock Moto2 rider Thomas Luthi posted the fastest Moto2 time on Friday, a 1’25.458, nearly a second quicker than his Free Practice 1 time at Sachsenring in Germany.

He was pursued by Aleix Espargaro (Pons HP 40), a frontrunner for much of the second practice session who clocked a fast lap of 1’25.460, with Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) completing the top three of the day with a lap of 1’25.468.

Fourth fastest at Sachsenring Friday was Englishman Scott Redding of the Marc VDS Racing team, setting a time of 1’25.529, followed by current Championship leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), who set a lap of 1’25.577 to rank fifth fastest of the day on his home turf.

Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol), who won last year’s 125cc race here, made it to sixth position in the timings as he put down a lap of 1’25.628, while Bradley Smith of Tech 3 Racing occupied seventh spot, just 0.004 of a second down on the Spaniard.

Mapfre Aspar’s Julián Simón made an impressive return to action having been out injured with a broken leg since early June, ranking eighth in the field of 39 riders with a time of 1’25.647, ahead of Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) in ninth with a 1’25.667, and Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) whose lap of 1’25.760 completed the top ten. Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) in 13th position was the last rider under the 1’26" mark in the second session, with a time of 1’25.962.