Motorcycle Racing News Valencia Moto2: Bradl Quickest Friday

Valencia Moto2: Bradl Quickest Friday


2011 Moto2

Just as the MotoGP riders at Valencia Friday, it was a similar situation in Moto2. The Moto2 grid was also forced to negotiate the Spanish track in a more cautious manner in the afternoon practice session, running around 10 seconds slower than they had done in the morning.

Stefan Bradl’s FP1 time of 1’41.777 placed the Viessmann Kiefer Racing rider at the top of the timesheet on Friday, as the Championship leader appears well on course to claim the title before Sunday’s race has even taken place.

His only remaining challenger for the title, Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) did not ride on Friday as he has still not recovered fully from the crash he had in Malaysia two weeks ago.

There was confusion over whether the Spaniard, who sits 23 points off Bradl, would ride at all this weekend and his team have said a final decision on his participation in qualifying will be made on Saturday.

Back on track Randy Krummenacher (GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing) was second fastest behind Bradl at 0.329s off, with De Angelis the only other rider within a second of Bradl’s morning lap time and third.

Mattia Pasini (Ioda Racing Project), Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP), Kenny Noyes (Blusens-STX), Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag-CIP), Anthony West (MZ Racing), Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing) and Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing) completed the top ten.

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.

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