2013 Qatar Moto2 & Moto3 | Thursday Results

Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami (Moto2)

Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami (Moto2)

2013 MotoGP Championship Racing

Following are official reports from Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar, for the first day of testing in the Moto2 and Moto3 championships:

Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami posted the fastest time of Thursday in the Bank Grand Prix of Qatar’s second Moto2 practice session on Thursday evening ahead of Tuenti HP 40 pairing Esteve Rabat and Pol Espargaró.

After Espargaró had topped the first session, the later period kicked off in dramatic fashion as NGM Mobile Racing’s Mattia Pasini and Argiñano & Gines Racing’s Steven Odendaal were involved in an incident, with the Italian attempting an ambitious passing manoeuvre on the South African as both riders went down. Although the latter found himself briefly underneath his machine, both men escaped unharmed.

Nakagami’s best effort came in the shape of 2’00.924, making him the only rider to duck inside the 2’01.000 barrier tonight. Rabat, who led for much of the session, was less than a tenth slower, with Espargaró having made a mistake on his final run. Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding continuously challenged for top times, but was losing ground on the start/finish straight. He finished fourth from the second Italtrans Kalex of Julián Simón and NGM Mobile Racing’s Simone Corsi, doing well to end the day as fastest Speed Up rider.

The top-ten was rounded out by Technomag carXpert’s Dominique Aegerter, Marc VDS’ Mika Kallio, NGM’s Alex de Angelis and Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol. Technomag’s Randy Krummenacher ended his night in 16th place after suffering a fall as he lost control at penultimate corner Turn 15, but was able to walk away unhurt.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Luis Salom (Moto3)

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Luis Salom (Moto3)

Qatar Moto3 Thursday Results

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Luis Salom went quickest on day one in Qatar in the second Moto3 practice session on the opening day ahead of Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger and Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins.

Under floodlights for the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar this weekend it was Salom who put in a best effort of 2’07.341 to displace Folger into second, after the German had topped the morning session.

Behind third-placed Rins, teammate Alex Márquez, brother of MotoGP™ rookie Marc Márquez, was fourth fastest, with Niccolò Antonelli and GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 rounding out the top five. In the case of Antonelli, the Italian was fortunate to re-join the action after a fall at Turn 10. Behind came Mahindra Racing’s Efrén Vázquez in sixth spot from Ambrogio Racing’s Brad Binder and Avant Techno’s Niklas Ajo.

It was a mixed session for Team Calvo, including for Maverick Viñales, the rider regarded by many as this year’s title favorite. Still recovering after a crash at the final pre-season test in which he lost a fingertip, the Spaniard ended his evening ninth, as newbie and first female Moto3™ rider Ana Carrasco frustratingly managed only ten minutes of track time. Jakub Kornfeil completed the top ten for Redox RE Racing GP.

2013 Qatar Moto2 Free Practice 2 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 280.2 2’00.924
2 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Pons Kalex 280.0 2’01.016 0.092 / 0.092
3 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Pons Kalex 282.0 2’01.110 0.186 / 0.094
4 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 278.4 2’01.433 0.509 / 0.323
5 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 277.6 2’01.838 0.914 / 0.405
6 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 281.1 2’01.846 0.922 / 0.008
7 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 279.5 2’01.940 1.016 / 0.094
8 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 277.2 2’01.981 1.057 / 0.041
9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 278.0 2’02.051 1.127 / 0.070
10 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 278.7 2’02.121 1.197 / 0.070
11 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 280.8 2’02.323 1.399 / 0.202
12 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Pons Kalex 280.4 2’02.527 1.603 / 0.204
13 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Jir Moto2 Motobi 276.9 2’02.601 1.677 / 0.074
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 281.0 2’02.638 1.714 / 0.037
15 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 282.9 2’02.694 1.770 / 0.056
16 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 277.9 2’02.755 1.831 / 0.061
17 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 279.5 2’02.800 1.876 / 0.045
18 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 278.6 2’02.843 1.919 / 0.043
19 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 273.7 2’03.134 2.210 / 0.291
20 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 278.9 2’03.145 2.221 / 0.011
21 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 283.0 2’03.181 2.257 / 0.036
22 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 274.9 2’03.208 2.284 / 0.027
23 33 Sergio GADEA SPA Interwetten Paddock Suter 280.7 2’03.405 2.481 / 0.197
24 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 277.4 2’03.420 2.496 / 0.015
25 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 280.3 2’03.427 2.503 / 0.007
26 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 274.8 2’04.200 3.276 / 0.773
27 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 283.8 2’05.044 4.120 / 0.844
28 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 276.2 2’05.087 4.163 / 0.043
29 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 279.7 2’05.131 4.207 / 0.044
30 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 277.0 2’05.732 4.808 / 0.601
31 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 275.5 2’06.120 5.196 / 0.388
32 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 276.1 2’07.050 6.126 / 0.930

2013 Qatar Moto3 Free Practice 2 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time Gap 1st/Prev.
1 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 234.2 2’07.341
2 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 231.1 2’07.633 0.292 / 0.292
3 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 231.4 2’07.968 0.627 / 0.335
4 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 236.0 2’08.351 1.010 / 0.383
5 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 227.3 2’08.543 1.202 / 0.192
6 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 225.2 2’08.546 1.205 / 0.003
7 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 225.8 2’08.580 1.239 / 0.034
8 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 233.5 2’08.581 1.240 / 0.001
9 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 229.6 2’08.602 1.261 / 0.021
10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 225.0 2’08.611 1.270 / 0.009
11 99 Danny WEBB GBR Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 226.7 2’08.766 1.425 / 0.155
12 89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 224.0 2’08.820 1.479 / 0.054
13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 221.8 2’08.977 1.636 / 0.157
14 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 231.2 2’09.073 1.732 / 0.096
15 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Bimbo-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 223.5 2’09.147 1.806 / 0.074
16 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 221.9 2’09.205 1.864 / 0.058
17 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 231.2 2’09.482 2.141 / 0.277
18 17 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 226.7 2’09.566 2.225 / 0.084
19 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 231.0 2’09.627 2.286 / 0.061
20 53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 233.0 2’09.824 2.483 / 0.197
21 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 229.7 2’10.024 2.683 / 0.200
22 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 234.0 2’10.113 2.772 / 0.089
23 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA La Fonte Tascaracing Honda 223.0 2’10.327 2.986 / 0.214
24 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 227.0 2’10.651 3.310 / 0.324
25 65 Philipp OETTL GER Paddock TT Motion Events Kalex KTM 233.8 2’10.657 3.316 / 0.006
26 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 228.1 2’10.687 3.346 / 0.030
27 4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 225.5 2’11.886 4.545 / 1.199
28 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 229.5 2’11.951 4.610 / 0.065
29 66 Florian ALT GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 224.8 2’11.973 4.632 / 0.022
30 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 223.4 2’12.425 5.084 / 0.452
31 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 229.2 2’12.612 5.271 / 0.187
32 29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing Honda 222.8 2’13.447 6.106 / 0.835

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