2013 Qatar Moto2 & Moto3 | Thursday Results

Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami (Moto2)
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.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
130Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex280.22’00.924
280Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Pons Kalex280.02’01.0160.092 / 0.092
340Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Pons Kalex282.02’01.1100.186 / 0.094
445Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex278.42’01.4330.509 / 0.323
560Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex277.62’01.8380.914 / 0.405
63Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up281.12’01.8460.922 / 0.008
777Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter279.52’01.9401.016 / 0.094
836Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex277.22’01.9811.057 / 0.041
915Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up278.02’02.0511.127 / 0.070
1018Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter278.72’02.1211.197 / 0.070
1114Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter280.82’02.3231.399 / 0.202
1249Axel PONSSPATuenti HP 40Pons Kalex280.42’02.5271.603 / 0.204
1363Mike DI MEGLIOFRAJir Moto2Motobi276.92’02.6011.677 / 0.074
1423Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGKalex281.02’02.6381.714 / 0.037
1511Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex282.92’02.6941.770 / 0.056
164Randy KRUMMENACHERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter277.92’02.7551.831 / 0.061
175Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter279.52’02.8001.876 / 0.045
1824Toni ELIASSPABlusens AvintiaKalex278.62’02.8431.919 / 0.043
1981Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter273.72’03.1342.210 / 0.291
2096Louis ROSSIFRATech 3Tech 3278.92’03.1452.221 / 0.011
2188Ricard CARDUSSPANGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up283.02’03.1812.257 / 0.036
2219Xavier SIMEONBELDesguaces La Torre MaptaqKalex274.92’03.2082.284 / 0.027
2333Sergio GADEASPAInterwetten PaddockSuter280.72’03.4052.481 / 0.197
2452Danny KENTGBRTech 3Tech 3277.42’03.4202.496 / 0.015
2595Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up280.32’03.4272.503 / 0.007
2672Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNIdemitsu Honda Team AsiaMoriwaki274.82’04.2003.276 / 0.773
2754Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up283.82’05.0444.120 / 0.844
287Doni Tata PRADITAINAFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter276.22’05.0874.163 / 0.043
2917Alberto MONCAYOSPAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up279.72’05.1314.207 / 0.044
309Kyle SMITHGBRBlusens AvintiaKalex277.02’05.7324.808 / 0.601
3144Steven ODENDAALRSAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up275.52’06.1205.196 / 0.388
3297Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up276.12’07.0506.126 / 0.930

2013 Qatar Moto3 Free Practice 2 Results:

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
139Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM234.22’07.341
294Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM231.12’07.6330.292 / 0.292
342Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM231.42’07.9680.627 / 0.335
412Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM236.02’08.3511.010 / 0.383
523Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda227.32’08.5431.202 / 0.192
67Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra225.22’08.5461.205 / 0.003
741Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingSuter Honda225.82’08.5801.239 / 0.034
831Niklas AJOFINAvant TecnoKTM233.52’08.5811.240 / 0.001
925Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM229.62’08.6021.261 / 0.021
1084Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox RW Racing GPKalex KTM225.02’08.6111.270 / 0.009
1199Danny WEBBGBRAmbrogio RacingSuter Honda226.72’08.7661.425 / 0.155
1289Alan TECHERFRACIP Moto3TSR Honda224.02’08.8201.479 / 0.054
1344Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra221.82’08.9771.636 / 0.157
1463Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALRed Bull KTM AjoKTM231.22’09.0731.732 / 0.096
1532Isaac VIÑALESSPABimbo-Ongetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda223.52’09.1471.806 / 0.074
168Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda221.92’09.2051.864 / 0.058
175Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda231.22’09.4822.141 / 0.277
1817John McPHEEGBRCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda226.72’09.5662.225 / 0.084
1910Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda231.02’09.6272.286 / 0.061
2053Jasper IWEMANEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM233.02’09.8242.483 / 0.197
2157Eric GRANADOBRAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM229.72’10.0242.683 / 0.200
2261Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM234.02’10.1132.772 / 0.089
2319Alessandro TONUCCIITALa Fonte TascaracingHonda223.02’10.3272.986 / 0.214
2458Juanfran GUEVARASPACIP Moto3TSR Honda227.02’10.6513.310 / 0.324
2565Philipp OETTLGERPaddock TT Motion EventsKalex KTM233.82’10.6573.316 / 0.006
269Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM228.12’10.6873.346 / 0.030
274Francesco BAGNAIAITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda225.52’11.8864.545 / 1.199
283Matteo FERRARIITAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda229.52’11.9514.610 / 0.065
2966Florian ALTGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM224.82’11.9734.632 / 0.022
3077Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda223.42’12.4255.084 / 0.452
3122Ana CARRASCOSPATeam CalvoKTM229.22’12.6125.271 / 0.187
3229Hyuga WATANABEJPNLa Fonte TascaracingHonda222.82’13.4476.106 / 0.835