Mugello Moto2: Rabat Leads Friday Practice

Esteve Rabat at Mugello Friday

Esteve Rabat at Mugello Friday

2013 Mugello Moto2 Friday Practice Results

Jerez race winner Tito Rabat jumped in front of Simone Corsi to lead the first day of Moto2 free practice at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in Mugello on Friday.

The Tuenti HP 40 and NGM Mobile Racing riders were joined in the top three by Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami.

Rabat posted the weekend’s best time of 1:53.583, with the Spaniard stating afterwards he was still looking for an improvement in change-in-direction with the bike.

With Corsi the leading Italian rider and Nakagami dropping to third from the top spot in the morning, Johann Zarco and Xavier Simeon completed the top five for Came IodaRacing Project and Desguaces La Torre Maptaq, respectively.

Alex de Angelis was sixth on the NGM Mobile Forward Racing machine, edging Marc VDS Racing Team’s championship leader Scott Redding into seventh spot. Redding cited a lack of grip on the track as well as chatter, and will be working through numerous bike variations to counter that tomorrow. Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol, Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro and Interwetten Paddock’s Tom Luthi filled positions eight through ten.

Correntaio corner was the scene of the only crash of the afternoon session, which occurred for NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Ricky Cardus, who fell into the gravel trap.

2013 Mugello Moto2 Free Practice 2 Results:

1 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 280.0 1’53.583
2 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 284.8 1’53.780 0.197 / 0.197
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 279.7 1’53.826 0.243 / 0.046
4 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 287.5 1’53.938 0.355 / 0.112
5 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 281.8 1’53.951 0.368 / 0.013
6 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 287.6 1’53.974 0.391 / 0.023
7 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 281.0 1’54.077 0.494 / 0.103
8 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 283.1 1’54.239 0.656 / 0.162
9 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 283.9 1’54.241 0.658 / 0.002
10 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 285.7 1’54.289 0.706 / 0.048
11 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 288.2 1’54.434 0.851 / 0.145
12 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 287.6 1’54.457 0.874 / 0.023
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 282.5 1’54.509 0.926 / 0.052
14 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 287.3 1’54.520 0.937 / 0.011
15 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 284.2 1’54.547 0.964 / 0.027
16 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 283.2 1’54.585 1.002 / 0.038
17 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 280.3 1’54.660 1.077 / 0.075
18 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 278.8 1’54.664 1.081 / 0.004
19 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 286.7 1’54.900 1.317 / 0.236
20 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 283.9 1’55.035 1.452 / 0.135
21 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 283.5 1’55.078 1.495 / 0.043
22 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 274.8 1’55.315 1.732 / 0.237
23 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 284.7 1’55.522 1.939 / 0.207
24 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 282.5 1’55.698 2.115 / 0.176
25 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 282.8 1’55.706 2.123 / 0.008
26 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 285.8 1’55.946 2.363 / 0.240
27 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 280.1 1’56.078 2.495 / 0.132
28 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 280.0 1’56.588 3.005 / 0.510
29 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 280.0 1’56.764 3.181 / 0.176
30 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 277.8 1’57.013 3.430 / 0.249
31 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 275.5 1’58.246 4.663 / 1.233
32 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 275.9 1’59.408 5.825 / 1.162

 

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