2013 Sachsenring Moto2 Friday Practice Results
Moto2 championship leader Scott Redding set the pace in Germany Friday at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring.
The Marc VDS Racing Team rider set the quickest time in Free Practice 2, heading up the time sheets from NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis and Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro, who had led the first session earlier in the day.
Redding reduced the quickest time of the day to 1:25.152, leading De Angelis by just over one tenth of a second ahead of the San Marino rider’s MotoGP class outing at Laguna Seca next weekend.
Espargaro and Came IodaRacing Project’s Johann Zarco also ended the day within two tenths of a second of the leader, with Mika Kallio next up to ensure Marc VDS riders are bookending the top five.
Desguaces La Torre Maptaq’s Xavier Simeon made a good start to his weekend by putting his Kalex in sixth, ahead of Technomag carXpert’s Randy Krummenacher and Interwetten-Paddock’s Tom Luthi. Italtrans Racing Team’s Julian Simon will be pleased to have put his bike in ninth, while NGM’s Simone Corsi will hope to claw back some positions on his teammate in second.
Simon’s teammate, Takaaki Nakagami ended the day in 14th, after getting on his bike for the first time since breaking his collarbone in Assen. He stated that he was not in pain or discomfort, and put his result purely down to set-up issues.