Motorcycle Racing News MotoGP 2014 Qatar Moto2 Thursday FP Results | Honda's Nakagami Leads

2014 Qatar Moto2 Thursday FP Results | Honda’s Nakagami Leads

2014 Qatar Moto2 Thursday FP Results | Honda's Nakagami Leads
Honda’s Takaaki Nakagami at Qatar Moto2 Free Practice

2014 Qatar Moto2 Thursday FP Results

Japan’s Takaaki Nakagami, who has led throughout the Moto2 preseason, put in a last-minute effort Thursday to take the top Free Practice time at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

During the second and final free practice on Thursday, the IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia pilot posted a 2:00.52 around the 3.34-mile desert circuit containing 16 corners. He finished 0.052 ahead of Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team), and 0.15 of a second ahead of 2012 Moto3 World Champion Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP)

The 2013 Moto3 title winner Maverick Viñales (Pons HP 40) was fourth and the ever consistent Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert) completed the top five.

Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2), Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2), Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing), Jonas Folger (AGR Team) and FP1 leader Mika Kallio Marc (VDS Racing Team) were all present in the top 10.

Sam Lowes (Speed Up) and his fellow rookie Tetsuta Nagashima (Teluru Team JiR Webike) both walked away from crashes during the session, as they learned the way with their respective new machines.

As for the American Josh Herrin, the Caterham Moto Racing Team pilot had a best time of 2:02.785, finishing 29th.

The 2014 Moto2 grid will return to the Qatar circuit Friday for the third Free Practice.

2019 Aragon MotoGP Preview: Leader Marquez to Start 200th Race

Sunday's 23-lap Aragon MotoGP will also be a historic one for Honda's Marc Marquez as the points leader starts his 200th GP race.

The BMW Story: Second Edition by Ian Fallon: Rider’s Library (Review)

In the second edition of The BMW Story shares what Ian Falloon has learned as he tracked the BMW motorcycle line since the book’s first printing in 2003.

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty + Scout 100th Anniversary First Ride Review (10 Fast...

2020 Indian Scout Bobber Twenty and Scout 100th Anniversary First Ride Review Indian Motorcycle has been on a tear lately, and the Minnesota-based company doesn’t...

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R Review: Off-Road Motorcycle (9 Fast Facts)

2020 Kawasaki KLX300R Review: Single-track to Jeep-trail Tested After a 12-year break following a 14-year run, the Kawasaki KLX300R is back to fill a void in...

2019 Honda CB1100 RS 5Four First Look: 50th Anniversary

2019 Honda CB1100 RS 5Four First Look The 50th anniversary of the iconic Honda CB750 is an important event around the world. To commemorate it...

2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M Review (23 Fast Facts)

We head to Jerez to test the updated and more refined 2020 Yamaha YZF-R1 and YZF-R1M superbikes. Here's our first ride review.