2014 Mugello Moto2 Friday Practice ResultsJust as it had in the premier MotoGP class, light rain caused damp conditions during the second free practice of Moto2.
Many riders rode during FP2, though the pace was nearly 17 seconds off the morning FP1 session. Leading FP2 was IodaRacing Project’s Randy Krummenacher, who posted a best lap of 2:09.070.In the damp conditions, Krummenacher was 0.110 of a second ahead of AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing’s Johann Zarco, and 0.287 of a second ahead of Marc VDS Racing’s Mika Kallio.The FP2 session’s slick conditions caused crashes for Thitipong Warokorn (APH PTT The Pizza SAG) and Marcel Schrotter (Tech 3). Warokorn walked away unharmed, but following his high side at turn five, Schortter appeared to be holding his right arm in pain after the accident.Due to the slow times, though, Marc VDS Racing’s Tito Rabat’s FP1 time was the quickest of the day; he posted a 1:52.860 on used tires at the end of the session. To put this time into perspective, the Moto2 best pole lap at Mugello is a 1’52.369 time registered by Pol Espargaro in 2012.Behind Rabat on Friday’s combined timesheet was Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP), Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2), Jonas Folger (AGR Team) and Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2).As for the sole American in Moto2, Caterham Moto Racing’s Josh Herrin was nearly three seconds off the pace.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!