2014 Indy Moto3 Friday Practice | Vinales Tops Rain-Interrupted FP2
Maverick Vinales

2014 Indy Moto3 Friday Practice

Isaac Vinales set the pace Friday afternoon during practice for the Moto3 category at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix.

The Calvo Team pilot took the top time ahead of Alex Marquez and the current points leader, in an FP2 session interrupted by rain.

Around the modified Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s new MotoGP layout, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s standings leader Miller had topped the FP1 session with a 1’45.824 as the riders got a feel for the altered corners, the newly resurfaced areas and a slightly shorter overall lap.

FP2 got underway with light rain falling but the pace was immediately faster then the morning outing, before the precipitation became heavier and the riders sheltered in their pit boxes.

However, they were soon able to get back on track and the pace increased in the final ten minutes with Viñales (Calvo Team) registering a 1’42.507 on his final lap for P1, going over three seconds quicker than in the morning practice.

Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) and Miller were respectively 0.097s and 0.210s behind Viñales in the top three.

Efren Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG) and John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG) both also improved in the final minutes for top five positions.

Enea Bastianini (Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3), Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing), Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3), Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) and Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold) were all in the top 10.