A thrilling, three-way Moto2 battle for first position ensued between pole-position starter Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol), Championship leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing), at Mugello Sunday.
Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) stole the top spot Friday from Swiss rider Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock) at the end of a heated Moto2 practice session at the Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya. Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) finished third fastest followed by Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing).
2011 Portugal Moto2
The Moto2 class experienced different fortunes over the MotoGP class with the weather during the first two free practice sessions on Friday at Estoril, Portugal.
The Moto2 grid enjoyed good conditions for the morning session (FP1), but was affected by rain in the afternoon session (FP2).
Moto2 Jerez Preview
Leading the way in Moto2 after Round 1 is Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), whose second Moto2 victory of his career came from his first ever pole position start at the Losail circuit. The Moto2 series heads to Jerez this weekend for the Spanish Grand Prix.