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Iannone starts 125cc World Championship action at Indianapolis

Iannone starts 125cc World Championship action at 
Indianapolis

A wet session in the 125cc class saw Andrea Iannone fastest at the IMS Speedway.

The first ever official World Championship session to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway took place under wet conditions, with the 125cc riders emerging for their opening free practice run with the tricky task of learning the circuit in the damp.

Proving most apt for the task was Andrea Iannone, the I.C. Team rider and winner of a soaking race earlier this year in China. The Italian clocked a time of 2´02.779, over six-tenths of a second quicker than second placed rookie Scott Redding.

Misano racewinner and reigning World Champion Gabor Talmacsi also went well in the early going, third on the timesheet and just a further five-hundredths of a second slower than Iannone. Below them on the board, a gap of a second separated each of the remainder of the top five, as Lorenzo Zanetti and series leader Mike di Meglio undertook their first laps of the Indianapolis circuit.

Stefan Bradl, Sandro Cortese, Nico Terol, Efren Vazquez and Raffaele de Rosa completed the fastest ten riders of the session which started earlier in the day than is customary for the bleary-eyed lower cylinder category competitors.

Tags:
125cc, 2008, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, FP1

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