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Tomizawa sets the pace on day two

Tomizawa sets the pace on day two

Thursday’s action at Montmeló ended with Technomag-CIP rider Shoya Tomizawa as the fastest of the Moto2 riders, in sunny conditions at the Barcelona track.

Shoya Tomizawa was the quickest rider of day two at the Circuit de Catalunya, as the Japanese rider set a time of 1’49.4 on his Suter MMX machine from 65 laps. The Technomag-CIP rider was followed closely by Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing, 59 laps) and Yonny Hérnandez (Blusens-STX), who both registered 1’49.6 on their respective Suter and BQR-Moto2 prototypes.

The day started with sunshine, but in cold conditions some wet spots still remained on the track from Wednesday. Julián Simón experienced one as he fell after five laps early in the day, but the Spaniard climbed back aboard the RSV of the Mapfre Aspar team to clock a 1’49.8 later on. Tech3’s Yuki Takahashi registered the same time, after an inactive Wednesday.

Kenny Noyes (Jack&Jones by A. Banderas) was the sixth and final rider to come in under the 1’50.0 marker, setting his time in the morning to make him the quickest of the early session. Roberto Rolfo dislocated his left shoulder after falling on his fourth lap and will now require four weeks recuperation, following a promising start to the day.

Claudio Corti on the Suter of Forward Racing, Alex Baldolini (Caretta Technology Race Dept) and Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP) all timed in at under 1’51.0, a time which Mike di Meglio – who experienced a fall in the afternoon – recorded. The Mapfre Aspar man was uninjured, and was joined by Pons Racing’s Sergio Gadea on that pace.

The first rider out on track for the day was Scott Redding of the Marc VDS Racing Team on his Suter, and the Brit was one of three riders – Mashel Al Naimi (Blusens-STX) and Fonsi Nieto (G22 HolidayGym) the others – grouped on 1’51.2. Axel Pons (Pons Racing) and Raffaele De Rosa (Tech3 Racing) were fractionally slower.

Thomas Lüthi’s (Interwetten Moriwaki Racing) morning crash failed to dent his enthusiasm and he was back out in the afternoon to lap at 1’51.8, with Robertino Pietri (Italtrans STR), Joan Olivé (Jack&Jones by A. Banderas) and Stefan Bradl (Viessman Kiefer Racing) – on his first day at the test – getting in at 1’52.0 or just under. Vincent Lonbois of the Marc VDS Racing Team had a minor fall in the afternoon.

Unofficial times from day two:

Shoya Tomizawa - Technomag-CIP - 1’49.4
Jules Cluzel - Forward Racing - 1’49.6
Yonni Hernández - Blusens STX - 1’49.6
Julian Simon - Mapfre Aspar Team - 1’49.8
Yuki Takahashi - Tech 3 Racing - 1’49.8
Kenny Noyes - Jack&Jones by A. Banderas -1’49.9
Roberto Rolfo - Italtrans STR - 1’50.0
Claudio Corti - Forward Racing - 1’50.1
Alex Baldolini - Caretta Technology - 1’50.3
Dominique Aegerter - Technomag-CIP - 1’50.7
Mike di Meglio - Mapfre Aspar Team - 1’51.0
Sergio Gadea - Pons Racing - 1’51.0
Mashel Al Naimi - Blusens STX - 1’51.2
Fonsi Nieto - G22 HolidayGym - 1’51.2
Scott Redding - Marc Vds Racing Team - 1’51.2
Axel Pons - Pons Racing - 1’51.4
Raffaele De Rosa - Tech 3 Racing - 1’51.5
Thomas Luthi - Interwetten Moriwaki Racing - 1’51.8
Robertino Pietri - Italtrans STR - 1’51.9
Joan Olivé - Jack&Jones by A. Banderas - 1’51.9
Stefan Bradl - Viessmann Kiefer Racing - 1’52.0
Karel Abraham - Cardion AB Motoracing - 1’52.8
Vladimir Leonov - Vector Kiefer Racing - 1’52.9
Yannick Guerra - G22 HolidayGym - 1’53.6

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Moto2, 2010

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