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Corsi tops chaotic Moto2 session

Corsi tops chaotic Moto2 session

The JiR Moto2 rider was just over two-tenths clear at the top of the FP1 timesheet at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, with a host of crashes in the opening intermediate category session of the weekend.

Simone Corsi was the fastest rider in the first Moto2 practice at Sachsenring on Friday, setting a best time of 1’26.306 on his Motobi chassis of the JiR Moto2 team. That placed the Italian 0.218s clear of Gabor Talmacsi (Fimmco Speed Up) who was second.

Talmasci had led with his fourth from last lap of the session – a 1’26.524 – but six minutes before the end Corsi shot up from 16th place and into first with his effort. Alex Baldolini (Caretta Technology Race Dept) completed the top three at just under nine-hundredths behind Talmacsi.

Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) had a session which included a fall towards the end, but by then the Spaniard had set his fastest time which placed him fourth quickest. Championship leader Toni Elías (Gresini Racing) went down too, towards the start of the session, but returned to set the fifth fastest time of the hour, just over half a second off Corsi’s pace.

Alex Debón (Aeroport de Castelló-Ajo) was sixth as he avoided falling when running off during the session, with the top ten completed by Sergio Gadea (Tenerife 40 Pons), Roberto Rolfo (Italtrans STR), Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP) and Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up). Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Racing), currently second in the overall standings, was 15th.

Other riders who experienced crashes throughout the session were Valentin Debise (WTR San Marino Team), Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), Yuki Takahashi (Tech3 Racing), Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX), Kenny Noyes (Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas), Joan Olivé (Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas), Rolfo and Ratthapark Wilairot (Thai Honda PTT Singha-SAG), and all appeared to be without serious injury as they walked away from their respective falls.


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