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Redding storms Silverstone

Redding storms Silverstone

British rider Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) was fastest from the outset of the first Moto2 practice at Silverstone this morning, ahead of current Championship points leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing), and Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX) in third.

Redding set a quick early pace, maintaining the lead through the first Moto2 practice of the AirAsia British Grand Prix weekend, setting his fastest time of 2’09.808 on his last lap of the session. Stefan Bradl pushed to top Redding’s time but finished the session over half a second behind the Brit.

Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) followed Bradl with the third fastest time until the last lap, when Yonny Hernández sneaked in a hot lap of 2’10.510 to put him third in the timings and bumped Corsi down to fourth.

Randy Krummenacher of GP Team Switzerland Kiefer Racing set the fifth fastest time with Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) finishing sixth. Earlier in the session Márquez had chased the leader Redding’s time along with Bradley Smith (Tech 3). Smith finished the practice just 0.005s behind Márquez.

Italian rider Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) set the eighth fastest lap with Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing) in ninth and Xavier Simeon (Tech 3 B) in tenth.

British rider Kev Coghlan (Team Aeroport de Castelló) was 19th in the timings.

There were two falls in the FP1 session, first was Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing Moto2), who crashed when he and Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) touched, and second was Mattia Pasini (Ioda Racing Project) who crashed out in the final three minutes.

Tags:
Moto2, 2011, AIRASIA BRITISH GRAND PRIX, FP1

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