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Lüthi leads, Márquez still sidelined

Lüthi leads, Márquez still sidelined

Interwetten Paddock Moto2 rider Thomas Lüthi topped the third and final Moto2 practice ahead of de Angelis and Corsi, while Márquez sat out another session to evaluate his fitness following a crash in the FP1.

The Swiss rider led most of the third practice outing for the middleweight class, completing the session on top with a best effort of 2'07.766, a margin of 0.483s over 2010 second place finisher Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2) and a new lap record for the Moto2 class. Third in the session was Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) who followed de Angelis by four hundredths of a second.

Viessmann Kiefer Racing’s Stefan Bradl landed fourth in the outing with a best lap of 2'08.309, with Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) following the Championship leader by 0.179s. Pol Espargaró (HP Tuenti Speed Up) stepped up to sixth from his rank of 15th on Friday, while Michele Pirro (Gresini Racing Moto2) dropped to seventh from his fourth place of the day before.

Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing), Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) and Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) completed the top ten, with Anthony West (MZ Racing) in 11th and the final rider within one second of Lüthi.

Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) elected to sit a second practice session following a big highside in FP1. The crash left the Spanish start with no serious injuries though he elected to miss FP2 and FP3 to rest ahead of qualifying.


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