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Espargaró goes fastest ahead of Czech GP qualifying

Espargaró goes fastest ahead of Czech GP qualifying

Pons 40 HP Tuenti’s Pol Espargaró threw down the marker ahead of qualifying at the bwin Grand Prix České republiky at Brno in the final free practice in front of Scott Redding and Dominique Aegerter.

Track conditions were slightly cooler and more favourable for the morning run-out in the Moto2™ class than yesterday, with Espargaró taking full advantage to set the fastest time of the weekend with a 2.02’588. He was followed by Marc VDS Racing Team’s British rider Scott Redding in second and Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter in third. The top three were separated by less than three tenths, promising a close qualifying this afternoon.

Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Márquez se the fourth quickest time of the morning, with fellow Suter rider Tom Lüthi, on board his Interwetten-Paddock machine, in fifth. Italtrans Racing Team’s Claudio Corti had a tremendous session, fighting his way into sixth, ahead of Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol, who continues to show a marked improvement over his first half of the season.

Federal Oil Gresini Moto2’s Gino Rea pulled a quick lap out of the bag to place himself eighth, followed by Came IodaRacing Project’s Simone Corsi and Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio. NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis, who was on the pace yesterday, could only manage 20th this morning, however remains sixth in the combined timesheets. QMMF Racing Team’s Elena Rosell suffered a crash early on, with Arguiñano Racing Team’s Ricky Cardús, S/Master Speed Up’s Alessandro Andreozzi and Avintia Blusens’ Julián Simón also coming off their machines. Cardús was taken to the medical suffering from shoulder pain.


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