Cortese quickest at Silverstone in second Moto3™ free practice

Friday, 15 June 2012

In much improved conditions for the second Moto3™ free practice at the Hertz British Grand Prix it was Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese who set the quickest time ahead of Efrén Vázquez and Romano Fenati.

The Moto3™ grid was greeted by sunshine for their afternoon practice session, where championship leader Cortese set the quickest time of 2.19’063, over three tenths quicker than JHK T-Shirt Laglisse’s Vázquez. Third placed Fenati, on board his Team Italia FMI machine, was back on the pace, finishing under a tenth down on the Spaniard.

Fourth spot is occupied by Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins, in front of Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales, who will be looking to claw back points on Cortese this weekend. Cortese’s teammate Danny Kent, who was quickest in the wet this morning, set the sixth fastest time.

Seventh place went to Racing Team Germany’s Louis Rossi, while eighth is occupied by RW Racing GP’s Luis Salóm. Completing the top ten are Bankia Aspar Team’s Alberto Moncayo and Caretta Technology’s Alexis Masbou. The whole top ten were separated by less than 1.5s, promising a close race should conditions stay dry.

Wild card entrant John McPhee of the Racing Steps Foundation KRP was an early crasher, while Ivan Moreno on board his Andalucia JHK Laglisse bike also crashed out. Mahindra Racing’s Marcel Schrotter suffered an oil leak early on in the session, which the team was unable to fix in time to set a competitive lap.

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