Viñales finishes top in second free Moto3™ practice at Le Mans

Friday, 18 May 2012

Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales ended the second practice session of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France at the top of the timesheets in front of compatriot Luis Salom.

In slightly warmer conditions than the morning session, the Moto3™ field went out for their second practice at the Le Mans circuit, where Viñales set the fastest time of 1.44’141, with RW Racing GP’s Salom a full six tenths behind in second. Third spot was occupied by Racing Team Germany’s local rider Louis Rossi, who gave his home crowd something to cheer about.

The fourth fastest time was set by Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Miguel Oliveira, who could not match his second position from this morning, ahead of Team Italia FMI’s Romano Fenati, who is doing well at his first ever time at the French track. In Sixth, Oliveira’s teammate Alex Rins had a good session, finishing just over a second off the front.

JHK T-Shirt Laglisse’s Efrén Vazquez was seventh after a solid performance, ousting AirAsia-SIC-Ajo’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin into eighth. The top ten was completed by Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta’s Jakub Kornfeil and Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Danny Kent.

Kent’s championship leading teammate, Sandro Cortese, had a difficult second free practice after suffering a mechanical failure 17 minutes before the end. JHK’s Adrian Martín fared even worse as he crashed out of the session with three minutes remaining, yet walked away unhurt.

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