Kornfeil leads first free practice in Germany

Friday, 6 July 2012

In the first free practice at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring it was Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta’s Jakub Kornfeil who went quickest ahead of Hector Faubel and Luis Salom.

Kornfeil was the revelation in the morning session, held in dry conditions, as he posted the fastest time of 1.29’188 ahead of Faubel, who was running on a new-livery Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 machine. Marginally behind was RW Racing GP’s Salom, who will be looking to make up for his photo-finish heartbreak last time out, as he narrowly missed out on the podium.

Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Miguel Oliveira came in fourth, just ahead of Faubel’s teammate Alberto Moncayo, who continues to be a strong and consistent performer this season. Blusens Avintia’s championship leader Maverick Viñales had a less than ideal practice, as he crashed out at turn 11 at high speed only ten minutes into the session. Unhurt in the incident, Viñales was able to re-join the session with ten minutes left and posted a time just over four tenths off the lead.

Mahindra Racing’s Danny Webb will be very pleased with his performance in seventh, ousting TT Motion Events Racing’s Niklas Ajo into eighth. Technomag-CIP-TSR’s Alan Techer and Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Danny Kent complete the top ten. Kent’s teammate Sandro Cortese had a subdued session for his standards, finishing in 12th, while Team Italia FMI’s Romano Fenati and Salom’s teammate Brad Binder both retired with a mechanical issue.

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