Cortese goes fastest in Indianapolis second free practice

Friday, 17 August 2012

In the second free Moto3™ practice session at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix it was Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese who set the fastest time of the day ahead of teammate Danny Kent and Miguel Oliveira.

A time of 1.49’307 saw the German championship leader take top spot with the fastest lap of the opening day ahead of Kent, who left it until the last few seconds to post his hot lap. Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Miguel Oliveira put in a terrific performance to finish third, just under three tenths off the top.

Blusens Avintia’s championship favourite Maverick Viñales had looked like he would take top spot, yet was unable to improve his time in the final few minutes. He however sits over a tenth ahead of RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom, who had a much-improved afternoon session to finish fifth. Oliveira’s teammate Alex Rins also improved his positing from the first session by taking sixth spot, ahead of Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 duo of Jonas Folger and Héctor Faubel. Folger will no doubt be pleased with his switch to the team, as he is once again showing the potential he had shown last year.

In ninth position, Racing Team Germany’s Louis Rossi endured yet again a difficult practice as he not only had trouble starting his bike, but crashed for the second time in the day. JHK Laglisse’s Adrian Martin completed the top ten. Apart from Rossi’s crash, Cresto Guide MZ Racing’s Toni Finsterbusch also slid off track, while TT Motion Events Racing’s Niklas Ajo and San Carlo Gresini Moto3’s Niccolò Antonelli suffered the same fate. Fortunately none of the riders were hurt in the incidents.

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