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Pasini quickest in drama-filled second practice

Pasini quickest in drama-filled second practice

Mattia Pasini posted a last-gasp lap to top the timesheets in the second Moto2™ practice session ahead of the Iveco TT Assen. The rain-affected 45 minutes saw no less than eight riders suffering falls at the historic Assen circuit.

Thursday at Assen was overcast for the duration, with the forecast rain eventually disrupting on-track activity in the afternoon. Pasini went quickest for NGM Mobile Racing on 1’47.835, demoting Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio and Came Iodaracing Project’s Johann Zarco, but the day’s fastest lap time of 1’38.988 had come from Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro in the morning session.

Caught out by either the greasy surface or slippery white lines, crashes came for eight riders including 2010 champion Toni Elias (Blusens Avintia). Staying out of trouble was Gino Rea, as the Englishman makes his second wildcard appearance of the season with his privately-entered outfit. Marc VDS’ championship-leading Scott Redding ended the two sessions in second position overall.

Moto2™ Free Practice 3 commences at 10:55am local time (GMT +2) on Friday.

Moto2, 2013, IVECO TT ASSEN, FP2

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