Zarco ahead in second Silverstone practice

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Friday, 30 August 2013

France’s Johann Zarco went quickest as Moto2™ free practice continued at Silverstone on Friday afternoon. The Came Iodaracing Project rider set the leading pace from Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami and Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Tom Luthi, with championship leader Scott Redding fifth.

Bringing the day’s best lap time down to 2’08.209, Zarco was just 31 thousandths of a second quicker than Nakagami, with Luthi a further tenth in arrears. Tuenti HP 40 pairing Tito Rabat and title contender Pol Espargaro were fourth and sixth, sandwiching local favourite Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) into fifth place.

There was trouble for Redding’s teammate and Brno winner Mika Kallio, however, as the Finn made a mistake into Village corner and slid into QMMF Racing Team’s Rafid Topan Sucipto; both riders went down but were equally both able to walk away. This marked Sucipto’s second incident of the day, as in Free Practice 1 he had collided with Tech3’s Louis Rossi and Technomag carXpert’s Randy Krummenacher in a three-way collision at Vale. Australian debutant Jason O’Halloran was 26th quickest for JiR Moto2, covering for Mike di Meglio who was injured last weekend.

Third practice will take place from 10:55am local time (GMT +1) on Saturday.

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