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Bastianini fastest on first day of practice

Bastianini fastest on first day of practice

FP2 for the lightweight class riders at the Iveco Daily TT Assen saw Enea Bastianini set the pace, ahead of Jack Miller and Isaac Viñales.

Rookie Bastianini (Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3) took more than a second off the previous lap record pace, putting in a superb late 1’42.366 to stun the rest of the field.

Championship leader Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was fastest in FP1 and improved in the afternoon, the Australian way ahead of his rivals before Bastianini’s late hot lap left Miller 0.206s off P1.

Viñales (Calvo Team) was almost half a second down on Bastianini’s time in a sunny afternoon session with the threatening rain ultimately not materialising.

Behind the all-KTM top three was Efren Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG) in fourth on his Honda, whilst another KTM rider Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) was fifth.

The top ten was completed by Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo), Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0), wildcard Jasper Iwema (KRP Abbink Racing), John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG) and Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing).

Luca Grünwald (Kiefer Racing) crashed at Turn 5 and walked away holding his wrist in pain, whilst Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) went down at turn 9 towards the end of the session, only to be transported back to the pits on a scooter having initially tried to remount.

In the morning session the pace was already quick with Miller heading the timesheet with a 1’42.865, a lap well under the circuit record of 1’43.414 set by Oliveira in 2013.

Juanfran Guevara (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3) missed FP1 due to a mechanical problem, with Aspar replacing the engine for the afternoon session. Guevara finished the day 30th overall.

For full Moto3 combined Thursday practice results click here.

Tags:
Moto3, 2014, IVECO DAILY TT ASSEN, FP2, Enea Bastianini, Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3

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