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Rabat fastest on first day at Sepang

Rabat fastest on first day at Sepang

In Moto2™ FP2 at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix the session started on a wet-drying track and the fastest rider was Tito Rabat, followed by Johann Zarco and Maverick Viñales on the combined timesheets.

Torrential rain had fallen earlier in the afternoon, meaning the FP2 session was slightly delayed and many riders remained in the their pit boxes as they waited for the track to dry.

Championship leader and title hopeful Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) eventually set an excellent 2’07.729 time at the end of FP2 to lead the way, with Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing) second overall courtesy of his 2’08.048 which was the best lap in FP1. Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) was second best in FP2 and third on combined times.

Also in the top five overall were Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag) and Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP), who were fourth and fifth respectively and both set their best time in the morning.

Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team), Jonas Folger (AGR Team), Luis Salom (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) and Ricard Cardus (Tech 3) were all in the combined top ten.

For full Moto2 Friday results from Sepang click here.

Tags:
Moto2, 2014, SHELL ADVANCE MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GP, FP2, Tito Rabat, Marc VDS Racing Team

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