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Zarco, Rabat & Lowes head Moto2™ FP3

Zarco, Rabat & Lowes head Moto2™ FP3

Johann Zarco, Sam Lowes and Tito Rabat occupied the top 3 spots during the final Moto2™ Practice session in Austin.

The Moto2™ riders took to a dry track for FP3 as they set about finalising their set-ups ahead of Qualifying Practice later in the day. Once again it was the same three riders that occupied the top 3 spots on the timesheets at the end of the session, albeit in a different order than from yesterday.

Johann Zarco improved throughout the session to finish on top with a 2’10.310 on his Ajo Motorsport Kalex. Reigning Moto2™ Champion Tito Rabat completed 17 laps on his way to 2nd 0.279s behind Zarco.

Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes (+0.314s) showed he had recovered from the huge highside in FP2 yesterday, as he managed to finish in an impressive 3rd place even though he seemed to be in quite a bit of pain.

Italtrans Racing Team’s Franco Morbidelli heads the provisional 2nd row, ahead of Taka Nagakami (+0.462s) on the Idemitsu Honda Team Asia machine, and the Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex of Xavier Simeon in 6th.

Axel Pons unfortunately had to sit out FP3 and the rest of the weekend, after receiving confirmation that he had fractured the scaphoid in his left hand on Friday.

Click here for the full Moto2 FP3 practice times, Qualifying Practice is due to start at 15:05 local time.

Tags:
Moto2, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, FP3, Sam Lowes, Johann Zarco, Tito Rabat

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