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Kent ends Friday’s Moto3™ Practice on top

 Kent ends Friday’s Moto3™ Practice on top

Danny Kent topped the timesheets in FP2 to end the first day of Free Practice at the Czech GP on top of the combined timesheets.

Moto3™ Championship leader Danny Kent left it until his very last lap of the day to top the combined Moto3™ timesheets. The man who has a 56-point lead in the standings set a 2’08.483 to finish just 0.167s ahead of Brad Binder on the Red Bull KTM Ajo.

Track temperatures had risen by 16˚C from FP1 to reach 46˚C for FP2 as the Automotodrom Brno baked in the afternoon sun; meaning grip levels were not at their best. Therefore it took until the last few minutes of FP2 for most riders to improve on their times from the morning, although they were still some way off Alex Rins’ pole record (2’07.622) from 2013.

Ongetta-Rivacold’s Niccolo Antonelli (+0.181s) completed the provisional front row despite a crash in FP1. Kent’s teammate Efren Vazquez (+0.217s) set his fastest time in the morning on his way to topping FP1, and a late crash in FP2 meant he had to settle for fourth overall.

Romano Fenati (+0.425s) on the Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM also crashed in FP2 but finished fifth on the combined timesheets after setting his fastest time in the morning.

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Jorge Navarro (+0.430s) was in sixth, while Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Team Moto3) were seventh and eighth respectively.

Isaac Viñales, who is still filling in for the injured Ana Carrasco for the RBA Racing Team was in ninth, with Phillip Oettl (Schedl Racing GP) completing the top ten.

Check out the combined results from Moto3™ FP1 & FP2, FP3 kicks off at 9:00am local time in Brno on Saturday.

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Moto3, 2015, bwin GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, FP2, Darryn Binder, Niccolò Antonelli, Danny Kent, Leopard Racing

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