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Zarco tops Moto2™ FP1

 Zarco tops Moto2™ FP1

The first Moto2™ practice of the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya was dominated by Ajo Motorsport’s Johann Zarco from start to finish.

A lap of 1’46.941 saw Zarco top the FP1 session as Moto2™ got their first run out on track. Sam Lowes (Speed Up Racing) was just 0.248s behind after a run of quick laps towards the end of the session. In third was Jonas Folger (AGR Team), lapping within 0.249s of Zarco having set a 1’47.190s.

Both Tito Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) and Axel Pons (AGR Team) were within 0.3s of Zarco at the top. Rabat again focused on one long run, setting his best time on his 23rd lap out of 25.

The top ten was completed by Dominique Aegerter (Technomag Racing Interwetten), Thomas Luthi (Derendinger Racing Interwetten), Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia), Lorenzo Baldassari (Athina Forward Racing) and Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2).

On his Moto2™ return Ratthapark Wilairot (JPMoto Malaysia) was 27th.

There were crashes for Anthony West (QMMF Racing Team), Sam Lowes (Speed Up Racing) and Lorenzo Baldassari (Athina Forward Racing), with all riders escaping unhurt.

Check out the full Moto2™ results, FP2 starts at 15:05 local time in Barcelona.

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