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Vazquez ends day on top in Moto3™

 Vazquez ends day on top in Moto3™

Efren Vazquez left it late to end the day on top of the combined timesheets ahead of Fabio Quartararo and Niccolo Antonelli.

Leopard Racing’s Vazquez left it until his last lap of the day to top the combined Moto3™ timesheets after the first day of Free Practice at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. The Spaniard, like most of the other top riders, spent most of FP2 on the same tyres he had used in the morning to try and bed in the track and improve grip levels. With ten minutes to go in the session, riders pitted for fresh rubber and the times began to tumble. Vazquez set a 1’41.266 in almost ideal conditions, with the sun shining and track temperatures reaching 47 °C.

Vazquez finished 0.168s ahead of Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Fabio Quartararo who impressed on his debut at the circuit.  Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent (+0.171s), who had topped the timesheets in FP1 despite a late crash, was the only rider not to improve in the afternoon as he ended the day in third overall.

Ongetta-Rivacold’s Niccolo Antonelli (+0.238s) incredibly managed to end the day in fourth, despite the Italian crashing twice during the session. Jorge Navarro, who had fractured the 5th metatarsal in his right foot after crashing in FP1, managed to ended the day in fifth after improving by over two seconds in the afternoon. Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Miguel Oliveira was in sixth place, as he showed no ill effects from the surgery on his fractured hand sustained in practice at the German GP.

Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo), Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Team Moto3), Jorge Martin (Mapfre team Mahindra) and Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) completing the top ten.

Husqvarna Factory Laglisse’s debutant Lorenzo Dalla Porta impressed in 15th on his debut, while the man he replaced Isaac Viñales, ended the day in 17th as he fills in for the injured Anna Carrasco in the RBA Racing Team. Scottish rider John McPhee struggled on the SAXOPRINT RTG Honda and could only manage to finish in 31st place, 2.141s behind Vazquez.

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

Moto3, 2015, RED BULL INDIANAPOLIS GRAND PRIX, FP2, Efren Vazquez, Fabio Quartararo, Niccolò Antonelli, Leopard Racing

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