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Rabat rules opening day in Moto2™

Rabat rules opening day in Moto2™

Tito Rabat goes quickest in FP2 to end the day on top of the combined timesheets ahead of Thomas Luthi and Simone Corsi.

EG 0,0 Marc VDS’s reigning Moto2™ World Champion Tito Rabat ended Friday’s practice on top of the combined timesheets. The Spaniard set the fastest lap of an exciting day in FP2 at the bwin Grand Prix Ceské republiky, with less than a second separating the top ten riders.

It was Rabat who took advantage of glorious conditions at the Automotodrom Brno (With track temperatures reaching 50˚C) to set a 2’02.714, only 0.8s off his own pole record from last year. This was good enough to finish 0.097s ahead of Thomas Luthi on the Derendinger Racing Interwetten Kalex who ended the day second overall.

The returning Forward Racing team saw Simone Corsi (+0.167s) leave it late to set the third fastest time of the day. The Italian, having missed the Indianapolis GP due his team’s financial problems, made up for lost time to finish in third.

Championship leader Johann Zarco (+0.260s) on the Ajo Motorsport Kalex had to settle for finishing the day in fourth after earlier topping FP1. Dynavolt Intact GP’s Sandro Cortese (+0.319s) was in fifth, ahead of Jonas Folger (+0633s) on the AGR Team Kalex in sixth.

Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes was in fourth in FP2 with moments to go, but crashed out at turn 11 and had to settle for seventh, ahead of Julian Simon on the QMMF Racing Team Speed Up machine in eighth. Technomag Racing Interwetten’s Dominique Aegerter and Luis Salom (Paginas Amarillas HP40) completed the top ten, with less than a second separating them.

Check out the combined results from Moto2™ FP1 & FP2, FP3 starts at 10:55am local time in Brno on Saturday.

Moto2, 2015, bwin GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, FP2, Simone Corsi, Tito Rabat, Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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