News 13 Aug 2011

Series leader Bradl continues to top Moto2 practice on Friday at Brno

German Stefan Bradl was fastest in Moto2 on Friday at Brno.

German Stefan Bradl was fastest in Moto2 on Friday at Brno.

The Moto2 class got underway on Friday morning at Brno with Stefan Bradl laying down a best lap of 2:03.586 on board his Viessmann Kiefer Racing machine, nearly one second faster than the official circuit record set by Toni Elias in 2010.

The 21-year-old then improved on his time in FP2 by four tenths, thus setting himself as the man to beat at the Brno circuit. His time of 2:03.166 was 0.158s ahead of that set by Italian Iannone aboard his Speed Master machine and 0.185s faster than JiR Moto2 rider De Angelis, who were second and third fastest of the opening day.

Marc Márquez progressed from the his 18th position in FP1 to fourth in FP2, though the lap times set by Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) and Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) in FP1 were faster than Marquez’s time of 2:03.923, placing the Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol rider sixth for the day behind the other two Spaniards.

Tito Rabat (Blusens-STX) was also unable to improve on his best time of 2:03.999 set in FP1, which placed him seventh for the day, his FP2 time down in 14th.

Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing), Mattia Pasini (Ioda Racing Project) and Max Neukirchner (MZ Racing) all improved on their earlier times to make it into the day’s top 10 of the Moto2 field.

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