News 17 Sep 2011

Márquez fastest in Aragon Moto2, Terol tops 125GP practice on Friday

Spanish rookie Marc Marquez was fastest in practice at Aragon.

Spanish rookie Marc Marquez was fastest in practice at Aragon.

The Moto2 class experienced the same issue as their MotoGP counterparts, and were only able to run a morning session in which Marc Márquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) was the quickest around the MotorLand Aragón layout.

The Spaniard posted a time of 1’54.857 to shade fellow countryman Aleix Espargaró (Pons HP 40) in the order by just 0.023s, with Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) completing the top three at three-tenths of a second off Márquez.

Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) was hot on the heels of the Italian in fourth, just 0.013s behind, with Alex de Angelis (JiR Moto2), Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) and Anthony West (MZ Racing Team) all ahead of Championship leader Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) who placed eighth. Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) and Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) completed the top ten.

The 125cc riders were unaffected by the problems and did manage to run two sessions, and it was Championship leader Nico Terol (Bankia Aspar) who led the way with a best time of 2’01.163 placing him at the top of the timesheet.

Spanish rookie Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing) had topped the morning session and was second fastest of the day overall, at 0.365s off his compatriot, with Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) the only non Spaniard in the top five which was completed by Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) and Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo).

Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo), Terol’s main challenger for the title, was 1.356s off his rival’s pace in sixth spot, with rookies Danny Kent (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport) and Miguel Oliveira (Andalucia Banca Civica), Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) and Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) all setting top-ten times.

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