2014 Jerez Moto2 FP1: Rabat Leads Despite Tumble

Tito Rabat has continued his strong 2014 form to head the opening Moto2 Free Practice session at Jerez despite taking a relatively low speed tumble late in proceedings. He posted a benchmark time of 1:43.486, a mere three tenths shy of the current circuit race lap record. Rabat also made sure it a clean sweep of Spanish front-runners across the classes for the Friday morning sessions. It was a Marc VDS Racing 1-2 as Rabat's team mate Mika Kallio snared second place and looked the only rider able to match the Championship leader's pace consistently throughout.

Increasingly impressive youngster Jonas Folger posted the third fastest time ahead of Xavier Simeon and fellow German youngster Sandro Cortese. Nico Terol managed to find some pace after a difficult start to the season thus far registering the sixth quickest lap ahead of Thomas Luthi, rookie sensation Maverick Vinales, his team mate Luis Salom and Takaaki Nakagami rounded out the top ten.

The brilliant, evenly-matched nature of the Moto2 class was highlighted the top 20 riders being separated by a meager nine tenths of a second. It could indicate a fabulously close race come Sunday.

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'43.486    
2 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'43.564 0.078 0.078
3 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'43.666 0.180 0.102
4 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 1'43.668 0.182 0.002
5 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'43.744 0.258 0.076
6 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'43.813 0.327 0.069
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'43.814 0.328 0.001
8 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1'43.930 0.444 0.116
9 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'43.937 0.451 0.007
10 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'43.984 0.498 0.047
11 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 1'44.000 0.514 0.016
12 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'44.025 0.539 0.025
13 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'44.064 0.578 0.039
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'44.105 0.619 0.041
15 3 Simone CORSI Forward KLX 1'44.129 0.643 0.024
16 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 1'44.198 0.712 0.069
17 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'44.201 0.715 0.003
18 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 1'44.359 0.873 0.158
19 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'44.387 0.901 0.028
20 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'44.440 0.954 0.053
21 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 1'44.631 1.145 0.191
22 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'44.634 1.148 0.003
23 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'44.745 1.259 0.111
24 54 Mattia PASINI Forward KLX 1'45.086 1.600 0.341
25 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 1'45.286 1.800 0.200
26 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'45.367 1.881 0.081
27 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'45.392 1.906 0.025
28 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'45.468 1.982 0.076
29 8 Gino REA Suter 1'45.553 2.067 0.085
30 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 1'45.855 2.369 0.302
31 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 1'46.032 2.546 0.177
32 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'46.597 3.111 0.565
33 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'46.658 3.172 0.061
34 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 1'47.458 3.972 0.800
35 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'48.054 4.568 0.596

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
4
2014

Comments

Wilairot

Oh, so Wilairot is back? Good news..

And does anybody know why is Nakagami lost the Qatar form? Was the illegal air filter really give him advantages?

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