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Miguel Oliviera was once again the fastest man in the Moto3 class, topping the second session of free practice conducted in fully wet conditions. Oliveira ended the session nearly two tenths ahead of Danny Kent, the Englishman heading a trio of Ajo KTMs, with Zulfahmi Khairuddin in 3rd and Sandro Cortese in 4th. Dutchman Jasper Iwema posted his best practice result of the year, nabbing 5th in the wet on the FGR Honda, just ahead of Luis Salom, Niklas Ajo and Jonas Folger.
Andrea Iannone ended a very late first session of practice for the Moto2 class at Aragon, the series having lost an hour in cleaning up the oil spill during the morning's Moto3 FP1 session. The practice was the first meaningful session of the day, with the rain falling at the beginning of the session making the track fully wet and allowing the teams to run wet tires. Iannone took full advantage of marginally improving conditions at the end of the session to post a flying lap, with Gino Rea showing his good form in the wet as well by taking 2nd. Thomas Luthi bagged 3rd, ahead of Alex de Angelis and Johann Zarco.
Nicky Hayden has topped a meaningless first session of practice for the MotoGP class at Aragon, only a few riders going out on a track that was neither fully dry nor fully wet. Hayden led his factory Ducati teammate Valentino Rossi, the Ducatis being the only prototypes going out on track. A dry line was appearing on the track, but the elevation changes around the circuit mean that there is still lots of water in many of the corners.
The first session was all too reminiscent of the previous Grand Prix at Misano, where the first day of practice was lost to the weather. Conditions are meant to improve this afternoon, though rain started to fall shortly after the MotoGP session ended. Saturday should see enough rain for the track to be fully wet, and the teams to be able to use wet tires without destroying them in a few laps.
Miguel Oliveira topped the first session of free practice for the Moto3 class at the Motorland Aragon circuit, sitting atop the timesheets when the session was red-flagged due to a severe oil spill with less than ten minutes left. Danny Webb's Mahindra exploded, dumping oil on the track and causing the session to be terminated, after a number of riders fell on the oil, leaving no one injured, fortunately.
Luis Salom led a bevy of KTMs behind Oliveira, sitting in 2nd ahead of Jonas Folger, both men on Kalex KTMS, while the Ajo KTM squad took 4th through 6th positions, Sandro Cortese ending ahead of Danny Kent and Zulfahmi Khairuddin.
Results and summary of an incident-packed MotoGP race at Misano:
Results and summary of a thrilling Moto3 race at Misano:
The Moto2 session was briefly red-flagged for a nasty-looking crash by Ratthapark Wilairot. The Thai rider was immobilized and transported to the medical center, where he was diagnosed with a suspected leg fracture. He was described as being "conscious, but confused", suggesting he took a good bang to the head in the crash.
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Misano:
Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Misano:
Results and brief summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Misano:
Simone Corsi has topped the final session of free practice for the Moto2 class, the first session to be held under conditions approaching normal. The Italian was the fastest of a trio who all posted faster times in the end, taking charge at the top of the timesheets. Mika Kallio set the 2nd fastest time, the Marc VDS Racing rider having featured at the top of the timesheets throughout the session, while Marc Marquez made good progress through FP3 to end in 3rd. Less than a tenth of a second covered the top 3.
The late charge led by Corsi demoted Scott Redding into 4th, the young British rider having topped the timesheet for most of FP3. Pol Espargaro was 5th fastest, finishing well ahead of Johann Zarco in 6th.