2013 Qatar Moto2 FP2 Result: Nakagami Edges Rabat And Espargaro

Takaaki Nakagami has topped the second session of free practice for the Moto2 class at Qatar, the Japanese rider benefiting from the track being cleaned by a good number of previous sessions. The Japanese rider just kept ahead of Tuenti HP 40 rider Tito Rabat, who was in turn less than a tenth quicker than his team mate Pol Espargaro. Scott Redding took 4th, half a second behind Nakagami but a good four tenths ahead of a big group of riders challenging for 5th, led by Julian Simon.

Result:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'00.924    
2 80 Esteve RABAT Pons Kalex 2'01.016 0.092 0.092
3 40 Pol ESPARGARO Pons Kalex 2'01.110 0.186 0.094
4 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 2'01.433 0.509 0.323
5 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'01.838 0.914 0.405
6 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'01.846 0.922 0.008
7 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'01.940 1.016 0.094
8 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'01.981 1.057 0.041
9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 2'02.051 1.127 0.070
10 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'02.121 1.197 0.070
11 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 2'02.323 1.399 0.202
12 49 Axel PONS Pons Kalex 2'02.527 1.603 0.204
13 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 2'02.601 1.677 0.074
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'02.638 1.714 0.037
15 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'02.694 1.770 0.056
16 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'02.755 1.831 0.061
17 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 2'02.800 1.876 0.045
18 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 2'02.843 1.919 0.043
19 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'03.134 2.210 0.291
20 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 2'03.145 2.221 0.011
21 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 2'03.181 2.257 0.036
22 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'03.208 2.284 0.027
23 33 Sergio GADEA Suter 2'03.405 2.481 0.197
24 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 2'03.420 2.496 0.015
25 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'03.427 2.503 0.007
26 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 2'04.200 3.276 0.773
27 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 2'05.044 4.120 0.844
28 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 2'05.087 4.163 0.043
29 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 2'05.131 4.207 0.044
30 9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 2'05.732 4.808 0.601
31 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 2'06.120 5.196 0.388
32 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 2'07.050 6.126 0.930

 

Round Number: 
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2013
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Comments

.186 difference in time for the top three.

Nakagami is really impressing me. The guy seems to be able to pull speed out at will. Waiting to see if he holds this in the race. It seems like he is set and ready to do so, but I am waiting for the race.

Rabat seems like he will be up with his teammate this year. Waiting to see how that turns out. He is a lot closer in speed this year compared to last year. I think he can maintain speed in the race

Espargaro still do not doubt him. I still put him at the top of the list to win.

Redding... waiting to see, not even concerned with anyone else at this point.

Just free practice sessions but the way they keep cutting chunks off of the time is exciting to me. Almost missed it thinking the practices would be around the same time as the European rounds (don't know what I was thinking).

Moto2 has been the main event for me for the past two seasons. The action in these races have been worth the time almost everytime.

Can't wait for the race!