2013 COTA Moto2 FP1 Result: A Late Charge Puts Terol on Top

Nicolas Terol saved his best for last and ran down an initially quick Takaaki Nakagami in the first Moto2 free practice at the new Circuit of the Americas track near Austin, Texas. Dominique Aegerter also clipped Nakagami toward the end of the session, finishing two-tenths ahead of Qatar's third-place finisher but still four-tenths shy of Terol's fast lap of 2'15.103. In a clear indication that quick in Qatar doesn't initially translate into speed at COTA, Scott Redding (23rd) and Pol Espargaro (12th) finished the first free-practice well down the timesheets.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. Prev.
1 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'15.103  
2 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'15.595 0.492 0.492
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'15.800 0.697 0.205
4 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'15.816 0.713 0.016
5 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 2'15.893 0.790 0.077
6 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'16.091 0.988 0.198
7 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 2'16.125 1.022 0.034
8 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'16.253 1.150 0.128
9 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'16.277 1.174 0.024
10 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 2'16.422 1.319 0.145
11 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 2'16.758 1.655 0.336
12 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 2'16.828 1.725 0.070
13 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 2'16.920 1.817 0.092
14 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 2'16.934 1.831 0.014
15 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 2'17.667 2.564 0.733
16 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'18.057 2.954 0.390
17 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'18.220 3.117 0.163
18 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'18.261 3.158 0.041
19 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 2'18.396 3.293 0.135
20 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 2'18.630 3.527 0.234
21 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 2'18.646 3.543 0.016
22 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 2'18.728 3.625 0.082
23 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 2'18.896 3.793 0.168
24 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'18.952 3.849 0.056
25 9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 2'19.205 4.102 0.253
26 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'19.246 4.143 0.041
27 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 2'19.446 4.343 0.200
28 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 2'19.797 4.694 0.351
29 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 2'20.154 5.051 0.357
30 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 2'21.049 5.946 0.895
31 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter 2'22.215 7.112 1.166
32 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 2'22.355 7.252 0.140
Round Number: 
2
2013
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