Marquez on record pace in Moto2

By MCN -

MotoGP

 09 November 2012 15:16

Marc Marquez blitzed the Valencia Moto2 lap record to finish day one on top of the time sheets, at the end of the opening two free practice sessions.

Pol Espargaro put in a flying lap to take the top spot and the lap record earlier in the session, but a last second charge from Marquez saw him almost four tenths faster than Espargaro at the flag.

The third spot was taken by Brit Scott Redding on his Marc VDS bike, who was only two tenths behind the two Spaniards.

The track, which had been damp for an earlier session topped by Xavier Simeon, was dry by the time the Moto2 riders got their second run of the day.

However, the session wasn't without incident, with Marquez having to pay a trip to Simone Corsi's pit box to apologise after a heavy pass saw Corsi go down.

1 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Team Catalunya Caixa Repsol Suter 264.2 1'36.090 
2 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 279.6 1'36.127 0.037 / 0.037
3 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 263.1 1'36.348 0.258 / 0.221
4 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Speed Master Speed Up 267.2 1'36.474 0.384 / 0.126
5 5 Johann ZARCO FRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 259.3 1'36.701 0.611 / 0.227
6 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten-Paddock Suter 264.7 1'36.878 0.788 / 0.177
7 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 267.6 1'36.879 0.789 / 0.001
8 60 Julian SIMON SPA Blusens Avintia Suter 261.4 1'36.888 0.798 / 0.009
9 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 263.0 1'36.907 0.817 / 0.019
10 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 264.4 1'36.932 0.842 / 0.025
11 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI GP Team Switzerland Kalex 271.7 1'37.166 1.076 / 0.234
12 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 262.2 1'37.182 1.092 / 0.016
13 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 266.8 1'37.295 1.205 / 0.113
14 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 260.9 1'37.319 1.229 / 0.024
15 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 259.4 1'37.496 1.406 / 0.177
16 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 262.9 1'37.529 1.439 / 0.033
17 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Arguiñano Racing Team AJR 257.8 1'37.571 1.481 / 0.042
18 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 261.8 1'37.579 1.489 / 0.008
19 8 Gino REA GBR Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 263.2 1'37.789 1.699 / 0.210
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Kiefer Racing Kalex 265.8 1'37.867 1.777 / 0.078
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 261.7 1'37.871 1.781 / 0.004
22 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 263.0 1'37.978 1.888 / 0.107
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Bimota 258.6 1'38.046 1.956 / 0.068
24 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti Movil HP 40 Kalex 261.7 1'38.228 2.138 / 0.182
25 75 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 263.1 1'38.232 2.142 / 0.004
26 3 Simone CORSI ITA Came IodaRacing Project FTR 263.2 1'38.327 2.237 / 0.095
27 28 Roman RAMOS SPA SAG Team FTR 258.6 1'38.399 2.309 / 0.072
28 17 Dani RIVAS SPA TSR Galicia School Kalex 253.6 1'39.232 3.142 / 0.833
29 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR 256.5 1'39.278 3.188 / 0.046
30 22 Alessandro ANDREOZZI ITA S/Master Speed Up Speed Up 261.0 1'39.781 3.691 / 0.503
31 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 262.8 1'39.879 3.789 / 0.098
32 82 Elena ROSELL SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 261.8 1'39.985 3.895 / 0.106
33 57 Eric GRANADO BRA JIR Moto2 Motobi 257.7 1'40.708 4.618 / 0.723