Assen MotoGP: Marco Simoncelli tops 250 second free practice

Published: 27 June 2008

Marco Simoncelli was the fastest man on track in Assen for the second 250 free practice this morning.

Simoncelli traded places at the top of the timesheets with eventual third placed Hector Barbera on the Team Toth Aprilia, but with nine minutes of the session remaining Simoncelli lapped the Assen circuit in 1:41.593 and then continued to improve on this until his final lap was recorded at 1:40.948.

Provisional pole man Alvaro Bautista finished the session in second place with a 1:41.091.

Ireland’s Eugene Laverty finished the session in 19th place with a best lap of 1:43.770.

Assen MotoGP 250 free practice two results:

1 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA Metis Gilera GILERA 1'40.948
2 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team APRILIA 1'41.091
3 Hector BARBERA SPA Team Toth Aprilia APRILIA 1'41.205
4 Alex DEBON SPA Lotus Aprilia APRILIA 1'41.904
5 Hector FAUBEL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team APRILIA 1'42.320
6 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN JiR Team Scot 250 HONDA 1'42.321
7 Roberto LOCATELLI ITA Metis Gilera GILERA 1'42.324
8 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Red Bull KTM 250 KTM 1'42.379
9 Mika KALLIO FIN Red Bull KTM 250 KTM 1'42.498
10 Manuel POGGIALI RSM Campetella Racing GILERA 1'42.517
11 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Lotus Aprilia APRILIA 1'42.553
12 Julian SIMON SPA Repsol KTM 250cc KTM 1'42.624
13 Thomas LUTHI SWI Emmi - Caffe Latte APRILIA 1'42.806
14 Fabrizio LAI ITA Campetella Racing GILERA 1'42.883
15 Mattia PASINI ITA Polaris World APRILIA 1'42.925
16 Lukas PESEK CZE Auto Kelly - CP APRILIA 1'43.152
17 Alex BALDOLINI ITA Matteoni Racing APRILIA 1'43.404
18 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing APRILIA 1'43.713
19 Eugene LAVERTY IRL Blusens Aprilia APRILIA 1'43.770
20 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT SAG HONDA 1'43.808
21 Imre TOTH HUN Team Toth Aprilia APRILIA 1'44.651
22 Frederik WATZ SWE Jaap Kingma Racing APRILIA 1'45.161
23 Russel GOMEZ SPA Blusens Aprilia APRILIA 1'45.634
24 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Yamaha Pertamina Indonesia YAMAHA 1'46.602

  • Marco Simoncelli was the fastest rider on the Metis Gilera in the second 250 free practice in Assen