Texas Moto2: Zarco tops both sessions

Published: 11 April 2014

Johann Zarco has topped both opening sessions at the Circuit of the Americas, as he bounces back from his opening lap crash at Qatar on the British Caterham Suter machine, ahead of Dominique Aegerter by 0.061.

Zarco’s best time of 2’10.839 put him ahead of his rivals, with only Aegerter able to get within 0.25s of the pace man. Aegerter had crashed with Ricky Cardus early in FP2 but both escaped major injury.

Tito Rabat was third, 0.3 back on Zarco on the MarcVDS Kalex, ahead of 2013 Moto3 champion Maverick Vinales on a second Kalex, while Belgian Xavier Simeon came through to sixth.

The British pair of Sam Lowes and Gino Rea were 19th and 20th, both suffering from mechanical problems through the final session, but still only a second and a half off the pole man.

1 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 2'10.839 
2 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 2'11.086 0.247 / 0.247
3 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex  2'11.147 0.308 / 0.061
4 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex  2'11.156 0.317 / 0.009
5 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 2'11.160 0.321 / 0.004
6 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 269.7 2'11.329 0.490 / 0.169
7 39 Luis SALOM SPA Pons HP 40 Kalex   2'11.444 0.605 / 0.115
8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 2'11.502 0.663 / 0.058
9 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3    2'11.610 0.771 / 0.108
10 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 2'11.694 0.855 / 0.084
11 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 2'11.704 0.865 / 0.010
12 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex  2'11.799 0.960 / 0.095
13 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex  2'11.904 1.065 / 0.105
14 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter  2'11.979 1.140 / 0.075
15 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Forward KLX 2'12.216 1.377 / 0.237
16 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3   2'12.277 1.438 / 0.061
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter  2'12.408 1.569 / 0.131
18 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 2'12.431 1.592 / 0.023
19 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up  2'12.486 1.647 / 0.055
20 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter   2'12.533 1.694 / 0.047

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