Bradley Smith got the better of Aspar Aprilia team-mate and title leader Julian Simon to lead 125cc Friday practice for the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.

The Englishman, who returned to the podium after a three-race absent last Sunday at Indianapolis, moved ahead of Simon in the final minutes to finish the hour with a 0.323sec advantage over the Spaniard.

Third fastest was local star Andrea Iannone (Ongetta Aprilia) with German Stefan Bradl completing the top four on his Viessmann Kiefer Aprilia, 0.669sec behind Smith.

Nicolas Terol - who starts round twelve second in the championship, 52.5 points behind Simon - was only eleventh fastest for Jack & Jones Aprilia.

Friday practice - Misano:

1. Smith (Aprilia)
2. Simon (Aprilia) +0.323sec
3. Iannone (Aprilia) +0.481sec
4. Bradl (Aprilia) +0.669sec
5. Vazquez (Derbi) +0.774sec
6. Gadea (Aprilia) +0.823sec
7. Espargaro (Derbi) +0.829sec
8. Corsi (Aprilia) +0.969sec
9. Moretti (Aprilia) +0.980sec
10. Aegerter (Derbi) +1.068sec

15. Redding (Aprilia) +1.264sec
16. Webb (Aprilia) +1.363sec


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