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Moto2: Nieto leads Brno practice

Former 250cc title contender Fonsi Nieto knocked watching home hero Karel Abraham from the top of the Moto2 Friday practice timesheets at Brno, in the closing stages of the one hour session.

Abraham, riding in his first and probably last home GP as a Moto2 rider - he is set to switch to MotoGP on a satellite Ducati next year - was leading the session with 22 minutes to go, when he suffered a fast fall from his FTR (insert 'bouncing Czech' pun here).

Abraham was unharmed, but his damaged machine meant he took no further part in the session and could only look on from the pits as Nieto put his Holiday Gym Moriwaki into first place by just 0.002sec.

Former title leader Shoya Tomizawa also fell, but got his Suter back to the pits for repairs and was able to finish the session in third place, a mere 0.032sec from Nieto.

Hungarian Gabor Talmacsi, riding in the nearest event he has to a home race, took fourth place for the Fimmco Speed Up team, with Julian Simon fifth for Aspar (Suter) and Catalunya winner Yuki Takahashi sixth for Tech 3 (+0.164sec).

Title leader Toni Elias, 42 points in front of Thomas Luthi, was banned from Friday practice as punishment for a test session at Misano last Sunday (see separate story).

Luthi could only mange 15th in practice for Interwetten Moriwaki.

Friday practice - Brno:

1. Nieto (Moriwaki) 2m 4.875s
2. Abraham (FTR) +0.002s
3. Tomizawa (Suter) +0.032s
4. Talmacsi (Speed Up) +0.135s
5. Simon (Suter) +0.157s
6. Takahashi (Tech 3) +0.164s
7. Corsi (Motobi) +0.341s
8. Iannone (Speed Up) +0.425s
9. Debon (FTR) +0.454s
10. Tode (Suter) +0.463s

21. Redding (Suter) +1.230s




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Locks46+91+38&2

August 13, 2010 3:41 PM

Hahahaha Watching free practice i had a huge smile come over my face as i imagined all the people who slagged Abraham off not so long ago cringing with embarassment as they saw him go to the top of the time sheet hahahaha. I am so pleased even though he dropped to 2nd.I can see them now thinking what they are going to come back with. Oh his dad owns the circuit blah blah blah yes but he still has to ride the bike.this won't be the only time he does this keep watching from behind your sofas.He might not go out and get pole or win the race but you are not going to be 2nd in practice at any track if you are rubbish .

yep - Unregistered

August 13, 2010 4:18 PM

Very pleased to see Abraham on top of the timesheets for so long. And yep, I couldn't help to think the same. :p Then again, he's been doing fairly well in Moto2 all season already, it's not the first time that he shows up at the front. Sure, he made his way into the championship via his dad's money, but that doesn't mean he's got no talent. Barbera is doing well enough on the Ducati this year and who'd have expected that from him at the beginning of the season? I think Abraham can do something similar next year in MotoGP and before he moves up maybe even take a podium or two in Moto2. We'll see.



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