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Moto2: Weather hampers start of Estoril test

Simone Corsi and Jules Cluzel are fastest in the damp at Estoril, ahead of Alex de Angelis, Scott Redding and Kenan Sofuoglu.
Simone Corsi and Jules Cluzel set the pace as the second Moto2 test for the 2011 season got underway at Estoril, though rainy conditions kept mileage to a relative minimum.

A week after testing for the new season began at Valencia, the riders and teams moved on to the Portuguese circuit for the second outing. However, showers in the morning hampered efforts throughout the day.

Nonetheless, Corsi and Cluzel – riding for Ioda and Forward respectively – would share the quickest time of 1min 43.9secs, just ahead of Alex de Angelis a tenth further back.

Valencia pace setter Scott Redding continued his strong with a lap of 1min 44.4secs on the Marc VDS Suter, level with Moto2 debutant Kenan Sofuoglu, the Turk rejoining the ranks after skipping the Valencia test due to personal reasons.

Corsi's team-mate Mattia Pasini, Claudio Corti and Mika Kallio followed closely in sixth, seventh and eighth.

In the 125cc class, Nico Terol was quickest, ahead of Hector Faubel, though conditions dictated the level of productivity.

Testing will resume on Wednesday.



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Don-R

February 15, 2011 10:22 PM

Bit O/T, but it's good to see Kenan Sofuoglu back in the mix again after the very recent passing away of his father. Must be tough to focus his mind on competition again so soon. Good luck to him. Looks like the crappy weather is set for all 3 days of testing unfortunately.



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