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Moto3: Cortese from Kent on day one at Indy

Sandro Cortese fastest from team-mate Danny Kent during Friday practice (2) for the Indianapolis Moto3 Grand Prix.
By Lisa Lewis

Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Sandro Cortese finished the second Moto3 practice session at Indianapolis on top of the timesheets with a 1m 49.307.

Championship leader Cortese had been the early pace setter on the Red Bull KTM Ajo, his experience of the track enabling him to pull out a small gap over the other riders. Later in the session the German swapped places for the top position with Maverick Vinales but ended the session leading the way.

British rider Danny Kent, who had been fastest in morning practice where the fastest laps were set at the end of the session as the track dried after an earlier downpour, put in a quick late lap to finish just behind his German team mate and just +0.126 off the pace.

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira was the fastest non KTM rider across the line in third on his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda, closely followed by Maverick Vinales who eventually settled for fourth for the Blusens Avintia team.

Luis Salom (RW Racing GP) finished fifth with Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia)sixth, Jonas Folger showed he had settled into his New Mapfre Aspar team home well with finishing seventh, he had also been third in the morning session.

Folger's new team mate Hector Faubel was just behind him in eighth while Louis Rossi managed ninth for Racing Team Germany despite a couple of off-track excursions. Adrian Martin completed the top ten for JHK Laglisse.

Alex Marquez was 17th on his first non-wild-card ride for the Ambrogio Next Racing team while Danny Webb pushed the Mahindra to 22nd fastest. All the riders set faster times than in the drying first practice session.

Friday practice 2:

1. Sandro Cortese GER (KTM) 1m 49.307s
2. Danny Kent GBR (KTM) 1m 49.433s
3. Miguel Oliveira POR (Suter Honda) 1m 49.596s
4. Maverick Viñales SPA (FTR Honda) 1m 49.694s
5. Luis Salom SPA (Kalex KTM) 1m 49.827s
6. Alex Rins SPA (Suter Honda) 1m 49.986s
7. Jonas Folger GER (Kalex KTM) 1m 50.356s
8. Hector Faubel SPA (Kalex KTM) 1m 50.368s
9. Louis Rossi FRA (FTR Honda) 1m 50.428s
10. Adrian Martin SPA (FTR Honda) 1m 50.902s
11. Jakub Kornfeil CZE (FTR Honda) 1m 50.918s
12. Efren Vazquez SPA (FTR Honda) 1m 50.961s
13. Zulfahmi Khairuddin MAL (KTM) 1m 51.011s
14. Romano Fenati ITA (FTR Honda) 1m 51.072s
15. Isaac Viñales SPA (FTR Honda) 1m 51.238s


Tagged as: Sandro Cortese , Danny Kent

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TalentFan

August 17, 2012 11:53 PM

Cortese is a fast guy and a tough competitor for sure (a bit too tough - esp on his own teammate more than once IMO) and he's got to be the favourite for the WC (well, along with the remarkable Maverick anyway). I'm happy to see Kent doing so well and proving he can be consistently fast and fight at the front though. It'd be great to see a great Moto3 battle and a win for Danny.

M1M - Unregistered

August 17, 2012 9:26 PM

I hope Kent's problems are behind him and he has good race pace on Sunday too. I'm looking forward to another great Moto3 race. It has been an improvement over 125GP so far without the "have" and "have not" status created by the works Aprilias. If only they could dub a recording of the two strokes over the live feed instead it would be perfect.



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