By Lisa Lewis

NGM Mobile Racing's Simone Corsi proved quickest during Friday practice for the Indianapolis Moto2 Grand Prix, with a late fast lap powering him to the top of the timesheets.

The Italian Speed Up rider looked at ease as a series of quick late laps took him to a best time of 1m 43.683s. He comes in on-form after finishing second at the Sachsenring, just before the summer break.

Related Articles

The only other rider to break the 1m 44s barrier in the session was championship leader Scott Redding, who was also circulating quickly on his Kalex as the clock ran down but had to settle for second for Marc VDS.

Third went to Tuenti HP 40 rider Tito Rabat as the practice session brought very mixed results for the team.

Team-mate and title contender Pol Espargaro had a huge highside at the final corner with 37 minutes remaining.

The Pons man was thrown over the front of his bike, smashing off the front fairing with his body in the process before the cartwheeling wreckage of his bike narrowly missed the Spaniard.

Undeterred, Espargaro chased down the marshals and demanded his Kalex be returned to him, amazingly managed to start it and rode back to the pits. He returned to track for the final 14 minutes but still had issues and placed 15th.

The fourth fastest time was set by Frenchman Johann Zarco for the Came Iodaracing Project and was the quickest time set by a Suter rider.

Marcel Schrotter led the session for a spell around the midway point, his time eventually the fifth best of the afternoon for the Maptaq SAG Zelos team.

Italtrans rider Takaaki Nakagami had been fastest in the first practice session and was an early pacesetter before eventually finishing up in sixth this afternoon.

Seventh went to three time 125cc race winner at Indianapolis - Mapfre Aspar's Nico Terol, ahead of Interwetten Paddock's Tom Luthi in eighth.

Italtrans had both their riders inside the top ten with Julian Simon occupying ninth, The Marc VDS team doing the same with Mika Kallio in tenth spot.

GP Tech wild-card rider James Rispoli finished the day in 28th place.

After being handed a one-race lifeline by Blusens Avintia, with the possibility of future races, rookie Kyle Smith found himself down in 33rd. Fellow Briton Danny Kent was 21st aboard his Tech3 machine.

Ratthapark Wilairot's replacement at Gresini, Thitipong Warokorn, placed 31st.