Sport Luthi tops the timesheets in final free practice session

17:36  12 august  2017
17:36  12 august  2017 Source:   Read Sport

Dovizioso tops second free practice at Brno

  Dovizioso tops second free practice at Brno Andrea Dovizioso finished top to end Friday as the leading rider at Brno. The Italian took first by over four tenths with a late charge, beating out Jonas Folger and Danilo Petrucci, who finished second and third respectively. The session saw Ducati debut a radical new fairing, which saw a mixed response from onlookers… Twitter: #CzechGP the new outfit is here ! #forzaducati (@DucatiMotor) The fastest man in FP1, Johann Zarco, was fourth in FP2, with Hector Barbera and Scott Redding behind him in fifth and sixth. Dani Pedrosa finished in seventh, after spending the majority of the session in the lead. Last year’s winner, Cal Crutchlow, ended the session in eight position. Aleix Espargaro was ninth, with Marc Marquez all the way down in tenth. There were further shocks in the order, with Maverick Vinales down in 11th, and Valentino Rossi down in 14th place. MotoGP returns tomorrow for qualifying and the final free practice session.

Thomas Luthi sets pace as final Moto2 test begins in Jerez. Swiss rider Thomas Luthi clocked the best time on the opening day of Moto2 testing at a sun-drenched Reigning world champion Casey Stoner has topped the timesheets in a first free practice session run

The second Free Practice session of the Moto2™ World Championship at the #JapaneseGP. Switzerland's Thomas Luthi topped the timesheets ahead of home hope Taka Nakagami after a thrilling Free Practice session at Motegi.

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Tom Luthi ended the final free practice session in Austria on top, ending the morning in first place.

The Swiss rider led the rest of the field by 0.165 seconds, putting Luthi ahead of Sky VR46’s Francesco Bagnaia in second. Luthi will be hoping to repeat this form in qualifying, as he chases down Franco Morbidelli in the championship.

Mattia Pasini was third place in the session, with Alex Marquez coming in fourth. Miguel Oliveria finished the morning in fifth place, with Isaac Vinales coming an impressive sixth.

Franco Morbidelli was down in seventh place, with Luca Marini finishing in eighth. Fabio Quartararo was ninth with Dominique Aegerter finishing in tenth place. Xavi Vierge ended the session in eleventh place with Stefano Manzi ending the morning in twelfth place.

The Moto2 riders will be back out for qualifying in Austria later. The session gets underway at 14:05 BST as Luthi and Morbidelli both compete for the championship.

Pasini beats Morbidelli to Red Bull ring pole .
Mattia Pasini took pole position at the Red Bull ring, beating out Franco Morbidelli by the narrowest of margins. Pasini took pole by a single thousandth of a second, narrowly faster than his fellow countryman. Morbidelli’s teammate Alex Marquez will join him on the front row, starting from third place. Francesco Bagnaia will head the second row, alongside Tom Luthi. Championship contender Luthi will be disappointed to not be on the front row, especially after impressing through practice. Fabio Quartararo will be the final rider on the second row in sixth place. Isaac Vinales continued his great weekend by ending qualifying in seventh, ahead of Miguel Oliveria. Xavi Vierge took ninth place, whilst Sandro Cortese finished in tenth. Jorge Navarro made a great save to avoid crashing during qualifying and ended the session in eleventh place. Hafizh Syharin will start from twelfth place. The Moto2 race will start at 11:20 BST from the Red Bull ring.

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