Moto2 : Late Lap From Nakagami Puts Him Clear


Late lap from Nakagami puts him clearJapanese rider Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) was the top man in Moto2™ on day one in Qatar, leading the way from Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) and Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP).

Nakagami’s rapid 2’00.522 best effort came in the last minute of the session with Rabat just +0.052 behind.

The 2012 Moto3 World Champion Cortese was 0.15s off P1 in third, whilst the 2013 Moto3 title winner Maverick Viñales (Pons HP 40) was fourth and the ever consistent Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert) completed the top five.

Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2), Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2), Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing), Jonas Folger (AGR Team) and FP1 leader Mika Kallio Marc (VDS Racing Team) were all present in the top ten.