Moto2 Jerez FP1: Johann Zarco shines in the wet

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If the first practice sessions at Jerez were dry for Moto3, mixed for a curtailed MotoGP (that doesn’t have intermediate tires for this type of track conditions), the Moto2 riders found a fully wet track with stiff wind also blowing.

Heading the top of the timesheets after the 45 minute practice was JiRs Johann Zarco who posted a best lap of 1.56.770 and the only rider who dropped under the 1.57 mark. Andrea Iannone was second and he was the only rider to be within a second of Zarco, but he was 0.876 seconds adrift, just before the session was red flagged with just five minutes remaining in the session after Randy Krummenacher and Ratthapark Wilairot binned their bikes (in separate incidents).

Xavier Simeon took the third spot and wet weather specialist Anthony West was fourth, but he was a massive two seconds off pace followed by Pol Espargaro, and Scott Redding in a last lap lunge pushed Pol Espargaro to 7th.

Julian Simon who switched chassis maker was 8th followed by Thomas Luthi (who was given a ‘yellow card’ warning after punching Marc Marquez in the arm during the cool down lap at Qatar) and Alex de Angelis closed out the top ten. Qatar winner Marc Marquez, who also received a warning regarding his aggressive riding, was only 14th and 3.4 seconds from the top of timesheets, evidently deciding not to take too many risks in this first session.

Moto2 Jerez FP1 results after the jump.

01- Johann Zarco – JiR Moto2 – MotoBI – 1’55.382
02- Andrea Iannone – Speed Master Team – Speed Up Moto2 – + 0.876
03- Xavier Simeon – Tech 3 Racing – Tech 3 Mistral 610 – + 0.949
04- Anthony West – QMMF Racing Team – Moriwaki MD600 – + 2.055
05- Scott Redding – Marc VDS Racing Team – KALEX Moto2 – + 2.432
06- Bradley Smith – Tech 3 Racing – Tech 3 Mistral 610 – + 2.496
07- Pol Espargaro – Pons 40 HP Tuenti – KALEX Moto2 – + 2.547
08- Julian Simon – Blusens Avintia – Suter MMXII – + 3.049
09- Thomas Luthi – Interwetten Paddock – Suter MMXII – + 3.230
10- Alex De Angelis – NGM Mobile Forward Racing – Suter MMXII – + 3.307
11- Claudio Corti – Italtrans Racing Team – KALEX Moto2 – + 3.571
12- Randy Krummenacher – GP Team Switzerland – KALEX Moto2 – + 3.599
13- Simone Corsi – CAME Iodaracing Project – FTR Moto M212 – + 3.673
14- Marc Marquez – Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol – Suter MMXII – + 3.868
15- Nico Terol – MAPFRE Aspar Team – Suter MMXII – + 3.970
16- Ricky Cardus – Argiñano Racing Team – AJR Moto2 – + 4.089
17- Mika Kallio – Marc VDS Racing Team – KALEX Moto2 – + 4.210
18- Mike Di Meglio – Speed Master Team – Speed Up Moto2 – + 4.256
19- Tito Rabat – Pons HP 40 Tuenti – KALEX Moto2 – + 4.450
20- Toni Elias – MAPFRE Aspar Team – Suter MMXII – + 5.258
21- Gino Rea – Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 – Moriwaki MD600 – + 5.373
22- Max Neukirchner – Kiefer Racing – KALEX Moto2 – + 5.559
23- Takaaki Nakagami – Italtrans Racing Team – KALEX Moto2 – + 5.723
24- Angel Rodriguez – Desguaces La Torre SAG – FTR Moto M211 – + 5.769
25- Axel Pons – Pons 40 HP Tuenti – KALEX Moto2 – + 6.050
26- Roberto Rolfo – Technomag CIP – Suter MMXII – + 6.072
27- Yuki Takahashi – NGM Mobile Forward Racing – Suter MMXII – + 6.237
28- Elena Rosell – QMMF Racing Team – Moriwaki MD600 – + 6.369
29- Dominique Aegerter – Technomag CIP – Suter MMXII – + 7.041
30- Ratthapark Wilairot – Thai Honda Gresini Moto2 – Moriwaki MD600 – + 7.261
31- Alexander Lundh – Cresto Guide MZ Racing – FTR Moto M211 – + 8.878
32- Marco Colandrea – SAG Team – FTR Moto M211 – + 9.822

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