Gadea Goes Quickest Before Rain Falls in FP2

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Sergio Gadea finished Friday afternoon at Mugello on top of the timesheets after a rain shower saw any chances of his time being beaten disappear. The Blusens by Paris Hilton rider returned to form last weekend with a much-needed podium at Assen, and in similar conditions, proved the man to beat again.

The experienced Spaniard had spent the dry part of the session trading times with Sandro Cortese on the Intact Racing Aprilia, with the German finishing second fastest, 0.591s behind.

Danny Webb was a surprise third on the Mahindra as the GP125 again proved more than capable in slippery conditions. The Briton was second fastest in the wet practice session at Silverstone and looked competitive again, finishing just over a second off the pace.

Adrian Martin (Bankia Aspar Team) was fourth ahead of Jakub Kornfeil who was one of only two riders, Webb being the other, to better their morning times. Danny Kent completed an excellent day with sixth in the afternoon session with last weekend's hero Luis Salom in seventh place.

Louis Rossi finished eighth ahead of the second Mahindra of Marcel Schrotter while Czech wildcard rider Miroslav Popov completed the top ten on a very impressive start to his Grand Prix career.

Maverick Vinales finished in 12th, just two places ahead of British rookie Harry Stafford, while Taylor Mackenzie was the final classified runner in FP2 in 28th position.

Championship contenders Jonas Folger and Nicolas Terol chose to wait in the garage as the conditions got in the way of any meaningful set-up work. As a result, Folger ended the session in 24th and Terol was outside the 107% cut off time in 31st.

However, due to the inclement weather in the afternoon, Terol leads the combined classification overnight ahead of Johann Zarco.


Combined Free Practice Times:

Pos Rider Nat Team FP1 FP2
1 Nicolas Terol SPA Bankia Aspar Team 1:58.673 2:11.853
2 Johann Zarco FRA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo 1:59.537 2:09.612
3 Efren Vazquez SPA Avant-AirAsia-Ajo 1:59.679 No Time
4 Sandro Cortese GER Intact-Racing Team Germany 1:59.879 2:02.758
5 Danny Kent GBR Red Bull Ajo MotorSport 2:00.443 2:03.768
6 Maverick Vinales SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing 2:00.568 2:04.514
7 Jonas Folger GER Red Bull Ajo MotorSport 2:00.657 2:07.025
8 Hector Faubel SPA Bankia Aspar Team 2:00.767 2:05.419
9 Adrian Martin SPA Bankia Aspar Team 2:00.874 2:03.506
10 Alberto Moncayo SPA Andalucía Banca Civica 2:00.925 2:11.110
11 Sergio Gadea SPA Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing 2:01.186 2:02.167
12 Massimo Parziani ITA Faenza Racing 2:01.254 2:04.338
13 Marcel Schrotter GER Mahindra Racing 2:01.596 2:04.177
14 Sturla Fagerhaug NOR WTR-Ten10 Racing 2:01.869 2:06.362
15 Luigi Morciano ITA Team Italia FMI 2:02.013 2:05.192
16 Simone Grotzkyj ITA Phonica Racing 2:02.082 No Time
17 Miroslav Popov CZE Ellegi Racing 2:02.153 2:04.304
18 Miguel Oliveira POR Andalucía Banca Civica 2:02.412 2:05.326
19 Zulfahmi Khairuddin MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo 2:02.455 2:06.153
20 Luis Salom SPA RW Racing GP 2:02.470 2:03.818
21 Jasper Iwema NED Ongetta-Abbink-Metaal 2:02.580 2:06.020
22 Kevin Calia ITA MGP Racing 2:02.872 2:04.665
23 Louis Rossi FRA Matteoni Racing 2:02.960 2:03.818
24 Niklas Ajo FIN TT Motion Events Racing 2:03.116 2:11.735
25 Alessandro Tonucci ITA Team Italia FMI 2:03.182 2:06.440
26 Danny Webb GBR Mahindra Racing 2:03.956 2:03.285
27 Jakub Kornfeil CZE Ongetta-Centro-Seta 2:06.594 2:03.522
28 Harry Stafford GBR Ongetta-Centro-Seta 2:03.552 2:05.018
29 Alexis Masbou FRA Caretta Technology 2:03.583 2:08.524
30 Taylor Mackenzie GBR Phonica Racing 2:03.669 2:09.961
31 Francesco Mauriello ITA WTR-Ten10 Racing 2:03.862 2:07.077
32 Giulian Pedone SWI Phonica Racing 2:04.122 2:06.849
33 Peter Sebestyen HUN Caretta Technology 2:04.459 2:06.633
34 Joan Perello SPA Matteoni Racing 2:05.520 2:13.663
107% Time: 2:06.980


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