Corsi Overcomes Crash To Go Quickest In FP2

Simone Corsi recovered from an early accident to set the fastest time in second practice for Sunday's Indianapolis Grand Prix. The Italian has been Mr Consistent so far this year but blotted his copybook with a rare fall on his second flying lap.

After repairs were made to his FTR, Corsi returned to the track and immediately usurped his teammate Mattia Pasini who had led the session up to that point. Corsi's time of 1:46.274 was the quickest of the day, beating Scott Redding's benchmark from this morning, while Marc Marquez managed to split the two Ioda Racing riders in the dying seconds.

Championship leader Stefan Bradl almost made it through the day unnoticed but finally showed the form expected of him in the final minute when he leaped up to fourth. Redding only managed to cut a tenth of a second off his FP1 time and had to settle for fifth, with Julian Simon rounding out the top six.

Ricard Cardus finished a superb sixth for the Qatar-based QMMF Racing squad to cap off an impressive day for the Spaniard while Aleix Espargaro took eighth ahead of Mike Di Meglio, the quickest of the Tech 3 Mistral 610s.

Teammate Bradley Smith was two places further back in 11th but could count himself unlucky not to have ended the session on top after he was baulked by Thomas Luthi on a lap which looked set to take over from Corsi at the front.

After his nasty fall this morning, Kenan Sofuoglu has been ruled out of the rest of the weekend with a foot injury while Yuki Takahashi became the latest rider to come a cropper with a crash at turn 13, although thankfully he escaped injury.