Terol Leads, Kent Impresses In Second Practice

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Nicolas Terol led another closely contested practice session on Friday afternoon at Misano but equally important from a British point of view was the emergence of Danny Kent.

The British rookie is thriving in his new found seniority within the Red Bull Ajo Motorsport camp, with the team placing him on the Aprilia RSA as opposed to the less advanced RSW he had ridden previously, and proved it one again by taking it to third place.

The fastest time switched between a number of riders during the 40 minute session with Efren Vazquez taking the early lead. Maverick Vinales and Terol took turns at the top before Hector Faubel took over, becoming the first rider to go below the morning benchmark ten minutes from the end on a 1:44.529.

The 28 year old hung on until the final two minutes when Terol clocked a 1:44.328, followed moments later by a 1:44.139. Faubel managed to go slightly quicker but all that did was prevent Danny Kent from taking second, the teenager delivering a 1:44.479.

Johann Zarco had an opportunity to get in amongst the Aprilias at the front but crashed on his final run, leaving him down in fourth, just ahead of Vazquez on the second AirAsia Derbi. The two Blusens Aprilias were closely matched too with Sergio Gadea edging out Vinales for sixth while Adrian Martin got the third Aspar Aprilia into eighth.

After finishing the morning way down the order, Sandro Cortese made it up to ninth in the afternoon although he still seems short of the pace that took him to a victory and a third place in the last two events. Luis Salom will be delighted just to be back after missing Indianapolis through injury and the Spaniard seems back to full fitness, going tenth quickest today.

There were also notable performances from two unfamiliar names as Miroslav Popov and Kevin Calia finished 11th and 13th respectively on their wildcard Aprilias, making full use of their Grand Prix opportunity.

Danny Webb clocked the 16th fastest time on the Mahindra and looks set to compete for the rest of the weekend despite injuring his hand six days ago while Harry Stafford and Taylor Mackenzie ended up in 27th and 32nd.


Friday Practice 2 Result:

Pos Rider Nat Bike Team Time/Gap
1 Nicolas Terol SPA Aprilia Bankia Aspar Team 125cc 1:44.139
2 Hector Faubel SPA Aprilia Bankia Aspar Team 125cc +0.194
3 Danny Kent GBR Aprilia Red Bull Ajo MotorSport +0.340
4 Johann Zarco FRA Derbi Avant-AirAsia-Ajo +0.374
5 Efren Vazquez SPA Derbi Avant-AirAsia-Ajo +0.434
6 Sergio Gadea SPA Aprilia Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing +0.676
7 Maverick Vinales SPA Aprilia Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing +0.719
8 Adrian Martin SPA Aprilia Bankia Aspar Team 125cc +0.952
9 Sandro Cortese GER Aprilia Intact-Racing Team Germany +0.977
10 Luis Salom SPA Aprilia RW Racing GP +1.032
11 Miroslav Popov (WC) CZE Aprilia Ellegi Racing +1.311
12 Alberto Moncayo SPA Aprilia Andalucía Banca Civica +1.442
13 Kevin Calia (WC) ITA Aprilia MGP Racing +1.666
14 Marcel Schrotter GER Mahindra Mahindra Racing +1.758
15 Miguel Oliveira POR Aprilia Andalucía Banca Civica +2.088
16 Danny Webb GBR Mahindra Mahindra Racing +2.167
17 Luigi Morciano ITA Aprilia Team Italia FMI +2.167
18 Simone Grotzkyj ITA Aprilia Phonica Racing +2.180
19 Jasper Iwema NED Aprilia Ongetta-Abbink-Metaal +2.203
20 Louis Rossi FRA Aprilia Matteoni Racing +2.261
21 Jakub Kornfeil CZE Aprilia Ongetta-Centro-Seta +2.265
22 Alexis Masbou FRA KTM Caretta Technology +2.292
23 Zulfahmi Khairuddin MAL Derbi AirAsia-Sic-Ajo +2.318
24 Alessandro Tonucci ITA Aprilia Team Italia FMI +2.343
25 Jonas Folger GER Aprilia Red Bull Ajo MotorSport +2.371
26 Alessandro Giorgi (WC) ITA Aprilia VFT Racing +2.582
27 Harry Stafford GBR Aprilia Ongetta-Centro-Seta +2.656
28 Sturla Fagerhaug NOR Aprilia WTR-Ten10 Racing +2.926
29 Massimo Parziani (WC) ITA Aprilia Faenza Racing +2.982
30 Manuel Tatasciore (WC) ITA Aprilia Phonica Racing +3.091
31 Joan Perello SPA Aprilia Matteoni Racing +3.284
32 Taylor Mackenzie GBR Aprilia Phonica Racing +3.476
33 Niklas Ajo FIN Aprilia TT Motion Events Racing +3.491
34 Francesco Mauriello ITA Aprilia WTR-Ten10 Racing +3.510
35 Jack Miller AUS KTM Caretta Technology +3.854
36 Giulian Pedone SWI Aprilia Phonica Racing +5.079
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