Vinales With The Edge On Friday In Germany

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Maverick Vinales was the fastest man in Friday practice for the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring as the Moto3 class enjoyed the benefit of a completely dry day's running. Both the MotoGP and Moto2 categories were forced to ride in wet conditions in the afternoon but fortunately for the junior class, the rain fell just as their second session came to a close.

The star of the day for the most part was Czech rider Jakub Kornfeil who topped the times in the morning session. The 19 year old was also quickest for a large portion of FP2 before Vinales deposed him, clocking the fastest lap time of the day on a 1:28.661. Kornfeil was second, a tenth of a second back, with Danny Kent continuing his superb recent form with third, matching Kornfeil for pace.

Having parted company with their title sponsor, the Aspar Moto3 squad haven't enjoyed the smoothest build-up to the weekend but Hector Faubel, winner in such dramatic style last year, gave them a boost by going fourth fastest, just ahead of fellow Spaniards Luis Salom and Alex Rins.

Louis Rossi, racing for the home-based Racing Team Germany squad was seventh with Sandro Cortese, another man racing with pressure on his shoulders, close behind in eighth while Danny Webb put in a superb performance to drag the uncompetitive Mahindra up to ninth, beating Alberto Moncayo on the second Aspar Kalex-KTM.


Moto3 eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland: Combined Friday Practice Times

Pos Rider Motorcycle Team Time/Gap
1  Maverick Viñales FTR Honda Blusens Avintia 1:28.661
2  Jakub Kornfeil FTR Honda Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta +0.162
3  Danny Kent KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo +0.182
4  Hector Faubel Kalex KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 +0.495
5  Luis Salom Kalex KTM RW Racing GP +0.591
6  Alex Rins Suter Honda Estrella Galicia 0,0 +0.631
7  Louis Rossi FTR Honda Racing Team Germany +0.648
8  Sandro Cortese KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo +0.661
9  Danny Webb Mahindra Mahindra Racing +0.683
10  Alberto Moncayo Kalex KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 +0.709
11  Miguel Oliveira Suter Honda Estrella Galicia 0,0 +0.724
12  Niccolo Antonelli FTR Honda San Carlo Gresini Moto3 +0.803
13  Efren Vazquez FTR Honda JHK Laglisse +0.817
14  Adrian Martin FTR Honda JHK Laglisse +0.828
15  Toni Finsterbusch Honda Cresto Guide MZ Racing +0.885
16  Romano Fenati FTR Honda Team Italia FMI +0.927
17  Marcel Schrotter Mahindra Mahindra Racing +0.932
18  Niklas Ajo KTM TT Motion Events Racing +1.128
19  Alan Techer TSR Honda Technomag-CIP-TSR +1.149
20  Isaac Viñales FTR Honda Ongetta-Centro Seta +1.159
21  Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM AirAsia-Sic-Ajo +1.218
22  Brad Binder Kalex KTM RW Racing GP +1.235
23  Alessandro Tonucci FTR Honda Team Italia FMI +1.419
24  Jonas Folger Ioda IodaRacing Project +1.450
25  Luca Gruenwald (WC) Honda Freudenberg Racing Team +1.506
26  Simone Grotzkyj Suter Honda Ambrogio Next Racing +1.748
27  Luigi Morciano Ioda Ioda Team Italia +1.827
28  Arthur Sissis KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo +1.873
29  Ivan Moreno FTR Honda Andalucía JHK Laglisse +1.898
30  Jasper Iwema FGR Honda Moto FGR +2.014
31  Giulian Pedone Suter Honda Ambrogio Next Racing +2.108
32  Alexis Masbou Honda Caretta Technology +2.233
33  Kevin Hanus (WC) Honda Thomas Sabo GP Team +2.489
34  Jack Miller Honda Caretta Technology +2.541
35  Kenta Fujii TSR Honda Technomag-CIP-TSR +3.457


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