Iannone Takes FP1, Pasini Excels in the Rain

Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

moto2_pasini After the first day of free practice at the Aragon track in Spain, the Moto2 riders got a good taste of what the Motorland track can offer. The Moto2 riders got in one good dry session in the morning, before the rain came down during the second free practice session.

With the weather dry, and the track in good shape, Andrea Iannone led the Moto2 riders around the track. Iannone was the fastest during the unofficial test in July, and finished today’s session .06 seconds ahead of Julian Simon.

Simon, who is battling Iannone for second place in the overall standings behind Toni Elias, led the FP1 briefly at the beginning of the 45 minute session. Simon dropped in the rankings, but put in a final lap to move him back up into second.

Claudio Corti took third, ahead of wild card entry Kev Coghlan and Elias.

Before the rain fell during the second free practice session, Mattia Pasini was able to put in one quick lap. Passini, who is riding as a replacement for Michael Ranseder, took the second session by .03 seconds ahead of Alex de Angelis. Scott Redding finished third in FP2.

Pasini’s FP2 time was the third fastest for the day, as he didn’t get much of a challenge from the Moto2 riders once the rain started to fall. FP1 winner Andrea Iannone dropped down to 8th during FP2, and season leader Toni Elias finished in 20th.

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