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Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com

Alex de Angelis set the pace on the Phillip Island track today during the first free practice session for the Moto2 series. De Angelis beat out Scott Redding and Fonsi Nieto for the top spot on the time sheet.

The Moto2 riders were able to take advantage of the dry track as weather conditions continued to improve throughout the day in Australia. De Angelis set a 1’36.295 time around the Phillip Island track, beating out Redding by .017 seconds. De Angelis is coming off of his first podium finish, and looks more than capable of climbing onto the winner’s stage again.

Redding was able to take the lead in the closing laps, but a determined De Angelis was able to steal back the top spot by the end of the first free practice session.

Behind Redding came Fonsi Nieto, Julian Simon, and Andrea Iannone. Simon and Iannone are both fighting for the second place spot in the Moto2 Championship. Simon currently leads Iannone by 5 points.

Moto2 – Phillip Island – Free Practice

Rider Team Bike Time
Alex DE ANGELIS JIR Moto2 Motobi 1’36.295
Scott REDDING Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 1’36.313
Fonsi NIETO Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 1’36.697
Julian SIMON Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 1’36.769
Andrea IANNONE Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 1’37.021
Jules CLUZEL Forward Racing Suter 1’37.223
Mike DI MEGLIO Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 1’37.229
Roberto ROLFO Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 1’37.296
Claudio CORTI Forward Racing Suter 1’37.356
Thomas LUTHI Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Moriwaki 1’37.427


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