Terol & Torres satisfied with Indy practice sessions progress

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Moto2 World Championship action resumed following the summer break at Indianapolis on Friday, where Takaaki Nakagami led the opening session on a cool and slippery surface this morning.

Conditions improved in the afternoon and lap times tumbled as a result, with Simon Corsi making a late charge for top spot ahead of Scott Redding following a heavy fall for the British rider’s principal current rival for the title Pol Espargaró, who escaped unhurt.

MAPFRE Aspar rider Nico Terol was one of the most consistent riders on track, the Spanish rider lapping constantly at the top end of the timesheets before finishing seventh overall in a hectic finish that resembled a qualifying session rather than free practice.

Jordi Torres arrived at Indianapolis knowing that it wouldn’t be an easy weekend for him and so it proved today, although that did nothing to stop him from working hard and after tirelessly clocking up no less than 42 laps the rookie finished up with the sixteenth fastest time of the day.

7th Nico Terol 1.44.283 (37 laps):
“We have had two good sessions here at Indianapolis today. We were able to get back into the groove after the summer break and I felt confident on the bike from the start this morning. We have been constantly on the pace all day and seventh place is satisfactory, especially because we have a good feeling with the bike. I am satisfied with the work we did looking towards the race and feel confident about the rest of the weekend. We just need to find some more grip in two corners in particular and keep working on the front end of the bike. If I can enjoy myself tomorrow as much as I have today then I am sure we will end up with a good grid position.”

16th Jordi Torres 1.44.731 (42 laps):
“We knew we were going to struggle to get the bike set up here more than we did at Sachsenring because it is a completely different kind of circuit but we have come here prepared to work hard and that’s the most important thing. The bike is working really well at full lean but we’re having trouble getting it turned. It is a strange circuit, especially because of the surface, but we need to get better torsion from the bike without having to lean it over so far. We went the wrong way a little this afternoon but we will change things tomorrow and take it from there. So far I am satisfied with our first day of work here.”

Source: Aspar Media

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