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Nov 9, 2012

Marquez Fastest In FIM Moto2 Practice In Spain But Draws Penalty And Will Start From The Back Of The Grid (Updated)

Marc Marquez (93). Photo courtesy of
FIM Moto2 World Championship
Valencia, Spain
November 9, 2012
Free Practice Two Results (all using Honda engines and Dunlop tires):

1. Marc MARQUEZ, Spain (SUTER), 1:36.090
2. Pol ESPARGARO, Spain (KALEX), 1:36.127
3. Scott REDDING, UK (KALEX), 1:36.348
4. Andrea IANNONE, Italy (SPEED UP), 1:36.474
5. Johann ZARCO, France (MOTOBI), 1:36.701
6. Thomas LUTHI, Switzerland (SUTER), 1:36.878
7. Nicolas TEROL, Spain (SUTER), 1:36.879
8. Julian SIMON, Spain (SUTER), 1:36.888
9. Dominique AEGERTER, Switzerland (SUTER), 1:36.907
10. Mika KALLIO, Finland (KALEX), 1:36.932
11. Randy KRUMMENACHER, Switzerland (KALEX), 1:37.166
12. Jordi TORRES, Spain (SUTER), 1:37.182
13. Esteve RABAT, Spain (KALEX), 1:37.295
14. Xavier SIMEON, Belgium (TECH 3), 1:37.319
15. Takaaki NAKAGAMI, Japan (KALEX), 1:37.496
16. Toni ELIAS, Spain (KALEX), 1:37.529
17. Ricard CARDUS, Spain (AJR), 1:37.571
18. Yuki TAKAHASHI, Japan (FTR), 1:37.579
19. Gino REA, UK (SUTER), 1:37.789
20. Mike DI MEGLIO, France (KALEX), 1:37.867

More, from a press release issued by FIM and Dorna Communications:

2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix

Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana - Decision of the Race Direction
On Friday 09 November, the Race Direction decided to impose on rider Marc MARQUEZ (SPA) a grid penalty to start from the last position for the race in Valencia on 11 November. Marc MARQUEZ rode in an irresponsible manner during the Moto2 free practice causing danger to rider Simone Corsi (ITA) which is an infringement of the article 1.21.2 of the 2012 FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Regulations.

No appeal was lodged.

The decision of the Race Direction is final.
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