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0.061 separates the leading trio in Moto2™ FP1 while Championship leader Marquez sits 19th

ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team’s Tetsuta Nagashima starts the Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky as the fastest man in Moto2™ having taken top spot in FP1, the Japanese rider sits a slender 0.060 clear of second fastest Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and 0.061 faster than Augusto Fernandez (FlexBox HP 40).

Nagashima left it late to set his table-topping 2:02.080 to lead the intermediate class field on a cloudy morning in the Czech Republic, with Binder and Fernandez also setting their quickest times in the latter stages of the session. Binder was out on KTM’s new Moto2™ chassis and judging by the times, the Austrian factory seemed to have found a solution – time will tell, however.

The returning Mattia Pasini got life at Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 off to a great start, the Italian led for periods of FP1 but eventually finished P4, 0.177 from P1. Championship contender Tom Lüthi (Dynavolt Intact GP) had a solid morning, the Swiss rider closed out the top five while title rival Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) could only manage P19.

A second covered the top 14 in the opening Moto2™ session of the weekend, will the times be as tight – if not tighter – in the afternoon when conditions have improved? Find out when Moto2™ FP2 goes live at 15:10 local time (GMT 2).


Moto2™ FP1 at the Czech GP: Friday in full swing 02/08/2019

Matt Dunn and Neil Morrison bring you the first session of the intermediate class riders as they get their first taste of the Brno

1. Tetsuta Nagashima (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team) 2’02.080

2. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 0.060

3. Augusto Fernandez (Flexbox HP 40) 0.061

4. Mattia Pasini (Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2) 0.177

5. Tom Lüthi (Dynavolt Intact GP) 0.510

6. Nicolo Bulega (Sky Racing Team VR46) 0.577

7. Iker Lecuona (American Racing KTM) 0.658

8. Jorge Navarro (HDR Heidrun Speed Up) 0.675

9. Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) 0.783

10. Remy Gardner (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team) 0.883

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