Moto2 FP1 first of all saw many riders coming back on track after injuries as Khairul Idham Pawi came back after a forced stop and same for Ekky Pratama, who had to miss last grand prix due to an injury; alongside them, we had some “new” rider with Mattia Pasini back as a full time rider with the Italian replacing Simone Corsi in Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2.
Mattia made many appearances this year replacing injured riders before having an incident as well forcing him to miss the track in Barcelona in which he should have replaced Pawi in Petronas after having did it in Mugello.
Anyway, Mattia looked really fine in the first session of free practice in which he was really fast being able to conquer best crono in time sheet at the end of the FP1. Pasini was able to do an impressive rhythm being just one tenths of a second far from the top, with Nagashima who had the best crono.
Tom Luthi, 2nd in Championship Standings, is 5th ahead Nicolò Bulega and Iker Lecuona, with the Spaniard who is again fast with his KTM, but Brad Binder did even better finishing in 2nd . Behind Lecuona we have Jorge Navarro and Alex Lowes, while Remy Gardner close top 10. Andera Locatelli, Luca Marini, Xavi Vierge and Fabio Di Giannantonio are actually last 4 riders who got the direct access to Q2.
Not the best session for the moment for Alex Marquez, who ended in 19th after struggling a bit during the session, while Augusto Fernandez and Lorenzo Baldassarri had their problems too being far from top positions for the most of the session, but Augusto was able to put his bike in 3rd, while his teammate could not do better than 15th position.