moto2 / Broken collarbone for Oliveira, 12th for lone rider Kent
The Portuguese victim to a crash at Turn3 in the first minutes of FP3 in the morning, his teammate closes Friday in12th.
A Friday to forget for the Leopard Racing team at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, the fourteenth round of the 2016 season. On the 5.1 Km of MotorLand ragon, Miguel Oliveira was able to ride just a few meters before being hit by Morbidelli at Turn 3.
Immediately Oliveira visited the Medical Center of the circuit, where he was diagnosed with a slight concussion. The talent of Pragal was then transported to a nearby hospital in Alcaniz for further examinations which have confirmed a broken collarbone.
His teammate Danny Kent remained as the only rider of the team led by Stefan Keifer. The Moto3 World Champion, who last year qualified on the front row here, did well and managed to shave time off his best lap of FP1 and finished the day in 12th place on the combined timesheets, to +0978s leader Nakagami.
Saturday will begin with the third and final free practice session, before the field heads out to decide the starting grid for the Moto2 Grand Prix Movistar de Aragon in 2016.
#52 Danny KENT – 12th (1’54.680):
“This is one of our best Fridays from the last few races. There are a lot of positives from the day, I have a good feeling with the bike and we ended today in P12. There’s a lot of positives from today, I have a good feeling with the bike. Even on my best lap I made a few mistakes so there are still some tenths here and there to make back. We’ll see what we can improve tomorrow and I’m happy with how it all went.”
Moto2™ Combined Free Practice Times:
1 – Takaaki Nakagami / JPN / Idemitsu Honda Asia / Kalex / 1’53.702
2 – Sam Lowes / GBR / Federal Oil Gresini / Kalex / 1’53.767
3 – Thomas Luthi / SWI / Garage Plus Interwetten / Kalex / 1’53.793
12 – Danny KENT / GBR / Leopard Racing / Kalex / 1’54.680
Moto2™ Schedule (Local Time, GMT +2):
Saturday, September 24th:
10:55 – 11:40 – FP3
15:05 – 15:50 – QP
Photo credit: Leopard Racing