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Sepang MotoGP: Quartararo fastest in FP2

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) — France’s Fabio Quartararo of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP claimed the top spot in the 2023 Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) Free Practice 2 (FP2) at Sepang International Circuit on Saturday.

Quartararo clocked 1 minute 58.960 seconds (s) to edge teammate Franco Morbidelli who came in second in 1:58.985s while Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder had to settle for third with 1:59.232s. 

Monster Energy Yamaha’s French rider Fabio Quartararo steers his bike during the first practice session of the MotoGP Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit in Sepang on November 10, 2023. PHOTO: AFP

Meanwhile, in the Moto2 Practice 3 (P3) session, Spain’s Fermin Aldeguer of GT Trevisan SpeedUp was the fastest after clocking 2:05.319s followed by Somkiat Chantra from IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia with 2:05.865s while Briton Jake Dixon from GASGAS Aspar Team completed the top three with 2:05.921s. 

Two local wildcard riders for the Moto2 class, Azroy Anuar and Helmi Azman representing Petronas MIE Racing RW respectively finished 30th (2:08.766s) and 31st (2:09.815s).

In Moto3 class, Daniel Holgado from Red Bull KTM Tech 3 conquered the P3 in 2:11.139s followed by Deniz Oncu from Red Bull KTM Ajo in second palce (2:11.364s) while Jaume Masia from Leopard Racing emerged third ( 2:11.573s.) 

Another local rider, Syarifuddin Azman or better known as Damok from MT Helmets – MSI finished as the second last rider in 27th place (2:14.1990s).