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Granado fastest in Misano free practice

Eric Granado set the pace in MotoE Free Practice at Misano, setting a new lap record in the process.

The Avintia Esponsorama Racing rider set a 1m42.910s lap around the Italian circuit during the second free practice session.

Alex de Angelis spent much of the session at the top of the order before being knocked off the top spot by Granado. He eventually finished with a time 0.207s slower than Granado, but 0.045s quicker than last weekend’s race winner Matteo Ferrari.

De Angelis had earlier set a competitive lap early in the first practice session, before a crash limited his running and left him unable to improve through the rest of FP1.

Instead, it was Xavier Simeon who set the pace early on.

Despite having a lap time removed for exceeding track limits, the LCR E-Team sat at the top of the order with a 1m43.427s lap, just 0.056s quicker than Granado’s then fastest time halfway through the session.

Granado soon found improvements and topped the session with a 1m43.400s, a time that wouldn’t be beaten until FP2, the quicker of the two sessions.

Rookie Jordi Torres was fourth quickest overall ahead of Simeon, who couldn’t improve on his FP1 time in the second session.

Marcon was sixth quickest ahead of championship leader Dominique Aegerter, Mike Di Meglio, and Lukas Tulovic.

Alessandro Zaccone completed the top 10.

Image courtesy of MotoGP

Bethonie Waring

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