2009 2nd Valencia 125 And 250 Test - Day 2 - It's That Man Again
The second and final day of testing at Valencia for the 125s and 250s saw Marco Simoncelli dominate once again. The reigning 250 World Champion put in a huge number of laps to finish the day with a comfortable lead over his Gilera team mate Roberto Locatelli. The Gileras finished the day ahead of the Hondas of Hector Faubel and Thai rider Rathapark Wilairot.
The 125 class was a much more worrying affair. Yesterday's leader, Efren Vazquez had a huge crash, which saw him trap his leg in the wheel, ending with the Spaniard being rushed to hospital in Valencia with a deep cut that partially severed achilles tendon. Vazquez wasn't the only rider to fall, being joined in the gravel by his team mate Pol Espargaro, as well as former Red Bull Rookies Johann Zarco and Matthew Hoyle.
With Vazquez gone, it was the turn of the very impressive Italian rookie Lorenzo Savadori to top the timesheets, ahead of Espargaro aboard the Derbi. The unfortunate Vazquez was still quick enough in the 11 laps he ran before crashing to finish third fastest, however.
Vazquez will be hoping to recover quickly, and be ready for the next test, due to take place at Estoril in a month's time. Before that, there will be more testing for the junior classes at Valencia next week.
Circuit record: 2007, Mika Kallio, KTM, 1'35.659
Circuit record: 2007, Hector Faubel, Aprilia, 1'39.380