2013 Moto2 Valencia February Test Overall Time Comparison: Espargaro And Terol Lead The Way

Pol Espargaro has stamped his authority on the Moto2 class at Valencia, leading the overall standings after all three days. Espargaro is two tenths quicker than Mapfre Aspar's Nico Terol, and four tenths faster than Julian Simon. The Moto2 class, like the Moto3 class, sees a trio of Spaniard leading, but the question is whether this will still be the case at the next test at Jerez. Terol has always excelled at Valencia, his home track, and he may not find it as easy at Jerez.

With fewer rookies in the class, the riders did not make the kind of progress which the Moto3 boys and girl did. Standout rider on the list of improved times is Johann Zarco, the Frenchman taking two-and-three-quarters of a second off his best time from Tuesday, and moving well up the order to get into the top 10. Sandro Cortese was the most improved of the rookies, taking nearly two seconds off his best time, with Tech 3's Danny Kent improving by over 1.8 seconds. Louis Rossi's progress was stymied by a crash he had on Friday morning, leaving the Frenchman unable to post a faster time.

Below are the overall standings after all three days of testing, as well as a list showing the improvement made by each of the riders:

Overall over all 3 days
Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. In Session
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO PONS KALEX 1:34.577     Day 3 Sn 2
2 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1:34.777 0.200 0.200 Day 3 Sn 2
3 60 Julian SIMON KALEX 1:34.981 0.404 0.204 Day 3 Sn 1
4 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1:35.084 0.507 0.103 Day 3 Sn 2
5 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1:35.093 0.516 0.009 Day 3 Sn 1
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1:35.122 0.545 0.029 Day 3 Sn 3
7 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1:35.293 0.716 0.171 Day 3 Sn 2
8 80 Esteve RABAT PONS KALEX 1:35.317 0.740 0.024 Day 3 Sn 2
9 3 Simone CORSI SPEED UP 1:35.365 0.788 0.048 Day 3 Sn 2
10 5 Johann ZARCO SUTER 1:35.399 0.822 0.034 Day 3 Sn 2
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1:35.555 0.978 0.156 Day 3 Sn 2
12 49 Axel PONS PONS KALEX 1:35.630 1.053 0.075 Day 3 Sn 3
13 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1:35.769 1.192 0.139 Day 3 Sn 1
14 24 Toni ELIAS KALEX 1:35.911 1.334 0.142 Day 3 Sn 2
15 19 Xavier SIMEON KALEX 1:36.039 1.462 0.128 Day 3 Sn 1
16 88 Ricky CARDUS SPEED UP 1:36.347 1.770 0.308 Day 3 Sn 1
17 95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 1:36.434 1.857 0.087 Day 3 Sn 1
18 54 Mattia PASINI SPEED UP 1:36.485 1.908 0.051 Day 3 Sn 1
19 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1:36.531 1.954 0.046 Day 3 Sn 1
20 15 Alex DE ANGELIS SPEED UP 1:36.722 2.145 0.191 Day 3 Sn 2
21 11 Sandro CORTESE KALEX 1:36.733 2.156 0.011 Day 3 Sn 2
22 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1:36.862 2.285 0.129 Day 3 Sn 2
23 44 Steven ODENDAAL SPEED UP 1:37.159 2.582 0.297 Day 3 Sn 2
24 52 Danny KENT TECH 3 1:37.330 2.753 0.171 Day 3 Sn 3
25 9 Kyle SMITH KALEX 1:37.378 2.801 0.048 Day 3 Sn 2
26 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SUTER 1:37.389 2.812 0.011 Day 3 Sn 1
27 63 Mike DI MEGLIO MOTOBI 1:37.571 2.994 0.182 Day 3 Sn 3
28 96 Louis ROSSI TECH 3 1:37.662 3.085 0.091 Day 3 Sn 1
29 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPEED UP 1:38.097 3.520 0.435 Day 3 Sn 3
30 7 Doni Tata PRADITA SUTER 1:38.266 3.689 0.169 Day 3 Sn 2
31 23 Marcel SCHROTTER KALEX 1:38.391 3.814 0.125 Day 1 Sn 3
32 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO SPEED UP 1:41.431 6.854 3.040 Day 1 Sn 3

 

Improvement for each rider over all three days of testing:

No. Rider Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Fastest Diff
40 Pol ESPARGARO 1:36.106 1:35.520 1:34.577 1:34.577 -1.529
18 Nicolas TEROL 1:35.926 1:35.733 1:34.777 1:34.777 -1.149
60 Julian SIMON 1:35.951 1:35.993 1:34.981 1:34.981 -1.012
81 Jordi TORRES 1:36.457 1:36.290 1:35.084 1:35.084 -1.373
12 Thomas LUTHI 1:36.629 1:35.947 1:35.093 1:35.093 -1.536
30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI 1:36.443 1:36.051 1:35.122 1:35.122 -1.321
45 Scott REDDING 1:36.337 1:36.102 1:35.293 1:35.293 -1.044
80 Esteve RABAT 1:36.531 1:36.023 1:35.317 1:35.317 -1.214
3 Simone CORSI 1:36.444 1:36.192 1:35.365 1:35.365 -1.079
5 Johann ZARCO 1:38.140 1:36.028 1:35.399 1:35.399 -2.741
77 Dominique AEGERTER 1:37.354 1:36.839 1:35.555 1:35.555 -1.799
49 Axel PONS 1:37.531 1:37.189 1:35.630 1:35.630 -1.901
36 Mika KALLIO 1:37.238 1:36.514 1:35.769 1:35.769 -1.469
24 Toni ELIAS 1:36.852 1:36.883 1:35.911 1:35.911 -0.972
19 Xavier SIMEON 1:37.339 1:37.086 1:36.039 1:36.039 -1.300
88 Ricky CARDUS 1:38.329 1:37.725 1:36.347 1:36.347 -1.982
95 Anthony WEST 1:37.801 1:36.868 1:36.434 1:36.434 -1.367
54 Mattia PASINI 1:37.679 1:37.396 1:36.485 1:36.485 -1.194
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT 1:38.695 1:37.596 1:36.531 1:36.531 -2.164
15 Alex DE ANGELIS 1:37.074 1:36.870 1:36.722 1:36.722 -0.352
11 Sandro CORTESE 1:38.722 1:38.545 1:36.733 1:36.733 -1.989
72 Yuki TAKAHASHI 1:38.926 1:37.728 1:36.862 1:36.862 -2.064
44 Steven ODENDAAL   1:38.540 1:37.159 1:37.159 -1.381
52 Danny KENT 1:39.184 1:38.011 1:37.330 1:37.330 -1.854
9 Kyle SMITH 1:39.076 1:38.971 1:37.378 1:37.378 -1.698
4 Randy KRUMMENACHER 1:38.516 1:38.434 1:37.389 1:37.389 -1.127
63 Mike DI MEGLIO 1:37.922 1:37.758 1:37.571 1:37.571 -0.351
96 Louis ROSSI 1:38.726 1:38.806 1:37.662 1:37.662 -1.144
17 Alberto MONCAYO   1:40.190 1:38.097 1:38.097 -2.093
7 Doni Tata PRADITA 1:39.663 1:38.932 1:38.266 1:38.266 -1.397
23 Marcel SCHROTTER 1:38.391     1:38.391 0.000
97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO 1:41.431 1:42.659   1:41.431 +1.228

 

Race Details
2013
Pol Espargaro has stamped his authority on the Moto2 class at Valencia, leading the overall standings after all three days. Espargaro is two tenths quicker than Mapfre Aspar's Nico Terol, and four tenths faster than Julian Simon. The Moto2 class, like the Moto3 class, sees a trio of Spaniard leading, but the question is whether this will still be the case at the next test at Jerez. Terol has always excelled at Valencia, his home track, and he may not find it as easy at Jerez.With fewer rookies in the class, the riders did not make the kind of progress which the Moto3 boys and girl did. Standout rider on the list of improved times is Johann Zarco, the Frenchman taking two-and-three-quarters of a second off his best time from Tuesday, and moving well up the order to get into the top 10. Sandro Cortese was the most improved of the rookies, taking nearly two seconds off his best time, with Tech 3's Danny Kent improving by over 1.8 seconds. Louis Rossi's progress was stymied by a crash he had on Friday morning, leaving the Frenchman unable to post a faster time.Below are the overall standings after all three days of testing, as well as a list showing the improvement made by each of the riders:

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