2013 Moto2 Jerez February Day 1 Test Times: Terol Shines In The Wet

Moving south did little to help with the weather for the Moto2 class. After three days of sunny weather at Valencia, the trek down to Spain's south coast was met with a solid day of wind and rain, with times suffering accordingly.

Mapfre Aspar rider Nico Terol did not suffer, however. The Spaniard had topped the first day of testing at Valencia, and was top of the timesheets in Jerez as well, putting his Suter ahead of Simone Corsi on the NGM Forward Speed Up machine. Julian Simon was also strong in thewet, taking 3rd spot, though nearly two thirds of a second off the pace of Terol, and just ahead of championship favorite Pol Espargaro. Espargaro has suffered in the wet in recent races, but made good progress at Jerez. The Kalex, which last year was dominant in the dry but difficult in the wet, also showed signs of progress, with Simon, Espargaro and Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding all in the top 5, and all riding Kalexes.

Testing continues tomorrow, with the weather set to improve for the test on Wednesday. However, with the rain likely to return on Thursday, it remains to be seen who will stay on after that, if the track is not dry.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev.
1 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1:53.831    
2 3 Simone CORSI SPEED UP 1:53.999 0.168 0.168
3 60 Julian SIMON KALEX 1:54.468 0.637 0.469
4 40 Pol ESPARGARO PONS KALEX 1:54.493 0.662 0.025
5 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1:54.571 0.740 0.078
6 5 Johann ZARCO SUTER 1:54.833 1.002 0.262
7 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1:54.986 1.155 0.153
8 88 Ricky CARDUS SPEED UP 1:54.989 1.158 0.003
9 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1:55.101 1.270 0.112
10 80 Esteve RABAT PONS KALEX 1:55.241 1.410 0.140
11 63 Mike DI MEGLIO MOTOBI 1:55.285 1.454 0.044
12 24 Toni ELIAS KALEX 1:55.424 1.593 0.139
13 19 Xavier SIMEON KALEX 1:55.467 1.636 0.043
14 54 Mattia PASINI SPEED UP 1:55.666 1.835 0.199
15 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1:55.807 1.976 0.141
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1:55.974 2.143 0.167
17 52 Danny KENT TECH 3 1:56.174 2.343 0.200
18 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SUTER 1:56.508 2.677 0.334
19 9 Kyle SMITH KALEX 1:56.607 2.776 0.099
20 15 Alex DE ANGELIS SPEED UP 1:56.726 2.895 0.119
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1:56.788 2.957 0.062
22 96 Louis ROSSI TECH 3 1:56.892 3.061 0.104
23 95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 1:56.903 3.072 0.011
24 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO SPEED UP 1:56.929 3.098 0.026
25 11 Sandro CORTESE KALEX 1:57.025 3.194 0.096
26 7 Doni Tata PRADITA SUTER 1:58.308 4.477 1.283
27 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1:59.115 5.284 0.807

 

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2013
Moving south did little to help with the weather for the Moto2 class. After three days of sunny weather at Valencia, the trek down to Spain's south coast was met with a solid day of wind and rain, with times suffering accordingly.Mapfre Aspar rider Nico Terol did not suffer, however. The Spaniard had topped the first day of testing at Valencia, and was top of the timesheets in Jerez as well, putting his Suter ahead of Simone Corsi on the NGM Forward Speed Up machine. Julian Simon was also strong in thewet, taking 3rd spot, though nearly two thirds of a second off the pace of Terol, and just ahead of championship favorite Pol Espargaro. Espargaro has suffered in the wet in recent races, but made good progress at Jerez. The Kalex, which last year was dominant in the dry but difficult in the wet, also showed signs of progress, with Simon, Espargaro and Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding all in the top 5, and all riding Kalexes.Testing continues tomorrow, with the weather set to improve for the test on Wednesday. However, with the rain likely to return on Thursday, it remains to be seen who will stay on after that, if the track is not dry.Results:

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