2013 Moto3 Jerez February Day 1 Test Times: Webb Leads Binder In The Wet

At a wet, windy and miserable Jerez, the Moto3 riders had their second opportunity to prepare for the 2013 season. On Tuesday, their time on the track was most spent on working a wet set up, rather than pushing the development of their Moto3 machines.

The conditions saw a reversal of the dry weather tests at Valencia last week, in many different respects. At Valencia, Spanish riders on KTMs had dominated; in the wet at Jerez, English-speaking riders on Honda-powered bikes took charge. Top of the pile was Ambrogio Racing's Danny Webb, who led from the start, and then put on a late charge in the afternoon on his Suter Honda, heading up his teammate, the South African Brad Binder. Australian Jack Miller took 3rd spot, riding an FTR Honda for Caretta Technology RTG. Zulfahmi Khairuddin was the first non-English speaker, and first KTM, the AirAsia rider finishing ahead of Luis Salom, Jonas Folger and Maverick Viñales, the three men who had led for much of the Valencia test.

In difficult conditions, several riders crashed, chief among them the rookies. Livio Loi, Florian Alt, Francesco Bagnaia, Philipp Oettl and Matteo Ferrari all took a trip to the gravel trap, though there are no reports of serious injury.

Testing continues tomorrow and Thursday, with hope that the conditions will improve before the teams pack up on Thursday evening.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev.
1 99 Danny WEBB SUTER HONDA 1:56.924    
2 41 Brad BINDER SUTER HONDA 1:57.351 0.427 0.427
3 8 Jack MILLER FTR HONDA 1:57.383 0.459 0.032
4 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1:57.512 0.588 0.129
5 39 Luis SALOM KTM 1:57.881 0.957 0.369
6 94 Jonas FOLGER KALEX KTM 1:57.904 0.980 0.023
7 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 1:57.994 1.070 0.090
8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA MAHINDRA 1:58.475 1.551 0.481
9 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 1:58.573 1.649 0.098
10 17 John McPHEE FTR HONDA 1:58.655 1.731 0.082
11 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR HONDA 1:58.863 1.939 0.208
12 57 Eric GRANADO KALEX KTM 1:59.098 2.174 0.235
13 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR HONDA 1:59.307 2.383 0.209
14 11 Livio LOI KALEX KTM 1:59.431 2.507 0.124
15 58 Juanfran GUEVARA TSR HONDA 1:59.524 2.600 0.093
16 29 Hyuga WATANABE HONDA 1:59.597 2.673 0.073
17 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 1:59.851 2.927 0.254
18 7 Efren VAZQUEZ MAHINDRA 2:00.020 3.096 0.169
19 5 Romano FENATI FTR HONDA 2:00.096 3.172 0.076
20 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH KALEX KTM 2:00.467 3.543 0.371
21 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR HONDA 2:00.521 3.597 0.054
22 65 Philipp OETTL KALEX KTM 2:01.258 4.334 0.737
23 89 Alan TECHER TSR HONDA 2:01.507 4.583 0.249
24 19 Alessandro TONUCCI HONDA 2:02.254 5.330 0.747
25 10 Alexis MASBOU FTR HONDA 2:02.765 5.841 0.511
26 66 Florian ALT KALEX KTM 2:02.967 6.043 0.202
27 4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR HONDA 2:03.012 6.088 0.045

 

Race Details
2013
At a wet, windy and miserable Jerez, the Moto3 riders had their second opportunity to prepare for the 2013 season. On Tuesday, their time on the track was most spent on working a wet set up, rather than pushing the development of their Moto3 machines.The conditions saw a reversal of the dry weather tests at Valencia last week, in many different respects. At Valencia, Spanish riders on KTMs had dominated; in the wet at Jerez, English-speaking riders on Honda-powered bikes took charge. Top of the pile was Ambrogio Racing's Danny Webb, who led from the start, and then put on a late charge in the afternoon on his Suter Honda, heading up his teammate, the South African Brad Binder. Australian Jack Miller took 3rd spot, riding an FTR Honda for Caretta Technology RTG. Zulfahmi Khairuddin was the first non-English speaker, and first KTM, the AirAsia rider finishing ahead of Luis Salom, Jonas Folger and Maverick Viñales, the three men who had led for much of the Valencia test.In difficult conditions, several riders crashed, chief among them the rookies. Livio Loi, Florian Alt, Francesco Bagnaia, Philipp Oettl and Matteo Ferrari all took a trip to the gravel trap, though there are no reports of serious injury.Testing continues tomorrow and Thursday, with hope that the conditions will improve before the teams pack up on Thursday evening.

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I know it was wet but

It's great to see Danny & Brad on top!

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