2013 Moto2 Jerez February Day 2 Test Times: Esparagaro In Charge, From Nakagami And Redding

Pol Espargaro continues to dominate the Moto2 class this preseason, once again topping the timesheets on the second, much drier day of testing at Jerez. The Tuenti HP 40 rider lapped the track four tenths faster than Stefan Bradl's pole record, the Spaniard clearly showing his intentions for 2013. Takaaki Nakagami took second slot, the Italtrans rider fast at a track he knows well, while Scott Redding find some extra speed to take 3rd spot, a respectable half a second behind Espargaro. 

Julian Simon completed the Kalex whitewash of the second day, the Italtrans rider nearly three quarters of a second behind Espargaro. Aspar's Nico Terol was the first non-Kalex, the Spaniard setting the 5th fastest time on the Suter, and the last man to get within a second of Espargaro, ahead of two more Kalexes, those of Espargaro's teammate Tito Rabat, and Redding's Marc VDS  teammate Mika Kallio.

Though the conditions were far better on Wednesday, the riders lost a lot of time in the morning to fog, the mist causing problems until well after noon. With rain set to return for the final day of testing on Thursday, it remains to be seen how much action will take place, or whether the teams will pack up early and go home.

Times on the second day of testing:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev.
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO PONS KALEX 1:42.332    
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1:42.631 0.299 0.299
3 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1:42.849 0.517 0.218
4 60 Julian SIMON KALEX 1:43.062 0.730 0.213
5 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1:43.232 0.900 0.170
6 80 Esteve RABAT PONS KALEX 1:43.407 1.075 0.175
7 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1:43.509 1.177 0.102
8 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1:43.549 1.217 0.040
9 5 Johann ZARCO SUTER 1:43.671 1.339 0.122
10 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1:43.757 1.425 0.086
11 63 Mike DI MEGLIO MOTOBI 1:43.783 1.451 0.026
12 3 Simone CORSI SPEED UP 1:43.820 1.488 0.037
13 49 Axel PONS PONS KALEX 1:43.882 1.550 0.062
14 15 Alex DE ANGELIS SPEED UP 1:44.078 1.746 0.196
15 19 Xavier SIMEON KALEX 1:44.185 1.853 0.107
16 54 Mattia PASINI SPEED UP 1:44.329 1.997 0.144
17 24 Toni ELIAS KALEX 1:44.348 2.016 0.019
18 11 Sandro CORTESE KALEX 1:44.404 2.072 0.056
19 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1:44.629 2.297 0.225
20 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SUTER 1:44.695 2.363 0.066
21 95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 1:45.005 2.673 0.310
22 88 Ricky CARDUS SPEED UP 1:45.139 2.807 0.134
23 44 Steven ODENDAAL SPEED UP 1:45.267 2.935 0.128
24 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1:45.546 3.214 0.279
25 52 Danny KENT TECH 3 1:45.557 3.225 0.011
26 9 Kyle SMITH KALEX 1:45.605 3.273 0.048
27 96 Louis ROSSI TECH 3 1:45.614 3.282 0.009
28 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO SPEED UP 1:46.380 4.048 0.766
29 23 Marcel SCHROTTER KALEX 1:46.625 4.293 0.245
30 7 Doni Tata PRADITA SUTER 1:46.672 4.340 0.047
31 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPEED UP 1:47.286 4.954 0.614

Lap records at Jerez:

Race lap record 2010 Toni ELIAS 1:44.710
Pole lap record 2011 Stefan BRADL 1:42.706

 

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2013
Pol Espargaro continues to dominate the Moto2 class this preseason, once again topping the timesheets on the second, much drier day of testing at Jerez. The Tuenti HP 40 rider lapped the track four tenths faster than Stefan Bradl's pole record, the Spaniard clearly showing his intentions for 2013. Takaaki Nakagami took second slot, the Italtrans rider fast at a track he knows well, while Scott Redding find some extra speed to take 3rd spot, a respectable half a second behind Espargaro. Julian Simon completed the Kalex whitewash of the second day, the Italtrans rider nearly three quarters of a second behind Espargaro. Aspar's Nico Terol was the first non-Kalex, the Spaniard setting the 5th fastest time on the Suter, and the last man to get within a second of Espargaro, ahead of two more Kalexes, those of Espargaro's teammate Tito Rabat, and Redding's Marc VDS  teammate Mika Kallio.Though the conditions were far better on Wednesday, the riders lost a lot of time in the morning to fog, the mist causing problems until well after noon. With rain set to return for the final day of testing on Thursday, it remains to be seen how much action will take place, or whether the teams will pack up early and go home.Times on the second day of testing:

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