2014 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 1 Times: Fast Fenati Leads Impressive Hanika

After a windy start to the final Moto3 test of the season, Romano Fenati ended the first day in Jerez at the top of the timesheets. The Team Sky VR46 rider topped two of the three sessions for the Moto3 class, ending the day a tenth of a second ahead of Karel Hanika. The young Czech rookie continues to impress on his debut in the class, finishing ahead of his teammate and title favorite Jack Miller, while Danny Kent took 4th on the Husqvarna.

Efren Vazquez was the fastest of the Hondas, the Racing Team Germany rider just under half a second off the pace of Fenati. The Hondas of Estrella Galicia teammates Alex Marquez and Alex Rins were not far behind, Marquez three hundredths slower than Vazquez, Rins nine hundredths slower.

Times at the end of day 1:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. Session
1 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1:47.242     Session 3
2 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1:47.348 0.106 0.106 Session 3
3 8 Jack Miller KTM 1:47.423 0.181 0.075 Session 2
4 52 Danny Kent Husqvarna 1:47.494 0.252 0.071 Session 3
5 23 Niccolo Antonelli KTM 1:47.549 0.307 0.055 Session 3
6 32 Isaac Viñales KTM 1:47.557 0.315 0.008 Session 3
7 21 Francesco Bagnaia KTM 1:47.650 0.408 0.093 Session 3
8 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1:47.698 0.456 0.048 Session 3
9 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1:47.699 0.457 0.001 Session 3
10 12 Alex Marquez Honda 1:47.728 0.486 0.029 Session 3
11 42 Alex Rins Honda 1:47.789 0.547 0.061 Session 3
12 44 Miguel Oliveira Mahindra 1:48.137 0.895 0.348 Session 2
13 57 Eric Granado KTM 1:48.212 0.970 0.075 Session 3
14 11 Livio Loi Kalex-KTM 1:48.313 1.071 0.101 Session 3
15 65 Philipp Oettl Kalex-KTM 1:48.340 1.098 0.027 Session 3
16 41 Brad Binder Mahindra 1:48.353 1.111 0.013 Session 3
17 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1:48.610 1.368 0.257 Session 2
18 31 Niklas Ajo Husqvarna 1:48.696 1.454 0.086 Session 3
19 61 Arthur Sissis Mahindra 1:48.900 1.658 0.204 Session 3
20 17 John Mcphee Honda 1:49.000 1.758 0.100 Session 3
21 58 Juanfran Guevara Kalex-KTM 1:49.048 1.806 0.048 Session 2
22 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin Honda 1:49.111 1.869 0.063 Session 3
23 22 Ana Carrasco Kalex-KTM 1:49.129 1.887 0.018 Session 3
24 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1:49.178 1.936 0.049 Session 2
25 9 Scott Deroue Kalex-KTM 1:49.309 2.067 0.131 Session 2
26 33 Enea Bastianini KTM 1:49.398 2.156 0.089 Session 3
27 95 Jules Danilo Mahindra 1:49.882 2.640 0.484 Session 3
28 43 Luca Grunwald Kalex-KTM 1:50.034 2.792 0.152 Session 3
29 3 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 1:50.073 2.831 0.039 Session 2
30 55 Andrea Locatelli Mahindra 1:50.268 3.026 0.195 Session 3
31 51 Bryan Schouten Mahindra 1:50.278 3.036 0.010 Session 3
32 4 Gabriel Ramos Kalex-KTM 1:52.050 4.808 1.772 Session 2
33 88 Hafiza Rofa KTM 1:53.530 6.288 1.480 Session 2

 

Race Details
2014
After a windy start to the final Moto3 test of the season, Romano Fenati ended the first day in Jerez at the top of the timesheets. The Team Sky VR46 rider topped two of the three sessions for the Moto3 class, ending the day a tenth of a second ahead of Karel Hanika. The young Czech rookie continues to impress on his debut in the class, finishing ahead of his teammate and title favorite Jack Miller, while Danny Kent took 4th on the Husqvarna.Efren Vazquez was the fastest of the Hondas, the Racing Team Germany rider just under half a second off the pace of Fenati. The Hondas of Estrella Galicia teammates Alex Marquez and Alex Rins were not far behind, Marquez three hundredths slower than Vazquez, Rins nine hundredths slower.Times at the end of day 1:

Comments

Woooo

Go Fenny5!!!

Total votes: 12

As I have said time after

my money is on Karel Hanika

Total votes: 9

Jack Miller for me!

Saw Jack interviewed on the coverage of the Troy Bayliss Classic dirt track event recently, where Jack did quite well, and he impressed as a laid-back, matter-of-fact kind of kid, with a really good attitude. Last year he was quick on the Honda which had zero development dollars thrown at it, and he looks even quicker this year on the KTM. Hanika looks quick right out of the box.
Go Jack!

Total votes: 10

Kent. Why?

I think I missed a meeting where it was explained to everyone else why Danny Kent returned to Moto3, even with K-Husqvarna. I thought I'd read he had a contract in moto2, I think with Tech3.

Am I dreaming?

Total votes: 8

Danny Kent

He did have a Moto2 contract with Tech3, but has moved back down. I'm not sure that the Mistral has had much development and appears to have little funding. Bradley Smith's results on the bike look more and more like a sterling effort and you can see why Herve rates him. Could be a good Motomatters article on the development of the Tech3 Mistral with the team David, if you can get the access?

I'm not sure it's a good step for Kent though. Expectations will be high and anything less than a top three championship finish will be frowned upon in the paddock. How many Moto3 race winners are still in the class this year - looks like about four or five?

Total votes: 7

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