2014 Jerez Moto2 Test Day 2 Times: Nakagami Leads As Luthi And Cortese Challenge

Takaaki Nakagami has topped the timesheets on the second day of the final Moto2 test at Jerez. His advantage is slim, though: the Idemitsu Team Asia rider was just fifteen hundredths quicker than Tom Luthi on the Interwetten Paddock Suter, the Swiss rider holding off former Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese. Cortese had a very strong day on the Intact GP Kalex, ending the day in 3rd, and over a tenth ahead of Johann Zarco on the AirAsia Caterham.

Luis Salom continues to make a strong debut in the Moto2 class, grabbing 5th spot a third of a second behind Japanese veteran Nakagami. Fellow Moto2 rookie Maverick Viñales struggled again on Wednesday, managing only the 14th best time, more than eight tenths behind Nakagami. Reigning World Supersport champion Sam Lowes skipped the second day of the Moto2 test, choosing to rest a painful wrist. A tendon inflammation had flared up overnight, he told British site Bikesportnews.com, and he decided to sit out the test, hoping to ride on Thursday.

The test concludes on Thursday, and with it preseason testing. The only concern will be the weather, as light showers are forecast for the afternoon.

Times:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. In Session
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:42.547     Session 3
2 12 Thomas Luthi Suter 1:42.562 0.015 0.015 Session 2
3 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1:42.692 0.145 0.130 Session 1
4 5 Johann Zarco Caterham Suter 1:42.841 0.294 0.149 Session 3
5 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1:42.895 0.348 0.054 Session 2
6 3 Simone Corsi Forward Klx 1:42.925 0.378 0.030 Session 2
7 19 Xavier Simeon Suter 1:43.088 0.541 0.163 Session 3
8 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1:43.132 0.585 0.044 Session 3
9 15 Alex De Angelis Suter 1:43.238 0.691 0.106 Session 2
10 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1:43.285 0.738 0.047 Session 1
11 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1:43.306 0.759 0.021 Session 2
12 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1:43.343 0.796 0.037 Session 3
13 54 Mattia Pasini Forward Klx 1:43.368 0.821 0.025 Session 1
14 40 Maverick Viñales Kalex 1:43.386 0.839 0.018 Session 1
15 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Suter 1:43.522 0.975 0.136 Session 2
16 96 Louis Rossi Kalex 1:43.704 1.157 0.182 Session 1
17 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1:43.812 1.265 0.108 Session 2
18 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1:43.832 1.285 0.020 Session 2
19 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1:43.851 1.304 0.019 Session 2
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:43.876 1.329 0.025 Session 3
21 4 Randy Krummenacher Suter 1:43.953 1.406 0.077 Session 3
22 8 Gino Rea Suter 1:44.187 1.640 0.234 Session 3
23 97 Roman Ramos Speed Up 1:44.288 1.741 0.101 Session 3
24 2 Josh Herrin Caterham Suter 1:44.291 1.744 0.003 Session 3
25 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:44.795 2.248 0.504 Session 3
26 88 Ricky Cardus Tech 3 1:44.803 2.256 0.008 Session 2
27 45 Tetsuta Nagashima TSR 1:45.234 2.687 0.431 Session 2
28 70 Robin Mulhauser Suter 1:45.625 3.078 0.391 Session 1
29 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1:45.716 3.169 0.091 Session 3

 

Race Details
2014
Takaaki Nakagami has topped the timesheets on the second day of the final Moto2 test at Jerez. His advantage is slim, though: the Idemitsu Team Asia rider was just fifteen hundredths quicker than Tom Luthi on the Interwetten Paddock Suter, the Swiss rider holding off former Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese. Cortese had a very strong day on the Intact GP Kalex, ending the day in 3rd, and over a tenth ahead of Johann Zarco on the AirAsia Caterham.Luis Salom continues to make a strong debut in the Moto2 class, grabbing 5th spot a third of a second behind Japanese veteran Nakagami. Fellow Moto2 rookie Maverick Viñales struggled again on Wednesday, managing only the 14th best time, more than eight tenths behind Nakagami. Reigning World Supersport champion Sam Lowes skipped the second day of the Moto2 test, choosing to rest a painful wrist. A tendon inflammation had flared up overnight, he told British site Bikesportnews.com, and he decided to sit out the test, hoping to ride on Thursday.The test concludes on Thursday, and with it preseason testing. The only concern will be the weather, as light showers are forecast for the afternoon.Times:

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Day 2

Too bad for Lowes, was looking forward to seeing his progress today. The other riders seem to be getting more consistant lap times in.

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