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MotoE Championship Rescheduled After Fire Destroys Bikes And Equipment At Jerez Test

Tragedy has struck the MotoE championship at Jerez. Shortly after midnight, a fire broke out in the specially constructed unit holding the MotoE machines, destroying all of the bikes and a large part of the equipment involved with the series. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the fire.

Alex De Angelis, racing in the series for the OCTO Pramac team, posted a picture of the fire on his Instagram feed, showing the extent of the blaze.

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2019 And 2020 Test Dates Announced

With the announcement of a test at the Kymiring in Finland, the test schedule for 2019 and off-season tests for 2020 has been finalized.

In addition to the three official post-race tests, held as always after the Jerez, Barcelona, and Brno MotoGP rounds, there will be a two-day private test open to all MotoGP teams to be held at Misano. That test will be held after the British round of MotoGP at Silverstone.

At the end of the year, there will be the traditional two-day test after the Valencia race, before the final test of 2019 at Jerez, on 25th and 26th November. 

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2019 Jerez Moto2 Test Day 3 Times: Binder And Lowes Break Into The 1'40s

Brad Binder has set out the marker for the new and revised Moto2 class, smashing the Moto2 lap record around Jerez by a second, and breaking into the 1'40s. For comparison, that is a tenth of a second slower than Valentino Rossi's 2004 MotoGP pole time at the Spanish circuit, set using a 990cc Yamaha M1 and special Michelin qualifying tires.

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2019 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 3 Times: Masia Smashes Lap Record, Then Breaks Foot

Jaume Masia has ended the day, and the Jerez, as the fastest of the Moto3 riders, but he also managed to break three toes in his left foot in the attempt. The Spaniard was well under the lap record, and nearly seven tenths faster than the rest on the final day of the Jerez test.

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2019 Jerez Moto2 Test Day 2 Times: Alex Marquez Beats Brad Binder As Wind Plays A Role

Stiff winds hindered the Moto2 riders on the second day of testing at the Jerez test, though the heavier, more powerful bikes were not quite as susceptible to the conditions as the Moto3 bikes were. Alex Marquez finished the day as fastest, just shy of Luca Marini's best time from Wednesday, the Marc VDS rider finishing just under a tenth quicker than Brad Binder on the factory KTM.

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2019 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 2 Times: Canet Leads Masia As Wind Makes Life Tough

Aron Canet has topped the second day of the Jerez test for the Moto3 class, the Spaniard, riding for Max Biaggi's Sterilgarda Max team, just eking out an advantage over Bester Capital's Jaume Masia. Tony Arbolino was third quickest on the Snipers Team Honda, ahead of Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Marcos Ramirez.

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2019 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 1 Times: Arbolino Leads Spanish Sensation Garcia

Tony Arbolino has ended the first day of the Moto3 test at Jerez on top of the timesheets. The Snipers Team rider put his Honda - an almost completely new bike, with basically the same geometry and weight distribution - to the top of the timesheets and under the pole record at Jerez. 

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