Moto2 standings after Jerez:
Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Jerez:
Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Jerez:
After another delay caused by yet another red flag in the premier class, Moto2 riders took their turn to ensure a Q2 place and finish whatever work they had left on setup. Finding time was not an issue in the cooler conditions and a handful of riders beat Friday’s benchmark from the off, led by early leader Alex Marquez. The Spaniard showed good pace in his long runs but did not get to keep top position to the checkered flag because of a rapid Remy Gardner. The Australian took over the lead in the final third of the session to show the way by one tenth of a second and under the lap record.
Despite a small delay with the start due to a late red flag in the MotoGP session, the intermediate class riders were eager to go out and brave the heat. While the FP1 benchmark took some beating, Tetsuta Nagashima was the fastest man on track for much of the session, dethroning FP1 leader Jorge Navarro. Fresh rubber came out of its heaters for the final five minutes and it made a massive difference to the timesheets. Marcel Schrotter was the main beneficiary, the Dynavolt rider leading the way from Alex Marquez, who missed out on top honours by only one hundredth of a second.
The intermediate class had a tough act to follow after the speed shown by their Moto3 and MotoGP colleagues in FP1. However, the Triumph engine seemed pretty handy around Jerez and Jorge Navarro put it to good use to top the timesheets with a time under the lap record for Moto2. Brad Binder got close, under two hundredths of a second slower than the leader and Jorge Martin made it an excellent start for KTM in the top three.
Press release previews from some of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams ahead of Jerez:
Sasaki and McPhee take on first European round of 2019
Ducati GP19 swingarm attachment
Peter Bom: The now (in)famous aerodynamic modification on the Ducati, which they claim channels extra air onto the rear tire, which keeps it cooler and improves performance. Since its introduction, we have also seen a similar device on the Honda RC213V, and we expect to see more at Jerez.
Press releases from some of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas: