2018 Jerez February Test Monday Moto2 Times: Bagnaia Leads Marquez

Pecco Bagnaia has underlined why there is so much interest in him from MotoGP teams by topping the first day of the Moto2 test in Jerez. The Sky Racing VR46 Team rider topped both dry sessions, the lunchtime session seeing very little action on a wet track. 

Alex Marquez, back on track for the first time like Bagnaia, ended the day in second nn the Marc VDS Kalex, under two tenths slower than the Italian, but ahead of Mattia Pasini on the Italtrans bike. Miguel Oliveira was the fastest KTM, the Red Bull rider a quarter of a second slower than Bagnaia. Lorenzo Baldassarri, who had impressed at the Valencia test, finished Monday in fifth, ahead of his former teammate Luca Marini.

Moto2 times from Monday:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 42 Pecco Bagnaia Kalex 1:42.330    
2 73 Alex Márquez Kalex 1:42.496 0.166 0.166
3 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1:42.560 0.230 0.064
4 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:42.594 0.264 0.034
5 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:42.687 0.357 0.093
6 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:42.732 0.402 0.045
7 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:42.780 0.450 0.048
8 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:42.851 0.521 0.071
9 32 Isaac Vinales Kalex 1:42.860 0.530 0.009
10 40 Hector Barbera Kalex 1:42.939 0.609 0.079
11 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:42.983 0.653 0.044
12 13 Romano Fenati Kalex 1:43.072 0.742 0.089
13 52 Danny Kent Speed Up 1:43.161 0.831 0.089
14 22 Sam Lowes KTM 1:43.193 0.863 0.032
15 36 Joan Mir Kalex 1:43.317 0.987 0.124
16 20 Fabio Quartararo Speed Up 1:43.328 0.998 0.011
17 9 Jorge Navarro Kalex 1:43.411 1.081 0.083
18 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:43.454 1.124 0.043
19 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:43.598 1.268 0.144
20 51 Eric Granado Suter 1:43.702 1.372 0.104
21 16 Joe Roberts NTS 1:43.721 1.391 0.019
22 87 Remy Gardner Tech 3 1:43.767 1.437 0.046
23 4 Steven Odendaal NTS 1:43.790 1.460 0.023
24 64 Bo Bendsneyder Tech 3 1:43.869 1.539 0.079
25 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:43.999 1.669 0.130
26 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:44.114 1.784 0.115
27 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:44.144 1.814 0.030
28 77 Dominique Aegerter KTM 1:44.570 2.240 0.426
29 21 Federico Fuligni Kalex 1:44.622 2.292 0.052
30 95 Jules Danilo Kalex 1:44.724 2.394 0.102
31 62 Stefano Manzi Suter 1:44.946 2.616 0.222

 

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Pecco doesn't play around.
Also interesting that he's classified by his nickname.

Testing or not, judging by his upward trajectory last year, and the way he started this one, he's one of the title contenders.

Between Pecco, Binder, Oliveira, Marquez and Pasini, this year could be a tight fight.

Fenati doesn't seem to be all too slow, but his problem was not so much a lack of speed, but his lack of consistency.

Quartararo is the most confusing one, other than the fact that he is on a Speed Up, there's no reason for him to be languishing. We've all seen his flashed of brilliance in Moto2 and are wondering what exactly went sour.

Hopefuly Lowes will find more speed once the real racing gets under way.

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Agree.  I've seen some incredible rides from him.  I'm thinking it's just a matter of time and maturity.

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And look at all those kids from Rossi's Ranch up near the front of Moto2 here.

Morbidelli - lots of eyes on you lately too eh?

It is good to see a graceful transition to team manager and bigger training program coordinator for Vale shaping up.

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