Moto2/125 Test Jerez Day 2 - Elias And Marquez Make The Most Of The Dry

Testing continued for the Moto2 and 125cc class at Jerez today under considerably better conditions than prevailed yesterday. The morning saw the best of the weather, the sun coming out to dry a still damp track, but the afternoon saw intermittent rain making the track damp from time to time, and complicating testing.

Toni Elias was the rider who best used the conditions to his advantage, setting a strong lap in the early afternoon of 1'45.024, about 1.7 seconds off the fastest time set during last year's 250 race here, in much sunnier, hotter conditions. Elias was half a second faster than the Colombian Yonny Hernandez, and nearly seven tenths quicker than American Kenny Noyes, who had led during the morning. Alex de Angelis continued his strong form from yesterday, setting the 4th quickest time, ahead of the Forward Racing Team of Jules Cluzel and Claudio Corti. Julian Simon, the fastest man at the previous test at Valencia, crashed early in the session, but walked away unhurt, and could manage only the 10th fastest time.

In the 125cc class, Marc Marquez got the better of Pol Espargaro and Efren Vazquez, the three Spaniards continuing their very strong form during testing. Bancaja Aspar riders Nico Terol and Bradley Smith continue to be off the pace, despite the Bancaja Aspar team winning the championship last season, Terol giving up 1.7 seconds to Marquez while Smith cedes nearly 1.9 seconds. The Andalucia Cajasol team of Danny Webb and Alberto Moncayo are not far behind in 6th and 8th respectively, just a couple of tenths behind Webb's compatriot Smith.

Testing for both classes will conclude on Monday, with hopes of the weather smiling on the class at least in the morning. The drizzle and heavy wind should subside a little, as the storm system which has lashed Spain's southern coast heads towards the northeast, though rain is forecast to fall later in the afternoon.

Kenny Noyes at the Moto2 test at Jerez, March 2010
Photo copyright Banderas Racing

Results of day 2 for the Moto2 class:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 24 Toni ELIAS MORIWAKI 1'45.024 0.000  
2 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR-M2 1'45.528 0.504 0.504
3 9 Kenny NOYES PROMOHARRIS 1'45.704 0.680 0.176
4 15 Alex DE ANGELIS SCOT 1'45.732 0.708 0.028
5 16 Jules CLUZEL SUTER 1'45.765 0.741 0.033
6 71 Claudio CORTI SUTER 1'45.889 0.865 0.124
7 12 Thomas LUTHI MORIWAKI 1'45.902 0.878 0.013
8 44 Roberto ROLFO SUTER 1'45.965 0.941 0.063
9 48 Shoya TOMIZAWA SUTER 1'45.969 0.945 0.004
10 60 Julian SIMON RSV 1'46.193 1.169 0.224
11 40 Sergio GADEA KALEX 1'46.418 1.394 0.225
12 80 Axel PONS KALEX 1'46.492 1.468 0.074
13 35 Raffaele DE ROSA TECH 3 1'46.505 1.481 0.013
14 25 Alex BALDOLINI I.C.P. 1'46.548 1.524 0.043
15 6 Alex DEBON FTR 1'46.566 1.542 0.018
16 59 Niccolo CANEPA SCOT 1'46.569 1.545 0.003
17 63 Mike DI MEGLIO RSV 1'46.573 1.549 0.004
18 41 Arne TODE SUTER 1'46.660 1.636 0.087
19 75 Mattia PASINI TSR 1'46.712 1.688 0.052
20 8 Anthony WEST MZ 1'46.716 1.692 0.004
21 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI TECH 3 1'46.785 1.761 0.069
22 53 Valentin DEBISE ADV 1'46.821 1.797 0.036
23 4 Stefan BRADL SUTER 1'46.837 1.813 0.016
24 10 Fonsi NIETO MORIWAKI 1'46.875 1.851 0.038
25 17 Karel ABRAHAM RSV 1'46.900 1.876 0.025
26 61 Vladimir IVANOV MORIWAKI 1'47.145 2.121 0.245
27 5 Joan OLIVE PROMOHARRIS 1'47.152 2.128 0.007
28 52 Lukas PESEK MORIWAKI 1'47.175 2.151 0.023
29 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1'47.399 2.375 0.224
30 45 Scott REDDING SUTER 1'47.561 2.537 0.162
31 95 Mashel AL NAIMI BQR-M2 1'48.096 3.072 0.535
32 39 Robertino PIETRI SUTER 1'48.181 3.157 0.085
33 3 Simone CORSI TSR 1'48.440 3.416 0.259
34 21 Vladimir LEONOV SUTER 1'48.622 3.598 0.182
35 27 Vincent LONBOIS SUTER 1'49.234 4.210 0.612
36 88 Yannick GUERRA MORIWAKI 1'49.510 4.486 0.276

Results of day 2 for the 125cc class:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ APRILIA 1'47.473 0.000  
2 44 Pol ESPARGARO DERBI 1'47.757 0.284 0.284
3 7 Efren VAZQUEZ DERBI 1'48.496 1.023 0.739
4 40 Nicolas TEROL APRILIA 1'49.199 1.726 0.703
5 38 Bradley SMITH APRILIA 1'49.350 1.877 0.151
6 99 Danny WEBB APRILIA 1'49.456 1.983 0.106
7 12 Esteve RABAT APRILIA 1'49.663 2.190 0.207
8 23 Alberto MONCAYO APRILIA 1'49.911 2.438 0.248
9 35 Randy KRUMMENACHER APRILIA 1'49.929 2.456 0.018
10 11 Sandro CORTESE DERBI 1'50.258 2.785 0.329
11 78 Marcel SCHROTTER HONDA 1'50.335 2.862 0.077
12 14 Johann ZARCO APRILIA 1'50.795 3.322 0.460
13 50 Sturla FAGERHAUG APRILIA 1'50.925 3.452 0.130
14 94 Jonas FOLGER APRILIA 1'51.691 4.218 0.766
15 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA APRILIA 1'51.781 4.308 0.090
16 5 Alexis MASBOU APRILIA 1'51.962 4.489 0.181
17 39 Luis SALOM LAMBRETTA 1'52.206 4.733 0.244
18 84 Jakub KORNFEIL APRILIA 1'52.255 4.782 0.049
19 53 Jasper IWEMA APRILIA 1'52.258 4.785 0.003
20 26 Adrian MARTIN APRILIA 1'52.560 5.087 0.302
21 69 Louis ROSSI APRILIA 1'52.688 5.215 0.128
22 63 Muhammad ZULFAHMI APRILIA 1'53.868 6.395 1.180
23 87 Luca MARCONI APRILIA 1'54.485 7.012 0.617
24 72 Marco RAVAIOLI LAMBRETTA 2'05.652 18.179 11.167

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