Moto2 Test Times From Valencia

Testing for the Moto2 class at Valencia was a complicated and chaotic affair, not out on the track, but certainly for anyone trying to make sense of the times. Riders were swapping bikes and testing for multiple different teams, making judging who was fastest and when extremely difficult.

Unofficial (and difficult to interpret) times from Valencia: 

Pos Rider Team Time Diff Diff Previous
1 Julián Simón Mapfre Aspar 1:36.70    
2 Stefan Bradl Viessman Kiefer Racing 1:36.70 0.00 0.00
3 Scott Redding Mark VDS 1:36.90 0.20 0.20
4 Yuki Takahashi Crimea GP Moriwaki 1:37.02 0.32 0.12
5 Alex de Angelis JIR Moto 2 1:37.10 0.40 0.08
6 Thomas Luthi Interwetten 1:37.20 0.50 0.10
7 Kenan Sofluoglu Technomag 1:37.28 0.58 0.08
8 Aleix Espargaró Pons Tenerife 40 1:37.40 0.70 0.12
9 Michele Pirro Crimea GP Moriwaki 1:37.68 0.98 0.28
10 Dominique Aegerter Technomag 1:37.80 1.10 0.12
11 Jules Cluzel Forward Racing 1:37.80 1.10 0.00
12 Yonny Hernandez Blusens 1:37.80 1.10 0.00
13 Xavier Simeon Holyday Gym 1:37.90 1.20 0.10
14 Tito Rabat Blusens 1:38.00 1.30 0.10
15 Kenny Noyes Jack & Jones 1:38.20 1.50 0.20
16 Mike Di Meglio Tech 3 1:38.30 1.60 0.10
17 Andrea Iannone Team 1:38.30 1.60 0.00
18 Raffaele Da Rosa Moriwaki G22 1:38.50 1.80 0.20
19 Lukas Pesek SAG Bimota 1:38.50 1.80 0.00
20 Colin Edwards Tech 3 1:38.70 2.00 0.20
21 Bradley Smith Tech 3 1:38.70 2.00 0.00
22 Max Neukirchner MZ Racing Team 1:38.80 2.10 0.10
23 Anthony West SAG Bimota 1:39.00 2.30 0.20
24 Andrea Boscoscuro Speed Up 1:39.10 2.40 0.10
25 Gabor Talmacsi Ongetta Bimota 1:39.20 2.50 0.10
26 Arne Tode MZ Racing Team 1:39.30 2.60 0.10
27 Mika Kallio Mark VDS 1:39.90 3.20 0.60
28 Pol Espargaró Speed Up 1:40.19 3.49 0.29
29 Yannick Guerra Holyday Gym 1:40.30 3.60 0.11
30 Alex Baldolini MZ Racing Team 1:40.50 3.80 0.20
31 Jonas Folger MZ Racing Team 1:41.50 4.80 1.00
2010
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So what is Westy riding next year? MZ or Bimota?

He doesn't know yet. He has an offer from MZ, and is talking to a few other teams. He really should be on a good bike and with a good team, he's capable of running right at the front in this class.

Thanks David, agreed about been able to run at the front. Age old problem for Westy is getting a good bike.

Yes he was on the '11 bike and giving some input to the team.

Btw. does anyone know which engines the teams are running now, stock CBR or Supersport or...?

The problem of trying to make sense of the Moto2 times is that they were made with a variety of engines. Some bikes were pretty much stock, other superstock spec, a few supersport engines and a handful of official Geo Tech Moto2 engines. That's why it's so hard to compare the times. 

Well, Aleix anyway (Pol too i guess)! Hopefully Aleix can pull an Elias and rejoin the pack when they bring the 1000cc back!