2013 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 1 Times: Folger Leads Ahead Of Spanish Trio

Blue skies and warm weather greeted the Moto2 and Moto3 riders in Jerez, for the start of the final test ahead of the season opener at Qatar. The weather helped the Moto3 men and woman get up to speed quickly, though there was plenty of work going on in the pits as well. Mapfre Aspar's Jonas Folger ended the day as fastest, the German bringing a welcome break to the hegemony of Spanish riders which has so far been a feature of Moto3 testing. Folger's progress was clear from the previous test, improving his own time by six tenths of a second, to lead Alex Rins by a quarter of a second.

While the Kalex KTM rider spent his afternoon concentrating on riding, the three Spaniards who followed him all had new parts to test for their factory KTM machines. Alex Rins was the best of the group, though there was nothing to choose between him, Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom. That trio has dominated testing so far, but today, they did not have the measure of Folger.

Brad Binder is the first of the non-KTMs, the Ambrogio Racing man three quarters of a second behind Folger. Binder's Suter Honda leads Miguel Oliveira on the Suter-built Mahindra, while Binder's teammate Danny Webb took 7th spot, and the last rider to get within a second of Folger.

The choice of the Spanish KTM trio to test parts on the first day may well prove to be a wise one: the weather for Tuesday is forecast to be atrocious, with heavy rains and low temperatures, with the weather improving after that. Despite the rain, testing will resume again tomorrow morning.

Results after day 1:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 94 Jonas Folger KALEX KTM 1:47.149    
2 42 Alex Rins KTM 1:47.401 0.252 0.252
3 25 Maverick Viñales KTM 1:47.457 0.308 0.056
4 39 Luis Salom KTM 1:47.468 0.319 0.011
5 41 Brad Binder SUTER HONDA 1:47.903 0.754 0.435
6 44 Miguel Oliveira MAHINDRA 1:47.940 0.791 0.037
7 99 Danny Webb SUTER HONDA 1:47.959 0.810 0.019
8 8 Jack Miller FTR HONDA 1:48.154 1.005 0.195
9 12 Alex Marquez KTM 1:48.182 1.033 0.028
10 5 Romano Fenati FTR HONDA 1:48.214 1.065 0.032
11 32 Isaac Viñales FTR HONDA 1:48.493 1.344 0.279
12 61 Arthur Sissis KTM 1:48.528 1.379 0.035
13 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 1:48.544 1.395 0.016
14 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1:48.806 1.657 0.262
15 7 Efren Vazquez MAHINDRA 1:49.006 1.857 0.200
16 4 Francesco Bagnaia FTR HONDA 1:49.038 1.889 0.032
17 17 John Mcphee FTR HONDA 1:49.094 1.945 0.056
18 11 Livio Loi KALEX KTM 1:49.139 1.990 0.045
19 58 Juanfran Guevara TSR HONDA 1:49.186 2.037 0.047
20 89 Alan Techer TSR HONDA 1:49.297 2.148 0.111
21 10 Alexis Masbou FTR HONDA 1:49.297 2.148 0.000
22 23 Niccolo Antonelli FTR HONDA 1:49.357 2.208 0.060
23 9 Toni Finsterbusch KALEX KTM 1:49.416 2.267 0.059
24 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:49.479 2.330 0.063
25 57 Eric Granado KALEX KTM 1:49.505 2.356 0.026
26 65 Philipp Oettl KALEX KTM 1:49.566 2.417 0.061
27 77 Lorenzo Baldassarri FTR HONDA 1:49.583 2.434 0.017
28 53 Jasper Iwema KALEX KTM 1:49.763 2.614 0.180
29 84 Jakub Kornfeil KALEX KTM 1:49.910 2.761 0.147
30 3 Matteo Ferrari FTR HONDA 1:50.059 2.910 0.149
31 19 Alessandro Tonucci HONDA 1:50.473 3.324 0.414
32 66 Florian Alt KALEX KTM 1:51.165 4.016 0.692
33 29 Hyuga Watanabe HONDA 1:51.202 4.053 0.037

 

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