Jerez Moto2 & Moto3 Test, Day 2 Times: Luthi And Miller Maintain Their Grip

Testing has concluded for the Moto2 and Moto3 teams who headed south to Jerez after the final round at Valencia, the picture on the second day is very similar to that on the first day. Thomas Luthi continues to top the timesheets in the Moto2 class, destroying the pole record by seven tenths of a second, and proving he is very much in form. Tito Rabat grabbed second spot, the Spaniard drafted in to replace Scott Redding already proving to be a smart move by Marc VDS Racing, while Jordi Torres was third.

Sam Lowes confirmed his promise from the first day of testing, ending day 2 in seventh once again, and under a second off the blistering pace set by Luthi. After dominating Moto3, both Maverick Viñales and Luis Salom are finding it much tougher going in the Moto2 category, the step up from a 100 kg single to a 140kg four cylinder proving to be a major difference. Sandwiched between the two former  Moto3 men is AMA champion Josh Herrin, all three men over two seconds off the pace of Luthi.

In the Moto3 class, Jack Miller continues to dominate the small group who gathered at Jerez. Miller ended the test four tenths up on Danny Kent, the young British rider finding his feet on his return to the Moto3 class. Karel Hanika is less than a tenth off the pace of Kent, demonstrating his readiness to make the leap from the Red Bull Rookies Cup.

Moto2 times, courtesy of Moto Station

Pos Rider Bike Time Diff Previous
1 Thomas Luthi Suter 1:42.046    
2 Tito Rabat Kalex 1:42.285 0.239 0.239
3 Jordi Torres Suter 1:42.691 0.645 0.406
4 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:42.878 0.832 0.187
5 Xavier Simeon Suter 1:42.912 0.866 0.034
6 Nico Terol Suter 1:42.974 0.928 0.062
7 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1:42.981 0.935 0.007
8 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1:43.047 1.001 0.066
9 Mika Kallio Kalex 1:43.190 1.144 0.143
10 Louis Rossi Kalex 1:43.428 1.382 0.238
11 Johann Zarco Suter 1:43.451 1.405 0.023
12 Julian Simon Kalex 1:43.636 1.590 0.185
13 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1:43.709 1.663 0.073
14 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:43.880 1.834 0.171
15 Alex Mariñelarena Tech 3 1:44.053 2.007 0.173
16 Maverick Viñales Kalex 1:44.228 2.182 0.175
17 Josh Herrin Suter 1:44.391 2.345 0.163
18 Luis Salom Kalex 1:44.565 2.519 0.174
19 Jonas Folger Kalex 1:44.593 2.547 0.028
20 Axel Pons Kalex 1:44.696 2.650 0.103
21 Lorenzo Baldassari Suter 1:44.785 2.739 0.089
22 Alessandro Nocco Speed Up 1:44.965 2.919 0.180
23 Anthony West Speed Up 1:45.024 2.978 0.059
24 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:45.461 3.415 0.437

 

Moto3 times, courtesy of Moto Station

Pos Rider Bike Time Diff Previous
1 Jack Miller KTM 1:47.290    
2 Danny Kent KTM 1:47.692 0.402 0.402
3 Karel Hanika KTM 1:47.781 0.491 0.089
4 Niklas Ajo KTM 1:47.876 0.586 0.095
5 Philipp Öttl Kalex KTM 1:47.939 0.649 0.063
6 Arthur Sissis Mahindra 1:48.574 1.284 0.635
7 Miguel Oliveira Mahindra 1:49.079 1.789 0.505

 

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