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
|7||Sam Lowes||Speed Up||1:42.981||0.935||0.007|
|14||Marcel Schrotter||Tech 3||1:43.880||1.834||0.171|
|15||Alex Mariñelarena||Tech 3||1:44.053||2.007||0.173|
|22||Alessandro Nocco||Speed Up||1:44.965||2.919||0.180|
|23||Anthony West||Speed Up||1:45.024||2.978||0.059|
Moto3 times, courtesy of Moto Station
|5||Philipp Öttl||Kalex KTM||1:47.939||0.649||0.063|