2014 Moto2 Jerez Test Day 2, Final: Luthi Leads Rabat And Kallio

In the Moto2 class at Jerez, the battle continues between Interwetten's Tom Luthi and Marc VDS Racing rider Tito Rabat, with Rabat's teammate Mika Kallio giving chase. Luthi was strong all day, and though Rabat put in a late charge to head the final session, he fell just under a tenth short of the time of the Swiss rider.

The top of the Moto2 timesheets showed a good spread of nationalities. Behind the Swiss leader, Spaniard in 2nd slot and Finn in 3rd, Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami grabbed 4th, veteral Italian - or more properly, San Marinese - Alex de Angelis bagged fifth, and the young British rider and World Supersport champion Sam Lowes snagged sixth spot. Lowes is adapting very quickly to the Moto2 class, despite having to deal with a lack of electronics and radically different tires.

Series tire supplier Dunlop added a note of interest to the proceedings today, announcing that as of this year, they will be marking the tire compound visibly at this year's races. This will make it possible for fans to easily identify which riders are on the soft, which on the medium and which on the hard compounds from now on. The soft tires will have black lettering on a yellow background, medium will have black lettering on a silver background, and hard will have yellow lettering on a black background.

The Moto2 and Moto3 classes will wrap up testing on Thursday.

Times:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. In Session
1 12 Thomas Luthi Suter 1:42.515     Session 1
2 53 Tito Rabat Kalex 1:42.610 0.095 0.095 Session 3
3 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1:42.648 0.133 0.038 Session 3
4 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:42.873 0.358 0.225 Session 2
5 15 Alex De Angelis Suter 1:43.076 0.561 0.203 Session 3
6 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1:43.096 0.581 0.020 Session 3
7 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1:43.183 0.668 0.087 Session 3
8 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1:43.201 0.686 0.018 Session 2
9 5 Johann Zarco Caterham Suter 1:43.216 0.701 0.015 Session 2
10 40 Maverick Viñales Kalex 1:43.226 0.711 0.010 Session 1
11 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1:43.269 0.754 0.043 Session 3
12 19 Xavier Simeon Suter 1:43.387 0.872 0.118 Session 3
13 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1:43.389 0.874 0.002 Session 3
14 3 Simone Corsi Forward KLX 1:43.432 0.917 0.043 Session 2
15 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1:43.522 1.007 0.090 Session 3
16 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1:43.585 1.070 0.063 Session 3
17 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Suter 1:43.598 1.083 0.013 Session 1
18 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1:43.618 1.103 0.020 Session 3
19 81 Jordi Torres Suter 1:43.663 1.148 0.045 Session 2
20 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:43.668 1.153 0.005 Session 3
21 18 Nico Terol Suter 1:43.669 1.154 0.001 Session 3
22 2 Josh Herrin Caterham Suter 1:43.732 1.217 0.063 Session 3
23 92 Alex Mariñelarena Tech 3 1:43.834 1.319 0.102 Session 1
24 96 Louis Rossi Kalex 1:43.963 1.448 0.129 Session 2
25 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1:43.993 1.478 0.030 Session 1
26 54 Mattia Pasini Forward KLX 1:44.006 1.491 0.013 Session 1
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1:44.201 1.686 0.195 Session 3
28 4 Randy Krummenacher Suter 1:44.474 1.959 0.273 Session 2
29 97 Roman Ramos Speed Up 1:44.530 2.015 0.056 Session 2
30 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:44.693 2.178 0.163 Session 2
31 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1:45.110 2.595 0.417 Session 3
32 45 Tetsuta Nagashima TSR 1:45.340 2.825 0.230 Session 3
33 70 Robin Mulhauser Suter 1:45.681 3.166 0.341 Session 3

 

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Who dreamt up the colour system for denoting tyre compound?

Total votes: 51

It's not as complicated as it sounds. Just ignore the colour of the lettering and look for the background; yellow = soft, silver = medium, black = hard. Hopefully the colour will be easier to see than the band / no band on the MotoGP bikes.

Total votes: 59

..that makes a lot more sense.

Terrible thing getting old.

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Mika, Mika, Mika!!!!

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