2015 Moto2/Moto3 Test: Rain Plagues First Two Days Of Testing At Jerez

The weather has not been kind to the Moto2 and Moto3 classes at their last preseason test of 2015. Intermittent rain, some of it very heavy, has severely limited action on the first two days of the test. Even when there have been dry spells, the track has only been completely dry for relatively short periods of time. Miss those dry windows of opportunity, and you miss out on dry practice. 

Speed Up rider Sam Lowes has had the best of conditions, the track drying out towards the end of the first Moto2 session on Wednesday morning, though Lowes is still a couple of seconds off lap record pace. Jonas Folger set the 2nd fastest time, but was over a second slower, edging Tom Luthi into 3rd. 

In the Moto3 class, it was Jorge Navarro who made best use of the dry line which the second session started with on Wednesday, ending nearly three quarters of a second faster than Danny Kent, who was in turn over a tenth faster than Navarro's teammate Fabio Quartararo. Jorge Martin was the first non-Honda in 4th on the Mahindra, while Isaac Viñales put the Husqvarna (a rebadged KTM) into 6th, behind Enea Bastianini. 

Despite the weather, plenty of riders are putting in time on the wet, preparing for rain conditions should they occur later in the year. They will get more wet time tomorrow, the weather looking much the same as it has been the past few days.

Day 2 Moto2

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1:44.129    
2 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1:45.207 1.078 1.078
3 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1:45.244 1.115 0.037
4 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:45.651 1.522 0.407
5 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 1:45.709 1.580 0.058
6 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:45.729 1.600 0.020
7 1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1:45.868 1.739 0.139
8 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 1:45.977 1.848 0.109
9 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1:46.020 1.891 0.043
10 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1:46.188 2.059 0.168
11 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1:46.384 2.255 0.196
12 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1:46.454 2.325 0.070
13 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1:46.523 2.394 0.069
14 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1:46.573 2.444 0.050
15 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1:46.790 2.661 0.217
16 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1:47.061 2.932 0.271
17 66 Florian Alt Suter 1:47.451 3.322 0.390
18 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:47.552 3.423 0.101
19 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:47.805 3.676 0.253
20 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 1:48.107 3.978 0.302
21 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1:49.010 4.881 0.903
22 51 Zaqhwan Zaidi Suter 1:49.255 5.126 0.245
23 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1:49.404 5.275 0.149
24 88 Ricky Cardus Tech 3 1:55.721 11.592 6.317
25 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:56.302 12.173 0.581

Day 2 Moto3

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1:48.189    
2 52 Danny Kent Honda 1:48.930 0.741 0.741
3 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1:49.033 0.844 0.103
4 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1:49.265 1.076 0.232
5 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1:49.277 1.088 0.012
6 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 1:49.301 1.112 0.024
7 11 Livio Loi Honda 1:49.401 1.212 0.100
8 23 Niccolo Antonelli Honda 1:49.417 1.228 0.016
9 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1:49.433 1.244 0.016
10 17 John Mcphee Honda 1:49.714 1.525 0.281
11 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:49.954 1.765 0.240
12 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 1:50.048 1.859 0.094
13 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1:50.157 1.968 0.109
14 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1:50.445 2.256 0.288
15 40 Daryn Binder Mahindra 1:50.599 2.410 0.154
16 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1:50.776 2.587 0.177
17 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1:50.811 2.622 0.035
18 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1:50.960 2.771 0.149
19 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1:50.992 2.803 0.032
20 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1:51.044 2.855 0.052
21 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:51.394 3.205 0.350
22 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1:52.088 3.899 0.694
23 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1:52.202 4.013 0.114
24 63 Zulfami Khairuddin KTM 1:52.332 4.143 0.130
25 12 Mateo Ferrari Mahindra 1:52.573 4.384 0.241
26 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1:52.853 4.664 0.280
27 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 1:54.007 5.818 1.154
28 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:54.035 5.846 0.028
29 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1:54.128 5.939 0.093
30 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1:54.533 6.344 0.405
31 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:54.797 6.608 0.264
32 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1:55.038 6.849 0.241
33 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1:58.884 10.695 3.846
34 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1:59.265 11.076 0.381

Day 1 Moto2

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1:55.568    
2 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:55.941 0.373 0.373
3 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1:56.063 0.495 0.122
4 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1:56.104 0.536 0.041
5 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 1:56.780 1.212 0.676
6 1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1:56.840 1.272 0.060
7 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1:57.161 1.593 0.321
8 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 1:57.374 1.806 0.213
9 66 Florian Alt Suter 1:57.423 1.855 0.049
10 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:57.731 2.163 0.308
11 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1:58.081 2.513 0.350
12 88 Ricky Cardus Tech 3 1:58.377 2.809 0.296
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1:58.669 3.101 0.292
14 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1:58.833 3.265 0.164
15 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1:59.150 3.582 0.317
16 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:59.206 3.638 0.056
17 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 2:00.297 4.729 1.091
18 3 Simone Corsi Kalex 2:00.822 5.254 0.525
19 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 2:02.072 6.504 1.250
20 51 Zaqhwan Zaidi Suter 2:02.851 7.283 0.779
21 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 2:03.224 7.656 0.373

Day 1 Moto3

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 23 Niccolo Antonelli Honda 1:49.055    
2 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 1:49.436 0.381 0.381
3 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:49.461 0.406 0.025
4 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:49.508 0.453 0.047
5 52 Danny Kent Honda 1:49.508 0.453 0.000
6 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1:49.820 0.765 0.312
7 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1:49.960 0.905 0.140
8 17 John Mcphee Honda 1:50.032 0.977 0.072
9 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1:50.135 1.080 0.103
10 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1:50.167 1.112 0.032
11 55 Andrea Locatelli Honda 1:50.402 1.347 0.235
12 12 Mateo Ferrari Mahindra 1:50.523 1.468 0.121
13 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1:50.526 1.471 0.003
14 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1:50.528 1.473 0.002
15 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1:50.578 1.523 0.050
16 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1:50.628 1.573 0.050
17 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1:50.660 1.605 0.032
18 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:50.985 1.930 0.325
19 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1:51.130 2.075 0.145
20 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1:51.140 2.085 0.010
21 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1:51.159 2.104 0.019
22 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1:51.278 2.223 0.119
23 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1:51.357 2.302 0.079
24 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 1:51.405 2.350 0.048
25 11 Livio Loi Honda 1:51.726 2.671 0.321
26 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1:51.881 2.826 0.155
27 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1:51.913 2.858 0.032
28 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1:52.226 3.171 0.313
29 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1:52.360 3.305 0.134
30 63 Zulfami Khairuddin KTM 1:52.402 3.347 0.042
31 40 Daryn Binder Mahindra 1:52.419 3.364 0.017
32 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1:52.548 3.493 0.129
33 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1:52.863 3.808 0.315
34 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 2:08.276 19.221 15.413

 

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