Jerez Moto2 & Moto3 Test, Thursday Times: Bagnaia, Canet Fastest

The Jerez circuit has a busy week or so ahead of it. On Thursday and Friday, the Moto2 and Moto3 teams are testing there, then from Monday to Friday, there is a combined MotoGP and WorldSBK test at the Spanish circuit. 

On Thursday, it was the turn of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams. Pecco Bagnaia ended the day as fastest, comfortably quicker than Alex Marquez and Miguel Oliveira. Luca Marini ended as fourth, ahead of Brad Binder on the second KTM. The test also saw the debut of Moto3 world champion Joan Mir on a Moto2 bike. The Marc VDS rider ended the day in fourteenth, just under a second and a half off the pace of Bagnaia. Bo Bendsneyder and Romano Fenati also got their first test on a Moto2 machine, the pair finishing twenty third and twenty fourth, two seconds off the pace. 

MotoGP returnees Sam Lowes and Hector Barbera also got back to riding a Moto2 bike. Lowes was tenth fastest, while Barbera finished fifteenth.

A small group of Moto3 bikes are also on track. Aron Canet was the fastest of the smaller bikes. He was also faster than Eskil Suter, who was out at the circuit on his 500cc V4 two stroke.

Moto2 times from Thursday:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 42 Francesco Bagnaia Kalex 1:41.873    
2 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:42.166 0.293 0.293
3 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:42.314 0.441 0.148
4 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:42.389 0.516 0.075
5 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:42.480 0.607 0.091
6 32 Isaac Viñales Kalex 1:42.608 0.735 0.128
7 54 Mattia Pasini Kalex 1:42.787 0.914 0.179
8 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:42.846 0.973 0.059
9 20 Fabio Quartararo Speed Up 1:42.874 1.001 0.028
10 22 Sam Lowes KTM 1:42.973 1.100 0.099
11 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:42.998 1.125 0.025
12 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:43.057 1.184 0.059
13 45 Tetsuya Nagashima Kalex 1:43.186 1.313 0.129
14 36 Joan Mir Kalex 1:43.270 1.397 0.084
15 40 Héctor Barbera Kalex 1:43.324 1.451 0.054
16 52 Dany Kent Speed Up 1:43.336 1.463 0.012
17 97 Xavi Vierge Suter 1:43.348 1.475 0.012
18 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:43.365 1.492 0.017
19 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:43.382 1.509 0.017
20 62 Stefano Manzi Kalex 1:43.542 1.669 0.160
21 23 Marcel Schrotter Suter 1:43.571 1.698 0.029
22 51 Eric Granado Kalex 1:43.900 2.027 0.329
23 64 Bo Bendsneyder Tech 3 1:43.961 2.088 0.061
24 13 Romano Fenati Kalex 1:43.990 2.117 0.029
25 21 Federico Fuligni Kalex 1:44.640 2.767 0.650
26 95 Jules Danilo Kalex 1:45.599 3.726 0.959

Moto3 times:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 144 Aron Canet Honda 1:46.012    
2 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1:46.941 0.929 0.929
3 141 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 1:47.588 1.576 0.647
4 127 Kaito Toba Honda 1:47.623 1.611 0.035
5 61 Can Oncu KTM 1:48.263 2.251 0.640
6 53 Deniz Oncu KTM 1:48.624 2.612 0.361

 

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