2018 Jerez February Test Monday Moto3 Times: Martin Leads Arbolino

Jorge Martin has topped the timesheets on the first day of the Moto3 test at Jerez. The Gresini Honda rider got off to a strong start topping both dry sessions in the morning and in the afternoon, the lunchtime session having been hit by rain and a wet track.

Martin ended the day just under seven hundredths faster than Tony Arbolino the Italian youngster who has taken over the Snipers Team seat in Moto3 from Romano Fenati. Niccolo Antonelli ended the day in third, a tenth slower than Martin and seemingly much happier since having switched from the KTM to the Honda. Albert Arenas was the first KTM, the Angel Nieto Team rider finishing the day in fourth place.

Times on Monday for the Moto3 class:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 88 Jorge Martin Honda 1:46.857    
2 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1:46.923 0.066 0.066
3 23 Niccolo Antonelli Honda 1:46.963 0.106 0.040
4 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1:46.976 0.119 0.013
5 44 Aron Canet Honda 1:47.011 0.154 0.035
6 12 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:47.035 0.178 0.024
7 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1:47.172 0.315 0.137
8 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 1:47.210 0.353 0.038
9 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1:47.290 0.433 0.080
10 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:47.336 0.479 0.046
11 72 Alonso Lopez Honda 1:47.341 0.484 0.005
12 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1:47.470 0.613 0.129
13 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1:47.496 0.639 0.026
14 17 John McPhee KTM 1:47.543 0.686 0.047
15 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:47.597 0.740 0.054
16 76 Makar Yurchenko KTM 1:47.664 0.807 0.067
17 10 Dennis Foggia KTM 1:47.860 1.003 0.196
18 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1:47.887 1.030 0.027
19 11 Livio Loi KTM 1:48.068 1.211 0.181
20 27 Kaito Toba Honda 1:48.082 1.225 0.014
21 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 1:48.117 1.260 0.035
22 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1:48.122 1.265 0.005
23 22 Kazuki Masaki KTM 1:48.236 1.379 0.114
24 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 1:48.354 1.497 0.118
25 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1:48.398 1.541 0.044
26 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:48.414 1.557 0.016

 

old_url: 
Round Number: 
0
2018
Tweet Button: 
Total votes: 11

Back to top

Comments

Did Bulega have a problem, or is he continuing his run of rather odd performances?

He made the same set of moves as Quartararo, a stellar first year followed by an up and down second year in which no progress was made.

He's lanky and KTM had a bad year, that does go to his defense, so I hope he can muster something this season because his moves in some races were amazing to watch and we all saw his promise.

It would be a shame if he didn't live up to his potential.

Total votes: 4