2018 Jerez February Test Wednesday Moto3 Times: Arbolino Beats Bastianini

Tony Arbolino has made a splash on the final day of the Moto3 test at Jerez by taking another tenth off of the unofficial lap record set yesterday by Enea Bastianini. The Snipers Team rider took the lap record to under the 1'45.5 mark, taking half a second off the existing official pole record set by Jorge Martin back in May last year.

Enea Bastianini finished the day in second, just ahead of Jorge Martin, the Leopard Racing rider ahead of the Gresini man, just as they had been yesterday. Neither Bastianini nor Martin could improve on their times from yesterday, but they retained second and third place in the overall times from all three days in the test.

Sky Racing VR46 rider Dennis Foggia leaves the test as fourth fastest, and as the fastest KTM rider, while Niccolo Antonelli was fifth quickest on the Sic58 Honda.

The Moto3 riders now pack up and head back to sort through the data over the next three weeks, before returning for the final test ahead of the 2018 season at Jerez from 6th-8th March. Last year, the final test was where Honda rolled out its new engine which helped the Japanese marque dominate the class, and win 17 of the 18 races. It seems likely that either KTM or Honda will repeat that trick at Jerez in March.

Day 3 times:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1:45.498    
2 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1:45.715 0.217 0.217
3 88 Jorge Martin Honda 1:45.884 0.386 0.169
4 10 Dennis Foggia KTM 1:45.943 0.445 0.059
5 23 Niccolo Antonelli Honda 1:46.072 0.574 0.129
6 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:46.087 0.589 0.015
7 12 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:46.117 0.619 0.030
8 44 Aron Canet Honda 1:46.119 0.621 0.002
9 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1:46.133 0.635 0.014
10 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1:46.161 0.663 0.028
11 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:46.236 0.738 0.075
12 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1:46.238 0.740 0.002
13 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 1:46.273 0.775 0.035
14 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1:46.424 0.926 0.151
15 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:46.431 0.933 0.007
16 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 1:46.443 0.945 0.012
17 72 Alonso Lopez Honda 1:46.529 1.031 0.086
18 76 Makar Yurchenko KTM 1:46.700 1.202 0.171
19 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1:46.705 1.207 0.005
20 17 John McPhee KTM 1:46.853 1.355 0.148
21 11 Livio Loi KTM 1:46.906 1.408 0.053
22 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1:47.038 1.540 0.132
23 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1:47.219 1.721 0.181
24 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 1:47.380 1.882 0.161
25 27 Kaito Toba Honda 1:47.407 1.909 0.027
26 22 Kazuki Masaki KTM 1:47.538 2.040 0.131

Combined times from all three days:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev Session
1 14 Tony Arbolino Honda 1:45.498     Day 3 Session 2
2 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1:45.630 0.132 0.132 Day 2 Session 2
3 88 Jorge Martin Honda 1:45.785 0.287 0.155 Day 2 Session 2
4 10 Dennis Foggia KTM 1:45.943 0.445 0.158 Day 3 Session 1
5 23 Niccolo Antonelli Honda 1:46.072 0.574 0.129 Day 3 Session 1
6 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:46.087 0.589 0.015 Day 3 Session 1
7 12 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:46.117 0.619 0.030 Day 3 Session 1
8 44 Aron Canet Honda 1:46.119 0.621 0.002 Day 3 Session 2
9 8 Nicolo Bulega KTM 1:46.133 0.635 0.014 Day 3 Session 1
10 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1:46.161 0.663 0.028 Day 3 Session 2
11 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 1:46.236 0.738 0.075 Day 3 Session 1
12 19 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1:46.238 0.740 0.002 Day 3 Session 1
13 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1:46.263 0.765 0.025 Day 2 Session 3
14 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Honda 1:46.273 0.775 0.010 Day 3 Session 1
15 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1:46.424 0.926 0.151 Day 3 Session 2
16 5 Jaume Masia KTM 1:46.431 0.933 0.007 Day 3 Session 2
17 42 Marcos Ramirez KTM 1:46.443 0.945 0.012 Day 3 Session 2
18 11 Livio Loi KTM 1:46.517 1.019 0.074 Day 2 Session 3
19 72 Alonso Lopez Honda 1:46.529 1.031 0.012 Day 3 Session 1
20 76 Makar Yurchenko KTM 1:46.700 1.202 0.171 Day 3 Session 2
21 75 Albert Arenas KTM 1:46.748 1.250 0.048 Day 2 Session 2
22 17 John McPhee KTM 1:46.853 1.355 0.105 Day 3 Session 1
23 40 Darryn Binder KTM 1:47.038 1.540 0.185 Day 3 Session 1
24 27 Kaito Toba Honda 1:47.135 1.637 0.097 Day 2 Session 1
25 22 Kazuki Masaki KTM 1:47.309 1.811 0.174 Day 2 Session 3
26 41 Nakarin Atiratphuvapat Honda 1:47.380 1.882 0.071 Day 3 Session 1

 

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