2019 Jerez Moto2 Test Day 1 Times: Marini Fastest As Lecuona Impresses

Luca Marini leads the first day of the Moto2 test at Jerez, the Sky VR46 rider posting fast laps throughout the day to end the day as quickest. Though Marini was happy to be quickest, he had not been able to focus on his race pace, as he still has some weakness in his shoulder after surgery in November. He can manage only 8 laps before his shoulder starts causing him issues.

Iker Lecuona ended the day as second fastest, his speed coming as welcome relief after a difficult off season with the team's future shrouded in doubt. Both American Team riders are now present, and Lecuona is carrying on the speed he showed at the end of the 2018 season.

Sam Lowes ended the day as third fastest, the Englishman very happy with his pace, and comfortable on the bike. Lowes ended ahead of Brad Binder, who was already up to speed after spending two days at Jerez at a private test. KTM have a lot of parts to test, with rumors of three different chassis floating around. Binder may have finished just fourth, but all of his main rivals were pointing to the South African as the man with the best pace at the Jerez test.

Alex Marquez was fifth quickest, still less than a quarter of a second slower than Marini overall, and just ahead of Jorge Navarro on the Speed Up, making it three different chassis manufacturers in the top six.

The times are very quick at Jerez, Marini's time three quarters of a second quicker than Lorenzo Baldassarri's lap record. Some of that is down to the new surface on parts of the track, which all of the riders hailed as a major improvement, but a lot is also down to the new Triumph engine, with more power and much more torque on corner exit.

Below are the combined times from all three sessions today, together with the times set in each session. A glitch in the timing system means that the times recorded for the first session are not complete.

Combined
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:41.146    
2 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:41.227 0.081 0.081
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:41.286 0.140 0.059
4 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:41.368 0.222 0.082
5 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:41.370 0.224 0.002
6 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:41.516 0.370 0.146
7 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:41.561 0.415 0.045
8 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:41.571 0.425 0.010
9 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:41.666 0.520 0.095
10 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:41.802 0.656 0.136
11 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1:41.867 0.721 0.065
12 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:41.908 0.762 0.041
13 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:41.925 0.779 0.017
14 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:42.011 0.865 0.086
15 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:42.021 0.875 0.010
16 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:42.128 0.982 0.107
17 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1:42.191 1.045 0.063
18 96 Jake Dixon KTM 1:42.307 1.161 0.116
19 16 Joe Roberts KTM 1:42.310 1.164 0.003
20 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:42.411 1.265 0.101
21 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 1:42.510 1.364 0.099
22 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:42.595 1.449 0.085
23 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:42.749 1.603 0.154
24 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 1:42.815 1.669 0.066
25 4 Steven Odendaal NTS 1:42.894 1.748 0.079
26 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1:43.055 1.909 0.161
27 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:43.133 1.987 0.078
28 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:43.181 2.035 0.048
29 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:43.255 2.109 0.074
30 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:43.434 2.288 0.179
31 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 1:43.585 2.439 0.151
32 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1:43.955 2.809 0.370
             
Session 1
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:42.020    
2 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:42.039 0.019 0.019
3 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:42.192 0.172 0.153
4 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:42.276 0.256 0.084
5 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:42.358 0.338 0.082
6 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:42.513 0.493 0.155
7 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:42.536 0.516 0.023
8 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:42.710 0.690 0.174
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:42.768 0.748 0.058
10 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1:43.157 1.137 0.389
11 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:43.230 1.210 0.073
12 16 Joe Roberts KTM 1:43.274 1.254 0.044
13 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:43.338 1.318 0.064
14 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:43.398 1.378 0.060
15 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:43.415 1.395 0.017
16 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 1:43.585 1.565 0.170
17 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:43.770 1.750 0.185
18 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 1:43.803 1.783 0.033
19 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:44.053 2.033 0.250
20 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:44.104 2.084 0.051
21 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:44.424 2.404 0.320
22 4 Steven Odendaal NTS 1:44.857 2.837 0.433
23 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1:45.405 3.385 0.548
24 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:46.728 4.708 1.323
25 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 3:28.501 46.481 41.773
26 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta      
27 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS      
28 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up      
29 96 Jake Dixon KTM      
30 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex      
31 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta      
32 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up      
             
Session 2
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:41.146    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:41.286 0.140 0.140
3 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:41.368 0.222 0.082
4 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:41.370 0.224 0.002
5 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:41.516 0.370 0.146
6 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:41.561 0.415 0.045
7 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:41.608 0.462 0.047
8 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:41.802 0.656 0.194
9 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:41.908 0.762 0.106
10 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:41.925 0.779 0.017
11 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:41.955 0.809 0.030
12 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:42.272 1.126 0.317
13 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:42.288 1.142 0.016
14 96 Jake Dixon KTM 1:42.307 1.161 0.019
15 16 Joe Roberts KTM 1:42.310 1.164 0.003
16 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1:42.380 1.234 0.070
17 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1:42.459 1.313 0.079
18 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 1:42.510 1.364 0.051
19 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:42.595 1.449 0.085
20 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:42.717 1.571 0.122
21 4 Steven Odendaal NTS 1:42.894 1.748 0.177
22 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:42.994 1.848 0.100
23 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:43.048 1.902 0.054
24 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1:43.055 1.909 0.007
25 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:43.093 1.947 0.038
26 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:43.255 2.109 0.162
27 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:43.434 2.288 0.179
28 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 1:43.456 2.310 0.022
29 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:43.562 2.416 0.106
30 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 1:43.689 2.543 0.127
31 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:43.815 2.669 0.126
32 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1:44.627 3.481 0.812
             
Session 3
Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 27 Iker Lecuona KTM 1:41.227    
2 22 Sam Lowes Kalex 1:41.367 0.140 0.140
3 41 Brad Binder KTM 1:41.499 0.272 0.132
4 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:41.571 0.344 0.072
5 73 Alex Marquez Kalex 1:41.613 0.386 0.042
6 12 Tom Luthi Kalex 1:41.666 0.439 0.053
7 9 Jorge Navarro Speed Up 1:41.787 0.560 0.121
8 88 Jorge Martin KTM 1:41.867 0.640 0.080
9 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex 1:41.883 0.656 0.016
10 5 Andrea Locatelli Kalex 1:42.011 0.784 0.128
11 45 Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 1:42.021 0.794 0.010
12 10 Luca Marini Kalex 1:42.109 0.882 0.088
13 24 Simone Corsi Kalex 1:42.128 0.901 0.019
14 97 Xavi Vierge Kalex 1:42.154 0.927 0.026
15 64 Bo Bendsneyder NTS 1:42.191 0.964 0.037
16 21 Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 1:42.411 1.184 0.220
17 33 Enea Bastianini Kalex 1:42.492 1.265 0.081
18 87 Remy Gardner Kalex 1:42.524 1.297 0.032
19 40 Augusto Fernandez Kalex 1:42.749 1.522 0.225
20 3 Lukas Tulovic KTM 1:42.815 1.588 0.066
21 16 Joe Roberts KTM 1:42.893 1.666 0.078
22 4 Steven Odendaal NTS 1:42.909 1.682 0.016
23 72 Marco Bezzecchi KTM 1:43.133 1.906 0.224
24 62 Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 1:43.159 1.932 0.026
25 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1:43.181 1.954 0.022
26 35 Somkiat Chantra Kalex 1:43.464 2.237 0.283
27 11 Nicolo Bulega Kalex 1:43.634 2.407 0.170
28 96 Jake Dixon KTM 1:43.736 2.509 0.102
29 77 Dominique Aegerter MV Agusta 1:43.760 2.533 0.024
30 18 Xavier Cardelus KTM 1:43.767 2.540 0.007
31 20 Dimas Ekky Pratama Kalex 1:43.955 2.728 0.188
32 89 Khairul Idham Pawi Kalex 1:44.032 2.805 0.077
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