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First day of testing in Jerez with Thomas Luthi leading in Moto2 and Danny Kent in Moto3
First day of testing in Jerez with Thomas Luthi leading in Moto2 and Danny Kent in Moto3

Not a week ago the first official preseason tests ended in Cheste for the categories of Moto2 and Moto3, but we already have the second of those official tests, which have no other scenario than the always pleasant one Jerez Circuit, and that it will have the pilots of these categories until next Saturday the eighteenth included. On the first day we ran into two names who did not lead any of the days in Valencia. Thus, in Moto3 the fastest has been Danny Kent, while in Moto2 the Swiss Thomas luthi has set the best time.

It should be noted that in general the weather conditions have been better than in the Ricardo Tormo circuit, according to the pilots themselves, and although in the first hours there were low temperatures and then some other annoying gust of wind, it seems that the grip has been a lot better. Once again, it is my turn to remind you that The times you will see are those provided by the teams, and in the case of Moto3 there are not many available, but hey, we continue to get an idea as best we can. Go for it…

Moto3: Danny Kent confirms that this year he can be one of the protagonists


We continue to try to unravel what the new Moto3 class will give of itself, but I am very afraid that it will start without us being able to come up with great ideas, which is great on the other hand. The fact is that among the few times that have been known, Danny Kent has been the fastest with a KTM That seems to be the first clear question of Moto3, because it is a fact that it works like a shot. This is how the chrono has stopped in a 1'48.4 and it confirms what I told you last week, that this year it seems that it will take the leap that I needed.

Who follows his own and signing good times after good times is Alberto moncayo, who finished second to three tenths behind Danny and everything indicates that this year will give us many joys, hopefully! Third has been the main protagonist of the tests in Cheste, a Sandro Cortese that he dominated the three days with an iron hand and that today we see him very high again. Fourth has been Miguel Angel Oliveira on the back of the Honda and Alberto's companion fifth, Hector Faubel, that does not lose sight of the top positions either. As to Maverick Viñales, his times have once again become unknown.

Unofficial times for the first day of the Moto3 test in Jerez

    Danny Kent (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1'48.4

  • 2. A. Moncayo (Bankia Aspar Team) 1'48.7
  • Sandro Cortese (Red Bull KTM Ajo) 1'49.2

    M. Oliveira (Monlau Competition) 1'49.2

  • 5. Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar Team) 1'49.8
  • Zulfahmi Khairuddin (AirAsia Sic Ajo) 1'49.5

    Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing) 1'50.4

  • 8. A.Márquez (Monlau Competition) 1'50.6
  • Danny Webb (Mahindra Racing) 1'50.9

  • 9. Efrén Vázquez (Team Laglisse) 1'50.9
  • 10. Adrian Martin (Team Laglisse) 1'51.7
  • K. Fujii (Technomag CIP-TSR) 1'52.6

    A. Techer (Technomag CIP-TSR) 1'52.9

Moto2: Thomas Luthi leads in search of lost regularity


This second official test once again has the absence of Marc Márquez that, although we have seen him training doing motocross, that is not where we want to see him. In any case this continues, and today has been Thomas luthi the fastest with the Suter, thus ending the domain that he had shown so far Kalex. His time has been 1'43.0 and we hope to see him more often in those positions, that later on we lose the friend. Second to just two tenths has been the preseason specialist Claudio Corti, while a surprising Takaaki Nakagami, Corti's partner, has managed to finish in third position.

In the fourth position has been Mika Kallio, of which we continue to expect much more, while one of Cheste's own names, Scott Redding, has finished fifth. We have to go very far to meet the first Spanish, no less than the fourteenth position, where he is Nico Terol, although apparently Pol Espargaro and Tito Rabat They have been among the fastest, but we do not have their times. For its part, Toni Elijah continues his adaptation to Suter and has been sixteenth.

Unofficial times for the first day of the Moto2 test in Jerez

    Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock) 1’43.0

    Claudio Corti (Italtrans Racing Team) 1’43.2

    Takaaki Nakagami (Italtrans Racing Team) 1’43.6

    Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team) 1’43.6

    Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) 1’43.6

    Andrea Iannone (Speed ​​Master) 1’43.7

    Alex De Angelis (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) 1’43.8

    Bradley Smith (Tech 3 Racing) 1’43.8

    Simone Corsi (Iodaracing Project) 1’43.9

    Yuki Takahashi (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) 1’44.1

    Randy Krummenacher (GP Team Switzerland) 1’44.2

    Mike Di Meglio (Speed ​​Up) 1’44.2

    Xavier Simeon (Tech 3 Racing) 1’44.2

  • 14. Nico Terol (Aspar Team Moto2) 1’44.3
  • Gino Rea (Gresini Racing Moto2) 1’44.4

  • 16. Toni Elías (Aspar Team Moto2) 1’44.5
  • Max Neukirchner (Kiefer Racing) 1’44.8

  • 18. Ricky Cardus (Arguiñano Racing Team) 1’45.2
  • Johann Zarco (JIR Moto2) 1’45.4

    Roberto Rolfo (Technomag-CIP) 1’45.7

    Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP) 1’46.0

  • 22. Eric Granado (JIR Moto2) 1’47.0
  • Damian Cudlin, (QMMF Racing Team) 1’47.4

  • 24. Elena Rosell, (QMMF Racing Team) 1’47.7

And this is what he has given if the first day of these second official tests that are being held in Jerez, which to warm up is not bad at all. Us There are two days ahead that will surely bring us a lot to tell and I'm already looking forward to Saturday, the day on which luckily I will be able to get closer to the circuit to enjoy these guys live. In any case, tomorrow more, and surely better.

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