Francesco Bagnaia defends the top spot on day two of official testing at Jerez.

Testing concludes tomorrow evening...

1. Francesco Bagnaia ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 (Kalex) 1m 41.638s [Session 2]
2. Alex Marquez SPA EG 0.0 Marc VDS (Kalex) 1m 41.848s [Session 1]
3. Lorenzo Baldassari ITA Pons HP40 (Kalex) 1m 41.992s [Session 2]
4. Luca Marini ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 (Kalex) 1m 42.014s [Session 2]
5. Mattia Pasini ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 42.053s [Session 3]
6. Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Ajo (KTM) 1m 42.154s [Session 2]
7. Sam Lowes GBR Swiss Innovative Investors (KTM) 1m 42.221s [Session 3]
8. Remy Gardner AUS Tech 3 Racing (Tech 3) 1m 42.272s [Session 1]
9. Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM Ajo (KTM) 1m 42.309s [Session 3]
10. Xavi Vierge SPA Dynavolt Intact GP (Kalex) 1m 42.330s [Session 2]
11. Isaac Vinales SPA SAG Team (Kalex) 1m 42.332s [Session 2]
12. Hector Barbera SPA Pons HP40 (Kalex) 1m 42.390s [Session 2]
13. Simone Corsi ITA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 42.417s [Session 1]
14. Joan Mir SPA EG 0.0 Marc VDS (Kalex) 1m 42.491s [Session 1]
15. Khairul Idham Pawi MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 1m 42.518s [Session 3]
16. Danny Kent GBR Beta Tools Speed Up Racing (Speed Up) 1m 42.527s [Session 1]
17. Marcel Schrotter GER Dynavolt Intact GP (Kalex) 1m 42.562s [Session 3]
18. Romano Fenati ITA Marinelli Snipers Team (Kalex) 1m 42.573s [Session 1]
19. Jorge Navarro SPA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 42.764s [Session 2]
20. Bo Bendsneyder NED Tech 3 Racing (Tech 3) 1m 42.768s [Session 2]
21. Iker Lecuona SPA Swiss Innovative Investors (KTM) 1m 42.768s [Session 2]
22. Fabio Quartararo FRA Beta Tools Speed Up Racing (Speed Up) 1m 42.771s [Session 2]
23. Eric Granado BRA Forward Racing Team (Suter) 1m 43.058s [Session 1]
24. Tetsuta Nagashima JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia (Kalex) 1m 43.186s [Session 3]
25. Steven Odendaal RSA NTS RW Racing GP (NTS) 1m 43.287s [Session 3]
26. Dominique Aegerter SWI Kiefer Racing (KTM) 1m 43.400s [Session 3]
27. Joe Roberts USA NTS RW Racing GP (NTS) 1m 43.474s [Session 1]
28. Andrea Locatelli ITA Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 43.613s [Session 1]
29. Federico Fuligni ITA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2 (Kalex) 1m 43.773s [Session 2]
30. Stefano Manzi ITA Forward Racing Team (Suter) 1m 43.967s [Session 3]
31. Jules Danilo FRA NASHI ARGAN SAG Team (Kalex) 1m 44.122s [Session 3]

Fastest Day 1 time:
Francesco Bagnaia ITA Kalex1m 42.330s

Official Jerez Moto2 records:
Best lap: Alex Marquez SPA Kalex 1m 42.080s (2017)
Fastest race lap: Franco Morbidelli ITA Kalex1m 42.596s (2017)

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Impressive times from the field.  Less than a second covering the top 16-17 places!  Hopefully Moto2 races in  2018 will be much closer than previous years.

 

The top 18 guys are all under Morbidelli's race lap record. 2018 is gonna be quick!

It's nothing special, it's due to the track having been resurfaced since last year's race in Jerez. Barcelona and Silverstone have also been resurfaced for the 2018 season so the lap records in those circuits will also tumble. 

Sam Lowes getting rapidly up to speed too. Watch this space.

I will watch that space... and see a crash most probably. ..

Looks like Remy may be a chip off the old block after all.

Good to see Peco carrying on the form from 2017, hopefully he'll be up there with the KTM's and the Marc VDS boys fighting for race wins.

Decent laps from Bo and from Fenati as class rookies too

Fenati also under lap record from session 1. Mir top newby overall but maybe Romano crashed on the marbles from taking those imaginative wide lines of his?