MotoGP » Jerez II Moto3 test times - Monday (Final)


Lap times, FP1 and FP2 combined, after day one of the final pre-season Moto3 test at Jerez.

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jjthekid46 - Unregistered

March 19, 2012 7:07 PM

i dont think so, apparently after the last couple of tests after it became apparent that the Honda's were lacking horsepower compared to the KTM's, Honda were said to bring the next engine "step" to this test, and it seems to have worked...this is the first time the Honda's have finished ahead of the KTM's since testing began....

MM - Unregistered

March 19, 2012 10:36 PM

Given that it's the first season of Moto3, it will be interesting to see how reliable the engines are and whether Honda have had to sacrifice anything in that department in order to get to the same level as KTM. In the MotoGP class, Honda had some concerns when Pedrosa had to shut down his bike after a critical warning light came on. You'd expect them to bring plenty of horses to the party with their wealth of 4 stroke experience. Traditionally it tended to be handling which let them down.

Pleased to see Danny Kent continuing his form now on competitive machinery. Hope it translates into a great season for him.

NL160800 - Unregistered

March 20, 2012 3:37 AM

Where are all the other manufactures in this class? I am a little disappointed, I would have thought that every manufacture could have come up with a single cylinder four stroke 250! Isn't this why we ditched the two strokes? to get more manufactures involved

Ben1

March 20, 2012 8:34 AM

KTM still looks faster than Honda, but the FTR-Honda seems better than the "factory" one. I think Fenati is happy, his team originally wanted to race with Ioda, which is not so fast, but the changed to FTR some days ago.

As for the manufacturers, I think they are enough. Honda, KTM, Mahindra, Oral, Ioda plus a few chassis/engine combinations. It's much better than the last years of 125. 2012 should be an exciting season.

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