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Elias leaves Moto2 test on top

The pace of Simon and Noyes was enough to nudge pre-season favourite Toni Elias back to a close third for Gresini Racing. The former MotoGP race winner had put his Moriwaki chassis fastest of all on day one, but didn't improve on day two. Nevertheless, Elias left the test just 0.374sec from the top.

Fourth best and the top Suter entry - Suter is supplying more riders than any other chassis manufacturer - was Italian Claudio Corti of the Forward Racing Team, who was half a tenth behind Elias.

Next up was Yuki Takahashi. The Japanese, riding a Tech 3 chassis for the Tech 3 team, was a consistent frontrunner and the last rider within half a second of Simon.

Another former MotoGP rider, de Angelis, only started work on Tuesday, but made it six different chassis designs in the top six with his late Wednesday effort for Scot Racing.

Elias' team-mate Vladimir Ivanov claimed seventh overall despite two crashes in the first two days, while Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Racing), Yonny Hérnandez (Blusens-STX) and Fonsi Nieto (G22 HolidayGym) completed the overall top ten.

The second official Moto2 test will be held at Jerez on March 6-8.

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