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Elias fastest as second Moto2 test ends

The second official test session for the new Moto2 World Championship concluded at Jerez on Monday evening with Toni Elias at the top of the overall timesheets.

The 600cc Honda engines had first been used just a week earlier, during the first official test at Valencia, when Julian Simon had been fastest, followed by Kenny Noyes, Elias, Claudio Corti and Yuki Takahashi.

But with wet weather at Jerez affecting the first and final days of testing, the best lap times were all set on Sunday (day two).

It was then that pre-season favourite Elias emerged on top thanks to a best lap time of 1min 45.024sec on his Gresini Racing Moriwaki, which put the former MotoGP race winner over half a second clear of Columbian Yonny Hernandez (Blusens STX).

American Noyes of the Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas team once again impressed with third, just 0.176sec behind Hernández, with Alex de Angelis (Scot Racing) fourth overall - but fastest in the wet on days one and three.

The Forward Racing pairing of Jules Cluzel and Claudio Corti were a close fifth and sixth respectively, and Interwetten Moriwaki rider Thomas Lüthi was just 0.013s off the Italian rider's time.

Roberto Rolfo (Italtrans STR), returning from injury, Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP) and Mapfre Aspar rider Simón completed the overall top ten.

It was a similar situation with the 125cc riders as the best times from the eighth-litre class were all recorded on Sunday.

Marc Márquez, the fastest rider at Valencia, was again top of the timesheets in 1min 47.473sec.

The Red Bull Ajo Motorsport rider was followed by Bainet Derbi duo Pol Espargaró (0.284sec behind) and Efrén Vázquez, who was just over a full second off Márquez's time.

Bancaja Aspar team-mates Nicolas Terol and Bradley Smith occupied fourth and fifth on the timesheet respectively.

Another British rider Danny Webb (Andalucia Cajasol) was sixth fastest, with Esteve Rabat (Blusens STX), Alberto Moncayo (Andalucia Cajasol), Randy Krummenacher (Molenaar Racing) and Sandro Cortese (Avant Intact Ajo Motorsport) all posting top-ten times.

The next official 125/Moto2 test will be held back at Jerez on March 27-29.


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wayne - Unregistered

March 09, 2010 6:23 PM

Ugh, I read the story, I was pretty happy to see Kenny up in the front runners, but then I have to click on the comments and see an idiotic post about the 2nd coming of Ben Spies blah blah blah. Im from the USA and I'm definitely a fan of both of them. But come on, Kenny is NOWHERE near Ben Spies. Just because YOU say they both do well on tracks they don't know. HELLO! He is from the Spanish CEV Series!! He even broke the VALENCIA track record last year in the CEV race!! Now look, I hope he does awesome, and I will surely be watching...but please don't make the rest of the Americans on this site look like complete idiots. Thanks. By the way, it's only testing.



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