Scott Redding lowered his best lap time by almost a second to stay at the head of the timesheets during day two of the first Moto2 test of 2012, at Valencia.
The British teenager, whose Marc VDS team has switched from Suter to Kalex machinery, set a best lap time of 1m 35.6s. That is one-second under the official Moto2 lap record and only 0.7sec behind the best CRT MotoGP lap by Randy de Puniet during a recent test at the same track.
Second best on the unofficial timesheets, complied by the Valencia Circuit, was multiple Moto2 race winner Andrea Iannone (Speed Master) who put his FTR within 0.2sec of Redding.
Claudio Corti (+0.5sec) repeated his third place from day one for the Italtrans (Kalex) team, followed by Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Suter) and Simone Corsi (Ioda), who were both credited with the same 1m 36.3s lap time.
In the new Moto3 class, Red Bull KTM's Sandro Cortese maintained his position at the top by just 01sec over Aspar Kalex-KTM rider Alberto Moncayo. Cortese's team-mate Danny Kent was just 0.1sec further back in third.
Testing concludes on Friday evening.