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Limited action on final day at Aragon

9 March 2012

After high winds spoilt the opening day of the private Aragon MotoGP test, the three Claiming Rule Teams present were at least able to enjoy a little more track action on Friday.

But conditions were still blustery, and cold, contributing to an off-throttle highside for PBM's James Ellison, while Power Electronics Aspar riders Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaro - riding in their 2012 livery for the first time - completed just a handful of laps.

In addition to the Aprilia (ART) teams, the FTR-Kawasakis of Avintia racing were also present. Riders Ivan Silva and Yonny Hernandez were the most active on the second day, setting best lap times of 1m 53.373s and 1m 53.588s respectively.

The official race lap record is a 1m 49.046s, set by Honda's Casey Stoner last year.

The final official MotoGP pre-season test takes place at Jerez from March 23-25, when the full 2012 grid should all be on track together for the first time. The only CRT machine yet to test is Gresini Racing's FTR-Honda.


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