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Moto3 Jerez: Folger fastest on Friday at Jerez
3 May 2013
Jonas Folger put the home Mapfre Aspar Team on top of the Mot3 timesheets during practice at Jerez on Friday, finishing ahead of Estrella Galicia 0,0's Alex Rins and Team Calvo's Maverick Viñales.
The majority of riders in the top ten set their times in the afternoon with near-ideal conditions as the 34-rider field lapped the Andalucian circuit. That number will increase to 35 tomorrow, as Redox RW Racing GP's Jakub Kornfeil returns after completing compulsory exams today.
Indoors, things were slightly more chaotic as a power cut forced teams to resort to their grid tyre warmers, as the mains electricity supply was limited due to power problems.
Second this morning, Folger moved ahead in the afternoon courtesy of a best effort of 1'47.660. Rins was second, but pulled off the track with a technical problem in the final minute.
As Viñales returned to Jerez for the first time since his pre-season testing accident, Red Bull KTM Ajo pairing of Luis Salom and Zulfahmi Khairuddin headed Ambrogio Racing's Brad Binder.
GO&FUN Honda Gresini's Niccolo Antonelli had a good day as his time from the morning left him in front of Mahindra Racing's Efren Vazquez, last Jerez-race winner Romano Fenati on his San Carlo Team Italia bike, a well as Avant Tecno's Niklas Ajo.
RW Racing GP's Jasper Iwema suffered a slide off track in the afternoon in the final turn, but was able to return to the pits.