Red Bull KTM Ajo's Jack Miller continued to lead the way at the second Jerez Moto3 test as the young Australian prospect put down a marker ahead of the opening round of the championship in Qatar.

Miller posted the best time of the test on Wednesday in 1m 46.259s to head off Alex Marquez, with his Red Bull team-mate Karel Hanika in third, only 0.122s adrift.

The exciting teenager was also fastest on the final day on Thursday with a time of 1m 46.326s.

"It was a good day. Once again we tested more parts for the bike, and once again they have given us very good results," he said. "We are confident that we are working in the right way to develop the bike throughout the year. I'm very eager to see how it evolves.

"We were fortunate enough to get some fairly decent times: one early in the morning and one in the afternoon," he added. "I made a small mistake when I was trying to lower my times, but I think this is also okay. We were consistent with our race simulation times, so I feel strong for Qatar."

Hanika, meanwhile, upped his pace on Thursday after spending most of the day on Wednesday focusing on long runs.

The Czech rider said: "This last day has not been too bad. I think we did a fantastic job, we tested new parts and different set-ups and I think we finally found a really good one.

"Now we can go faster and more consistent, which I think is good and which means we're ready for Qatar."



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