Maverick Vinales powered his way to the top of the time sheets after day two of the Moto3 test at Jerez in much better conditions amongst KTM domination.
After playing it safe, and finishing 7th yesterday in tricky Jerez conditions, Maverick Vinales put in a staggering 1’46″805 lap.
Vinales has shown sensational form in the 2013 pre season testing, breaking lap records at Almeria and Valencia as he looks set to right the wretched 2012 that he endured with the Blusens Avintia team.
2011 Spanish champion Alex Rins, who sat out Tuesday,was right on the tail of the 2012 bronze medal winner, and as a result he was just 0.006s behind across the line.
Luis Salom finished the day in third on his new Red Bull Ajo KTM machine, and he was only three tenths back from Vinales.
Jonas Folger was fourth fastest, and continues to impress since his mid season move to the Aspar Kalex machine. Despite being forth fastest he was still more than nine tenths behind Vinales’ quickest time of the day.
Fifth place was the impressive Mahindra Racing’s Miguel Oliveira, as he continues to work with the new Mahindra Suter Moto3 project.
Surprise of the day was came in the shape of Juanfran Guevara. The Moto3 rookie was sixth on his TSR Honda, and he even led the first session of the day.
South African Brad Binder dropped to seventh after yesterday’s second place, but was still progression in the dry. Binder was just 0.008s quicker than Oliveira’s Mahindra team mate Efrén Vázquez, who was 8th.
The fastest man from yesterday, Danny Webb, was ninth position in the dry, ahead of Redox RW Racing GP’s Jakub Kornfeil in tenth and 1.824 from Vinales with his Kalex KTM.
Moto3 Jerez test Day 2 results:
1 Maverick VIÑALES SPA JHK t-shirt Laglisse KTM 1:46.805
2 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0′0 KTM 1:46.811 0.006
3 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:47.109 0.304
4 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 KALEX KTM 1:47.719 0.914
5 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing MAHINDRA 1:47.958 1.153
6 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP TSR HONDA 1:48.176 1.371
7 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing SUTER HONDA 1:48.319 1.514
8 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing MAHINDRA 1:48.327 1.522
9 Danny WEBB GBR Ambrogio Racing SUTER HONDA 1:48.476 1.671
10 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP KALEX KTM 1:48.699 1.894
11 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing KALEX KTM 1:48.751 1.946
12 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Bimbo-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR HONDA 1:48.836 2.031
13 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR HONDA 1:48.842 2.037
14 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology-RTG FTR HONDA 1:49.185 2.380
15 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0′0 KTM 1:49.201 2.396
16 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team La Fonte Tascaracing HONDA 1:49.333 2.528
17 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR HONDA 1:49.358 2.553
18 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP KALEX KTM 1:49.511 2.706
19 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 KALEX KTM 1:49.534 2.729
20 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:49.553 2.748
21 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team KALEX KTM 1:49.576 2.771
22 Ana CARRASCO SPA JHK t-shirt Laglisse KTM 1:49.673 2.868
23 Philipp OETTL GER Paddock TT Motion Events KALEX KTM 1:49.678 2.873
24 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1:49.769 2.964
25 Niccolo ANTONELLI ITA Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR HONDA 1:49.774 2.969
26 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR HONDA 1:49.829 3.024
27 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR HONDA 1:49.946 3.141
28 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR HONDA 1:50.072 3.267
29 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology-RTG FTR HONDA 1:50.101 3.296
30 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 1:50.140 3.335
31 Hyuga WATANABE JPN Team La Fonte Tascaracing HONDA 1:50.323 3.518
32 Alan TECHER FRA CIP TSR HONDA 1:50.588 3.783
33 Florian ALT GER Kiefer Racing KALEX KTM 1:50.642 3.837