Espargaro fastest in Jerez…again

Pol Espargaro has left Jerez the man to beat.
Pol Espargaro has left Jerez the man to beat.

Pol Espargaro has left the final pre season test in Jerez the fastest Moto2 rider.

Over the past four days and ten practice sessions, the combined fastest rider was Spaniard and title favourite Pol Espargaro.

Espargaro posted the best lap over the rest of the field during yesterday’s mid-day session, that lap was a 1’42.636, and he was also also the quickest rider in today’s final brief session, however he was unable to match yesterdays time.

Despite not taking to the track today, Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami and Julian Simon posted lap times that were good enough to give then second and third overall in the whole test, respectively.

Toni Elías was fourth fastest, and was just ahead of Scott Redding, who was the fastest rider after the first two days in southern Spain.

Espargaro’s team mate, Tito Rabat was the sixth fastest on his Tuenti HP 40 but was only 0.014s faster than Aspar’s Moto2 riders Nico Terol and Jordi Torres.

Xavier Simeon and Mika Kallio were ninth and tenth respectively, and ended the test just over a second from Espargaro’s fastest time of the test.

Moto2 Jerez test overall results:

1 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 1:42.636
2 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team 1:43.103
3 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team 1:43.188
4 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia 1:43.365
5 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team 1:43.372
6 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 1:43.424
7 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 1:43.438
8 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 1:43.641
9 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Zelos 1:43.720
10 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team 1:43.774
11 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert 1:43.800
12 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 1:43.861
13 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:43.925
14 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing 1:43.934
15 Johann ZARCO FRA Came IodaRacing Project 1:43.993
16 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team 1:44.052
17 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert 1:44.089
18 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JIR Moto2 1:44.158
19 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP 1:44.276
20 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 1:44.350
21 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 1:44.456
22 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing 1:44.538
23 Ricky CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:44.572
24 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 1:44.839
25 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Ginés Racing 1:44.848
26 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG 1:44.905
27 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 1:45.181
28 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia 1:45.314
29 Sergio GADEA SPA Interwetten Paddock 1:46.041
30 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team 1:46.283
31 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Ginés Racing 1:46.410
32 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1:46.649

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