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Simón completes three days of 125cc dominance at MotoGP Official Test

Simón completes three days of 125cc dominance at MotoGP Official Test

Bancaja Aspar rider remains unstoppable as Jerez action concludes for lower cylinder categories.

The dominant force in the 125cc class at the MotoGP Official Test, Julián Simón ended the three days of on-track action for the category with the fastest time to his name. The Spaniard recorded a hot lap of 1’47.318 that took him to the top of the combined timesheet, leaving him in high spirits ahead of the final test of the preseason in Qatar.

He was closely followed by fellow Bancaja Aspar rider Bradley Smith, less than a tenth of a second down on the timesheet. The successful team have drafted both riders into the fold as they aim to reclaim the 125cc title in 2009.

The highest placing racewinner from 2008 at the test was Andrea Iannone, joining Sandro Cortese and the aforementioned Bancaja Aspar riders in a closely packed top four. Other riders making an impact on the combined lap charts were Red Bull KTM’s Marc Marquez, Iannone’s Ongetta Team ISPA teammate Takaaki Nakagami, Nico Terol, Pol Espargaró, Efren Vazquez and Stefan Bradl.

Espargaro had a morning crash that affected his progress, whilst Bradl was riding injured after a hard collision with the Jerez gravel on Thursday.

A final test in Qatar on April 6th-7th will give the 125cc stars a chance to complete their preparations for the upcoming campaign.

Tags:
125cc, 2009

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