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Noyes leads second morning’s times at Jerez

Noyes leads second morning’s times at Jerez

The American rider from the Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas team uses Sunday morning’s dry conditions at the Andalusian circuit to his benefit, finishing ahead of Canepa and Hernández on the timesheet by 1pm.

The second day of the official test at the Jerez circuit on Sunday morning offered a little more productivity than Saturday, although changing weather conditions mean that the Moto2 and 125cc teams present are still working hard to make the most of track time. The sun that met the riders on the morning of the second day improved track conditions after overnight rain, but by 1pm had already disappeared to be replaced by strong winds and cloud.

Kenny Noyes (Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas) made the most of the early part of day two. The American, who closed yesterday at 12th on the timesheet as he had some slight difficulty in the wet, was the fastest by 1pm with a best lap of 1'45.704.

His closest rival was Niccolò Canepa, who proved to be much more comfortable on the dry track. The Scot Racing rider was second fastest overall, despite a fall which had no bad consequences for the Italian. The former MotoGP rider was almost a second off the top time.

Remaining strong in his pre-season preparations is Yonny Hernández of the Blusens STX team. The Colombian was third in the morning round, at just 0.015s behind Canepa, with Toni Elías (Gresini Racing) and Alex de Angelis (Scot Racing) remaining in the top group of riders with the fourth and fifth best times respectively.

Lukas Pesek (Matteoni CP Racing), Jules Cluzel (Forward Racing), Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) and Arne Tode (Racing Team Germany) complete the top ten at the moment.

In the 125cc class Marc Márquez (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), who decided to not ride in yesterday’s conditions, registered the best time, with Pol Espargaró (Bainet Derbi) and Bradley Smith (Bancaja Aspar) following. Smith’s team-mate Nico Terol and rookie Alberto Moncayo (Andalucia Cajasol) were also inside the top five times.

Crashes for Marcel Schrötter (Interwetten Racing) and Alexis Masbou (Team Ongetta) were without repercussions for either rider.

Moto2, 2010

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