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Corti comes to the fore on third day

Corti comes to the fore on third day

The Italian of the Forward Racing team steps up to post the best time of the three days of the Jerez Test, in the early session on Monday.

Cloudy skies and declining temperatures at the Jerez circuit have proved no obstacle to Claudio Corti of the Forward racing team, as the Italian rider registered the fastest time of the entire Test to date in Monday’s early mixed session. Corti, who ended yesterday as the ninth fastest, posted a best lap of 1’44.044 this morning as he lapped at three-hundredths of a second better than Toni Elías’ first-day effort – the only other rider to have come close to breaking the 1’44” mark in the Test so far.

Corti has not been the only rider who has climbed the timesheet. Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) and Kenny Noyes (Jack&Jones by Antonio Banderas) have also made progress with the second and third fastest times respectively. Only eight-tenths of a second separated the 12 fastest Moto2 riders by 1pm local time.

In the afternoon the final on-track preparations for the opening race in Qatar will be made. Honda will present the new engines to all the Moto2 teams which may be mounted at Jerez, but cannot be used until the opening session at Losail.

The engines currently being used allow riders to amass a total of 750km, which could lead to a lesser presence on track this afternoon as a number of riders are already close to that limit.

In the 125cc class Esteve Rabat (Blusens STX) was the first rider to appear this morning and his time of 1’47.440 has placed him ahead of Nico Terol (Bancaja Aspar) and Pol Espargaró (Tuenti Racing). Marc Márquez (Red Bull Ajo Motorsport), who retains the fastest time of the three days so far, appeared at midday and was fourth quickest.

Moto2, 2010

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