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Moto2 and 125cc teams conclude Aragón Test

Moto2 and 125cc teams conclude Aragón Test

Riders from 14 teams were hard at work across a two-day Test at the MotorLand Aragón circuit which ended on Thursday.

A two-day private Test at the MotorLand Aragón circuit, in which riders and teams from both the Moto2 and 125cc classes took part, concluded on Thursday with the second and final day providing perfect conditions.

Warm temperatures offered ideal track conditions and on Thursday it was Mapfre Aspar rider Julián Simón who posted the best lap time of the day in the Moto2 field. The Spaniard’s effort of 1’54.248 rounded off a highly productive two days, in which he was consistently fast.

“I’m very happy with the work we’ve done across these two days at MotorLand,” said Simón, who currently lies second in the Moto2 Championship standings after four rounds. “This is a track I really like and on which I’ve been comfortable from the very beginning. Our target for these two days was to fine-tune our feeling with the chassis, and we’ve done more than that. We’ve also had time to develop other things and to find the best solutions.”

Following Simón on the timesheet, Pons HP 40 rider Aleix Espargaró registered the second fastest time of the day at half a second off his fellow Spaniard, with Bradley Smith (Tech 3) third ahead of Javier Forés (Mapfre Aspar), Yonny Hernández (Blusens STX), Santiago Hernández (SAG Team), Axel Pons (Pons HP 40) and Kenny Noyes (Avintia-STX).

In the 125cc category race winner at Le Mans, Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team), broke under the two-minute barrier with a best time of 1’59.616 – the fastest lap of the two days. Championship leader Nico Terol (Bankia Aspar) was absent on Thursday having rounded off his Test on Wednesday, and his time of 2’00.538 remained the second best of the two days. Héctor Faubel (Bankia Aspar) was third on the timesheet, followed by Sergio Gadea (Blusens by Paris Hilton), Adrián Martín (Bankia Aspar) and Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing).

Moto2, 2011

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