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Moto3™ machines hit the track at Valencia

Moto3™ machines hit the track at Valencia

2012 Preparations are underway for the inaugural Moto3™ class, with the first day of the Official three day Test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia finishing with the Sandro Cortese leading the field.

After a slow start to the day due to cold weather conditions, there was plenty of action on track in Valencia from the new Moto3™ machines preparing for the upcoming season as more than 30 riders made the most of a warmer afternoon on the 250cc four-stroke bikes.

The top ten unofficial times saw eight of the top ten riders on KTM machinery, with Sandro Cortese (Red Bull Ajo) the clear leader of the field during the first day of testing with a 1’41.6 on his KTM, nearly a full second ahead of any of his rivals.

Alberto Moncayo (Aspar Team Moto3) and another Aspar Team rider, Hector Faubel, both had reported times of 1’42.5, with Finnish rider Niklas Ajo (TT Motion Events Racing) and Spaniard Luis Salom of the RW Racing GP team completing the top five, all aboard KTM machines.

125cc Rookie of the Year Maverick Viñales (Avintia Racing), who just signed with the sponsor Repsol today, completed 35 laps though his times were not given.

Unofficial Moto3 lap times Wednesday (recorded by teams):

1. SANDRO CORTESE, RED BULL KTM AJO 1’41.6 (39 laps)
2. ALBERTO MONCAYO, ASPAR TEAM Moto3 1’42.5 (48 laps)
3. HECTOR FAUBEL, ASPAR TEAM Moto3 1'42,5 (45 laps)
4. NIKLAS AJO, TT MOTION EVENTS RACING 1'42,7 (37 laps)
5. LUIS SALOM, RW RACING GP 1'42,8 (30 laps)
6. DANNY KENT, RED BULL KTM AJO 1'42,8 (43 laps)
7. MIGUEL OLIVEIRA, MONLAU COMPETICION 1’42.9 (35 laps)
8. ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN , AIRASIA - SIC - AJO 1’43.0 (33 laps)
9. EFREN VAZQUEZ, TEAM LAGLISSE 1’44.4 (30 laps)
10. BRAD BINDER, RW RACING GP 1'44,9 (42 laps)
11. ARTHUR SISSIS, RED BULL KTM AJO 1'45,0 (52 laps)
12. ALEX MARQUEZ , MONLAU COMPETICION 1’45.1 (28 laps)
13. TONI FINSTERBUSCH, RACING TEAM GERMANY 1’45.2 (10 laps)
14. ADRIAN MARTIN, TEAM LAGLISSE HONDA 1’45.5 (29 laps)
15. NICCOLO ANTONELLI, SAN CARLO GRESINI 1’45.8 (26 laps)
16. KENTA FUJII, TECHNOMAG-CIP-TSR 1’46.2 (59 laps)
17. DANNY WEBB, MAHINDRA RACING 1’46.5 (36 laps)
18. LOUIS ROSSI, RACING TEAM GERMANY 1’46.5 (36 laps)
19. ISAAC VINALES, ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA 1’46.6 (18)
20. ALAN TECHER, TECHNOMAG-CIP-TSR 1’46.7 (40 laps)
21. JACK MILLER, CARRETTA TECHNOLOGY 1’47.1 (35 laps)
22. ALEXIS MASBOU, CARRETTA TECHNOLOGY 1’47.7 (52 laps)
23. GIULIAN PEDONE, AMBROGIO NEXT RACING 1’48.7 (50 laps)
24. JASPER IWEMA, MOTO FGR 1’49.2 (21 laps)
25. LUIGI MORCIANO, IODA TEAM ITALIA 1’50.1 (9 laps)
26. RICCARDO MORETTI, MAHINDRA RACING 1’50.1 (13 laps)
27. ROMANO FENATI, TEAM ITALIA FMI no time provided
28. ALESSANDRO TONUCCI TEAM ITALIA FMI no time provided
29. IVAN MORENO, TEAM MACHADO no time provided
30. MAVERICK VINALES, AVINTIA RACING Moto 3 no time provided
31. MARCEL SCHROTTER, MAHINDRA RACING no time provided
32. JAKUB KORNFEIL, REDOX-ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA no time provided
33. JONAS FOLGER, MZ RACING TEAM no time provided

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Moto3, 2012

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