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Moto3™ Test concludes with Cortese quickest

Moto3™ Test concludes with Cortese quickest

The three day pre-season Moto3™ test at the Ricardo Tormo circuit concluded on Friday, and warmer weather meant lower lap times and more laps to get acquainted with the new breed of motorcycles.

After two days of cold and wind at the Valencia circuit, the weather finally eased up and the Moto3 riders welcomed the opportunity to put in as many laps as possible on their new machinery ahead of the season start. The entire field were able to better their times from yesterday with the exception of a few riders who either crashed or otherwise encountered mechanical issues.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese reported the fastest time of the 33 participants for the third day in a row, his lap of 1’40.9 an improvement of four tenths over his top ranking time of Thursday. Offering a lap time for the first time in three days was Avintia Racing rider Maverick Viñales who lapped his FTR Suter just a tenth behind Cortese, while Alberto Moncayo, Danny Kent and Luis Salom all reported a time of 1’41.2, two tenths off the 2011 125cc Rookie of the Year to complete the top five times.

The next Moto3 ™ testing will begin next week in Jerez, where the Andalusian track will host three test days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).

Unofficial Moto3 lap times Friday(recorded by teams):

1. SANDRO CORTESE, RED BULL KTM AJO, 1’40.9 (41 laps)
2. MAVERICK VINALES, AVINTIA RACING Moto3, 1’41.0 (66 laps)
3. ALBERTO MONCAYO, ASPAR TEAM Moto3, 1’41.2 (56 laps)
4. DANNY KENT, RED BULL KTM AJO, 1’41.2 (56 laps)
5. LUIS SALOM, RW RACING GP, 1’41.2 (28 laps)
6. NIKLAS AJO, TT MOTION EVENTS RACING, 1’41.4 (32 laps)
7. HECTOR FAUBEL, ASPAR TEAM Moto3, 1’41.6 (54 laps)
8. MIGUEL OLIVEIRA, MONLAU COMPETICION, 1’41.8 (60 laps)
9. ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN, AIRASIA - SIC - AJO, 1’42.0 (44 laps)
10. BRAD BINDER, RW RACING GP, 1’42.0 (50 laps)
11. EFREN VAZQUEZ, TEAM LAGLISSE, 1’42.2 (35 laps)
12. LOUIS ROSSI, RACING TEAM GERMANY, 1’42.9 (40 laps)
13. ARTHUR SISSIS, RED BULL KTM AJO, 1’43.1 (50 laps)
14. ADRIAN MARTIN, TEAM LAGLISSE, 1’43.1 (40 laps)
15. DANNY WEBB, MAHINDRA RACING, 1’43.2 (32 laps)
16. NICCOLO ANTONELLI, SAN CARLO GRESINI Moto3, 1’43.2 (68 laps)
17. ALEX MARQUEZ, MONLAU COMPETICION, 1’43.7 (60 laps)
18. TONI FINSTERBUSCH, RACING TEAM GERMANY, 1’44.1 (44 laps)
19. ALEXIS MASBOU, CARRETTA TECHNOLOGY, 1’44.3 (73 laps)
20. KENTA FUJII, TECHNOMAG-CIP-TSR, 1’44.3 (82 laps)
21. JONAS FOLGER, MZ RACING TEAM, 1’44.5 (38 laps)
22. JACK MILLER, CARRETTA TECHNOLOGY, 1’44.7 (60 laps)
23. ALAN TECHER, TECHNOMAG-CIP-TSR, 1’44.8 (47 laps)
24. ROMANO FENATI, TEAM ITALIA FMI, 1’46.1 (35 laps)
25. MARCEL SCHROTTER, MAHINDRA RACING, 1’46.2 (37 laps)
26. IVAN MORENO, TEAM MACHADO, 1’46.2 (25 laps)
27. LUIGI MORCIANO, IODA TEAM ITALIA, 1’49.3 (10 laps)
28. GIULIAN PEDONE, AMBROGIO NEXT RACING, 1’50.0 (16 laps)
29. RICCARDO MORETTI, MAHINDRA RACING, No time provided
30. JASPER IWEMA, MOTO FGR, No time provided
31. ISAAC VINALES, ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA, No time provided
32. JAKUB KORNFEIL, REDOX-ONGETTA-CENTRO SETA, No time provided
33. ALESSANDRO TONUCCI, TEAM ITALIA FMI, No time provided

Tags:
Moto3, 2012

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