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Hanika quickest of Moto3™ riders at Ricardo Tormo circuit

Hanika quickest of Moto3™ riders at Ricardo Tormo circuit

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Karel Hanika was the fastest Moto3™ representative on track in Valencia on Monday, as the lightweight class riders shared a day of testing with their Moto2™ counterparts in Spain.

There were combined sessions for both classes and one individual session for the Moto3™ riders only, with Hanika’s standout lap of the day (1’39.337) putting him half a second ahead of next best rider Niccolo Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold) and six tenths ahead of third placed Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo).

The FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ title winner of the last two years Fabio Quartararo won two races at Valencia over the weekend and he began testing with his Estrella Galicia 0,0 team on Monday though his best lap time was not released.

Likewise SKY Racing Team VR46’s Romano Fenati tested alongside new teammate Andrea Migno, but their lap times were not published, as the team work with a new KTM machine for 2015.

Niklas Ajo (Boe41 RBA Team) and rookie Jorge Martin (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3) both crashed without any significant consequence. Juanfran Guevara (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3) was attended to by the circuit medical staff after taking a blow to his foot, with the rider later heading to a Valencia hospital for an x-ray.

Testing continues tomorrow at Valencia.

Moto3, 2014

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