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Martin on top on wet final day of Moto3™ test

Martin on top on wet final day of Moto3™ test

Mapfre Mahindra Team’s rookie Spaniard Jorge Martin was the quickest Moto3™ rider on track at a wet Valencia circuit on the final day.

The reigning Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup champion coped best with the tricky conditions to finish as Thursday’s fastest rider with a 1’50.386s lap, but the fastest rider of the week in Moto3 at the Spanish venue was Fabio Quartararo (Estrella Galicia 0.0) with his 1’39.392 effort in the dry on Tuesday.

The scheduled Moto3 practice sessions were reorganised as overnight rain, more showers during the day and oil deposited on the track between turns one and four hindered brought a halt to proceedings. The red flags were shown while the oil was cleaned away in the middle of the day.

Behind Martin on the combined Thursday timesheet was John McPhee of the Saxoprint-RTG team, the Scotsman lapping 1.465s off P1 pace on the Honda.

Martin’s teammates Francesco Bagnaia and Juanfran Guevara were third and fourth, respectively +2.207s and +2.610s behind their new colleague.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Brad Binder rounded out the Thursday top five +3.7s behind Martin, with only 14 riders registering a timed lap over three sessions on the final day.

Many of the riders will reconvene in Jerez for three more days of testing next week.

For full Valencia Moto3 test results click here. 

Tags:
Moto3, 2015, VALENCIA MOTO2™ - MOTO3™ OFFICIAL TEST, Jorge Martin, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3

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