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Johann Zarco finishes top in Moto2™ Jerez test

Johann Zarco finishes top in Moto2™ Jerez test

The final day of testing has concluded at a sunny Jerez for the Moto2™ class with Johann Zarco finishing top of the timesheet.

With the inclement weather of yesterday continuing, it was the 24-year-old Frenchman who took advantage to post the fastest time of the day with a 1’42.121 during the second session. Zarco’s confidence on soft and hard tyres was evident as he was consistently quick. He revealed that over the three day test he was focusing on trying to relax on the bike, which he said is the key to him going faster.

Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes had another great day at Jerez, finishing 2nd overall on the time sheets and posting his fastest time over the three days in the second session on the final day, a 1’42.165. His pace is made all the more impressive by the fact that it was the first lap Lowes had done with a new swingarm and fairing, plus his was the only bike in the top 12 not to be on a Kalex chassis.

Moto2™ Champion Tito Rabat was in third, continuing his impressive testing form with a best time of 1’42.392 on his Estrella Galicia 0.0 Marc VDS Racing bike. As usual the Spaniard was one of the busiest riders, managing well over 100 laps throughout the day and cementing his reputation for consistency over the three days.

Axel Pons and Jonas Folger were again on impressive form on their AGR Team Kalex machines, finishing 4th & 7th respectively, with Folger closing the gap to his teammate over the three days to just 2 hundredths of a second.

Luis Salom finished the test 5th overall, but couldn't quite match his best time of day two, as he finished 0.15 seconds slower with a 1.42.652 during the final day. He still ended the test ahead of his Paginas Amarillas HP 40 team mate Alex Rins, who managed to break the 1’43 mark with a 1.42.927.

With the top ten riders separated by less than 9 hundredths of a second, it could be all change when the Moto2 teams and riders return for another 3 day test at Jerez on March 17-19th.

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Moto2, 2015, JEREZ MOTO2™ - MOTO3™ OFFICIAL TEST, Johann Zarco, Ajo Motorsport

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