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The Moto2™ teams and riders arrived at the Circuito de Jerez on Tuesday to commence the final preseason test of 2015.
With the lights going out in Qatar on 29 March for the first race of the season, this three day test represents the teams last chance to collect data before the Moto2™ Championship kicks off.
Upon arrival the riders were greeted by sunny skies, but with storms forecast throughout the three days of the test, the wind and rain arrived just as they were about to head out for the first Moto2™ session of the day.
Despite the weather, most of the riders took to the track for the first session, and it was Petronas Racing Malaysia’s Hafizh Syahrin who led the way in the tricky conditions with a 1’57.314. He finished 0.670s ahead of 2nd placed Johan Zarco, who was fastest overall at the last test at Jerez in February, making it a Kalex 1-2 at the top of the timesheets.
Spanish Rider Julian Simon was in third, two-tenths back on his QMMF Racing Team Speed Up machine, just in front of the Tech 3 bike of his compatriot Ricky Cardus. Next up was Thomas Luthi, who recorded exactly the same lap time as Australian Anthony West, with British rider Sam Lowes in 7th. Reigning Moto2™ Champion Tito Rabat finished the first session in 8th, 1.7s slower than Syahrin, and just ahead of his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing teammate Alex Marquez.
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