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Sam Lowes took advantage of a drying track in Jerez to finish over a second quicker than the rest of the field on day two.
Moto2™ teams and riders were once again faced with tricky track conditions on the second day of the final preseason test in Jerez, as a drying racing line in the last ten minutes of the first session allowed riders to take to the track on slick tyres.
It was the Speed Up Racing bike of Sam Lowes that set the fastest lap of the test so far during the best conditions of the day, a 1’44.129, before more rain meant that riders could not improve on their times any more.
Lowes, who finished the first preseason test at the Circuito de Jerez in 2nd place overall, managed 22 laps in the morning session before calling it a day as the track conditions worsened. The British rider finishing over a second quicker than Jonas Folger in 2nd on the AGR Team Kalex machine, with Swiss rider Thomas Luthi ending the day in 3rd.
Takaaki Nakagami set his fastest time on his last lap during the first session, a further four-tenths back from Luthi in 4th, with 5th placed Randy Krummenacher finishing 1.580s off the pace of Lowes.
Nakagami’s teammate, Azlan Shah, was in 6th place on the other Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex, ahead of the reigning Moto2™ Champion Tito Rabat (+1.739s) who ended the day 7th on the timesheets, as he was once again one of the busiest riders on track, completing 53 laps.
Dominique Aegerter finished in 8th on the Technomag Racing Interwetten Kalex, ahead of the fastest man from day one, Spaniard Julian Simon in 9th.
Rounding out the top ten on day two was the runner-up from last seasons championship Miko Kallio, who this year is riding for the Italtrans Racing Team, with his best time 2.059s off the leaders pace.
The Moto2™ teams return to Jerez tomorrow for the final day of preseason testing, before the championship kicks off in Qatar on 29 March.
Click here for the combined results from day two in Jerez.
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