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Lowes sets the pace on last day of Jerez test

Lowes sets the pace on last day of Jerez test

Several Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championship riders gathered in Jerez for a private test ahead of 2015.

A total of nine riders, seven from the Moto2™ class and two from the Moto3™ class, took to the Jerez circuit for three days of testing. Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) had set the pace on Thursday but it was Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) who led on Friday as he continued to learn the Kalex. A time of 1’42.432 secured the Brit the top spot on Friday, improving by a tenth from his best time of Thursday. Behind Lowes by just over a tenth was Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) with Moto2™ returnee Danny Kent (Leopard Racing) setting the third fastest time with 1’42.565.

In fourth was Luis Salom (SAG) followed by Moto2™ rookie Miguel Oliveira (Leopard Racing) and Jesko Raffin (SAG). Isaac Viñales (Tech 3) set a 1’44.834 to end Friday in seventh as he learns the Mistral 610 Moto2™ machine.

Meanwhile, Brad Binder was the faster of the two Moto3™ riders present at the test. The South African was able to lap pillow the circuit and pole position record with a 1’46.591. Binder’s rookie Red Bull KTM Ajo teammate Bo Bendsneyder continued to adapt to the World Championship spec KTM after dominating the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2015.

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Moto2, 2016, Danny Kent, Miguel Oliveira, Takaaki Nakagami, Sam Lowes, Alex Rins

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