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Enea Bastianini (Leopard Racing) topped the timesheets on Tuesday at Jerez, hitting back after key rival Jorge Martin (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) went quickest on Day 1 at the second Official Test of the year for the lightweight class. The ‘Beast’ was a tenth and a half clear with his laptime from the middle session of the day, and well below Martin’s pole record set during the 2017 Grand Prix. The next fastest man – Philipp Oettl (Südmetall Schedl GP Racing) – was another four tenths back.
Andrea Migno (Angel Nieto Team Moto3) took P4 to make a two Hondas followed by two KTMs at the top, with Fabio Di Giannantonio (Del Conca Gresini Moto3) completing the fastest five. Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) had a promising second day to take sixth, ahead of compatriot Tony Arbolino (Marinelli Snipers Team) as both Italians put in a good showing.
Loi: adapting to life on a KTM
Seventh was Livio Loi (Reale Avintia Racing) as the Belgian rider adapts to life on a KTM, ahead of second Spaniard Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0). Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse) completed the top ten.
Marco Bezzecchi (PruestelGP) and Albert Arenas (Angel Nieto Team Moto3) slotted into the timesheets ahead of Day 2’s fastest rookie, who was reigning FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Champion Dennis Foggia (Sky Racing Team VR46). But fellow rookie Alonso Lopez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) wasn’t far behind, with only Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) separating the two men.
Kazakhstani debutant Makar Yurchenko on his Moto3™ debut
Makar Yurchencko (CIP – Green Power) was a few places further back as the Kazakhstani rider settles in, but completed the top twenty in a solid second day.
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