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Quartararo tops timesheets on day one of Valencia test

Quartararo tops timesheets on day one of Valencia test

The first day of testing for the Moto3™ riders at Valencia concluded with Fabio Quartararo at the top of the timesheet.

Three sessions over the course of the day at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit gave the 2015 Moto3 rider line-up a chance to reacquaint themselves with the Spanish track as they prepare for the forthcoming World Championship season. 

One of Estrella Galicia 0.0 team’s new recruits this year, young French rookie Quartararo is the reigning FIM CEV Repsol Moto3 champion and he enjoyed the day of testing, with his 1’39.392 best lap at the end of the third session putting him ahead of the rest of the field on an updated Honda machine.

Second on the combined timesheet was Danny Kent (Leopard Racing), with the Englishman notching a 1’39.415s, also on a Honda machine, in the second session of the day. Enea Bastianini (Junior Team Gresini Moto3) was third quickest with a 1’39.669s effort on the last of just ten laps registered by the Italian in the final outing.

Ongetta-Rivacold rider Niccolò Antonelli made it an all Honda top four overall with his best time of 1’39.784. Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Miguel Oliveira was fifth quickest on the new KTM, whilst the top ranked Mahindra rider was Mapfre Mahindra Team’s Juanfran Guevara in ninth.

A crash from Spanish rider Efren Vazquez (Leopard Racing) in the second session left him with a suspected scaphoid injury and he was therefore unable to take part in the final session.

Moto3, 2015, VALENCIA MOTO2™ - MOTO3™ OFFICIAL TEST, Fabio Quartararo, Estrella Galicia 0,0

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