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Oettl outpaces rivals in mixed conditions

Oettl outpaces rivals in mixed conditions

German rider Philipp Oettl was the quickest of a small group of Moto3 riders who tested at Valencia on Wednesday.

The second day of the three day test for the smaller classes at the Spanish venue saw the riders struggling for pace on a damp track, with Oettl just one of three riders to go out in the morning.

Indeed the Schedl GP Racing rider’s fastest time of that morning session (1’52.107) made him the fastest of the day, well over 12 seconds down on Fabio Quartararo’s sharp lap in the dry on Tuesday (1’39.392).

Oettl was also fastest in a slightly busier second session, followed closely by Alessandro Tonucci (Outox Reset Drink Team) and Jorge Martin (Mapfre Mahindra Team).

Tatsuki Suzuki (CIP), Francesco Bagnaia (Mapfre Mahindra Team), Ana Carrasco (RBA Racing Team), Remy Gardner (CIP) and Daryn Binder (Outox Reset Drink Team) also ventured out in that session.

The third and final session of the day was an all-Mapfre Mahindra Team affair with Juanfran Guevara joining his colleagues Martin and Bagnaia on track. 

Oettl and Guevara both suffered light crashes during the day but were not seriously affected.

Moto3, 2015, VALENCIA MOTO2™ - MOTO3™ OFFICIAL TEST, Philipp Oettl, Schedl GP Racing, Valencia Test

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