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Jorge Navarro sets early Moto3™ pace on day two in Jerez

Jorge Navarro sets early Moto3™ pace on day two in Jerez

Estrella Galicia 0,0 rookie Jorge Navarro led the timesheets after two sessions, as times improved dramatically on a drying track in Jerez.

With teams greeted by a wet track at the start of the day and with an air temperature of only 14 degrees, it took a couple of sessions for a dry racing line to appear around the 4.4 km Circuito de Jerez.

After Scottish rider John McPhee had finished the morning on top, when riders were forced to use wet tyres with the track still damp, the slicks came out for the second session. This meant that times improved dramatically, and it was last years CEV Repsol Moto3 Championship runner-up Navarro who set the fastest lap with a 1’48.189.

Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent was 0.741s back in 2nd place, ahead of Navarro’s teammate Fabio Qaurtararo. The 15 year-old Frenchman, who has dominated the previous preseason tests, setting his fastest time on his last lap of the session, 8 tenths behind Navarro to complete a Honda 1-2-3 at the top of the timesheets.

Jorge Martin was in 4th on the Mapfre Mahindra Team bike (+1.076s), as the Red Bull Rookies Cup winner from last year continued to impress. Italian Enea Bastianini finished in 5th on the Gresini Racing Team Moto3 Honda, ahead of the man who ended the 2014 championship in 7th place, Isaac Viñales.

With only one more session left in the day teams will be hoping the rain stays away so they can improve their lap times, as riders are still some way off the 1’45.580 lap Quartararo recorded the last time the moto3™ paddock was in Jerez for the previous test.

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Moto3, 2015

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