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Private Moto2™ and Moto3™ testing ends in Jerez

Private Moto2™ and Moto3™ testing ends in Jerez

High winds and bad weather leaves teams and riders with just a single day on track at the Jerez circuit.

After several days in Valencia, a group of Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championship teams headed down to the Circuito de Jerez hoping to gain extra testing time. Unfortunately the first day of the private test, Sunday the 14th of February, saw no riders leave their pit box as gale force winds meant little could be achieved.

Present in the Moto2™ class was the Ajo Motorsport team with Johann Zarco, the Dynavolt Intact GP with German duo Jonas Folger and Sandro Cortese and the new Leopard Racing Moto2™ squad with top Moto3™ riders Danny Kent and Miguel Oliveira. All riders and teams worked on learning the new 2016 Kalex frame. There were falls for both Oliveira and Zarco, but the pair sustained no serious injuries.

Representing the lightweight class was the three rider strong Leopard Racing with Andrea Locatelli, Joan Mir and Fabio Quartararo alongside the Red Bull KTM Ajo team with both Brad Binder and rookie Bo Bendsneyder in attendance. Phillip Oettl and his Schedl GP Racing squad joined the track with the Drive M7 SIC Racing Team bikes of Jakub Kornfeil and Adam Norrodin, the only Honda machines present.

Fortunately for teams the weather cleared on the second day and they were able to run a revised testing plan. No teams elected to release times from the test. The first official Moto2™ and Moto3™ test will begin on the second of March at the Jerez circuit with full official times available.

Moto2, 2016

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