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Feb 21, 2019

Moto2 World Championship: Alex Marquez Leads, American Joe Roberts 20th On Day Two Of Testing At Jerez

Alex Marquez (73). Photo courtesy of Dorna/

FIM Moto2 World Championship Test

Circuit de Jerez, Spain

February 21, 2019

Day Two Best Lap Times (all on Dunlop tires with Triumph engines):

1. Alex Marquez, Spain (Kalex), 1:41.208

2. Brad Binder, South Africa (KTM), 1:41.284

3. Jorge Navarro, Spain (Speed Up), 1:41.302

4. Lorenzo Baldassarri, Italy (Kalex), 1:41.376

5. Luca Marini, Italy (Kalex), 1:41.423

6. Sam Lowes, UK (Kalex), 1:41.426

7. Remy Gardner, Australia (Kalex), 1:41.538

8. Marcel Schrotter, Germany (Kalex), 1:41.609

9. Xavi Vierge, Spain (Kalex), 1:41.625

10. Enea Bastianini, Italy (Kalex), 1:41.651

11. Iker Lecuona, Spain (KTM), 1:41.791

12. Nicolo Bulega, Italy (Kalex), 1:41.802

13. Jorge Martin, Spain (KTM), 1:41.878

14. Tom Luthi, Switzerland (Kalex), 1:41.892

15. Bo Bendsneyder, Netherlands (NTS), 1:41.958

16. Fabio Giannantonio, Italy (Speed Up). 1:42.060

17. Tetsuta Nakashima, Japan (Kalex), 1:42.163

18. Augusto Fernandez, Spain (Kalex), 1:42.182

19. Steven Odendaal, South Africa (NTS), 1:42.475

20. Joe Roberts, USA (KTM), 1:42.589

21. Khairul Idham Pawi, Malaysia (Kalex), 1:42.729

22. Lukas Tulovic, Germany (KTM), 1:42.832

23. Simone Corsi, Italy (Kalex), 1:42.859

24. Dominique Aegerter, Switzerland (MV Agusta), 1:42.970

25. Somkiat Chantra, Thailand (Kalex), 1:42.972

26. Marco Bezzecchi, Italy (KTM), 1:43.034

27. Andrea Locatelli, Italy (Kalex), 1:43.086

28. Stefano Manzi, Italy (MV Agusta), 1:43.089

29. Jake Dixon, UK (KTM), 1:43.158

30. Philipp Oettl, Germany (KTM), 1:43.202

31. Dimas Ekky Pratama, Indonesia (Kalex), 1:43.460

32. Xavier Cardelus, Andorra (KTM), 1:43.646

More, from a press release issued by Dorna:

Marquez, Binder, Navarro within a tenth on Day 2

It’s close at the top on Thursday, with three different bikes in the top three…

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) was the fastest Moto2™ man on the second day of the Official Moto2™ and Moto3™ Test at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, with a 1:41.208 enough to edge out the KTM of Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) by 0.076 and the Speed Up of Jorge Navarro (+Ego Speed Up) by 0.094. That continued the trend of close competition from the first day of track action, although conditions were much windier on Day 2.

Behind the top trio came Lorenzo Baldassarri (FlexBox HP40) in fourth, less than a tenth back, with Day 1’s quickest man, Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46), completing the top five. Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) took P6, ahead of Remy Gardner (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team), Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) and EG 0,0 Marc VDS new arrival Xavi Vierge.

Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team) completed the top ten and was the fastest rookie despite a crash, with Iker Lecuona (American Racing KTM) splitting him from the next debutants: Nicolo Bulega (Sky Racing Team VR46) in P12 and Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) just behind. Tom Lüthi (Dynavolt Intact GP) and Bo Bendsneyder (NTS RW Racing GP) locked out the top 15.

(Above) Aron Canet (44). Photo courtesy of Dorna/

Canet strikes back on Day 2

In Moto3™, Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) topped the second day, setting a 1:46.455 in windier conditions. But as it was on Wednesday, there were three riders within a tenth at the top and Canet was closely followed by Jaume Masia (Bester Capital Dubai) and Day 1’s fastest Tony Arbolino (Snipers Team). The Italian remains fastest overall, however, and was the fastest Honda after KTM flipped the trend to take a 1-2 on Day 2.

Next up was Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Leopard Racing) in fourth as he pipped teammate and Day 2 crasher Marcos Ramirez, with the two Estrella Galicia 0,0 machines also two-by-two just behind. Alonso Lopez was just ahead of rookie teammate Sergio Garcia by half a tenth, with both showing good pace.

Ayumu Sasaki (Petronas Sprinta Racing) was further up on Thursday as he took P8 overall, just ahead of Dennis Foggia (Sky Racing Team VR46). Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia) completed the top ten, another rookie who impressed.

Nicccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse), Gabriel Rodrigo (Kömmerling Gresini Moto3), Albert Arenas (Angel Nieto Team), the returning Romano Fenati (Snipers Team) and reigning FIM CEV Repsol Moto3™ Junior World Champion Raul Fernandez (Angel Nieto Team) completed the fastest fifteen.

Rookie Tom Booth-Amos (CIP – Green Power) was one crasher and he dented his track time, and compatriot John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing) also suffered an off.

Kaito Toba (Honda Team Asia), Ramirez and Antonelli all crashed at Turn 11 within a few minutes of each other, but the incidents were unrelated.

Action continues tomorrow at Jerez, keep up to date with everything from reports to live timing on!

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