2009 Jerez 125 And 250 Test - Day 3 - Bautista And Simon Smash Lap Records

The final day of testing at Jerez for the junior classes in MotoGP showed the same pattern as the past two days, and the same names at the top of the timesheets. Once again, Alvaro Bautista and Julian Simon set the fastest times, the two Aspar riders lapping under the existing lap records in their respective classes.

Julian Simon did not have it all his own way in the 125 class though. At 2pm, Simon's Aspar team mate Bradley Smith was firmly ensconced at the top of the timesheets, and only relinquished his top spot later in the afternoon. Smith finished the day second, ahead of Sandro Cortese and Marc Marquez. Britain's Scott Redding finished 8th, dropping down the field from the earlier two days. The USA's Cameron Beaubier, on the other hand, managed to climb a place to 11th. More impressively, the American rookie took a second off his lap time every single day.

In the 250 class, Bautista ruled once again unopposed, ahead of Mike di Meglio. The reigning 125cc champion was very impressive over the three day test, cutting two and a half seconds off his time over the course of three days. Di Meglio finished ahead of Team Scot's veteran 250 rider Hiro Aoyama aboard a Honda, and fellow 250cc rookie Gabor Talmacsi.

250 cc

Pos. Rider Bike Time Total Laps
1 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 1'43.488 63
2 Mike Di Meglio Aprilia 1'44.021 40
3 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1'44.264 85
4 Gabor Talmacsi Aprilia 1'44.266 48
5 Thomas Luthi Aprilia 1'44.418 62
6 Ratthapark Wilairot Honda 1'44.524 70
7 Lukas Pesek Aprilia 1'44.705 33
8 Raffaele De Rosa Honda 1'44.736 51
9 Hector Faubel Honda 1'45.252 74

250cc Race Lap Record: 2008, Marco Simoncelli 1'43.546

125 cc

Pos. Rider Bike Time Total Laps Series
1 Julian Simon Aprilia 1'47.125 66  
2 Bradley Smith Aprilia 1'47.807 67  
3 Sandro Cortese Derbi 1'48.687 61  
4 Marc Marquez KTM 1'48.895 61  
5 Sergio Gadea Aprilia 1'48.929 58  
6 Maverick Vinales Aprilia 1'48.956 69 CEV
7 Esteve Rabat Aprilia 1'49.143 60  
8 Scott Redding Aprilia 1'49.170 71  
9 Miguel Oliveira Aprilia 1'50.013 58 CEV
10 Johnny Rossell Aprilia 1'50.036 36 CEV
11 Cameron Beaubier KTM 1'50.205 68  
12 Dominique Aegerter Derbi 1'50.232 55  
13 Luigi Morciano Aprilia 1'50.522 59 CIV
14 Alberto Moncayo Derbi 1'51.364 75 CEV
15 Armando Pontone Aprilia 1'51.822 36 CIV
16 Alessandro Tonucci Aprilia 1'52.470 51 CIV
17 Gennaro Sabatino Aprilia 1'52.535 52 CIV

125 Race Lap Record: 2006, Lukas Pesek 1'47.404
CEV: Spanish national championship rider
CIV: Italian national championship rider

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