2013 Moto2 Valencia February Day 2 Test Times: Espargaro Takes Charge

Pol Espargaro has taken charge of the second day of testing for the Moto2 class at Valencia, the Tuenti HP 40 riders upping the pace and closing in on the pole record. Local boy Nico Terol was demoted to 2nd, two tenths off the pace of the Espargaro, and spent time on Wednesday testing the 2013 version of the Suter chassis, which he pronounced an improvement. Thomas Luthi secured 3rd spot, though only just, with both Julian Simon and Johan Zarco posting very strong challenges. Zarco, in particular, had a very strong second day of testing, improving his time from Tuesday by over two seconds. Scott Redding, 4th fastest on the Marc VDS Racing Kalex on Tuesday, could not make the same kind of step forward, and dropped down the order.

Danny Kent won the battle of the rookies, the Tech 3 rider getting the better of 2012 Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese by over half a second. Cortese once again found himself wrapped up in a battle with Kent's teammate Louis Rossi, the Frenchman five thousandths slower than Cortese, ceding an extra one thousandth of a second to the German on Wednesday. 

Conditions on the second day of the test were much improved, the wind having dropped off in the morning, but it returned in the final session of practice in the afternoon. That did not prevent most of the riders from setting their best times in the final session, promising more to come on Thursday, when the weather is expected to be pretty close to perfect for the time of year.

Overall after day 2
Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. In Session
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO PONS KALEX 1:35.520     Session 6
2 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1:35.733 0.213 0.213 Session 4
3 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1:35.947 0.427 0.214 Session 6
4 60 Julian SIMON KALEX 1:35.993 0.473 0.046 Session 6
5 80 Esteve RABAT PONS KALEX 1:36.023 0.503 0.030 Session 6
6 5 Johann ZARCO SUTER 1:36.028 0.508 0.005 Session 6
7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1:36.051 0.531 0.023 Session 6
8 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1:36.102 0.582 0.051 Session 6
9 3 Simone CORSI SPEED UP 1:36.192 0.672 0.090 Session 6
10 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1:36.290 0.770 0.098 Session 6
11 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1:36.514 0.994 0.224 Session 6
12 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1:36.839 1.319 0.325 Session 6
13 95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 1:36.868 1.348 0.029 Session 6
14 15 Alex DE ANGELIS SPEED UP 1:36.870 1.350 0.002 Session 4
15 24 Toni ELIAS KALEX 1:36.883 1.363 0.013 Session 6
16 19 Xavier SIMEON KALEX 1:37.086 1.566 0.203 Session 4
17 49 Axel PONS PONS KALEX 1:37.189 1.669 0.103 Session 6
18 54 Mattia PASINI SPEED UP 1:37.396 1.876 0.207 Session 5
19 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1:37.596 2.076 0.200 Session 5
20 88 Ricky CARDUS SPEED UP 1:37.725 2.205 0.129 Session 5
21 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1:37.728 2.208 0.003 Session 5
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO MOTOBI 1:37.758 2.238 0.030 Session 6
23 52 Danny KENT TECH 3 1:38.011 2.491 0.253 Session 6
24 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SUTER 1:38.434 2.914 0.423 Session 4
25 44 Steven ODENDAAL SPEED UP 1:38.540 3.020 0.106 Session 6
26 11 Sandro CORTESE KALEX 1:38.545 3.025 0.005 Session 6
27 96 Louis ROSSI TECH 3 1:38.806 3.286 0.261 Session 5
28 7 Doni Tata PRADITA SUTER 1:38.932 3.412 0.126 Session 6
29 9 Kyle SMITH KALEX 1:38.971 3.451 0.039 Session 6
30 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPEED UP 1:40.190 4.670 1.219 Session 6
31 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO SPEED UP 1:42.659 7.139 2.469 Session 4

 

Difference in times between day 1 and day 2  
No. Rider Bike Day 1 Day 2 Fastest Improvement
40 Pol ESPARGARO PONS KALEX 1:36.106 1:35.520 1:35.520 -0.586
18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1:35.926 1:35.733 1:35.733 -0.193
12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1:36.629 1:35.947 1:35.947 -0.682
60 Julian SIMON KALEX 1:35.951 1:35.993 1:35.951 +0.042
80 Esteve RABAT PONS KALEX 1:36.531 1:36.023 1:36.023 -0.508
5 Johann ZARCO SUTER 1:38.140 1:36.028 1:36.028 -2.112
30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1:36.443 1:36.051 1:36.051 -0.392
45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1:36.337 1:36.102 1:36.102 -0.235
3 Simone CORSI SPEED UP 1:36.444 1:36.192 1:36.192 -0.252
81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1:36.457 1:36.290 1:36.290 -0.167
36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1:37.238 1:36.514 1:36.514 -0.724
77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1:37.354 1:36.839 1:36.839 -0.515
24 Toni ELIAS KALEX 1:36.852 1:36.883 1:36.852 +0.031
95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 1:37.801 1:36.868 1:36.868 -0.933
15 Alex DE ANGELIS SPEED UP 1:37.074 1:36.870 1:36.870 -0.204
19 Xavier SIMEON KALEX 1:37.339 1:37.086 1:37.086 -0.253
49 Axel PONS PONS KALEX 1:37.531 1:37.189 1:37.189 -0.342
54 Mattia PASINI SPEED UP 1:37.679 1:37.396 1:37.396 -0.283
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1:38.695 1:37.596 1:37.596 -1.099
88 Ricky CARDUS SPEED UP 1:38.329 1:37.725 1:37.725 -0.604
72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1:38.926 1:37.728 1:37.728 -1.198
63 Mike DI MEGLIO MOTOBI 1:37.922 1:37.758 1:37.758 -0.164
52 Danny KENT TECH 3 1:39.184 1:38.011 1:38.011 -1.173
23 Marcel SCHROTTER KALEX 1:38.391   1:38.391 0.000
4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SUTER 1:38.516 1:38.434 1:38.434 -0.082
44 Steven ODENDAAL SPEED UP   1:38.540 1:38.540 0.000
11 Sandro CORTESE KALEX 1:38.722 1:38.545 1:38.545 -0.177
96 Louis ROSSI TECH 3 1:38.726 1:38.806 1:38.726 +0.080
7 Doni Tata PRADITA SUTER 1:39.663 1:38.932 1:38.932 -0.731
9 Kyle SMITH KALEX 1:39.076 1:38.971 1:38.971 -0.105
17 Alberto MONCAYO SPEED UP   1:40.190 1:40.190 0.000
97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO SPEED UP 1:41.431 1:42.659 1:41.431 +1.228

 

 

Session 6: 15:10 - 17:00
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Pol ESPARGARO Tuenti HP 40 1:35.520    
2 Thomas LUTHI Interwetten Paddock 1:35.947 0.427 0.427
3 Julian SIMON Italtrans Racing Team 1:35.993 0.473 0.046
4 Esteve RABAT Tuenti HP 40 1:36.023 0.503 0.030
5 Johann ZARCO Came IodaRacing Project 1:36.028 0.508 0.005
6 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Italtrans Racing Team 1:36.051 0.531 0.023
7 Scott REDDING Marc VDS Racing Team 1:36.102 0.582 0.051
8 Simone CORSI NGM Mobile Racing 1:36.192 0.672 0.090
9 Jordi TORRES Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:36.290 0.770 0.098
10 Mika KALLIO Marc VDS Racing Team 1:36.514 0.994 0.224
11 Dominique AEGERTER Technomag carXpert 1:36.839 1.319 0.325
12 Anthony WEST QMMF Racing Team 1:36.868 1.348 0.029
13 Toni ELIAS Blusens Avintia 1:36.883 1.363 0.015
14 Alex DE ANGELIS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:36.886 1.366 0.003
15 Axel PONS Tuenti HP 40 1:37.189 1.669 0.303
16 Nicolas TEROL Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:37.273 1.753 0.084
17 Xavier SIMEON Maptaq SAG Zelos Team 1:37.311 1.791 0.038
18 Mattia PASINI NGM Mobile Racing 1:37.709 2.189 0.398
19 Mike DI MEGLIO JIR Moto2 1:37.758 2.238 0.049
20 Yuki TAKAHASHI Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 1:37.852 2.332 0.094
21 Ratthapark WILAIROT Honda Gresini Moto2 1:37.882 2.362 0.030
22 Danny KENT Tech 3 1:38.011 2.491 0.129
23 Ricky CARDUS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:38.471 2.951 0.460
24 Randy KRUMMENACHER Technomag carXpert 1:38.525 3.005 0.054
25 Steven ODENDAAL Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:38.540 3.020 0.015
26 Sandro CORTESE Dynavolt Intact GP 1:38.545 3.025 0.005
27 Doni Tata PRADITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1:38.932 3.412 0.387
28 Kyle SMITH Blusens Avintia 1:38.971 3.451 0.039
29 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1:40.158 4.638 1.187
30 Alberto MONCAYO Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:40.190 4.670 0.032
 
Session 5: 14:00 - 15:00
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Pol ESPARGARO Tuenti HP 40 1:36.338    
2 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Italtrans Racing Team 1:36.461 0.123 0.123
3 Scott REDDING Marc VDS Racing Team 1:36.471 0.133 0.010
4 Julian SIMON Italtrans Racing Team 1:36.633 0.295 0.162
5 Mika KALLIO Marc VDS Racing Team 1:36.637 0.299 0.004
6 Esteve RABAT Tuenti HP 40 1:36.638 0.300 0.001
7 Thomas LUTHI Interwetten Paddock 1:36.779 0.441 0.141
8 Simone CORSI NGM Mobile Racing 1:36.822 0.484 0.043
9 Jordi TORRES Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:36.908 0.570 0.086
10 Nicolas TEROL Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:36.943 0.605 0.035
11 Anthony WEST QMMF Racing Team 1:37.120 0.782 0.177
12 Toni ELIAS Blusens Avintia 1:37.244 0.906 0.124
13 Johann ZARCO Came IodaRacing Project 1:37.271 0.933 0.027
14 Mattia PASINI NGM Mobile Racing 1:37.396 1.058 0.125
15 Alex DE ANGELIS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:37.455 1.117 0.059
16 Ratthapark WILAIROT Honda Gresini Moto2 1:37.596 1.258 0.141
17 Ricky CARDUS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:37.725 1.387 0.129
18 Yuki TAKAHASHI Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 1:37.728 1.390 0.003
19 Mike DI MEGLIO JIR Moto2 1:38.100 1.762 0.372
20 Dominique AEGERTER Technomag carXpert 1:38.215 1.877 0.115
21 Xavier SIMEON Maptaq SAG Zelos Team 1:38.215 1.877 0.000
22 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1:38.806 2.468 0.591
23 Sandro CORTESE Dynavolt Intact GP 1:38.947 2.609 0.141
24 Randy KRUMMENACHER Technomag carXpert 1:39.235 2.897 0.288
25 Danny KENT Tech 3 1:39.931 3.593 0.696
26 Kyle SMITH Blusens Avintia 1:40.431 4.093 0.500
27 Doni Tata PRADITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1:40.439 4.101 0.008
28 Steven ODENDAAL Arginñano & Gines Racing 1:41.501 5.163 1.062
29 Alberto MONCAYO Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:43.682 7.344 2.181
 
Session 4: 10:00 - 12:40
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Pol ESPARGARO Tuenti HP 40 1:35.717    
2 Nicolas TEROL Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:35.733 0.016 0.016
3 Thomas LUTHI Interwetten Paddock 1:35.966 0.249 0.233
4 Julian SIMON Italtrans Racing Team 1:36.123 0.406 0.157
5 Jordi TORRES Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:36.532 0.815 0.409
6 Simone CORSI NGM Mobile Racing 1:36.561 0.844 0.029
7 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Italtrans Racing Team 1:36.634 0.917 0.073
8 Alex DE ANGELIS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:36.870 1.153 0.236
9 Mika KALLIO Marc VDS Racing Team 1:36.889 1.172 0.019
10 Scott REDDING Marc VDS Racing Team 1:36.951 1.234 0.062
11 Xavier SIMEON Maptaq SAG Zelos Team 1:37.086 1.369 0.135
12 Anthony WEST QMMF Racing Team 1:37.134 1.417 0.048
13 Johann ZARCO Came IodaRacing Project 1:37.264 1.547 0.130
14 Dominique AEGERTER Technomag carXpert 1:37.294 1.577 0.030
15 Toni ELIAS Blusens Avintia 1:37.403 1.686 0.109
16 Mattia PASINI NGM Mobile Racing 1:37.608 1.891 0.205
17 Ricky CARDUS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:37.865 2.148 0.257
18 Mike DI MEGLIO JIR Moto2 1:38.047 2.330 0.182
19 Esteve RABAT Tuenti HP 40 1:38.222 2.505 0.175
20 Danny KENT Tech 3 1:38.259 2.542 0.037
21 Yuki TAKAHASHI Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 1:38.301 2.584 0.042
22 Randy KRUMMENACHER Technomag carXpert 1:38.434 2.717 0.133
23 Ratthapark WILAIROT Honda Gresini Moto2 1:38.503 2.786 0.069
24 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1:38.931 3.214 0.428
25 Kyle SMITH Blusens Avintia 1:39.382 3.665 0.451
26 Sandro CORTESE Dynavolt Intact GP 1:39.674 3.957 0.292
27 Steven ODENDAAL Arginñano & Gines Racing 1:39.858 4.141 0.184
28 Doni Tata PRADITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1:40.156 4.439 0.298
29 Axel PONS Tuenti HP 40 1:40.235 4.518 0.079
30 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO QMMF Racing Team 1:42.659 6.942 2.424
31 Alberto MONCAYO Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:46.716 10.999 4.057

 

Race Details
2013
Pol Espargaro has taken charge of the second day of testing for the Moto2 class at Valencia, the Tuenti HP 40 riders upping the pace and closing in on the pole record. Local boy Nico Terol was demoted to 2nd, two tenths off the pace of the Espargaro, and spent time on Wednesday testing the 2013 version of the Suter chassis, which he pronounced an improvement. Thomas Luthi secured 3rd spot, though only just, with both Julian Simon and Johan Zarco posting very strong challenges. Zarco, in particular, had a very strong second day of testing, improving his time from Tuesday by over two seconds. Scott Redding, 4th fastest on the Marc VDS Racing Kalex on Tuesday, could not make the same kind of step forward, and dropped down the order.Danny Kent won the battle of the rookies, the Tech 3 rider getting the better of 2012 Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese by over half a second. Cortese once again found himself wrapped up in a battle with Kent's teammate Louis Rossi, the Frenchman five thousandths slower than Cortese, ceding an extra one thousandth of a second to the German on Wednesday. 

Comments

Supersport vs Stock..

Come on..everybody knows the motors aren't the same..
How can you justify such excitement?

You need to get a bit closer to the action methinks..

Total votes: 25

Moto2 engines

This year, most of the Moto2 teams are using last year's official Moto2 engines, purchased from Geo after their contract ran out. So much, much less of the difference is down to engine than in previous years. They are all pretty close to the official Moto2 spec Honda units.

Total votes: 18

Fair enough..

I wasn't aware Geo had lost the Engine prep contract? Who's replacing them?

In my defence, this is what Danny Kent had to say recently..

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/sport/sportresults/MotoGP/2013/January...

Total votes: 18

Re: Moto2 engines

There's a technical training college at Aragon which now has the contract. They are a lot cheaper than Geo were...

Danny Kent is right, but that was last year. And some of the teams may still be using their own engines, tuned one way or the other. But a lot of the teams have chosen to buy the Geo Tech engines, as this gives them much more realistic data. All very well dropping a 140hp engine in, and it might test the chassis a bit more, but it doesn't provide you with realistic data on what to expect once the racing starts.

Total votes: 21

Aaah..

well, you learn something everyday.

Ta.

Total votes: 21

Working from my phone, but..

Am i finding this correct that Pol is lapping about 1.4 seconds behind the pace of the factory ducati squad during race and testing at valencia in 2012?! I hope i am looking at wrong data.

Total votes: 16

2012 is history

GP/Moto2 comaparisons are irrelevant re Ducati. Stick with data relevant to Moto2 right now re this test. Tyres and a multitude of other differences between the GP bikes and Moto 2 bikes precludes comparison.
MY 1.4 seconds worth.

Total votes: 18

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