2013 Moto2 Valencia February Day 3 Test Times: Espargaro Leads, Luthi Crashes

Pol Espargaro has topped the final day of testing for the Moto2 class at Valencia, taking advantage of a day of excellent weather to destroy his existing pole record by over half a second. The Tuenti HP 40 rider ended two tenths ahead of Nico Terol, the local man who always has something extra at Valencia, while Julian Simon took 3rd, some four tenths of a second behind Espargaro. Jordi Torres, Mapfre Aspar teammate to Terol, set an excellent 4th fastest time, while Thomas Luthi was 5th fastest.

Luthi's day ended unhappily, despite his good lap time. The Interwetten Paddock rider collided with Ratthapark Wilairot during the afternoon session, both men falling heavily and being taken to hospital in Valencia for further check ups. Wilairot was being treated for pain in the head, but Luthi suffered a broken arm and collarbone. Luthi is being flow to Bern in Switzerland tonight, to have surgery on the arm. The injury would be very bad news for the Interwetten Paddock team, as the worst case scenario would leave Luthi out with injury for several months.

Sandro Cortese won the battle of the rookies on the last day of testing, making a big step forward, but he was helped by the Tech 3 team not being at full strength. Louis Rossi crashed heavily in the morning, writing off his Tech 3 Mistral machine and forced to sit out the rest of the day, while Danny Kent has been suffering with a stomach bug for the past three days, and has not been able to push.

The riders now pack up and head to Jerez, where testing continues next week.

Overall after day 3
Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. In Session
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO PONS KALEX 1:34.577     Session 2
2 18 Nicolas TEROL SUTER 1:34.777 0.200 0.200 Session 2
3 60 Julian SIMON KALEX 1:34.981 0.404 0.204 Session 1
4 81 Jordi TORRES SUTER 1:35.084 0.507 0.103 Session 2
5 12 Thomas LUTHI SUTER 1:35.093 0.516 0.009 Session 1
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI KALEX 1:35.122 0.545 0.029 Session 3
7 45 Scott REDDING KALEX 1:35.293 0.716 0.171 Session 2
8 80 Esteve RABAT PONS KALEX 1:35.317 0.740 0.024 Session 2
9 3 Simone CORSI SPEED UP 1:35.365 0.788 0.048 Session 2
10 5 Johann ZARCO SUTER 1:35.399 0.822 0.034 Session 2
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER SUTER 1:35.555 0.978 0.156 Session 2
12 49 Axel PONS PONS KALEX 1:35.630 1.053 0.075 Session 3
13 36 Mika KALLIO KALEX 1:35.769 1.192 0.139 Session 1
14 24 Toni ELIAS KALEX 1:35.911 1.334 0.142 Session 2
15 19 Xavier SIMEON KALEX 1:36.039 1.462 0.128 Session 1
16 88 Ricky CARDUS SPEED UP 1:36.347 1.770 0.308 Session 1
17 95 Anthony WEST SPEED UP 1:36.434 1.857 0.087 Session 1
18 54 Mattia PASINI SPEED UP 1:36.485 1.908 0.051 Session 1
19 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT SUTER 1:36.531 1.954 0.046 Session 1
20 15 Alex DE ANGELIS SPEED UP 1:36.722 2.145 0.191 Session 2
21 11 Sandro CORTESE KALEX 1:36.733 2.156 0.011 Session 2
22 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI MORIWAKI 1:36.862 2.285 0.129 Session 2
23 44 Steven ODENDAAL SPEED UP 1:37.159 2.582 0.297 Session 2
24 52 Danny KENT TECH 3 1:37.330 2.753 0.171 Session 3
25 9 Kyle SMITH KALEX 1:37.378 2.801 0.048 Session 2
26 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SUTER 1:37.389 2.812 0.011 Session 1
27 63 Mike DI MEGLIO MOTOBI 1:37.571 2.994 0.182 Session 3
28 96 Louis ROSSI TECH 3 1:37.662 3.085 0.091 Session 1
29 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPEED UP 1:38.097 3.520 0.435 Session 3
30 7 Doni Tata PRADITA SUTER 1:38.266 3.689 0.169 Session 2

 

Session 9: 15:10 - 17:00
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Italtrans Racing Team 1:35.122    
2 Julian SIMON Italtrans Racing Team 1:35.377 0.255 0.255
3 Scott REDDING Marc VDS Racing Team 1:35.480 0.358 0.103
4 Axel PONS Tuenti HP 40 1:35.630 0.508 0.150
5 Nicolas TEROL Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:35.677 0.555 0.047
6 Esteve RABAT Tuenti HP 40 1:35.775 0.653 0.098
7 Jordi TORRES Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:35.971 0.849 0.196
8 Mika KALLIO Marc VDS Racing Team 1:36.001 0.879 0.030
9 Dominique AEGERTER Technomag carXpert 1:36.179 1.057 0.178
10 Simone CORSI NGM Mobile Racing 1:36.190 1.068 0.011
11 Johann ZARCO Came IodaRacing Project 1:36.644 1.522 0.454
12 Anthony WEST QMMF Racing Team 1:36.772 1.650 0.128
13 Xavier SIMEON Maptaq SAG Zelos Team 1:36.794 1.672 0.022
14 Alex DE ANGELIS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:36.958 1.836 0.164
15 Sandro CORTESE Dynavolt Intact GP 1:36.978 1.856 0.020
16 Yuki TAKAHASHI Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 1:37.031 1.909 0.053
17 Toni ELIAS Blusens Avintia 1:37.142 2.020 0.111
18 Mattia PASINI NGM Mobile Racing 1:37.251 2.129 0.109
19 Danny KENT Tech 3 1:37.330 2.208 0.079
20 Randy KRUMMENACHER Technomag carXpert 1:37.453 2.331 0.123
21 Steven ODENDAAL Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:37.492 2.370 0.039
22 Mike DI MEGLIO JIR Moto2 1:37.571 2.449 0.079
23 Alberto MONCAYO Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:38.097 2.975 0.526
24 Ricky CARDUS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:38.308 3.186 0.211
25 Kyle SMITH Blusens Avintia 1:38.359 3.237 0.051
26 Doni Tata PRADITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1:38.736 3.614 0.377
 
Session 8: 14:00 - 15:00
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Pol ESPARGARO Tuenti HP 40 1:34.577    
2 Nicolas TEROL Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:34.777 0.200 0.200
3 Jordi TORRES Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:35.084 0.507 0.307
4 Julian SIMON Italtrans Racing Team 1:35.142 0.565 0.058
5 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Italtrans Racing Team 1:35.226 0.649 0.084
6 Thomas LUTHI Interwetten Paddock 1:35.283 0.706 0.057
7 Scott REDDING Marc VDS Racing Team 1:35.293 0.716 0.010
8 Esteve RABAT Tuenti HP 40 1:35.317 0.740 0.024
9 Simone CORSI NGM Mobile Racing 1:35.365 0.788 0.048
10 Johann ZARCO Came IodaRacing Project 1:35.399 0.822 0.034
11 Dominique AEGERTER Technomag carXpert 1:35.555 0.978 0.156
12 Toni ELIAS Blusens Avintia 1:35.911 1.334 0.356
13 Axel PONS Tuenti HP 40 1:36.000 1.423 0.089
14 Xavier SIMEON Maptaq SAG Zelos Team 1:36.219 1.642 0.219
15 Mika KALLIO Marc VDS Racing Team 1:36.457 1.880 0.238
16 Mattia PASINI NGM Mobile Racing 1:36.496 1.919 0.039
17 Anthony WEST QMMF Racing Team 1:36.632 2.055 0.136
18 Alex DE ANGELIS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:36.722 2.145 0.090
19 Sandro CORTESE Dynavolt Intact GP 1:36.733 2.156 0.011
20 Ratthapark WILAIROT Honda Gresini Moto2 1:36.824 2.247 0.091
21 Yuki TAKAHASHI Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 1:36.862 2.285 0.038
22 Ricky CARDUS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:36.865 2.288 0.003
23 Steven ODENDAAL Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:37.159 2.582 0.294
24 Kyle SMITH Blusens Avintia 1:37.378 2.801 0.219
25 Mike DI MEGLIO JIR Moto2 1:37.757 3.180 0.379
26 Danny KENT Tech 3 1:37.825 3.248 0.068
27 Doni Tata PRADITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1:38.266 3.689 0.441
28 Alberto MONCAYO Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:38.320 3.743 0.054
 
Session 7: 10:00 - 12:40
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Pol ESPARGARO Tuenti HP 40 1:34.758    
2 Nicolas TEROL Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:34.814 0.056 0.056
3 Julian SIMON Italtrans Racing Team 1:34.981 0.223 0.167
4 Thomas LUTHI Interwetten Paddock 1:35.093 0.335 0.112
5 Jordi TORRES Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 1:35.502 0.744 0.409
6 Esteve RABAT Tuenti HP 40 1:35.696 0.938 0.194
7 Mika KALLIO Marc VDS Racing Team 1:35.769 1.011 0.073
8 Scott REDDING Marc VDS Racing Team 1:35.822 1.064 0.053
9 Simone CORSI NGM Mobile Racing 1:35.840 1.082 0.018
10 Johann ZARCO Came IodaRacing Project 1:35.872 1.114 0.032
11 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Italtrans Racing Team 1:35.889 1.131 0.017
12 Xavier SIMEON Maptaq SAG Zelos Team 1:36.039 1.281 0.150
13 Toni ELIAS Blusens Avintia 1:36.098 1.340 0.059
14 Dominique AEGERTER Technomag carXpert 1:36.141 1.383 0.043
15 Ricky CARDUS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:36.347 1.589 0.206
16 Anthony WEST QMMF Racing Team 1:36.434 1.676 0.087
17 Axel PONS Tuenti HP 40 1:36.439 1.681 0.005
18 Mattia PASINI NGM Mobile Racing 1:36.485 1.727 0.046
19 Ratthapark WILAIROT Honda Gresini Moto2 1:36.531 1.773 0.046
20 Yuki TAKAHASHI Idemitsu Honda Team Asia 1:37.152 2.394 0.621
21 Sandro CORTESE Dynavolt Intact GP 1:37.225 2.467 0.073
22 Steven ODENDAAL Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:37.231 2.473 0.006
23 Randy KRUMMENACHER Technomag carXpert 1:37.389 2.631 0.158
24 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1:37.662 2.904 0.273
25 Alex DE ANGELIS NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1:37.828 3.070 0.166
26 Mike DI MEGLIO JIR Moto2 1:37.895 3.137 0.067
27 Danny KENT Tech 3 1:37.897 3.139 0.002
28 Kyle SMITH Blusens Avintia 1:38.226 3.468 0.329
29 Doni Tata PRADITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 1:38.293 3.535 0.067
30 Alberto MONCAYO Argiñano & Gines Racing 1:39.811 5.053 1.518

 

Race Details
2013
Pol Espargaro has topped the final day of testing for the Moto2 class at Valencia, taking advantage of a day of excellent weather to destroy his existing pole record by over half a second. The Tuenti HP 40 rider ended two tenths ahead of Nico Terol, the local man who always has something extra at Valencia, while Julian Simon took 3rd, some four tenths of a second behind Espargaro. Jordi Torres, Mapfre Aspar teammate to Terol, set an excellent 4th fastest time, while Thomas Luthi was 5th fastest.Luthi's day ended unhappily, despite his good lap time. The Interwetten Paddock rider collided with Ratthapark Wilairot during the afternoon session, both men falling heavily and being taken to hospital in Valencia for further check ups. Wilairot was being treated for pain in the head, but Luthi suffered a broken arm and collarbone. Luthi is being flow to Bern in Switzerland tonight, to have surgery on the arm. The injury would be very bad news for the Interwetten Paddock team, as the worst case scenario would leave Luthi out with injury for several months.

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