2013 Moto3 Valencia February Test Day 3 Times: Viñales Completes Clean Sweep, McPhee Impresses

Maverick Viñales has topped the Moto3 timesheets for the third day in a row, the Spaniard taking two seconds off the Moto3 lap record, and getting very close to the lap records posted by the 125cc bikes which Moto3 replaces. Viñales once again leads a Spanish trio, with Alex Rins impressing again in 2nd and Luis Salom just a third of a second behind Viñales. 

The Caretta Technology RTG team were also impressive, with John McPhee setting the 4th fastest time, and teammate Jack Miller blasting to 6th, ahead of Romano Fenati. The three FTR Hondas made inroads into the dominance which the KTMs had displayed on the first few days. Miller was the last rider to get within a second of Viñales, however.

Elsewhere, the Mahindra project - a Suter-designed and built engine, with help from Mahindra's Indian engineers, in a modified version of the Suter chassis built for the Honda - put on a strong showing, grabbing 9th and 10th places on their first foray to the circuit. Livio Loi was the fastest of the rookies, the young Belgian securing 14th spot, under a second and a half from the leaders, while Ana Carrasco also had a very good day, ending just over 1.6 seconds behind her JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse teammate Viñales.

The teams now pack up and head down to Jerez, where testing will resume again next week.

Overall after day 3  
Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. In Session
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 1:39.299     Session 2
2 42 Alex RINS KTM 1:39.585 0.286 0.286 Session 1
3 39 Luis SALOM KTM 1:39.669 0.370 0.084 Session 1
4 17 John McPHEE FTR HONDA 1:39.819 0.520 0.150 Session 1
5 94 Jonas FOLGER KALEX KTM 1:40.050 0.751 0.231 Session 1
6 8 Jack MILLER FTR HONDA 1:40.291 0.992 0.241 Session 3
7 5 Romano FENATI FTR HONDA 1:40.428 1.129 0.137 Session 3
8 12 Alex MARQUEZ KTM 1:40.468 1.169 0.040 Session 1
9 7 Efren VAZQUEZ MAHINDRA 1:40.495 1.196 0.027 Session 2
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA MAHINDRA 1:40.526 1.227 0.031 Session 1
11 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KALEX KTM 1:40.543 1.244 0.017 Session 1
12 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1:40.564 1.265 0.021 Session 2
13 41 Brad BINDER SUTER HONDA 1:40.728 1.429 0.164 Session 2
14 11 Livio LOI KALEX KTM 1:40.750 1.451 0.022 Session 2
15 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 1:40.918 1.619 0.168 Session 2
16 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 1:40.946 1.647 0.028 Session 1
17 4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR HONDA 1:41.028 1.729 0.082 Session 3
18 65 Philipp OETTL KALEX KTM 1:41.109 1.810 0.081 Session 2
19 58 Juan GUEVARA TSR HONDA 1:41.165 1.866 0.056 Session 3
20 99 Danny WEBB SUTER HONDA 1:41.165 1.866 0.000 Session 2
21 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR HONDA 1:41.176 1.877 0.011 Session 2
22 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR HONDA 1:41.196 1.897 0.020 Session 2
23 31 Niklas AJO KTM 1:41.250 1.951 0.054 Session 2
24 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR HONDA 1:41.327 2.028 0.077 Session 3
25 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH KALEX KTM 1:41.511 2.212 0.184 Session 2
26 53 Jasper IWEMA KALEX KTM 1:41.515 2.216 0.004 Session 2
27 57 Eric GRANADO KALEX KTM 1:41.526 2.227 0.011 Session 2
28 19 Alessandro TONUCCI HONDA 1:41.969 2.670 0.443 Session 3
29 29 Hyuga WATANABE HONDA 1:42.169 2.870 0.200 Session 2
30 89 Alan TECHER TSR HONDA 1:42.334 3.035 0.165 Session 1
31 23 Niccolo ANTONELLI FTR HONDA 1:42.670 3.371 0.336 Session 2

 

Session 9: 15:10 - 17:00
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Alex RINS Estrella Galicia 0'0 1:39.618    
2 Maverick VIÑALES JHK t-shirt Laglisse 1:39.663 0.045 0.045
3 Luis SALOM Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:40.053 0.435 0.390
4 Jack MILLER Caretta Technology-RTG 1:40.291 0.673 0.238
5 Romano FENATI San Carlo Team Italia 1:40.428 0.810 0.137
6 John McPHEE Caretta Technology-RTG 1:40.510 0.892 0.082
7 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra Racing 1:40.530 0.912 0.020
8 Jonas FOLGER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 1:40.766 1.148 0.236
9 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra Racing 1:40.843 1.225 0.077
10 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:40.916 1.298 0.073
11 Francesco BAGNAIA San Carlo Team Italia 1:41.028 1.410 0.112
12 Alex MARQUEZ Estrella Galicia 0'0 1:41.120 1.502 0.092
13 Juan GUEVARA CIP 1:41.165 1.547 0.045
14 Jakub KORNFEIL Redox RW Racing GP 1:41.204 1.586 0.039
15 Matteo FERRARI Ongetta-Centro Seta 1:41.327 1.709 0.123
16 Livio LOI Marc VDS Racing Team 1:41.344 1.726 0.017
17 Brad BINDER Ambrogio Racing 1:41.411 1.793 0.067
18 Ana CARRASCO JHK t-shirt Laglisse 1:41.471 1.853 0.060
19 Isaac VIÑALES Bimbo-Ongetta-Centro Seta 1:41.621 2.003 0.150
20 Jasper IWEMA RW Racing GP 1:41.764 2.146 0.143
21 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kiefer Racing 1:41.872 2.254 0.108
22 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 1:41.929 2.311 0.057
23 Eric GRANADO Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 1:41.965 2.347 0.036
24 Alessandro TONUCCI Team La Fonte Tascaracing 1:41.969 2.351 0.004
25 Danny WEBB Ambrogio Racing 1:42.003 2.385 0.034
26 Alan TECHER CIP 1:42.459 2.841 0.456
27 Hyuga WATANABE Team La Fonte Tascaracing 1:43.005 3.387 0.546
28 Niccolo ANTONELLI Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 1:43.013 3.395 0.008
29 Philipp OETTL Paddock TT Motion Events 1:43.323 3.705 0.310
 
Session 8: 12:50 - 13:50
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Maverick VIÑALES JHK t-shirt Laglisse 1:39.299    
2 Luis SALOM Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:39.717 0.418 0.418
3 Jonas FOLGER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 1:40.166 0.867 0.449
4 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra Racing 1:40.495 1.196 0.329
5 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:40.564 1.265 0.069
6 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra Racing 1:40.621 1.322 0.057
7 Romano FENATI San Carlo Team Italia 1:40.640 1.341 0.019
8 Brad BINDER Ambrogio Racing 1:40.728 1.429 0.088
9 Livio LOI Marc VDS Racing Team 1:40.750 1.451 0.022
10 Arthur SISSIS Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:40.918 1.619 0.168
11 Jakub KORNFEIL Redox RW Racing GP 1:40.934 1.635 0.016
12 John McPHEE Caretta Technology-RTG 1:41.033 1.734 0.099
13 Philipp OETTL Paddock TT Motion Events 1:41.109 1.810 0.076
14 Danny WEBB Ambrogio Racing 1:41.165 1.866 0.056
15 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 1:41.176 1.877 0.011
16 Isaac VIÑALES Bimbo-Ongetta-Centro Seta 1:41.196 1.897 0.020
17 Jack MILLER Caretta Technology-RTG 1:41.196 1.897 0.000
18 Niklas AJO Avant Tecno 1:41.250 1.951 0.054
19 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kiefer Racing 1:41.511 2.212 0.261
20 Jasper IWEMA RW Racing GP 1:41.515 2.216 0.004
21 Eric GRANADO Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 1:41.526 2.227 0.011
22 Francesco BAGNAIA San Carlo Team Italia 1:41.551 2.252 0.025
23 Ana CARRASCO JHK t-shirt Laglisse 1:41.571 2.272 0.020
24 Juan GUEVARA CIP 1:41.916 2.617 0.345
25 Matteo FERRARI Ongetta-Centro Seta 1:41.920 2.621 0.004
26 Hyuga WATANABE Team La Fonte Tascaracing 1:42.169 2.870 0.249
27 Alessandro TONUCCI Team La Fonte Tascaracing 1:42.206 2.907 0.037
28 Alan TECHER CIP 1:42.608 3.309 0.402
29 Niccolo ANTONELLI Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 1:42.670 3.371 0.062
 
Session 7: 10:00 - 12:40
Pos. Rider Team Time Diff Prev.
1 Maverick VIÑALES JHK t-shirt Laglisse 1:39.410    
2 Alex RINS Estrella Galicia 0'0 1:39.585 0.175 0.175
3 Luis SALOM Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:39.669 0.259 0.084
4 John McPHEE Caretta Technology-RTG 1:39.819 0.409 0.150
5 Jonas FOLGER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 1:40.050 0.640 0.231
6 Alex MARQUEZ Estrella Galicia 0'0 1:40.468 1.058 0.418
7 Jack MILLER Caretta Technology-RTG 1:40.514 1.104 0.046
8 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra Racing 1:40.526 1.116 0.012
9 Jakub KORNFEIL Redox RW Racing GP 1:40.543 1.133 0.017
10 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra Racing 1:40.699 1.289 0.156
11 Romano FENATI San Carlo Team Italia 1:40.702 1.292 0.003
12 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:40.705 1.295 0.003
13 Ana CARRASCO JHK t-shirt Laglisse 1:40.946 1.536 0.241
14 Brad BINDER Ambrogio Racing 1:41.098 1.688 0.152
15 Arthur SISSIS Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:41.146 1.736 0.048
16 Livio LOI Marc VDS Racing Team 1:41.342 1.932 0.196
17 Philipp OETTL Paddock TT Motion Events 1:41.374 1.964 0.032
18 Isaac VIÑALES Bimbo-Ongetta-Centro Seta 1:41.377 1.967 0.003
19 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 1:41.386 1.976 0.009
20 Matteo FERRARI Ongetta-Centro Seta 1:41.409 1.999 0.023
21 Francesco BAGNAIA San Carlo Team Italia 1:41.482 2.072 0.073
22 Danny WEBB Ambrogio Racing 1:41.503 2.093 0.021
23 Niklas AJO Avant Tecno 1:41.609 2.199 0.106
24 Eric GRANADO Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 1:41.794 2.384 0.185
25 Alessandro TONUCCI Team La Fonte Tascaracing 1:42.028 2.618 0.234
26 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kiefer Racing 1:42.171 2.761 0.143
27 Alan TECHER CIP 1:42.334 2.924 0.163
28 Jasper IWEMA RW Racing GP 1:42.603 3.193 0.269
29 Juan GUEVARA CIP 1:42.829 3.419 0.226
30 Hyuga WATANABE Team La Fonte Tascaracing 1:42.945 3.535 0.116
31 Niccolo ANTONELLI Team GO&FUN Gresini Moto3      

 

Race Details
2013
Maverick Viñales has topped the Moto3 timesheets for the third day in a row, the Spaniard taking two seconds off the Moto3 lap record, and getting very close to the lap records posted by the 125cc bikes which Moto3 replaces. Viñales once again leads a Spanish trio, with Alex Rins impressing again in 2nd and Luis Salom just a third of a second behind Viñales. The Caretta Technology RTG team were also impressive, with John McPhee setting the 4th fastest time, and teammate Jack Miller blasting to 6th, ahead of Romano Fenati. The three FTR Hondas made inroads into the dominance which the KTMs had displayed on the first few days. Miller was the last rider to get within a second of Viñales, however.Elsewhere, the Mahindra project - a Suter-designed and built engine, with help from Mahindra's Indian engineers, in a modified version of the Suter chassis built for the Honda - put on a strong showing, grabbing 9th and 10th places on their first foray to the circuit. Livio Loi was the fastest of the rookies, the young Belgian securing 14th spot, under a second and a half from the leaders, while Ana Carrasco also had a very good day, ending just over 1.6 seconds behind her JHK T-Shirt LaGlisse teammate Viñales.The teams now pack up and head down to Jerez, where testing will resume again next week.

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