2014 Jerez Moto3 Test Day 2 Times: Miller Makes His Mark On Moto3

Jack Miller has stamped his authority on the Moto3 class on the second day of testing at Jerez. The Australian put a big gap into the competition, ending the day nearly three tenths of a second ahead of the chasing pack. Isaac Viñales grabbed 2nd spot, the Spaniard putting a big gap of his own over Danny Kent. The Husqvarna man was a quarter of a second slower than Viñales, and the fastest of a tight group containing places 3 through 8. Jakub Kornfeil grabbed 4th on the Calvo KTM, just ahead of the first Honda, Efren Vazquez on the Racing Team Germany bike in 5th.

Though the Hondas are showing improvement, there is still plenty of work to be done. The latest revision of the engines now produces sufficient power, Estrella Galicia team manager Emilio Alzamora told Speedweek.com, but the Honda teams still need to spend a lot of time on set up. Fine tuning the bike will take some time, but the Honda teams are confident they can close the gap. They will need the first few races to get everything dialled in before they are completely competitive, however.

The top of the timesheets was very different from Tuesday, with some of the faster men from yesterday not getting anywhere near their times. Karel Hanika was only 17th, while Romano Fenati and Nicco Antonelli were 12th and 13th respectively. The test concludes tomorrow, the next time the riders will meet on the track being the first race at Qatar.

Times:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. In Session
1 8 Jack Miller KTM 1:46.259     Session 3
2 32 Isaac Viñales KTM 1:46.551 0.292 0.292 Session 3
3 52 Danny Kent Husqvarna 1:46.809 0.550 0.258 Session 2
4 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1:46.901 0.642 0.092 Session 3
5 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1:46.958 0.699 0.057 Session 3
6 65 Philipp Oettl Kalex-KTM 1:46.967 0.708 0.009 Session 2
7 58 Juanfran Guevara Kalex-KTM 1:47.040 0.781 0.073 Session 3
8 44 Miguel Oliveira Mahindra 1:47.065 0.806 0.025 Session 1
9 21 Francesco Bagnaia KTM 1:47.206 0.947 0.141 Session 3
10 42 Alex Rins Honda 1:47.217 0.958 0.011 Session 1
11 12 Alex Marquez Honda 1:47.229 0.970 0.012 Session 2
12 23 Niccolo Antonelli KTM 1:47.231 0.972 0.002 Session 2
13 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1:47.275 1.016 0.044 Session 3
14 57 Eric Granado KTM 1:47.328 1.069 0.053 Session 3
15 17 John Mcphee Honda 1:47.491 1.232 0.163 Session 2
16 41 Brad Binder Mahindra 1:47.524 1.265 0.033 Session 2
17 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1:47.741 1.482 0.217 Session 1
18 31 Niklas Ajo Husqvarna 1:47.829 1.570 0.088 Session 2
19 11 Livio Loi Kalex-KTM 1:48.009 1.750 0.180 Session 2
20 9 Scott Deroue Kalex-KTM 1:48.163 1.904 0.154 Session 2
21 61 Arthur Sissis Mahindra 1:48.252 1.993 0.089 Session 1
22 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1:48.322 2.063 0.070 Session 3
23 22 Ana Carrasco Kalex-KTM 1:48.403 2.144 0.081 Session 2
24 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1:48.565 2.306 0.162 Session 3
25 33 Enea Bastianini KTM 1:48.586 2.327 0.021 Session 1
26 3 Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 1:48.602 2.343 0.016 Session 3
27 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin Honda 1:48.734 2.475 0.132 Session 1
28 55 Andrea Locatelli Mahindra 1:49.193 2.934 0.459 Session 2
29 43 Luca Grunwald Kalex-KTM 1:49.567 3.308 0.374 Session 3
30 95 Jules Danilo Mahindra 1:49.880 3.621 0.313 Session 2
31 51 Bryan Schouten Mahindra 1:49.891 3.632 0.011 Session 3
32 4 Gabriel Ramos Kalex-KTM 1:50.394 4.135 0.503 Session 2
33 88 Hafiza Rofa KTM 1:53.100 6.841 2.706 Session 1

 

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Jack Miller has stamped his authority on the Moto3 class on the second day of testing at Jerez. The Australian put a big gap into the competition, ending the day nearly three tenths of a second ahead of the chasing pack. Isaac Viñales grabbed 2nd spot, the Spaniard putting a big gap of his own over Danny Kent. The Husqvarna man was a quarter of a second slower than Viñales, and the fastest of a tight group containing places 3 through 8. Jakub Kornfeil grabbed 4th on the Calvo KTM, just ahead of the first Honda, Efren Vazquez on the Racing Team Germany bike in 5th.Though the Hondas are showing improvement, there is still plenty of work to be done. The latest revision of the engines now produces sufficient power, Estrella Galicia team manager Emilio Alzamora told Speedweek.com, but the Honda teams still need to spend a lot of time on set up. Fine tuning the bike will take some time, but the Honda teams are confident they can close the gap. They will need the first few races to get everything dialled in before they are completely competitive, however.

Comments

Tech Art

I'm loving seeing all the different tech gems on these little bikes. Take the different approaches to the exhausts for example. In footage from the tests I've seen KTMs with twin L/R exhausts mounted low. The Kalex KTMs going with 2 lows on the right side with very cool looking trapezoidal type cans. Hondas have two different types of dual under seat set-ups. I could go on and on. David, can we get a photo essay on these little jewels? Keep up the great work!

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