2014 Jerez Moto2 Test Day 3 Times: Nakagami Completes Jerez Moto2 Test Clean Sweep

Takaaki Nakagami leaves the Jerez Moto2 test as fastest, having dominated all three days of testing. The Idemitsu Team Asia rider was quickest on the final day of the test, just as he had been on Tuesday and Wednesday, holding a comfortable lead over Sandro Cortese on the Intact GP bike. Behind the leading Kalexes came a trio of Suters bearing Thomas Luti, Xavier Simeon and Johann Zarco. Luthi took 3rd on th day, despite still suffering the after-effects of a big highside he had on Wednesday, just edging out Simeon and Zarco, with Luis Salom and Lorenzo Baldassari also very close behind.

With the exception of Nakagami, who held a lead of two tenths over Cortese, the rest of the field was bunched up pretty close. 2nd through 11th were covered by less than half a second, while Ant West down in 19th was the first rider to be a second off the pace of Nakagami. The times were not quite as quick as at the first Jerez test in February, Mika Kallio having posted a lap of 1'42.169 on that occasion. The Marc VDS Racing team and Mapfre Aspar were both absent from the test, having tested tires for Dunlop at Phillip Island last week.

Sam Lowes rode once again on Thursday, though the swollen tendons in his wrist confined him to just 9 laps in the morning. He was the only rider in the top 20 not to have improved his time from Tuesday, and ended the test in 14th.

The Moto2 field now packs and heads to Qatar for the first race of the season next week. 

Times:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. Session
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:42.206     Session 1
2 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1:42.393 0.187 0.187 Session 1
3 12 Thomas Luthi Suter 1:42.472 0.266 0.079 Session 1
4 19 Xavier Simeon Suter 1:42.556 0.350 0.084 Session 1
5 5 Johann Zarco Caterham Suter 1:42.616 0.410 0.060 Session 2
6 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1:42.628 0.422 0.012 Session 3
7 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Suter 1:42.639 0.433 0.011 Session 2
8 15 Alex De Angelis Suter 1:42.699 0.493 0.060 Session 2
9 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1:42.778 0.572 0.079 Session 3
10 3 Simone Corsi Forward Klx 1:42.822 0.616 0.044 Session 1
11 40 Maverick Viñales Kalex 1:42.872 0.666 0.050 Session 1
12 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1:42.910 0.704 0.038 Session 3
13 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1:42.936 0.730 0.026 Session 1
14 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1:42.965 0.759 0.029 Session 1
15 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1:43.024 0.818 0.059 Session 3
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:43.149 0.943 0.125 Session 3
17 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1:43.187 0.981 0.038 Session 1
18 54 Mattia Pasini Forward Klx 1:43.189 0.983 0.002 Session 1
19 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1:43.211 1.005 0.022 Session 3
20 96 Louis Rossi Kalex 1:43.211 1.005 0.000 Session 1
21 2 Josh Herrin Caterham Suter 1:43.622 1.416 0.411 Session 2
22 8 Gino Rea Suter 1:43.645 1.439 0.023 Session 3
23 4 Randy Krummenacher Suter 1:43.751 1.545 0.106 Session 2
24 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:43.938 1.732 0.187 Session 3
25 88 Ricky Cardus Tech 3 1:44.029 1.823 0.091 Session 2
26 97 Roman Ramos Speed Up 1:44.099 1.893 0.070 Session 2
27 45 Tetsuta Nagashima TSR 1:44.658 2.452 0.559 Session 2
28 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1:45.190 2.984 0.532 Session 3
29 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1:45.265 3.059 0.075 Session 2
30 70 Robin Mulhauser Suter 1:45.361 3.155 0.096 Session 2

 

Combined times over all three days:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. Sn
1 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:42.206     Day 3 Sn 1
2 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1:42.393 0.187 0.187 Day 3 Sn 1
3 12 Thomas Luthi Suter 1:42.472 0.266 0.079 Day 3 Sn 1
4 19 Xavier Simeon Suter 1:42.556 0.350 0.084 Day 3 Sn 1
5 5 Johann Zarco Caterham Suter 1:42.616 0.410 0.060 Day 3 Sn 2
6 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1:42.628 0.422 0.012 Day 3 Sn 3
7 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Suter 1:42.639 0.433 0.011 Day 3 Sn 2
8 15 Alex De Angelis Suter 1:42.699 0.493 0.060 Day 3 Sn 2
9 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1:42.778 0.572 0.079 Day 3 Sn 3
10 3 Simone Corsi Forward Klx 1:42.822 0.616 0.044 Day 3 Sn 1
11 40 Maverick Viñales Kalex 1:42.872 0.666 0.050 Day 3 Sn 1
12 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1:42.910 0.704 0.038 Day 3 Sn 3
13 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1:42.928 0.722 0.018 Day 1 Sn 3
14 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1:42.936 0.730 0.008 Day 3 Sn 1
15 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1:43.024 0.818 0.088 Day 3 Sn 3
16 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:43.149 0.943 0.125 Day 3 Sn 3
17 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1:43.187 0.981 0.038 Day 3 Sn 1
18 54 Mattia Pasini Forward Klx 1:43.189 0.983 0.002 Day 3 Sn 1
19 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1:43.211 1.005 0.022 Day 3 Sn 3
20 96 Louis Rossi Kalex 1:43.211 1.005 0.000 Day 3 Sn 1
21 2 Josh Herrin Caterham Suter 1:43.622 1.416 0.411 Day 3 Sn 2
22 8 Gino Rea Suter 1:43.645 1.439 0.023 Day 3 Sn 3
23 4 Randy Krummenacher Suter 1:43.751 1.545 0.106 Day 3 Sn 2
24 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1:43.812 1.606 0.061 Day 2 Sn 2
25 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:43.938 1.732 0.126 Day 3 Sn 3
26 88 Ricky Cardus Tech 3 1:44.029 1.823 0.091 Day 3 Sn 2
27 97 Roman Ramos Speed Up 1:44.099 1.893 0.070 Day 3 Sn 2
28 45 Tetsuta Nagashima TSR 1:44.658 2.452 0.559 Day 3 Sn 2
29 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1:45.190 2.984 0.532 Day 3 Sn 3
30 70 Robin Mulhauser Suter 1:45.361 3.155 0.171 Day 3 Sn 2

 

Race Details
2014
Takaaki Nakagami leaves the Jerez Moto2 test as fastest, having dominated all three days of testing. The Idemitsu Team Asia rider was quickest on the final day of the test, just as he had been on Tuesday and Wednesday, holding a comfortable lead over Sandro Cortese on the Intact GP bike. Behind the leading Kalexes came a trio of Suters bearing Thomas Luti, Xavier Simeon and Johann Zarco. Luthi took 3rd on th day, despite still suffering the after-effects of a big highside he had on Wednesday, just edging out Simeon and Zarco, with Luis Salom and Lorenzo Baldassari also very close behind.With the exception of Nakagami, who held a lead of two tenths over Cortese, the rest of the field was bunched up pretty close. 2nd through 11th were covered by less than half a second, while Ant West down in 19th was the first rider to be a second off the pace of Nakagami. The times were not quite as quick as at the first Jerez test in February, Mika Kallio having posted a lap of 1'42.169 on that occasion. The Marc VDS Racing team and Mapfre Aspar were both absent from the test, having tested tires for Dunlop at Phillip Island last week.Sam Lowes rode once again on Thursday, though the swollen tendons in his wrist confined him to just 9 laps in the morning. He was the only rider in the top 20 not to have improved his time from Tuesday, and ended the test in 14th.

Comments

promising showing

From Naka, this must be the year he gets that win!

AND only 4 Kalex in the top 10!!! I like!

Total votes: 8

What's up with Josh Herrin?

What's up with Josh Herrin? :( Was the lion bigger than expected?

Total votes: 15

Josh Herrin

I sure hope he picks it up a little bit on race day! :)

Total votes: 1

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