Times and images from Moto2 test
THE FIRST TEST for the next season of Moto2 action was underway yesterday with Julián Simón taking the top honours at the end of the day, Scott Redding was the top British rider taking the third fastest time.
The top riders from the class were on pace with their times from Sunday's race, with Stefan Bradl mirroring the time set by Simón. Yuki Takahashi in his transfer to the Gresini Moriwaki was in fourth with Alex De Angelis rounding out the top five.
The test for the affordably large GP support class, 36 riders made an appearance, saw a collection of new riders graduating from the 125 class including Bradley Smith making his first ride onboard the Tech 3 machine. Colin Edwards aided the Tech 3 team in a supervisor for their Mistral 610 chassis entry. Smith and Edwards both logged a 1:38.7 lap.
Some of the newcomers to the Moto2 class were Pol Espargaró riding the Speed Up FTR chassis, World Supersport rider Michele Pirro in place of Toni Elias at Gresini and Mika Kallio joining Scott Redding at Marc VDS.
Full times from the session and a gallery of the new riders can be seen below.
1 Julián Simón Mapfre Aspar 1.36.70 2 Stefan Bradl Viessman Kiefer Racing 1.36.703 Scott Redding Marc VDS 1.36.904 Yuki Takahashi Crimea GP Moriwaki 1.37.025 Alex de Angelis JIR Moto 2 1.37.106 Thomas Luthi Interwetten 1.37.207 Kenan Sofluoglu Technomag 1.37.288 Aleix Espargaró Pons Tenerife 40 1.37.409 Michele Pirro Crimea GP Moriwaki 1.37.6810 Dominique Aegerter Technomag 1.37.8011 Jules Cluzel Forward Racing 1.37.8012 Yonny Hernandez Blusens 1.37.8013 Xavier Simeon Holyday Gym 1.37.9014 Tito Rabat Blusens 1.38.0015 Kenny Noyes Jack & Jones 1.38.2016 Mike Di Meglio Tech 3 1.38.3017 Andrea Iannone Team 1.38.3018 Raffaele Da Rosa Moriwaki G22 1.38.5019 Lukas Pesek SAG Bimota 1.38.5020 Colin Edwards Tech 3 1.38.7021 Bradley Smith Tech 3 1.38.7022 Max Neukirchner MZ Racing Team 1.38.8023 Anthony West SAG Bimota 1.39.0024 Andrea Boscoscuro Speed Up 1.39.1025 Gabor Talmacsi Ongetta Bimota 1.39.2026 Arne Todt MZ Racing Team 1.39.3027 Mika Kallio Marc VDS 1.39.9028 Pol Espargaró Speed Up 1.40.1929 Yannick Guerra Holyday Gym 1.40.3030 Alex Baldolini MZ Racing Team 1.40.5031 Jonas Folger MZ Racing Team 1.41.5032 Alex Baldolini JIR Moto 233 Michael Ranseder JIR Moto 234 Valentin Debise JIR Moto 235 Anthony West JIR Moto 236 Randy Krummenacher Viessman Kiefer Racing
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