Redding sets unofficial record at Valencia

Redding tops the timesheets on the first day of Moto2 testing at Valencia

Posted: 9 February 2012
by Visordown News

THE first official Moto2 test for 2012 saw Scott Redding top the timesheets and set a new unofficial lap record around Valencia.

Riding aboard the Kalex chassis, Redding finished the days testing with a reported time of 1:36.5 - half a second faster than Pol Espargaro and 0.2 seconds under the current lap record.

Unofficial Moto2 lap times Wednesday (recorded by teams):

1. Scott Redding, Marc VDS Racing Team 1’36.5 53 laps
2. Pol Espargaro, Pons Racing 1’37.0 47 laps
3. Claudio Corti, Italtrans Racing Team 1’37.4 52 laps
4. Max Neukirchner, Kiefer Racing 1’37.5 38 laps
5. Esteve Rabat, Pons Racing 1’37.5 43 laps
6. Thomas Luthi, Interwetten Paddock 1’37.9 24 laps
7. Andrea Iannone, Speed Master 1’37.9 27 laps
8. Simone Corsi, IodaRacing Project 1’38.0 43 laps
9. Mika Kallio, Marc VDS Racing Team 1’38.1 26 laps
10. Johann Zarco, JIR Moto2 1’38.2 22 laps
11. Toni Elias, Aspar Team Moto2 1’38.3 47 laps
12. Alex De Angelis, NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1’38.7 20 laps
13. Angel Rodriguez, SAG Team 1’38.7 27 laps
14. Bradley Smith, Tech 3 Racing 1’38.8 36 laps
15. Dominique Aegerter, Technomag-CIP 1’39.0 68 laps
16. Axel Pons, Pons Racing 1’39.1 45 laps
17. Takaaki Nakagami, Italtrans Racing Team 1’39.2 40 laps
18. Mike Di Meglio, Speed Up 1’39.2 21 laps
19. Nicolas Terol, Aspar Team Moto2 1’39.6 30 laps
20. Randy Krummenacher, GP Team Switzerland 1’39.7 36 laps
21. Alexander Lundh, MZ Racing Team 1’39.7 29 laps
22. Xavier Simeon, Tech 3 Racing 1’40.1 36 laps
23. Damian Cudlin, QMMF Racing Team 1’40.9 45 laps
24. Roberto Rolfo, Technomag-CIP 1’41.4 46 laps
25. Eric Granado, JIR Moto2 1’41.5 30 laps
26. Elena Rosell, QMMF Racing Team 1’41.7 57 laps
27. Yuki Takahashi, NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1’42.7 3 laps
28. Marco Colandrea, SAG Team 1’44.0 35 laps
29. Gino Rea, Gresini Racing Moto2 No times provided
30. Ratthapark Wilairot, Thai Honda Gresini Moto2 No times provided
31. Julian Simon, Avintia Racing Moto2 No times provided

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This could be a good year for the Brits: Redding doing the business in Moto2 and Cal gunning for the factory bikes in MotoGP.

Shhh though, no expectations.

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 09:51

I seem to recall Redders smashing the lap record this time last year too. But go on!!! GET IN THERE!!!! :D :D

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 10:02

'Unofficial Moto2 lap times Wednesday (recorded by teams):'

Hmmm, call me suspicious but....

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 11:34

Totally ... 0.5s in Moto2 ... yeah right.

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 12:05

Certainly would be nice if he could translate top testing times into performances in races, come on Scott do the business this year

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 12:11

MF, you're suspicious... I think 0.5 is not unheard of in Moto2, I seem to recall a certain Mr. Marquez obliterating people last year, mind you, he's 4ft fuck all and weighs about a kilo...Redders is a little more stout than offence Scott..

Posted: 09/02/2012 at 17:10

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