Terol tops Valencia Moto2 test

Spaniard Nico Terol took top spot at day one of testing his Mapfre Aspar Moto2 machine on a combined time of 1.35.926 seconds. The previous 125cc champion who was seen to struggle at the beginning of his first season seemed to stamp his authority over compatriots Julian Simon and Pol Espargaro.

However, Simon was only a further 0.025 seconds behind with Espargaro merely 0.180 behind Simon making the top three extremely close. Brit Scott Redding, who is likely to benefit from the new bike/rider weight limit, took fourth position 0.411 seconds behind on his MarcVDS Kalex.

2010 Moto2 champion Toni Elias was welcomed back into the fold on his Blusens Avintia with a solid 10th whilst teammate Kyle Smith found himself in 27thPrevious MotoGP rider Mattia Pasini also found himself back in the class 1.753 seconds off first place man Terol.

Current Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese was 24th 2.796 with ex teammate Brit Danny Kent a further four positions behind with a gap of 3.258 seconds to the leader. QMMF rider Rafid Topan Sucipto rounded up the pack finishing 5.505seconds behind.

Times below.
1. Nicolas Terol 1m 35.926s
2. Julian Simon 1m 35.951s
3. Pol Espargaro 1m 36.106s
4. Scott Redding 1m 36.337s
5. Takaaki Nakagami 1m 36.443s
6. Simone Corsi 1m 36.444s
7. Jordi Torres 1m 36.457s
8. Esteve Rabat 1m 36.531s
9. Thomas Luthi 1m 36.629s
10. Toni Elias 1m 36.852s
11. Alex De Angelis 1m 37.074s
12. Mika Kallio 1m 37.238s
13. Xavier Simeon 1m 37.339s
14. Dominique Aegerter 1m 37.354s
15. Axel Pons 1m 37.531s
16. Mattia Pasini 1m 37.679s
17. Anthony West 1m 37.801s
18. Mike Di Meglio 1m 37.922s
19. Johann Zarco 1m 38.140s
20. Ricky Cardus 1m 38.329s
21. Marcel Schrotter 1m 38.391s
22. Randy Krummenacher 1m 38.516s
23. Ratthapark Wilairot 1m 38.695s
24. Sandro Cortese 1m 38.722s
25. Louis Rossi 1m 38.726s
26. Yuki Takahashi 1m 38.926s
27. Kyle Smith 1m 39.076s
28. Danny Kent 1m 39.184s
29. Doni Tata Pradita 1m 39.663s
30. Rafid Topan Sucipto 1m 41.431s
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