Espargaró heads Moto2 in second day of Valencia test…

Last years Moto2 runner-up, Pol Espargaró goes into day 3 of the test almost 2 tenths ahead of compatriot Nico Terol. Espargaró beat his own time from day one by over half a second. His form from last year and his superior speed over the past few days has prompted murmurs of giving the younger Espargaró brother the Moto2 title now, to save time. Though before anyone gets too presumptuous, this is a test and doesn’t reflect exactly what is to come…

Sticking with Spaniards, 2009 125 World Champion, Julian Simon has starting to show more form on his Kalex, finishing under half a second behind Espargaro, and inches behind third place man, Thomas Luthi.

Behind Simon, only 0.169s separated the next 5 riders, including Scott Redding, putting his MarcVDS Kalex in 8th. Just one second then covered riders 9th, through to 17th, including the likes of Anthony West in 13th, with de Angelis and Elias immediately following. CRT reject Mattia Pasini finished a rather lonely 18th, given that he had a 2 tenths buffer infront and behind him.

Current Moto3 champion, Sandro Cortese continued to make steady progress on his Kalex, ending up in 26th, closely behind Steven Odendaal and Randy Krummenacher. The German improved by almost 2 tenths today, and will be looking to progress further in the final day.

Ahead of those 3, Moto2 rookie Danny Kent finished the day in 23rd, with a 1.38.011, improving by over a second from day one. Other Brit and world championship newbie, Kyle Smith ended the day in 29th on his Blusens Avintia Kalex, he improved on his day 1 time by a few tenths.

Moto2 will be back on track tomorrow morning for the final day of the Valencia test. Like with the Sepang MotoGP test, we will feature a round up general analysis of the 3 days.

Combined times from the day featured below…

1. Pol Espargaro       1m 35.520s
2. Nico Terol       1m 35.733s
3. Thomas Luthi       1m 35.947s
4. Julian Simon       1m 35.993s
5. Esteve Rabat       1m 36.023s
6. Johann Zarco       1m 36.028s
7. Takaaki Nakagami       1m 36.051s
8. Scott Redding       1m 36.102s
9. Simone Corsi       1m 36.192s
10. Jordi Torres       1m 36.290s
11. Mika Kallio       1m 36. 514s
12. Dominique Aegerter       1m 36.839s
13. Anthony West       1m 36.868s
14. Alex de Angelis       1m 36.870s
15. Toni Elias       1m 36.883s
16. Xavier Simeon       1m 37.086s
17. Axel Pons       1m 37.189s
18. Mattia Pasini       1m 37.396s
19. Ratthapark Wilairot       1m 37.596s
20. Ricky Cardus       1m 37.725s
21. Yuki Takahashi       1m 37.728s
22. Mike di Meglio       1m 37.758s
23. Danny Kent       1m 38.011s
24. Randy Krummenacher       1m 38.434s
25. Steven Odendaal       1m 38.540s
26. Sandro Cortese      1m 38.545s
27. Louis Rossi       1m 38.806s
28. Doni Tata Pradita       1m 38.932
29. Kyle Smith       1m 38.971s
30. Alberto Moncayo       1m 40.190s
31. Rafid Topan Sucipto       1m 42.659s


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