Moto2 Test: Espargaro dominant in the dry

Pol Espargaro once again made his intentions for the forthcoming season clear as he posted the fastest time of the second day at Jerez for the Tuenti HP 40 team. The Spaniards Pons Kalex put in a lap of 1m 42.332, almost 0.3 seconds ahead of nearest rival Takaaki Nakagami, also aboard a Kalex for the Italtrans team and also faster than the previous best time of 1m 42.702 set by Stefan Bradl back in 2011.
The third and fourth fastest combined times on day two both also went to Kalex machines as Brit Scott Redding dipped under the 1m 43 barrier for Marc VDS to finish ahead of the consistent Julian Simon, who was the second Italtrans bike inside the top five.
Fastest Suter was yesterdays pace-setter in the wet, Nico Terol who looked comfortable aboard the Mapfre Aspar to place fifth.
The Kalex dominance continued as Espargaro’s team-mate Tito Rabat claimed sixth fastest just holding off the time set by Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio in seventh.
Aspar rider Jordi Torres was eighth quickest ahead of Came IodaRacing project man Johann Zarco, who was not quite able to replicate his wet weather success of yesterday. Dominique Aegerter put in his first performance of note this season to finish in the top ten for Technomag.

Mike Di Meglio also stood out. As the sole MotoBI rider this season, doing all the development himself helped him to eleventh fastest.
Sandro Cortese made significant improvements to be the fastest Moto2 rookie on day two as finished 18th in the standings for the Dynavolt Intact GP team.
British riders Danny Kent (Tech3) and Kyle Smith (Blusens Avintia) were again closely matched as they get used to the class and were 25th and 26threspectively.
Terol and Rabat along with Ratthapark Wilairot (Honda Gresini) and Alberto Moncayo (Arguinano & Gines) all crashed out during the day.
Combined Moto2 times (day two):
 1. Pol Espargaro  Tuenti HP 40 (Pons Kalex) 1m 42.332s
 2. Takaaki Nakagami  Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 42.631s
 3. Scott Redding  Marc VDS Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 42.849s
 4. Julian Simon  Italtrans Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 43.062s
 5. Nicolas Terol  Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 (Suter) 1m 43.232s
 6. Esteve Rabat  Tuenti HP 40 (Pons Kalex) 1m 43.407s
 7. Mika Kallio  Marc VDS Racing Team (Kalex) 1m 43.509s
 8. Jordi Torres  Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 (Suter) 1m 43.549s
 9. Johann Zarco  Came IodaRacing Project (Suter) 1m 43.671s
10. Dominique Aegerter  Technomag carXpert (Suter) 1m 43.757s
11. Mike Di Meglio  JIR Moto2 (MotoBI) 1m 43.783s
12. Simone Corsi  NGM Mobile Racing (Speed Up) 1m 43.820s
13. Axel Pons  Tuenti HP 40 (Pons Kalex) 1m 43.882s
14. Alex De Angelis  NGM Mobile Forward Racing (Speed Up) 1m 44.078s
15. Xavier Simeon  Maptaq SAG Zelos Team (Kalex) 1m 44.185s
16. Mattia Pasini  NGM Mobile Racing (Speed Up) 1m 44.329s
17. Toni Elias  Blusens Avintia (Kalex) 1m 44.348s
18. Sandro Cortese  Dynavolt Intact GP (Kalex) 1m 44.404s
19. Ratthapark Wilairot  Honda Gresini Moto2 (Suter) 1m 44.629s
20. Randy Krummenacher  Technomag carXpert (Suter) 1m 44.695s
21. Anthony West  QMMF Racing Team (Speed Up) 1m 45.005s
22. Ricky Cardus  NGM Mobile Forward Racing (Speed Up) 1m 45.139s
23. Steven Odendaal  Argiñano & Gines Racing (Speed Up) 1m 45.267s
24. Yuki Takahashi  Idemitsu Honda Team Asia (Moriwaki) 1m 45.546s
25. Danny Kent  Tech 3 (Tech 3) 1m 45.557s
26. Kyle Smith  Blusens Avintia (Kalex) 1m 45.605s
27. Louis Rossi  Tech 3 (Tech 3) 1m 45.614s
28. Rafid Topan Sucipto  QMMF Racing Team (Speed Up) 1m 46.380s
29. Marcel Schrotter  Desguaces La Torre SAG Team (Kalex) 1m 46.625s
30. Doni Tata Pradita  Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 (Suter) 1m 46.672s
31. Alberto Moncayo  Argiñano & Gines Racing (Speed Up) 1m 47.286s

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