Moto2:Terol just quickest at first test

Nico Terol had his Suter under control and was fastest on the opening day of testing for Moto2 for the Mapfre Aspar team at the Ricardo Tormo circuit at Valencia.

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Nico Terol – fastest- but only just.
Image by Circuit da la Valencia Ricardo Tormo via their official facebook page

Spaniard Terol’s fastest time of the day – 1m 35.926 – was only just ahead of his fellow countryman Julian Simon who rides for Italtrans in 2013, Simon setting a time just +0.025 slower. Last seasons runner-up and favourite to take the 2013 title was third fastest overall but quickest in the afternoon session for the Pons Tuenti HP 40 team.

British title hopeful Scott Redding, who will benefit from the new 215kg combined bike and rider weight limit for the class, was the fourth fastest for Marc VDS after the Spanish dominated top three times, with very little to chose between fourth and tenth in the results.

Fellow Brits Kyle Smith (Blusens Avintia) and Danny Kent ( Tech3) were down in 27th and 28th respectively on their debuts.

Reigning Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese continues learning his new bike on his move up to Moto2 and finished the day in 24th for Dynavolt Intact GP.

Full Day 1 Moto2 result:

1- Nico Terol – Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 – 1’35.926
2- Julian Simon – Italtrans Racing Team + 0.025
3- Pol Espargaro – Tuenti HP 40 + 0.180
4- Scott Redding – Marc VDS Racing Team + 0.411
5- Takaaki Nakagami – Italtrans Racing Team + 0.517
6- Simone Corsi – NGM Mobile Racing + 0.518
7- Jordi Torres – Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 + 0.531
8- Tito Rabat – Tuenti HP 40 + 0.605
9- Thomas Luthi – Interwetten Paddock + 0.703
10- Toni Elias – Blusens Avintia + 0.926
11- Alex De Angelis – NGM Mobile Forward Racing + 1.148
12- Mika Kallio – Marc VDS Racing Team + 1.312
13- Xavier Simeon – Maptaq SAG Zelos Team + 1.413
14- Dominique Aegerter – Technomag carXpert + 1.428
15- Axel Pons – Tuenti HP 40 + 1.605
16- Mattia Pasini – NGM Mobile Racing + 1.753
17- Anthony West – QMMF Racing Team + 1.875
18- Mike Di Meglio – JiR Moto2 + 1.996
19- Johann Zarco – CAME Iodaracing Project + 2.214
20- Ricky Cardus – NGM Mobile Forward Racing + 2.403
21- Marcel Schrotter – Desguaces La Torre SAG Team + 2.465
22- Randy Krummenacher – Technomag carXpert + 2.590
23- Ratthapark Wilairot – Honda Gresini Moto2 + 2.590
24- Sandro Cortese – Dynavolt Intact GP + 2.796
25- Louis Rossi – Tech 3 Racing + 2.800
26- Yuki Takahashi – Idemitsu Honda Team Asia + 3.000
27- Kyle Smith – Blusens Avintia + 3.150
28- Danny Kent – Tech 3 Racing + 3.258
29- Doni Tata Pradita – Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 + 3.737
30- Rafid Topan Sucipto – QMMF Racing Team + 5.505

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