This week I am writing the test news for the Paddock Chatter website, so for full versions of all the latest on the Moto2 and Moto3 Jerez test follow these links:
For Moto3 news : http://www.paddockchatter.com/2013/03/moto3-test-salom-finishes-fastest.html
For Moto2 news : http://www.paddockchatter.com/2013/03/moto2-test-espargaro-leaves-jerez-as.html
If you read the content there you can discuss and comment too, below is a taster of both news articles which also include a full results list if you follow the links above:
The weather on the Andalucian coast was good once again for the shared track time with Moto2 and Moto3’s sole running ahead of the season opener at Qatar.
Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Luis Salom set the fastest time of the whole week in the final half day of testing on Thursday, his time of 1m 46.374 being 0.229 quicker than the time Maverick Vinales set for Team Calvo on Wednesday before sustaining the finger injury that ruled him out of the rest of the test.
Also fairing well on the final day were the Estrella Galicia team riders, Alex Rins and Alex Marquez, both of whom had put in strong performances throughout the test and finished the day second and third, and impressively third and fourth overall.
Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira broke up the KTM dominance after filling the top three positions once again, placing his Mahindra fourth on the final day, his team-mate Efren Vazquez was seventh on a day where less than two seconds covered the top 19 riders…
Pol Espargaro was once again the pace-setter on the final day of Moto2 testing action at Jerez, the Tuenti HP 40 rider was also fastest overall with the 1m 42.636 he set in Wednesday’s sessions, cementing his status as the man to beat after being runner-up last season.
Second fastest on Thursday was Espargaro’s team-mate Tito Rabat, who had also run at the top of the timesheets earlier in the week. The Pons Kalex pair were followed by the Aspar team riders, Jordi Torres and Nico Terol, who finished the day third and fourth respectively on their Suter machines…
For more including the list of times for both classes just follow the links above!