News 26 Nov 2018

Marini tops maiden Triumph-powered Moto2 test in Jerez

Australia's Gardner impressed with fourth fastest time in Spain.

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Moto2 testing continued at Jerez on Sunday to complete the first official outing for the intermediate class powered by Triumph machinery, although after a damp start to the day, conditions worsened, putting an end to to any improved lap-times.

That means Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46) remains quickest after his Saturday best of 1m41.524s, followed by Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) and Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Australia’s Remy Gardner was highly-impressive to wind up in fourth during his first appearance with the SAG Racing team.

Lorenzo Baldassarri (Pons HP 40) was fifth, just 0.044s off Gardner, Jorge Navarro (Speed Up Racing) began his Speed Up career in a solid P6 in a tight top 10, with Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) and Augusto Fernanández (Pons HP40) in seventh and eighth respectively. Tetsuta Nagashima (SAG Team) and Xavi Vierge (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), changing team, completed the top 10 with their fastest times on day two.

Reigning Moto3 world champion and Moto2 rookie Jorge Martin (Red Bull KTM Ajo) who stole the headlines after he crashed on day one, resulting with a left humerus fracture and a some broken bones in his foot. That means he’ll be sidelined in order to recover, with his first taste of the category cut short for now. His best time prior to incident saw him wind up 23rd.

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