Luthi Overhauls Rabat On Day Two At Jerez


Thomas Luthi got the better of Esteve Rabat on day two of the pre-season Moto2 test at Jerez as the pair continued their private battle at the top of the timesheets. The Swiss rider lowered the benchmark time by a quarter of a second from yesterday to edge out Rabat with Mika Kallio close behind on the second Marc VDS Kalex.

Luthi didn’t enjoy a perfect day by any means with the Interwetten rider having a small accident on his Suter in the afternoon. By that point, he had already set the fastest lap time of the day on a 1:42.515 while Rabat had to settle for second despite topping the second session. Kallio matched his teammate in the mid-1:42s while Takaaki Nakagami came in a quarter of a second slower in fourth.

Alex de Angelis was fifth fastest ahead of World Supersport champion Sam Lowes who continued his impressive week aboard the Speed Up. Julian Simon was a strong seventh with Sandro Cortese on his tail in eighth while Johann Zarco put the leading Caterham Suter in the top ten with the ninth fastest time. His teammate Josh Herrin was 22nd although he blotted his copybook with a crash, Spanish rider Roman Ramos doing likewise.

 

MOTO2 OFFICIAL TEST – JEREZ – WEDNESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
POS RIDER BIKE TEAM TIME
1  THOMAS LUTHI SUTER INTERWETTEN PADDOCK MOTO2 1:42.515
2  ESTEVE RABAT KALEX MARC VDS RACING TEAM 1:42.610
3  MIKA KALLIO KALEX MARC VDS RACING TEAM 1:42.648
4  TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI KALEX IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA 1:42.873
5  ALEX DE ANGELIS SUTER TASCA RACING MOTO2 1:43.076
6  SAM LOWES SPEED UP SPEED UP 1:43.096
7  JULIAN SIMON KALEX ITALTRANS RACING TEAM 1:43.183
8  SANDRO CORTESE KALEX DYNAVOLT INTACT GP 1:43.201
9  JOHANN ZARCO CATERHAM SUTER CATERHAM MOTO RACING 1:43.126
10  MAVERICK VINALES KALEX PONS HP 40 1:43.226
11  JONAS FOLGER KALEX ARGINANO & GINES RACING 1:43.269
12  XAVIER SIMEON SUTER FEDERAL OIL GRESINI MOTO2 1:43.387
13  LUIS SALOM KALEX PONS HP 40 1:43.389
14  SIMONE CORSI FORWARD KLX NGM FORWARD RACING 1:43.432
15  AXEL PONS KALEX ARGINANO & GINES RACING 1:43.522
16  DOMINIQUE AEGERTER SUTER TECHNOMAG CARXPERT 1:43.585
17  LORENZO BALDASSARRI SUTER FEDERAL OIL GRESINI MOTO2 1:43.598
18  FRANCO MORBIDELLI KALEX ITALTRANS RACING TEAM 1:43.618
19  JORDI TORRES SUTER MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM MOTO2 1:43.663
20  MARCEL SCHROTTER TECH 3 TECH 3 RACING 1:43.668
21  NICOLAS TEROL SUTER MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM MOTO2 1:43.669
22  JOSH HERRIN CATERHAM SUTER CATERHAM MOTO RACING 1:43.732
23  ALEX MARINELARENA TECH 3 TECH 3 RACING 1:43.834
24  LOUIS ROSSI KALEX SAG TEAM 1:43.963
25  ANTHONY WEST SPEED UP QMMF RACING TEAM 1:43.993
26  MATTIA PASINI FORWARD KLX NGM FORWARD RACING 1:44.006
27  HAFIZH SYAHRIN KALEX PETRONAS RACELINE MALAYSIA 1:44.201
28  RANDY KRUMMENACHER SUTER IODARACING PROJECT 1:44.474
29  ROMAN RAMOS SPEED UP QMMF RACING TEAM 1:44.530
30  AZLAN SHAH KALEX IDEMITSU HONDA TEAM ASIA 1:44.693
31  THITIPONG WAROKORN KALEX APH PTT THE PIZZA SAG 1:45.110
32  TETSUTA NAGASHIMA MOTOBI TELURU TEAM JIR WEBIKE 1:45.340
33  ROBIN MULHAUSER SUTER TECHNOMAG CARXPERT 1:45.681