Miller Leads Hanika As Jerez Test Continues


Jack Miller led a 1-2-3 for the Red Bull Ajo team on another KTM-dominated day at the Jerez Moto3 test. The Australian maintained his three tenth advantage from the opening day but the star of Wednesday was unquestionably Karel Hanika who finished a superb second.

As in Moto2, the track conditions were at their best in the morning as Miller clocked a 1:46.278 and although he wouldn’t either of the two afternoon sessions, Jack would top the times overall. The big surprise came from Hanika as the reigning Red Bull Rookies champion set a 1:46.645 to lead the last session of the day, a thousandth quicker than Danny Kent.

Behind the Ajo trio, Romano Fenati and Francesco Bagnaia took fourth and fifth on the Sky VR46 KTMs, both matching Hanika and Kent on a 1:46.6. Niccolo Antonelli was also competitive in sixth while Alex Marquez and Efren Vazquez showed the biggest flash of pace from a Honda so far, ending the day seventh and ninth with Vazquez quickest of all in session two.

With the dampness of day one not an issue, fifteen riders were all within a second of the ultimate pace. John McPhee was just outside of that in seventeenth although he did find three quarters of a second from his previous best.

 

MOTO3 OFFICIAL TEST – JEREZ – WEDNESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
POS RIDER BIKE TEAM TIME
1  JACK MILLER KTM RED BULL KTM AJO 1:46.278
2  KAREL HANIKA KTM RED BULL KTM AJO 1:46.645
3  DANNY KENT HUSQVARNA RED BULL HUSQVARNA AJO 1:46.646
4  ROMANO FENATI KTM SKY RACING TEAM BY VR46 1:46.650
5  FRANCESO BAGNAIA KTM SKY RACING TEAM BY VR46 1:46.674
6  NICCOLO ANTONELLI KTM JUNIOR TEAM GO&FUN MOTO3 1:46.806
7  ALEX MARQUEZ HONDA ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0 1:46.882
8  ISAAC VINALES KTM CALVO TEAM 1:46.899
9  EFREN VAZQUEZ HONDA SAXOPRINT-RTG 1:46.899
10  NIKLAS AJO HUSQVARNA AVANT TECNO HUSQVARNA AJO 1:46.943
11  FABIO QUARTARARO HONDA ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0 1:46.965
12  JAKUB KORNFEIL KTM CALVO TEAM 1:46.967
13  JUANFRAN GUEVARA KALEX KTM MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM MOTO3 1:47.049
14  MIGUEL OLIVEIRA MAHINDRA MAHINDRA RACING 1:47.169
15  PHILIPP OETTL KALEX KTM INTERWETTEN PADDOCK MOTO3 1:47.174
16  LIVIO LOI KALEX KTM MARC VDS RACING TEAM 1:47.760
17  JOHN McPHEE HONDA SAXOPRINT-RTG 1:47.801
18  ERIC GRANADO KTM CALVO TEAM 1:47.802
19  ALESSANDRO TONUCCI MAHINDRA CIP-MOTO3 1:47.913
20  BRAD BINDER MAHINDRA AMBROGIO RACING 1:47.970
21  ARTHUR SISSIS MAHINDRA MAHINDRA RACING 1:47.977
22  ANA CARRASCO KALEX KTM RW RACING GP 1:48.155
23  ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN HONDA ONGETTA-AIRASIA 1:48.430
24  HAFIQ AZMI KTM SIC-AJO 1:48.551
25  SCOTT DEROUE KALEX KTM RW RACING GP 1:48.725
26  MATTEO FERRARI MAHINDRA SAN CARLO TEAM ITALIA 1:48.831
27  BRYAN SCHOUTEN MAHINDRA CIP-MOTO3 1:48.983
28  LUCA GRUNWALD KALEX KTM KIEFER RACING 1:49.002
29  ENEA BASTIANINI KTM JUNIOR TEAM GO&FUN MOTO3 1:49.054
30  GABRIEL RAMOS KALEX KTM KIEFER RACING 1:49.234
31  ALEXIS MASBOU HONDA ONGETTA-RIVACOLD 1:49.314
32  JULES DANILO MAHINDRA AMBROGIO RACING 1:49.686
33  ANDREA LOCATELLI MAHINDRA SAN CARLO TEAM ITALIA 1:50.536