Miller Makes Bright Start To Jerez Moto3 Test


Jack Miller picked up at the second pre-season test where he finished the last by topping the timesheets on day one at Jerez. The Australian was a comfortable three tenths clear of the rest of the field as KTM motorcycles continued to dominate in the junior class.

Rain overnight left a damp track for the opening session this morning which subsequently saw precious little action. Business picked up later on though and Miller lowered the benchmark time to a 1:46.975 by the end of the day, just three tenths away from the 2013 pole position. Isaac Vinales, who has replaced his championship-winning cousin at Team Calvo, was the only man within half a second of Miller with Husqvarna’s Danny Kent third fastest.

After dominating much of the Valencia test, Niccolo Antonelli found the going slightly tougher here with fourth his final result while Romano Fenati took fifth ahead of Efren Vazquez on the leading Honda machine, 0.870s off the pace. Jakub Kornfeil showed an upturn in performance from the first test in seventh ahead of Red Bull Rookies champion Karel Hanika while Philipp Oettl and Alex Marquez completed the top ten.

The notable absentee at Jerez this week is Alex Rins with the 2013 runner-up recovering after an operation to remove a cyst from his right wrist. His replacement Fabio Quartararo impressed on the Estrella Galicia Honda, ending today eleventh quickest.

 

MOTO3 OFFICIAL TEST – JEREZ – TUESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY
POS RIDER BIKE TEAM TIME
1  JACK MILLER KTM RED BULL KTM AJO 1:46.975
2  ISAAC VINALES KTM CALVO TEAM 1:47.277
3  DANNY KENT HUSQVARNA RED BULL HUSQVARNA AJO 1:47.471
4  NICCOLO ANTONELLI KTM JUNIOR TEAM GO&FUN MOTO3 1:47.480
5  ROMANO FENATI KTM SKY RACING TEAM BY VR46 1:47.735
6  EFREN VAZQUEZ HONDA SAXOPRINT-RTG 1:47.845
7  JAKUB KORNFEIL KTM CALVO TEAM 1:47.910
8  KAREL HANIKA KTM RED BULL KTM AJO 1:47.960
9  PHILIPP OETTL KALEX KTM INTERWETTEN PADDOCK MOTO3 1:48.113
10  ALEX MARQUEZ HONDA ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0 1:48.186
11  FABIO QUARTARARO HONDA ESTRELLA GALICIA 0,0 1:48.232
12  LIVIO LOI KALEX KTM MARC VDS RACING TEAM 1:48.370
13  JOHN McPHEE HONDA SAXOPRINT-RTG 1:48.547
14  MIGUEL OLIVEIRA MAHINDRA MAHINDRA RACING 1:48.660
15  NIKLAS AJO HUSQVARNA AVANT TECNO HUSQVARNA AJO 1:48.674
16  FRANCESO BAGNAIA KTM SKY RACING TEAM BY VR46 1:48.859
17  BRAD BINDER MAHINDRA AMBROGIO RACING 1:48.927
18  ERIC GRANADO KTM CALVO TEAM 1:49.183
19  ARTHUR SISSIS MAHINDRA MAHINDRA RACING 1:49.299
20  SCOTT DEROUE KALEX KTM RW RACING GP 1:49.591
21  ANA CARRASCO KALEX KTM RW RACING GP 1:49.598
22  JULES DANILO MAHINDRA AMBROGIO RACING 1:49.625
23  BRYAN SCHOUTEN MAHINDRA CIP-MOTO3 1:49.654
24  JUANFRAN GUEVARA KALEX KTM MAPFRE ASPAR TEAM MOTO3 1:49.797
25  ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN HONDA ONGETTA-AIRASIA 1:49.891
26  ALESSANDRO TONUCCI MAHINDRA CIP-MOTO3 1:50.010
27  LUCA GRUNWALD KALEX KTM KIEFER RACING 1:50.104
28  HAFIQ AZMI KTM SIC-AJO 1:50.245
29  ALEXIS MASBOU HONDA ONGETTA-RIVACOLD 1:50.326
30  GABRIEL RAMOS KALEX KTM KIEFER RACING 1:50.372
31  MATTEO FERRARI MAHINDRA SAN CARLO TEAM ITALIA 1:50.405
32  ENEA BASTIANINI KTM JUNIOR TEAM GO&FUN MOTO3 1:51.109
33  ANDREA LOCATELLI MAHINDRA SAN CARLO TEAM ITALIA 1:51.314