Vinales And Rins Neck-And-Neck At Jerez

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Maverick Vinales and Alex Rins all but matched each other on another day of KTM domination at Jerez. The pair, third and fourth in the 2012 Moto3 championship, were separated by six thousandths of a second on Wednesday as Vinales took the honours for the fourth testing day out of five in 2013.

Wet weather prevailed on day one, allowing Danny Webb to top the timesheets for Ambrogio Racing but a return to more stable conditions saw the championship favourites come to the fore, eventually. The morning session was disrupted by fog, enabling newcomer Juanfran Guevara to lead the way, but once that had cleared Vinales was the man to beat, setting a 1:46.805 to edge out Rins.

Two more riders expected to contest the title completed the top four in the form of Luis Salom and Jonas Folger while Miguel Oliveira took a superb fifth for Mahindra. Guevara proved in the afternoon that his early performance wasn’t completely fog-assisted by finishing sixth, leading Brad Binder and Efren Vazquez on the second Mahindra.

Danny Webb kept up his strong performance with ninth overall, although he did suffer a crash on day two, with the top ten completed by Jakub Kornfeil. Like Webb, John McPhee fell down the order overnight but his decline was greater, leaving him 29th overall.


Moto3 Jerez Test: Combined Classification – Wednesday 20th February
Pos Rider Nat Team Time  
1 25. Maverick Vinales JHK t-shirt Laglisse 1:46.805  
2 42. Alex Rins Estrella Galicia 0’0 1:46.811
3 39. Luis Salom Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:47.109
4 94. Jonas Folger Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 1:47.719
5 44. Miguel Oliveira Mahindra Racing 1:47.958
6 58. Juanfran Guevara CIP 1:48.176
7 41. Brad Binder Ambrogio Racing 1:48.319
8 7. Efren Vazquez Mahindra Racing 1:48.327
9 99. Danny Webb Ambrogio Racing 1:48.476  
10 84. Jakub Kornfeil Redox RW Racing GP 1:48.699  
11 9. Toni Finsterbusch Kiefer Racing 1:48.751
12 32. Isaac Vinales Bimbo-Ongetta-Centro Seta 1:48.836
13 5. Romano Fenati San Carlo Team Italia 1:48.842  
14 8. Jack Miller Caretta Technology-RTG 1:49.185
15 12. Alex Marquez Estrella Galicia 0’0 1:49.201
16 19. Alessandro Tonucci Team La Fonte Tascaracing 1:49.333
17 10. Alexis Masbou Ongetta-Rivacold 1:49.358
18 53. Jasper Iwema RW Racing GP 1:49.511
19 57. Eric Granado Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 1:49.534
20 63. Zulfahmi Khairuddin Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:49.553
21 11. Livio Loi Marc VDS Racing Team 1:49.576
22 22. Ana Carrasco JHK t-shirt Laglisse 1:49.673
23 65. Philipp Oettl Paddock TT Motion Events 1:49.678
24 61. Arthur Sissis Red Bull KTM Ajo 1:49.769
25 23. Niccolo Antonelli Team Go & Fun Honda Gresini 1:49.774
26 4. Francesco Bagnaia San Carlo Team Italia 1:49.829
27 3. Matteo Ferrari Ongetta-Centro Seta 1:49.946
28 77. Lorenzo Baldassarri Team Go & Fun Honda Gresini 1:50.072
29 17. John McPhee Caretta Technology-RTG 1:50.101
30 31. Niklas Ajo Avant Tecno 1:50.140
31 29. Hyuga Watanabe Team La Fonte Tascaracing 1:50.323
32 89. Alan Techer CIP 1:50.588
33 66. Florian Alt Kiefer Racing 1:50.642


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