Fagerhaug Fastest At Red Bull Rookies Test In Jerez

After testing previously at Estoril, the Red Bull Rookies took over the track from the MotoGP riders at Jerez on Monday and Tuesday. The tiny Japanese rider Daijiro Hiura had dominated in Portugal, but at Jerez, it was the turn of the - in Red Bull Rookie terms - veteran rider Sturla Fagerhaug to take the top spot, two tenths of a second ahead of Spaniard Daniel Ruiz, with Hiura half a second off Fagerhaug's time of 1'52.223. With the times they set today, Fagerhaug and Ruiz would have been ahead of the last two official 125 World Championship riders, and 5 seconds behind Julian Simon's best time of 1'47.318.

The original 24 riders have had their numbers swelled by a few riders jumping over from the canceled US series, including American's Benny Solis, Jake Gagne and Australian dirt track ace Josh Hook. All 27 entries will race 8 races this year, at 6 MotoGP rounds, making their debut at the first European round of MotoGP back at Jerez on the first weekend of May.

Red Bull Rookie Times

1Sturla FagerhaugNOR1'52.223
2Daniel RuizESP1'52.420
3Daijiro HiuraJPN1'52.780
4Mathew ScholtzRSA1'52.980
5Florian MarinoFRA1'53.132
6Nelson MajorFRA1'53.238
7Alessio CappellaITA1'53.364
8Danny KentGBR1'53.491
9Alejandro PardoITA1'53.764
10Harry StaffordGBR1'53.796
11Deane BrownGBR1'53.811
12Jakub KornfeilCZE1'53.945
13Jacob GagneUSA1'54.047
14Joshua HookAUS1'54.334
15Juan PerelloESP1'54.349
16Robin BarbosaFRA1'54.496
17Alexander KristianssonSWE1'54.637
18Brad BinderRSA1'54.638
19Benny SolisUSA1'54.640
20Dylan MavinAUS1'54.780
21Nico ThöniAUT1'54.981
22Arthur SissisAUS1'55.226
23Hayden GillimUSA1'55.417
24Xavier FiguerasESP1'55.955
25Taylor MackenzieGBR1'57.019
26Fraser RogersGBR1'58.241


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