2014 Moto2 Valencia Test, Day 1, Final: Kallio Edges Torres And Luthi

Final times after the first day of testing for the Moto2 class at Valencia:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev. In Session
1 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1:36.206     Session 2
2 81 Jordi Torres Suter 1:36.207 0.001 0.001 Session 2
3 12 Thomas Luthi Suter 1:36.253 0.047 0.046 Session 2
4 18 Nico Terol Suter 1:36.459 0.253 0.206 Session 1
5 53 Esteve Rabat Kalex 1:36.522 0.316 0.063 Session 3
6 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:36.768 0.562 0.246 Session 3
7 60 Julian Simon Kalex 1:36.869 0.663 0.101 Session 2
8 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 1:36.939 0.733 0.070 Session 2
9 40 Maverick Viñales Kalex 1:36.992 0.786 0.053 Session 3
10 39 Luis Salom Kalex 1:37.053 0.847 0.061 Session 2
11 5 Johann Zarco Suter 1:37.155 0.949 0.102 Session 2
12 15 Alex De Angelis Suter 1:37.196 0.990 0.041 Session 2
13 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1:37.371 1.165 0.175 Session 3
14 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:37.413 1.207 0.042 Session 3
15 49 Axel Pons Kalex 1:37.489 1.283 0.076 Session 2
16 8 Gino Rea Suter 1:37.531 1.325 0.042 Session 3
17 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 1:37.738 1.532 0.207 Session 2
18 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 1:37.780 1.574 0.042 Session 3
19 97 Roman Ramos Speed Up 1:38.002 1.796 0.222 Session 2
20 4 Randy Krummenacher Suter 1:38.097 1.891 0.095 Session 2
21 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter 1:38.107 1.901 0.010 Session 1
22 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 1:38.113 1.907 0.006 Session 3
23 2 Josh Herrin Suter 1:38.351 2.145 0.238 Session 3
24 96 Louis Rossi Kalex 1:38.431 2.225 0.080 Session 3
25 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:38.550 2.344 0.119 Session 3
26 70 Robin Mulhauser Suter 1:39.060 2.854 0.510 Session 3
27 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 1:39.174 2.968 0.114 Session 3
28 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Suter 1:39.475 3.269 0.301 Session 1
29 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 1:40.452 4.246 0.977 Session 3
30 92 Alex Mariñelarena Tech 3 1:41.123 4.917 0.671 Session 1
31 45 Tetsuta Nagashima TSR 1:41.415 5.209 0.292 Session 3
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Looking at the top 10 it look to me like the kalex chassis will continue to rule grid.

Overall though I'm still very pleased with Nagakami. As for Herrin I'm quite sure he'll find his rhythm though I still question caterham's choice of Suter.

but it looks like it might not be nearly as one sided as last year. Really hoping Jordi can keep it going, would like to see Luthi o well too! Looks like Sam made some good progress today, want to see him fighting up at the top. If he can battle Kenan and come away with a championship I can only hope he can keep it going in Moto2

I'm actually a bit disappointed with Naka, he's really gotta show something this year. Not that he had a poor season last year (quite the opposite) I just think he needs to make a BIG step this year. Especially now that Espargaro, Redding, and MM aren't there. There's no excuse for not winning at least one this year.

There were three Suter chassis in the top five and the difference to the top, admittedly a Kalex, was 0.001 sec, with the top four squeezed into a quarter of a second. Hardly dominant performance, in my opinion.

the Speed Up chassis has the best average position of 13.3, with the Suter averaging 15.09 and the Kalex average being 15.36. Unfortunately the Tech3 average is 22nd position. Probably quite meaningless I know, but until the lights go out for the first race it is all a guessing game.