2015 Moto2/Moto3 Jerez Test, Day 3: Kornfeil And Schrotter Fastest As Wet Conditions Claim Victims

Poor weather continued at Jerez on the final day of testing for the Moto2 and Moto3 classes, with high winds and rain lashing the circuit. The weather limited action on the track, many teams preferring to sit out the day rather than risk injury or severe material damage with less than a week to go to the start of the 2015 season. 

A couple of heavy crashes by riders who did choose to ride rather proved their point. Tito Rabat crashed heavily, destroying his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Moto2 machine and leaving his mechanics with a lot of work to do to get the bike ready to ship to Qatar. But Rabat was lucky, he walked away with just bumps and bruises from the crash. Ana Carrasco was less lucky in Moto3, the RBA Racing Team rider falling and breaking her collarbone. Carrasco may still be fit in time for Qatar, as she will not need surgery on the collarbone, but it is far from ideal preparation.

The poor weather saw Marcel Schrotter end the day as fastest Moto2 rider, lapping nearly a second quicker than Julian Simon on the QMMF Speed up, and Mika Kallio on the Italtrans Kalex. In the Moto3 class, Jakub Kornfeil ended the day with the fastest time, the SIC KTM rider ending ahead of Spanish rookie Jorge Martin on the Aspar Mahindra, and Niccolo Antonelli on the Ongetta Honda.

The teams now pack up their bikes and equipment, ready to be shipped for Qatar. The next time they hit the track it will be in earnest, at the 2015 season opener at the Losail International Circuit.

Thursday Moto2 times

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 1:55.243    
2 60 Julian Simon Speed Up 1:56.228 0.985 0.985
3 36 Mika Kallio Kalex 1:56.778 1.535 0.550
4 88 Ricky Cardus Tech 3 1:56.893 1.650 0.115
5 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 1:57.448 2.205 0.555
6 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 1:57.478 2.235 0.030
7 95 Anthony West Speed Up 1:57.601 2.358 0.123
8 1 Tito Rabat Kalex 1:57.673 2.430 0.072
9 66 Florian Alt Suter 1:58.085 2.842 0.412
10 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 1:58.344 3.101 0.259
11 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 1:58.415 3.172 0.071
12 51 Zaqhwan Zaidi Suter 1:58.522 3.279 0.107
13 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 1:59.102 3.859 0.580
14 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 1:59.846 4.603 0.744
15 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 2:00.042 4.799 0.196
16 77 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 2:00.710 5.467 0.668
17 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 2:01.062 5.819 0.352
18 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 2:02.511 7.268 1.449
19 3 Simone Corsi Kalex 2:04.140 8.897 1.629

Thursday Moto3 times

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1:59.870    
2 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 2:00.049 0.179 0.179
3 23 Niccolo Antonelli Honda 2:00.314 0.444 0.265
4 98 Karel Hanika KTM 2:00.547 0.677 0.233
5 41 Brad Binder KTM 2:00.754 0.884 0.207
6 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 2:00.828 0.958 0.074
7 32 Isaac Viñales Husqvarna 2:00.840 0.970 0.012
8 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 2:00.969 1.099 0.129
9 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 2:00.980 1.110 0.011
10 63 Zulfami Khairuddin KTM 2:01.019 1.149 0.039
11 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 2:01.102 1.232 0.083
12 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 2:01.481 1.611 0.379
13 31 Niklas Ajo KTM 2:01.689 1.819 0.208
14 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 2:02.252 2.382 0.563
15 95 Jules Danilo Honda 2:03.055 3.185 0.803
16 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 2:03.577 3.707 0.522
17 11 Livio Loi Honda 2:03.983 4.113 0.406
18 16 Andrea Migno KTM 2:04.316 4.446 0.333
19 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 2:05.331 5.461 1.015

 

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