Monday, March 19, 2012
The Swiss driver has signed the best time in the intermediate category at the end of the first day of the Official Test, followed by Nakagami, Corti, Espargaró and Márquez.
Thomas Luthi points high this season and the best way to start making a difference is by signing the fastest time in the opening day of the Official Jerez Test. While it is true that the Swiss Interwetten Paddock motorcyclist has not improved in the afternoon session, exclusively for the Moto2 riders, his 1.42.627 signed in the combined morning session has been enough to leave him at the head of the road map. time.
Takaaki Nakagami, the new face of the Italtrans Racing team (despite his participation as a wild card at Motegi last year) has occupied the second place with a time of 226 thousandths of Luthi, while his teammate Claudio Corti has been located immediately behind with a time of 1.42.963.
Pol Espargaró (Pons 40 HP Tuenti) has been the last to shoot below 1’43, although by only 27 thousandths, while behind Marc Márquez starred very positive news to confirm that he is back and already competitive despite the delay with which he has started his preseason. Lleida’s CatalunyaCaixa Repsol has signed the 5th best time of the day, a 1.43.080, to 0.453s of Luthi.
If Scott Redding – one of the men featured in the previously held tests – has been left out of the top ten, his teammate Mika Kallio has established the sixth best record and has preceded Andrea Iannone (Speed Master), Esteve Rabat ( Pons 40 HP Tuenti), Alex De Angelis (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) and Toni Elias (Mapfre Aspar Moto2) men who have completed the top ten times in the combined standings on Monday.
Despite the morning fall, Simone Corsi ended up signing the 12th fastest time. Something behind, is also noteworthy the 14th place of Johann Zarco (JIR Moto2), newcomer to the category and that seems better adapted than his former rival in 125cc, Nico Terol, placed for the moment in 26th position to almost 2 seconds of the best.