The Circuito de Jerez is the scene of three days of testing for the lower cylinder classes, and the Moto3 riders had their first chance of the week to ride this Monday. Maverick ViÃ±ales remained one of the fastest riders on the timesheet, completing day one in second place. Miguel Oliveira clocked the seventh fastest time as he continued to work on his new Suter chassis, whilst Ãlex Rins was able to ride without the niggles of the shoulder injury that has troubled him throughout the preseason.
The Repsol riders went back to work aware of the importance of being fully prepared for the start of the inaugural Moto3 series, which begins in under three weeks in Qatar. This test was a chance to further evaluate their readiness for that Grand Prix, and all three looked impressive. Maverick ViÃ±ales was the standout, placing second on the timesheet with a 1’47.755 lap only bested by surprise package, Romano Fenati. Under a second slower than ViÃ±ales was fellow Repsol rider Miguel Oliveira. The Portuguese youngster dedicated his time to working on the new Suter chassis debuted 10 days ago at Albacete. His best time was 1’48.614, the seventh quickest of the day. After missing a large part of the preseason, Ãlex Rins was able to confirm the improvement in condition of his shoulder and experienced a practically problem-free day. His work onboard his Honda resulted in a best lap of 1’49.632.
The Repsol Moto3 riders will continue with their testing tomorrow and Wednesday.
|1.||Romano Fenati (Ioda)||1:47.414|
|2.||Maverick ViÃ±ales (FTR-Honda)||1:47.755|
|3.||Danny Kent (KTM)||1:48.074|
|4.||Sandro Cortese (KTM)||1:48.495|
|5.||Zulfahmi Khairuddin (KTM)||1:48.562|
|7.||Miguel Oliveira (Suter-Honda)||1:48.614|
|15.||Ãlex Rins (Honda)||1:49.632|