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Racing Engineering ace quickest in final day at Jerez de la Frontera
Frenchman Norman Nato concluded this week’s second pre-season testing at the top of the timesheets: he lapped the Spanish track in a 1:24.518 ahead of Arthur Pic and Nobuharu Matsushita. Rapax driver Pic was quickest in the afternoon session.
Racing Engineering driver quickest in morning session at Jerez de la Frontera
The 2016 season will be as competitive as ever
Today sees the first day of three days of testing at the Spanish circuit of Jerez and Racing Engineering and its two drivers, Frenchman Norman Nato and Briton Jordan King will be using the time to finalise their basic set-up for their cars and to practice race simulations in preparation for another very competitive GP2 season.
The KTM test team including Mika Kallio, Alex Hofmann and Randy De Puniet spent several days in Jerez with the RC16 machine
Thursday and Friday saw the two main test riders, Mika Kallio and Alex Hofmann, test the KTM RC16 on a very wet track at the popular Spanish circuit in Southern Spain. On the third test day Randy de Puniet changed places to ride Hofmann’s bike and in the afternoon experienced his first laps on the KTM MotoGP™ motorcycle when the track was finally completely dry.
Ambitious objectives for Arthur and his new team, Frenchman already feeling perfectly at home
Arthur Pic will compete with title-winning outfit Rapax Team for their assault on the 2016 GP2 Series championship. The 24-year-old, now contesting his third season in the FIA’s official Formula 1 feeder series, will be looking to gain even more podiums and victories in his new venture with the competitive Italian entry, which has claimed two championships and numerous race wins since its inception in 2010.
Aruba.it Racing – Ducati riders focus on chassis and electronics in Jerez
After the first tests of 2016 in Portimão last week, the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team carried on with their testing program at the collective test in Jerez de la Frontera, the last opportunity before flying to Australia for the season opener.
Kawasaki top the timings after first day on track in Jerez
2013 World Champion Tom Sykes was fastest on Day 1 of the Jerez test, with Chaz Davies piloting his Ducati 1199 Panigale R second fastest by the end of the day, just over a tenth and a half behind. Reigning champion Jonathan Rea ended the day third, just ahead of new Kentucky kid on the block, Honda’s Nicky Hayden.
Alex Lowes has undergone a medical check following the Turn 3 crash in Jerez testing on Wednesday of last week.
The Pata Yamaha World Superbike Team rider was left with ‘severely compromised movement’ in his left shoulder and arm following the crash, a highside through what is the first left-handed corner on the Jerez circuit.
Marc Marquez sets a fast time at Jerez but admits he is still some way off an ideal setting with new tyres, electronics and engine.
Tom Dillmann remained in command when the drivers came in for new tyres
Tom Dillmann (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) secured the first pole of his Formula Renault 3.5 Series career at the Circuito de Jerez on Saturday, the French driver’s benchmark time of 1:28.621 putting him atop the grid from the newly crowned champion Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports), rookie Egor Orudzhev (Arden Motorsport), Jazeman Jaafar (Fortec Motorsports) and Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus).