Tag Archive: Jerez

Apr 25

Intense day of testing sees times drop in Jerez

Official MotoGP Test

MotoGP - Intense day of testing sees times drop in Jerez A busy day of testing as a number of teams brought new parts and Michelin debuted three new front tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

Lorenzo leads Spanish challenge in Free Practice 1

For the first time in 2016, the MotoGP™ World Championship went out for practice on European soil.

Lorenzo leads Spanish challenge in Free Practice 1Back to the familiar setting of Jerez, Jorge Lorenzo showed that recent news is of no distraction as he topped FP1 from Barbera and Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 31

Norman Nato ends GP2 Day 3 on top

Racing Engineering ace quickest in final day at Jerez de la Frontera

GP2 - Norman Nato (Racing Engineering) 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.

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Mar 30

Jordan King ends on top on GP2 Day 2

Racing Engineering driver quickest in morning session at Jerez de la Frontera

 
GP2 - Jordan King (Racing Engineering)It has been a fruitful day for Briton Jordan King who set the best laptime in a 1:24.449 in the morning session – one tenth quicker than rookie Antonio Giovinazzi and Nobuharu Matsushita. In the afternoon, Rapax Gustav Malja was quickest.

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Mar 29

Norman Nato tops Day 1 session at Jerez

Racing Engineering man leads the way in second GP2 pre-season test
GP2 - Norman Nato (Racing Engineering) The GP2 Series field is back on track this week for the second 2016 pre-season test session at Circuito de Jerez, Spain. The paddock was greeted by blue skies but cold temperatures. When the pitlane turned green, it was Alex Lynn who fed onto the track first but he was closely followed by his teammate Nicholas Latifi and the rest of the pack.

Mar 29

The final test session for Racing Engineering before the opening race of the 2016 GP2 season

The 2016 season will be as competitive as ever

The final test session for Racing Engineering before the opening race of the 2016 GP2 season 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Axel Pons and Romano Fenati led the way as their first official test of the year finishes in Jerez, times tight in both classes

Moto2 and Moto3 riders fly at Jerez test

Moto2 and Moto3 riders fly at Jerez test Heavy fog during the morning session on Friday saw only Efren Vazquez (JPMoto Malaysia) venture out on track, the Spanish rider not setting a lap time. The second session saw the sun return, Moto2™ riders able to continue their testing work.

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Feb 23

First 2016 test for KTM RC16

The KTM test team including Mika Kallio, Alex Hofmann and Randy De Puniet spent several days in Jerez with the RC16 machine

First 2016 test for KTM RC16Thursday 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Pic joins Rapax Team for 2016 GP2 Series title tilt

Ambitious objectives for Arthur and his new team, Frenchman already feeling perfectly at home

Arthur Pic logo 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Further frogress for Ducati duo Davies and Giugliano

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Confidence boost for Hayden and van der Mark after final European test at Jerez

Hayden once again completed an impressive number of laps

Honda-WSBK - Confidence boost for Hayden and van der Mark after final European test at Jerez The last pre-season private test has come to an end for the Honda World Superbike Team, who now head confidently towards the start of the 2016 FIM Superbike World Championship campaign.

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Jan 27

Sykes Fastest on Day 1

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Arden International GP3 Series driver announcement

FR2.0 Champion Aitken joins Arden in GP3 title pursuit

Arden International - Jack Aitken Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup and ALPS 2015 Champion Jack Aitken graduates to GP3 with Arden International following winter testing program. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 04

Lowes to start rehab on shoulder in January

Medical check-up for Englishman following testing crash

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.

 

Having missed the last two days of the test having traveled home to the UK, Lowes was reviewed by doctors on Wednesday.

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Nov 27

Honda WSBK enters winter break after successful test at Jerez

This was the last outing of the year for the Dutch-based outfit before the start of the testing ban

Honda WSBK enters winter break after successful test at Jerez The Honda World Superbike Team completed a three-day test at Circuito de Jerez today in readiness for the 2016 FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Nov 26

Marquez still ‘trying to understand’ limit of Michelin tyres

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.

Marquez still ‘trying to understand’ limit of Michelin tyresMarc Marquez spent his first day testing at Jerez working his way through a sizeable workload as he tested Honda’s 2016 engine, the new Magneti Marelli electronics package and Michelin tyres. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 24

Rea leads as Althea runs BMW for first time

All-important test commences in south of Spain

It was WorldSBK Champion Jonathan Rea who topped the timesheets as a critical 2016 pre-season test began in Jerez on Monday. Several teams are present this week.

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Nov 05

Yamaha takes successful first steps to Superbike return

Successfully achieving its objectives, the initial test programme focused on familiarising the new riders

Yamaha Motor Europe’s return to the FIM Superbike World Championship began in earnest this week with a preliminary two-day test at the Circuito de Jerez, in Spain, introducing riders Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli to the new Pata Yamaha YZF-R1.

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Oct 18

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Nyck de Vries takes his first victory in the season finale

De Vries is the boss

Nyck de Vries takes his first victory in the season finale Winner of the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0, Nyck de Vries (DAMS) takes his first victory in the season finale of the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.

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Oct 17

Formula Renault 3.5 Series: Maiden pole for Tom Dillmann in Jerez

Tom Dillmann remained in command when the drivers came in for new tyres

Formula Renault 3.5 Series - Maiden pole for Tom Dillmann in Jerez 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).

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