MotoGP, Private Test day-3: Aleix Espargarò leads at Jerez

The third day of MotoGP tests in Jerez ends with Aleix Espargaró in the lead with 1’37 “4. Savadori, Pedrosa, Kallio, Oliveira and Lecuona on the track too.

The Jerez circuit offered three spring days for the MotoGP test for Aprilia, KTM and Honda. After Stefan Bradl’s best lap on day 1, it is Aleix Esparagaro who ends the final day in the lead. Riding the new RS-GP 2021 he improved his best time by almost three tenths, scoring a 1’37 “421, less than a second from the official Andalusian track record held by Maverick Viñales (1’36” 584).

The Noale house is working on several innovations, even if it has not released photographs yet. However, it seems that the technicians of the Italian house are focusing on the exhaust and aerodynamic design. Aleix Espargaró is satisfied. “Well, first 2021 test concluded! Happy with my performance.” Winter preparation will continue for the rider, waiting for the first official MotoGP test, scheduled for March 5 in Losail. Lorenzo Savadori concluded his third day of private practice in Jerez with a time of 1’39.049. Apparently, he will occupy the second RS-GP in the next MotoGP season.

At KTM, Dani Pedrosa continued the evolution work of the RC16, signing a decent 1’38 ″ 203. Eight tenths that separate him from Espargaró’s best time. Finnish colleague Mika Kallio, the slowest of the four MotoGP riders with a 1’39 ″ 778, is also at work in Jerez. In the first two days, he had remained in the pits, but on Wednesday he finally got rid of the winter rust.

Iker Lecuona and Miguel Oliveira were also on the track with a BMW S 1000 RR and a Yamaha YZF-R1 respectively. Neither of them fitted the circuit transponder, so their times were not recorded. Honda test driver Stefan Bradl did not show up.


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