Mahindra-powered teams complete Losail test

The five Mahindra-powered teams completed the three-day pre-season test at Losail with Aspar's Jorge Martin finishing as the best rider for the constructor.

The Spanish rider was unable to improve on his time of 2m06.630 set on Saturday's second session to lead the Mahindra contingent in the Moto3 testing.

Martin ended 17th in the combined list, 1.186s off from the leader Nicolo Antonelli ahead of the season opener this weekend.

CIP's Tatsuki Suzuki was the only other Mahindra rider to dip into the 2m06s, finishing 19th overall, 0.089s shy of Martin's time.

Aspar's Francesco Bagnaia finished 23rd ahead of Platinum Bay's Darryn Binder while his teammate Karel Hanika was classified 26th.

The Peugeot riders were 29th and 30th with French Alexis Masbou leading Brit John McPhee, both running in the 2m07s.

Once again the Aspar and Peugeot riders tested the aero winglets introduced in the Jerez test but it is still unknown how effective the striking addition has been. 

The last three positions were filled by Stefano Valtulini (Team Italia) at 31st, teammate Lorenzo Petrarca 32nd and CIP's Fabio Spiranelli 33rd. 

Day wise times and positions:

RiderTeamDay 1Day 2Day 3
 Jorge Martin Aspar Mahindra P19 - 2:07.948 P8 - 2:06.630 P17 - 2:06.636
 Francesco Bagnaia Aspar Mahindra  P20 - 2:08.086 P18 - 2:07.146 P21 - 2:07.014
 Darryn Binder Platinum Bay  P28 - 2:08.602 P21 - 2:07.310 P23 - 2:07.139
 Karel Hanika Platinum Bay  P29 - 2:09.027 P28 - 2:08.197 P25 - 2:07.271
 John McPhee Peugeot SaxoPrint  P27 - 2:08.539 P26 - 2:07.976 P29 - 2:07.837
 Alexis Masbou Peugeot SaxoPrint  P23 - 2:08.285 P29 - 2:08.852 P28 - 2:07.581
 Stefano Valtulini Team Italia  P31 - 2:09.520 P30 - 2:08.992 P31 - 2:09.002
 Lorenzo Petrarca Team Italia  P33 - 2:11.953 P33 - 2:10.262 P32 - 2:09.712
 Fabio Spiranelli CIP  P32 - 2:11.226 P32 - 2:10.143 P33 - 2:10.454
 Tatsuki Suzuki CIP P22 - 2:08.223 P22 - 2:07.599 P18 - 2:06.817

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Series Moto3
Event Losail March testing
Track Losail International Circuit
Drivers Tatsuki Suzuki , Francesco Bagnaia , Jorge Martin , Darryn Binder , Karel Hanika , John McPhee , Livio Selva , Fabio Spiranelli , Stefano Valtulini
Teams Aspar Racing Team , Mahindra Racing , CIP , Peugeot Sport
Article type Testing report