Aspar, Peugeot try winglets as Mahindra teams complete Moto3 test

The five Mahindra-powered teams along with the factory Peugeot successfully completed the three days of official pre-season testing at Jerez.

The factory Aspar Mahindra Team riders enjoyed the testing with Jorge Martin finishing ninth fastest in the combined times, clocking a time of 1m46.894s on the second day.

The Spanish rider ended a mere 0.449s off the top time of Romano Fenati while teammate Francesco Bagnaia was 15th quickest.

On the final day of testing, the Indo-Spanish team, for the first time in the Moto3 category tested the aero winglets on its MGP30 bikes.

The Peugeot team, who are using the Mahindra bikes with their own branding, joined the Indian manufacturer in testing the winglets.

Running under the name of Peugeot Saxoprint RTG, its riders John McPhee and Alexis Masbou were classified as 25th and 28th.

Among the other teams running the Mahindra bikes, Darryn Binder and Platinum Bay Real Estate teammate Karel Hanika were 23rd and 24th, CIP's Tatsuki Suzuki 26th and Fabio Spiranelli 33rd.

Team Italia's Stefano Valtulini and Lorenzo Petrarca ended 31st and 32nd respectively.

Times and positions:

RiderTeamDay 1Day 2Day 3
 Jorge Martin Aspar Mahindra P11 - 1:47.510 P8 - 1:46.510 P19 - 1:48.132
 Francesco Bagnaia Aspar Mahindra  P9 - 1:47.477 P19 - 1:47.879 P25 - 1:48.425
 Darryn Binder Platinum Bay  P18 - 1:48.149 P22 - 1:48.097 P17 - 1:48.038
 Karel Hanika Platinum Bay  P22 - 1:48.462 P21 - 1:48.462 P23 - 1:48.358
 John McPhee Peugeot SaxoPrint  P23 - 1:48.476 P23 - 1:48.172 P18 - 1:48.085
 Alexis Masbou Peugeot SaxoPrint  P29 - 1:48.950 P27 - 1:48.492 P29 - 1:48.978
 Stefano Valtulini Team Italia  P32 - 1:50.046 P31 - 1:49.277 P30 - 1:49.159
 Lorenzo Petrarca Team Italia  P30 - 1:49.226 P32 - 1:49.530 P32 - 1:49.663
 Fabio Spiranelli CIP  P33 - 1:50.537 P33 - 1:51.165 P33 - 1:51.288
 Tatsuki Suzuki CIP P27 - 1:48.754 P24 - 1:48.235 P21 - 1:48.188


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Series Moto3
Event Jerez March testing
Track Circuito de Jerez
Drivers Tatsuki Suzuki , Francesco Bagnaia , Jorge Martin , Darryn Binder , Karel Hanika , Alexis Masbou , John McPhee , Livio Selva , Fabio Spiranelli , Stefano Valtulini
Teams Aspar Racing Team
Article type Testing report