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.
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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.
|Rider||Team||Day 1||Day 2||Day 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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|Event||Jerez March testing|
|Location||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||Angel Nieto Team|