Jerez Moto2 Test, Day 2: Josh Herrin Knocks a Second Off Time

Caterham's Josh Herrin during Jerez Moto2 testing.

Caterham’s Josh Herrin during Jerez Moto2 testing.

Josh Herrin #2 Moto2 News

The only American in Moto2 – Josh Herrin – returned to Jerez Wednesday for the second day of official testing. And though things started off wrong, Herrin finished the day on a positive note.

The Caterham Moto Racing pilot suffered a small crash at turn seven in the morning session. His Suter machine suffered little damage, and the reigning American SuperBike Champion was able to remount and finish the day.

All together, Herrin put in 64 laps, posting a best time of 1:43.732, over a second quicker than his Tuesday time. This placed him 22nd fastest, 1.217 off the top time posted by Interwetten Paddock Moto2’s Thomas Luthi.

As for Herrin’s teammate, Johann Zarco finished ninth fastest, 0.701 of a second behind Luthi.

Josh Herrin says “This morning I had a small crash as I was waiting to follow someone and let the tires cool down too much. Luckily there wasn’t much damage and I was able to head back out pretty quickly. Today I managed to do 43’s consistently so I’m pleased with that and looking forward to tomorrow.”

Herrin will be back on the Spanish circuit Thursday for the final day of Jerez Moto2 testing.

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