2014 Jerez Moto3 Friday Practice ResultsThe Moto3 Free Practice 2 session for the Gran Premio bwin de España saw ambient temperature hit 88°F and track temperature reach 118°F in Jerez, as Efren Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG) led the way from Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) and Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing).
Though Vazquez was quickest in FP2, Calvo Team KTM’s Issac Vinales posted the quickest overall time with a 1:47.388 in FP1.Vazquez has made a good start to 2014 and he was 0.074 of a second ahead of Argentina race winner Fenati in this practice run, with a best time of 1:47.725. Oliveira trailed by 0.17 of a second in third.The front-running FP2 pace did not match that of FP1 with the day’s fastest to overall riders being Viñales and Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Marquez (1:47.699), the younger brother of 2013 MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez.The FP2 top five was completed by championship leader Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and the aforementioned Marquez.The top 10 in the afternoon outing was completed by Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0), John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG), FP1 pace setter Viñales, Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team) and wildcard Gabriel Rodrigo (RBA Racing Team).There were crashes for Hafiq Azmi (SIC-Ajo KTM) and Bryan Schouten (CIP), though fortunately both walked away unharmed.2014 Jerez Moto3 Free Practice 2 Results:
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In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
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