2014 Motegi Moto3 Friday PracticeRed Bull Husqvarna Ajo’s Danny Kent set a new lap record Friday during Moto3 free practice for the Grand Prix of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi.
The Brit, who won the 2012 Moto3 race, topped both Friday sessions. His best lap of 1:57.317 new record for the circuit, wiping more than a second off his own previous record from two years ago – which was the lap that had given Kent pole for the 2012 race.Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) and Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing) trailed Kent by 0.058 and 0.101 of a second respectively. The top five was completed by Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing) and Enea Bastianini (Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3).In perfect riding conditions, which contrasted with last years disruptively wet and misty weather on day one in Japan, all the riders remained upright in FP2, the majority improving their times over FP1.Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN), the current Moto3 points leader Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0), Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team), Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG) and Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team) rounded out the top 10.The Moto3 returns to the Motegi circuit Saturday for two additional free practice sessions ahead of qualifying.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.