Photo: Nick Little
Redding’s lap time of 1’42.9 on the Kalex Moto2 bike was a full second quicker than the fastest CRT lap.
Unsurprisingly it was Colin Edwards, on the Forward Racing Suter BMW machine, who was the fastest of the CRT riders at Jerez. Yonny Hernandez and Ivan Silva were also on track today, but were almost two seconds slower than the Texas Tornado on their BQR-Kawasaki machines.
The lap times for the CRT bikes shouldn’t really come as a surprise. All are still in the early stages of development, including the Suter BMW, and it will take some time to get them working well on Bridgestone’s MotoGP tyres.
Redding was just 0.1s faster than Leon Haslam on the BMW S1000RR, but almost two seconds quicker than Haslam’s new BMW teammate, Marco Melandri.
*No official timing. Times supplied by teams