Cameron Beaubier showed why he’s a five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion today at the Jerez Circuit in Spain, with the Californian making a big impression as he ended his debut Moto2 test seventh overall and just .600 of a second off the best lap on his Tennor American Racing Team Kalex.
Beaubier lapped at a best of 1:42.664 on his 58th of 60 laps on day two of the test (day one was wet early and wet/dry in the afternoon) which put him just .600 of a second slower than his American Racing Team teammate Marco Ramirez, who led the test with his 1:42.064. One XOX TKRR Sag Team’s Thomas Luthi was second fastest with Sky Racing Team VR46’s Marco Bezzecchi third fastest.
For comparison’s sake, Beaubier’s time was .936 of a second slower than Bezzecchi’s pole time for the second Jerez round this season. It was also .051 of a second faster than Joe Roberts’ qualifying time from the July 25 race and .243 slower than Roberts’ qualifying lap from the July 18 round at the Spanish circuit. Beaubier is riding the Kalex that Roberts raced in the Moto2 World Championship in 2020.