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MotoGP Official Test - Jerez - 24/03/2012

Date : 24/03/2012
Weather : Wet/Dry
Temperature : Air: 17 degrees. Ground: 17 degrees
Humidity : 74% to 66%

Jerez day two, affected by rain

The second day of testing in Jerez was shortened by rain and mixed weather conditions, but proved an opportunity to test the new 1000cc bikes in these circumstances.

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa was the first rider out on the wet track when it began to rain consistently and did a long run of 20 laps. Dani, who tested the new regulation rear light for use in rain conditions, recorded a lap time of 1'49.822, the fastest rider in the rain.

Team mate, Casey Stoner began a little later, the track was still wet, but the rain not heavy enough to carry out a worthwhile wet test, he completed just three laps and chose to stop and wait and see if the conditions are better tomorrow. Casey's best lap time was 1'51.856.

DANI PEDROSA
 
DANI PEDROSA –12th 1'49.822
 
"I decided to go out when it started raining properly because it's always good to get some information about the behaviour of the bike in wet conditions before the beginning of the season, and even more important with a new bike. Obviously, the set up of the bike was pretty standard on chassis and electronics, but I had good feelings riding it, the bike worked well and it gives me confidence. If it's not raining tomorrow we will go back to the testing program we had planned for today: basically to try some new ideas for the chassis and the electronics and if we have time I'd like to do a race simulation. Everything has been positive and smooth so far, so let's hope to close the pre season with a good result".
CASEY STONER
 
CASEY STONER –18th 1'51.856
 
"We realised that the weather conditions weren't really suitable for what we needed to work on today so we decided to wait for the heavier rain, which never appeared. We went out briefly but realised it wasn't really wet enough to work on anything regarding wet set-up and there was no reason for us to stay out on track and ruin sets of tyres. They were 50/50 conditions and you never set up a bike for these circumstances. I hope the weather improves tomorrow so we can continue our plan".

Testing Results
1 Nicky Hayden 1'40.755 USA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
2 Karel Abraham 1'41.661 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
3 Ben Spies 1'41.726 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
4 Alvaro Bautista 1'42.711 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
5 Hector Barbera 1'43.288 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
6 Ivan Silva 1'43.613 SPA BQR-FTR BQR
7 Franco Battaini 1'44.264 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
8 Michelle Pirro 1'44.761 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
9 James Ellison 1'44.969 GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
10 Danillo Petrucci 1'45.336 ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project
11 Colin Edwards 1'47.968 USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
12 Dani Pedrosa 1'49.822 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
13 Jorge Lorenzo 1'50.088 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
14 Cal Crutchlow 1'51.127 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
15 Andrea Dovizioso 1'51.702 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
16 Mattia Pasini 1'51.772 ITA ART Speed Master
17 Stefan Bradl 1'51.778 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
18 Casey Stoner 1'51.856 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
19 Valentino Rossi 1'51.910 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
20 Randy De Puniet 1'52.397 FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
21 Aleix Espargaro 1'57.718 ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP


Circuit information
First race 1987 (Modified 2002)
GPs held 25
Laps 27
Race distance 119.421km / 74.196miles
Track length 4.423km / 2.748miles
Track width 11m
Longest straight 0.600km / 0.373miles
Corners 13 (8 right, 5 left)
Pole position Left

Sepang International Circuit

Circuit records
Pole position 1m38.189s (162.164Km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2008)
Race lap 1m39.731s (159.657Km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2010)
Race time 45m17.538s (158.200Km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2010)
2011 Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)


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