MotoGP Official Test - Jerez - 25/03/2012

Date : 25/03/2012
Weather : Dry
Temperature : Air: 23 degrees, Ground: 38 degrees
Humidity : 31%

The Repsol Honda Team, all set for the 2012 season to begin

The three days of testing at Jerez circuit have been very productive for the factory Repsol Honda riders, with Casey Stoner finishing on top again today with a best lap time of 1'38.780 and Dani Pedrosa, in third position with 1'39.157.

Both riders spent this morning preparing their bikes for a longer run. Dani made a race simulation, with 27 laps in low 1'40's, finishing reasonably happy with his performance and the bike behaviour. Casey also took positive information from a long run of 12 laps, of which 8 were in the 1'39's.

The next time that Repsol Honda riders will go on track will be April 5th at Losail circuit, for the first practice of the Grand Prix of Qatar, the first race of the 2012 season.

CASEY STONER –1st 1'38.780
"Today we were really pleased with the lap times we're running but I think we can still improve the bike quite a bit before the race here. Anyway we feel like we've made some progress on a track like this for us. Towards the end of the day we had some chattering but we have an idea what caused this and it's not the same as in Sepang. We did a lot of laps and a longer run to get a little more understanding of fuel consumption and things like this and in general we're satisfied with how the whole test has gone for us. Now we can go racing which is what we really enjoy".

DANI PEDROSA –3rd 1'39.157
"We've been working a lot with the chassis in the morning to prepare the race simulation. But by the time we were ready, we had to stop twice in the box for an issue with the rear brake. Finally, on my third exit, I could make it. I did the full race distance, 27 laps, and I'm quite satisfied with the result, the lap times were pretty good even though it was very windy in the afternoon, it's also been also good physical training for me. In general, I think we've done a good pre season, we only need to improve a little more on braking and corner entry… It would help us for the first race of the season".
Testing Results
1 Casey Stoner 1'38.780 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 1'38.953 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
3 Dani Pedrosa 1'39.157 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Ben Spies 1'39.495 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
5 Cal Crutchlow 1'39.585 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Valentino Rossi 1'39.733 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
7 Andrea Dovizioso 1'39.860 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
8 Nicky Hayden 1'39.919 USA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
9 Alvaro Bautista 1'40.017 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
10 Stefan Bradl 1'40.098 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
11 Hector Barbera 1'40.287 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
12 Karel Abraham 1'40.579 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
13 Randy De Puniet 1'40.601 FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
14 Aleix Espargaro 1'41.645 ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP
15 Danillo Petrucci 1'41.926 ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project
16 Franco Battaini 1'42.057 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
17 Colin Edwards 1'42.073 USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
18 Mattia Pasini 1'42.184 ITA ART Speed Master
19 Michelle Pirro 1'42.212 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
20 James Ellison 1'42.437 GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
21 Ivan Silva 1'42.446 SPA BQR-FTR BQR
22 Yonny Hernandez 1'42.906 COL BQR-FTR BQR

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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