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VALENCIA MotoGP Official Test - Brno - Testing - 27/08/2012

Date : 27/08/2012
Weather : Dry
Temperature : Air: 21ºC, Ground: 34ºC
Humidity : 45%

Positive test for Pedrosa and learning day for Rea

The Repsol Honda Team were back on track in Brno today after Dani Pedrosa's fantastic win in yesterday's Grand Prix of the Czech Republic.

Dani spent the day completing a busy testing programme covering many areas, including chatter issues and also a new rear shock. Also on track for Repsol Honda was Jonathan Rea, replacing the injured Casey Stoner. Jonathan used this first test to familiarise himself with the 1000cc machine and adapt to the Bridgestone tyres.

The team will resume their test schedule in Aragón on the 4th and 5th of September.

DANI PEDROSA
 
DANI PEDROSA – 4th 1'56.703
 
"Today, we've done a general test looking to improve the feelings we had in yesterday's race. We tried some ideas to reduce the chatter, but this is something very difficult to fix, so we've been basically working on the electronics and the suspension trying to find more edge grip and in the exit of the corner. I tried a new Öhlins shock which gave me some positive feelings and now we have some new ideas to try in Aragón next week. The track was a little bit slower than yesterday and in the afternoon it was quite windy, but this test was important as it's a good track to test at and I had all the references still fresh from yesterday's race".
JONATHAN REA
 
JONATHAN REA – 8th 1'59.595
 
"It's an opportunity of a lifetime for me and I'm thankful to Honda for asking me to be here, although I'm gutted for the guys in the team and obviously for Casey as he is the guy that should be here and I wish him a fast recovery. My first impressions are that the bike isn't that difficult, it's the tyres and the way they work that I'm finding hard. I'm struggling to finish off the corner which is definitely a confidence issue as I just need to load the front and find that confidence but it's my first day and I don't want to find that limit, or risk overstepping it just yet. It's great to be able to see Dani's data and learn where to go fast, that's a big help. I don't underestimate how tough a job it is, I just need some time and I don' t feel pressure to perform, it's a learning process with the team and people around me. It's been a great day, one of the best days of my life. I've been a Honda rider all my career and now to ride the best Honda machine in the World has been a dream come true".

Testing Results
1 Cal Crutchlow 1'56.461 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
2 Andrea Dovizioso 1'56.578 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
3 Jorge Lorenzo 1'56.699 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
4 Dani Pedrosa 1'56.703 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Stefan Bradl 1'57.156 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
6 Alvaro Bautista 1'57.161 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
7 Ben Spies 1'57.474 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
8 Jonathan Rea 1'59.595 GBR HONDA Repsol Honda Team
9 Yonny Hernandez 1'59.743 COL BQR-FTR BQR
10 Ivan Silva 2'00.667 SPA BQR-FTR BQR
11 Michelle Pirro 2'00.863 ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
12 Colin Edwards 2'02.049 USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing


Circuit information
First race 1987
GPs held 26
Laps 22
Race distance 118.866km / 73.854miles
Track length 5.403km / 3.357miles
Track width 15m
Longest straight 0.636km / 0.395miles
Corners 14 (8 right, 6 left)
Pole position Left

Sepang International Circuit

Circuit records
Pole position 1m55.799s (167.970km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
Race lap 1m56.274s (167.284km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
Race time 42m51.570s (166.403km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2012)
MotoGP Wins 5 (Valentino Rossi 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009)
2012 Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
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