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VALENCIA MotoGP Official Test - Motorland Aragon - Testing - 05/09/2012

Date : 05/09/2012
Weather : Dry
Temperature : Air: 27ºC; Ground: 43ºC
Humidity : 63%

Repsol Honda Team conclude Aragon Test

The Repsol Honda Team completed another busy day of testing at Motorland Aragon today. Dani Pedrosa covered 238,6 kilometres, 47 laps, with a best lap time of 1'48.499. Jonathan Rea did 314,8 kilometres - a total of 62 laps and recorded a fastest lap of 1'50.057.

Today Dani, who set the fastest time of the test with 1'47.983 yesterday, tried a new exhaust looking to improve the power delivery of the engine on his RC213V and he also tested a modified rear shock to increase grip.

Jonathan, who will head to Germany tonight for the WSBK Championship this weekend in Nurburgring, took another step on the MotoGP machine working to improve his feeling with the RC213V and the Bridgestone tires.

The Repsol Honda Team hope to take advantage of the results from this test for the last 6 last races of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship. Dani will arrive in Misano next week in good form and second in the Championship, 13 points off the leader, and Jonathan will make his debut with the Repsol Honda Team on a race weekend replacing the injured Casey Stoner.

DANI PEDROSA
 
DANI PEDROSA – 2nd 1'48.499
 
"Today I tested a new exhaust, just to see if we can get a better drivability from the engine and we found some positives that can help us in the next races. We also tried a different rear shock to get more grip. In general it's been a positive test, so I'm happy about the work we did and now we are focusing on the next races, where we will try to maintain the same level. We were not looking for a lap time here, but on working on improving the bike. It's been good to be back testing after the last two good races in Indy and Brno and now it's time to recover some energy to go to Misano and push again to the maximum".
JONATHAN REA
 
JONATHAN REA – 5th 1'50.057
 
"I'm happy with the test we did here in Aragon. Now we're not looking at the lap times so much, but the gap to the front which is decreasing every test, so I'm happy with that. Yesterday we did a lot of work with the base setting and we confirmed that this morning. I'm still not completely happy finishing the corner, but this afternoon I did a long run and my fastest lap came at the end, so I need to push these tyres much harder and it's a question of trust. It's been a good opportunity to test before the race; the Repsol Honda Team gave me the best opportunity, knowing the bike and the circuit and I am constantly learning. Now I'm going to Germany to race in Superbikes this weekend, so it will be a busy peri od for me but I will try to take advantage of it and enjoy it as much as I can".

Testing Results
1 Jorge Lorenzo 1'48.244 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
2 Dani Pedrosa 1'48.499 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Stefan Bradl 1'48.834 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
4 Ben Spies 1'48.946 USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
5 Jonathan Rea 1'50.057 GBR HONDA Repsol Honda Team


Circuit information
First race 2010
GPs held 2
Laps 23
Race distance 116.794km / 72.565miles
Track length 5.078km / 3.155 miles
Track width 12-15m
Longest straight 0.968km / 0.601 miles
Corners Left: 10, Right: 7
Pole position Right

Sepang International Circuit

Circuit records
Pole position 1m48.451s (168.562km/h) Casey Stoner (Honda, 2011)
Race lap 1m49.046s (167.643km/h) Casey Stoner (Honda, 2011)
Race time 42m16.530s (165.761km/h) Casey Stoner (Ducati, 2010)
MotoGP Wins 2 (Casey Stoner 2010, 2011)
2010 Winner Casey Stoner (Ducati)
2011 Winner Casey Stoner (Honda)
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