MotoGP Official Test - Sepang - Testing
Date : 24/03/2013 Weather : Sunny Showers Air : 17°C Track : 28°C Humidity : 69%

Weather finally allows for some dry test time in Jerez

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez were back on track today in Jerez for the second day of the final pre-season test.

The track dried slowly after yesterday's downpour and allowed the riders to begin their intended test programme. Dani, worked with the rear shock and some electronics and confirmed other feelings from these previous winter tests. He finished the day 4th fastest with a 1'39.630 lap, recorded on his final lap of 39, just one tenth off the fastest time of the day. Marc, on the RC213V for the first time in the dry here in Jerez, spent the day working on rear grip. He finished 7th fastest with 1'40.714 on lap 21 of 36.

The final day of testinMotoGP™ Official Test Jerez 24th March 18hg in Jerez will take place tomorrow from 10h00 - 18h00.

Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - 4th - 1'39.630
"Today we were lucky enough to be able to complete some dry laps which was important, even though the track was quite dirty. We reconfirmed some things from the other tests here at a different track, nothing really new. Unfortunately we were not able to complete the whole programme before the rain came again but happy that we did some laps. Let's hope tomorrow stays dry so we can continue our programme and finish in the best way before Qatar"
Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - 7th - 1'40.714
"We managed 36 laps and improved quite a lot from the beginning to the end but we can still improve a lot further. At first I found myself riding the Moto2 lines but gradually I learnt and began taking different lines which suit the MotoGP machine better. We worked on the rear grip and struggled to improve, maybe we spent too much time in this area. However, we fixed some problems and now we have some new issues to deal with that we must work on tomorrow"

Testing Results

1 Valentino Rossi 1'39.525 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
2 Jorge Lorenzo 1'39.540 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Cal Crutchlow 1'39.574 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
4 Dani Pedrosa 1'39.630 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Andrea Dovizioso 1'40.322 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
6 Alvaro Bautista 1'40.686 SPA HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
7 Marc Marquez 1'40.714 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
8 Stefan Bradl 1'40.783 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
9 Andrea Iannone 1'41.088 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
10 Nicky Hayden 1'41.325 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
11 Hector Barbera 1'41.376 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens
12 Bradley Smith 1'41.398 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
13 Aleix Espargaro 1'41.444 SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
14 Danilo Petrucci 1'41.529 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
15 Michele Pirro 1'41.603 ITA DUCATI Ducati Test Team
16 Randy De Puniet 1'41.686 FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
17 Claudio Corti 1'41.701 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
18 Ben Spies 1'41.702 USA DUCATI Ignite Pramac Racing Team
19 Karel Abraham 1'41.916 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
20 Yonny Hernandez 1'42.050 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
21 Bryan Staring 1'42.107 AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
22 Colin Edwards 1'42.154 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
23 Hiroshi Aoyama 1'43.959 JPN FTR Avintia Blusens
24 Michael Laverty 1'44.185 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
25 Lukas Pesek 1'44.874 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project

Circuit information

First race 1987 (Modified 2002)
GPs held 26
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


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)
2012 Winner Casey Stoner (Honda)
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