MotoGP Official Test - Jerez - Testing
Date : 25/03/2013 Weather : Sunny Showers Air : 16°C Track : 23°C Humidity : 75%

Winter testing comes to an end in Jerez

Once again the weather disrupted testing today in Jerez, with the track finally drying up and becoming clean only at the end of the day for just an hour and a half.  

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez went out on a drying track early in the day to gain more experience in these conditions on the RC213V, but then had a lengthy wait as he and his team waited for conditions to improve. He finally went out for the last hour and recorded the 5th fastest time of the day with 1'40.130 set on lap 23 lap of 34, improving on his best lap of yesterday by six tenths. Marc continued to learn the racing line on this track with a MotoGP machine and worked some more on the electronics.

Dani Pedrosa arrived at the track early this morning but chose not to ride. There was nothing more for him to test and he felt some more neck pain - which he first had at the Austin test, so he decide to head home and rest before the first race, now just under two weeks away.

After a long winter testing period, the season is now ready to begin. The Qatar GP first practice session will begin at 19h55 local time on the 4th April, with the race taking place on Sunday 7th April at 22h00.

Marc Marquez  Marc Marquez - 5th - 1'40.130
"It was dry and sunny this morning then at around 10.30 it began to rain quite heavily. We put in a some laps to understand a few things in these conditions as we had some problems in the wet on the first day, so this was helpful as we found some answers. Everybody was waiting for the track to dry out and although it was a little cold, the last hour was good. It was useful to test some things and I feel much better than yesterday, we made some improvements, especially in our consistency and with electronics. Now I will try to relax and prepare myself for Qatar, this has been a positive winter testing - much better than I expected!"
Dani Pedrosa  Dani Pedrosa - Did not test
"This morning was sunny but by the time we got to the track the clouds had started to arrive. I was discussing the programme for the day with my team and it started to rain. We decided that we had nothing new to test in these conditions - even if it started to dry up this afternoon, and we are happy with the machine. On top of that, I felt the pain in my neck again yesterday and would prefer to rest it in time for Qatar. We've done a lot of testing this winter and now we are ready to go racing, I can't wait to start the season!"

Testing Results

1 Cal Crutchlow 1'39.511 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
2 Valentino Rossi 1'39.735 ITA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
3 Stefan Bradl 1'39.975 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
4 Jorge Lorenzo 1'40.105 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing
5 Marc Marquez 1'40.130 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
6 Andrea Iannone 1'40.331 ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team
7 Nicky Hayden 1'40.370 USA DUCATI Ducati Team
8 Andrea Dovizioso 1'40.516 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Michele Pirro 1'40.881 ITA DUCATI Ducati Test Team
10 Randy De Puniet 1'40.971 FRA ART Power Electronics Aspar
11 Bradley Smith 1'41.134 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
12 Aleix Espargaro 1'41.218 SPA ART Power Electronics Aspar
13 Claudio Corti 1'41.443 ITA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
14 Hiroshi Aoyama 1'41.772 JPN FTR Avintia Blusens
15 Lukas Pesek 1'41.791 CZE IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
16 Karel Abraham 1'41.864 CZE ART Cardion AB Motoracing
17 Yonny Hernandez 1'42.363 COL PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
18 Danilo Petrucci 1'42.428 ITA IODA-SUTER Came IodaRacing Project
19 Michael Laverty 1'42.470 GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport
20 Bryan Staring 1'43.525 AUS HONDA & FTR Go & Fun Honda Gresini
21 Colin Edwards 1'56.281 USA FTR-KAWASAKI NGM Mobile Forward Racing
22 Hector Barbera 1'56.897 SPA FTR Avintia Blusens

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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