|Date : 03/03/2014||Weather : Sunny||Air : 26°C||Track : 44°C||Humidity : 69%|
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa has finished the first day of the three-day tyre test in Australia, completing 88 laps (more than any other MotoGP rider) with a best lap of 1’29.961 on lap 43 placing him 4th.
Bridgestone brought eight rear slick tyres per rider to this test – two 2013 specification tyres and six new experimental tyres with changes to construction, compound and shape. Today, Dani’s programme was to start on the 2013 tyres – for comparison purposes – and then perform short runs (of at least 6 laps) on the experimental tyres to collect initial data.
Tomorrow and Wednesday longer runs of 15 laps or more will be requested, depending on weather, to gather sufficient information to take back to Bridgestone in Japan. If possible, they would like each rider to complete a full race simulation on the final day.
|1||Jorge Lorenzo||99||ESP||Yamaha Factory Racing||YAMAHA||1'29.213|
|2||Valentino Rossi||46||ITA||Yamaha Factory||YAMAHA||1'29.576|
|3||Cal Crutchlow||35||GBR||Ducati Team||DUCATI||1'29.730|
|4||Dani Pedrosa||26||ESP||Repsol Honda Team||HONDA||1'29.961|
|5||Andrea Dovizioso||4||ITA||Ducati Team||DUCATI||1'29.965|
|Length||4.448 m / 2.764 miles|
|Longest straight||900 m / 0.559 miles|
|Pole Position||1m 27.899s (182.1 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)|
|Race lap||1m 28.108s (181.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)|
|Race time||29m 07.155s (179.1 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)|
|2012 Winner||Casey Stoner (Honda)|
|2013 Winner||Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)|