Dani pedrosa has been the fastest rider on the first day of private tests that was held yesterday in the Motorland Circuit. They have only attended the Repsol Honda with Dani Pedrosa and Jonathan Rea, the Yamaha Factory Racing with Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies and, the LCR Honda MotoGP with the German Stefan Bradl. Dani Pedrosa's time has been stratospheric, 1.47'983, being the first rider to drop below 48 on this track.
Dani Pedrosa has worked on the grip of the rear tire, looking for improvements in the mapping of the engine and the rear suspension. Yesterday's set-up was not ideal so today they will look for a definitive configuration that allows them to face the rest of the races with guarantees.
Your partner, Jonathan ReaWe have been able to see him with the Repsol colors on his jumpsuit. His work has focused on continuing to feel comfortable on the bike and with the tires. His time of 1.50'679 has placed him within a smaller difference from the first than in Brno, which shows his progressive adaptation.
Jorge Lorenzo he has been working on the new chassis for 2013, which in his words is neither good nor bad. With it he has set a time of 1.48'471 and today he hopes to have a new engine that will give him a little more power and top speed to reduce the distances with respect to the Honda.
Ben spies, with 1.48'647 he has focused on looking for settings both for the race and in practice. He managed to match his best time on this track but without having to push, although in today's practice he hopes to improve. The problem is that Yamaha will not allow you to test new parts by not continuing with them next year. Regarding his future, Ben Spies commented that he will release the news very soon, almost certainly this week.
Finally Stefan bradl He has climbed onto the factory Honda RC123V, which will almost certainly be his motorcycle next year within Lucio Cecchinello's team. His 1.49'570 record has placed him fourth on the timesheets.
Motorland test times 2012. First day: * 1. Dani pedrosa Repsol Honda Team 1: 47.983 * 2. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1: 48.471 * 3. Ben Spies Yamaha 1: 48.647 * 4. Stefan Bradl Honda 1: 49.570 * 5. Jonathan Rea Repsol Honda Team 1: 50.679
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