MotoGP 2012: Jorge Lorenzo and the Yamaha fly in the Motorland test
MotoGP 2012: Jorge Lorenzo and the Yamaha fly in the Motorland test

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) was the fastest rider in the MotoGP that were held yesterday in the Motorland Aragon Circuit. These tests were scheduled after the cancellation of the scheduled test day in Estoril after the last Portuguese Grand Prix.

If on Monday in Montmeló, Andrea Dovizioso (Monster Yamaha Tech3) was the rider who registered the best time, this Wednesday Jorge Lorenzo stopped the clock at 1: 49.187. His teammate, the American Ben spies he rolled two and a half tenths slower and this seems to indicate that the problems that the Texan is having at the start of the season are being left behind.

Ben spies

Cal crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Andrea Dovizioso They completed the first four positions, showing that the Yamaha are in top form and are fast on any circuit. Five and seven tenths slower respectively were the best times for the tuning fork brand satellite team.

Jorge Lorenzo was dedicated to confirming the solutions found on Monday regarding engine and electronics specifications while Cal Crutchlow tested some parts that he could not on Monday after suffering a fall with his motorcycle one. Andrea Dovizioso has also worked on the electronics and the engine, as well as taking the opportunity to advance the set-up of his mount for the Grand Prix.

Hector Barberá (Pramac Racing Team) was once again the fastest Ducati on the track with a time of 1: 50.196. Nicky hayden (Ducati Team) has been a bit slower. The official team has put aside the new swingarm and have dedicated themselves to finding solutions for the set-up on the Motorland track. Valentino rossi he got the eighth fastest time at almost 1.2 seconds.

Cal crutchlow

Without the official Repsol Honda team present at the tests, Alvaro Bautista (San Carlo Honda Gresini) has been the fastest rider of the Japanese brand. His work has focused on looking for a good set-up. Stefan bradl meanwhile, with the ninth fastest time, he started working on the settings to continue with the suspension and chassis set-up.

The last MotoGP was that of the Czech Karel Abraham (Cardion AB) who has only been able to complete 19 laps before going to the ground (he had already fallen twice on Monday in Montmeló) and has injured his hand, being doubt for the next Grand Prix in Silvestone.

The CRT faster has been that of Michele Pirro (San Carlo Honda Gresini) with a time of 1: 52.452, just over three seconds slower. Ivan silva (Avintia Blusens) crashed while testing the Inmotec carbon chassis, damaging it and having to ride the rest of the day with the FTR. Colin edwards (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) has continued to improve the electronics of its Suter-BMW and Yonny hernandez (Avintia Blusens) managed to be the second fastest CRT.

2012 MotoGP Motorland Aragón Test Times:

  • 1. Jorge Lorenzo, Spain (Yamaha), 1: 49.187
  • 2. Ben SPIES, USA (Yamaha), 1: 49.442
  • 3. Cal CRUTCHLOW, UK (Yamaha), 1: 49.687
  • 4. Andrea DOVIZIOSO, Italy (Yamaha), 1: 49.887
  • 5. Hector BARBERA, Spain (Ducati), 1: 50.196
  • 6. Nicky HAYDEN, USA (Ducati), 1: 50.204
  • 7. Alvaro BAUTISTA, Spain (Honda), 1: 50.294
  • 8. Valentino ROSSI, Italy (Ducati), 1: 50.369
  • 9. Stefan BRADL, Germany (Honda), 1: 51.146
  • 10. Karel ABRAHAM, Czech Republic (Ducati), 1: 51.977
  • 11. Michele PIRRO, Italy (Honda-FTR), 1: 52.452
  • 12. Yonny HERNANDEZ, Colombia (Kawasaki-BQR / FTR), 1: 52.502
  • 13. Colin EDWARDS, USA (BMW-Suter), 1: 52.589
  • 14. Ivan SILVA, Spain (Kawasaki-BQR / FTR), 1: 53.929

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