MotoGP 2012: Andrea Dovizioso the fastest in the Montmeló Circuit test
MotoGP 2012: Andrea Dovizioso the fastest in the Montmeló Circuit test

If on Sunday the Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider, Andrea Dovizioso, had managed to debut on the podium on the back of the Yamaha which premiered this season, yesterday Monday during the celebration of the first scheduled tests of the season (remember that those that were to be held after the Portuguese Grand Prix had to be suspended), managed to be the fastest with a time of 1'41.997.

Although the good weather allowed all the pilots to take advantage of the day, the training did not start very well for Cal Crutchlow and Karel Abraham. The rain that fell during the night left the asphalt delicate early in the morning and both drivers they went to the ground although without consequences, being able to continue training with their respective second bikes.

Such as we commented, Andrea Dovizioso set the best time and completed a total of 48 laps while his partner Cal crutchlow, with a time of 1'42.378 after 48 laps and some bruises, he stayed in seventh position.

Ben spies

Second was another Yamaha, in this case that of Yamaha Factory Racing from Ben spies. After the sixth fastest time in the morning, the American dropped the record to 1'42,143 after 44 laps. Jorge Lorenzo For his part, he has dedicated himself to polishing some details in his mount, mainly acceleration and improvements in braking, with new components that could be used in engines that have not yet been sealed. His time, 1'42.635, has served him to place himself in eighth place.

In the Repsol Honda Team, both riders have focused on working with the new front tire, which will be the only one they will be able to use after the Silverstone Grand Prix. From the statements of the pilots it seems that it does not quite work properly. Well, to be honest, it doesn't seem to work at all well on the motorcycle of Dani pedrosa according to his words:

Casey stoner For his part, he does not care if they put this tire in front of him or a toilet bowl that is sufficiently round. It is what it is and there is no use complaining:

In the morning the Australian topped the timesheets although in the afternoon, with a time of 1: 42.369 after 51 laps, he was sixth while Dani Pedrosa was fifth with a time of 1'42.342 and 53 laps.

The Ducati Team has worked hard with the new swingarm that they already debuted in private Mugello tests last week. Nicky hayden was tenth (1'42,941) and Valentino rossi eleventh (1'43,252).

Hector Barberá

Special mention for Héctor Barberá and Álvaro Bautista. The Pramac Racing Team rider was third with a time of 1'42.186 while the one from Talavera, fourth with a time of 1'42.309. Stefan bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) has tried to improve the sensations of the front axle and traction when exiting the curves and Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Racing), after the morning roll, has tried various solutions for his Ducati.

Regarding the CRT, the fastest has been Randy de puniet, from Power Electronics Aspar with 1'44.326 (hey, the CRTs are already less than two and a half seconds away). Your partner Aleix Espargaró has been placed below. Both have focused on the development of ART since they did not have any evolution.

Colin edwards (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) has had electronics work and the Superbike rider, Shane byrne, has swelled around in his debut as a Paul Bird Motorsport tester on ART. Your partner, James ellison, He has only gone five laps to test a new swingarm, surely seeking to eliminate the chattering that his mount so accuses.

Ivan silva (Avintia Blusens) has taken advantage of this test and the one that will take place tomorrow Wednesday in Aragon to draw conclusions from the two chassis, the FTR and the Inmotec, and choose one with which they will continue the season. Finally, Yonny hernandez has worked to reduce chattering in the face of the Silverstone appointment.

2012 MotoGP Catalunya Test Times: * 01. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Monster Yamaha Tech3 1’41.997 * 02. Ben Spies (USA) Yamaha Factory Racing 1’42.143 * 03. Hector barbera (SPA) Pramac Racing Team 1’42.186 * 04. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) San Carlo Honda Gresini 1'42.309 * 05. Dani pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team 1'42.342 * 06. Casey Stoner (USA) Repsol Honda Team 1'42.369 * 07. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1'42.378 * 08. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Yamaha Factory Racing 1, 42.635 * 09. Stefan Bradl (GER) LCR Honda MotoGP 1'42.769 * 10. Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Team 1'42.941 * 11. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Ducati Team 1'43.252 * 12. Karel Abraham (CZE) Cardion AB Motoracing 1'43.926 * 13. Randy De Puniet (FRA) Power Electronics Aspar 1'44.326 * 14. Aleix espargaro (SPA) Power Electronics Aspar 1'44.487 * 15. Colin Edwards (USA) NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1'44.979 * 16. Michele Pirro (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini 1'45.080 * 17. Yonny Hernandez (COL) Avintia Racing MotoGP 1'45.701 * 18. Ivan silva (SPA) Avintia Racing MotoGP 1’45.841 * 19. Mattia Pasini (ITA) Speedmaster 1’45.870 * 20. James Ellison (USA) Paul Bird Motorsport 1’46.047

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