"Crazy eyes" Cal
As if in a way to claim the podium achieved on Sunday in the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic of MotoGP, the British Cal crutchlow has been the fastest driver in the official test trainings held yesterday Monday. After the Monster Yamaha Tech 3, two other Yamaha: that of his partner, Andrea Dovizioso and that of the world leader, Jorge Lorenzo.
The time marked by Cal crutchlow It was 1: 56.461, somewhat far from the 1'55.799 that Jorge Lorenzo achieved in training or the 1'56.274 that the Spaniard also achieved in the race. But we do not know if the asphalt conditions were similar.
Cal Crutchlow tested some special part for his Yamaha although above all he dedicated himself to improving his rhythm for the races. If he ran out of fuel at the end of the day, even though he was very satisfied with the work done.
Your partner, Andrea Dovizioso, was the fastest rider in the morning session and his work focused on improving the feeling of the front suspension and the engine configuration to improve his mid-turn speed.
Jorge Lorenzo He was the third fastest rider and although time managed to do it with his current bike, the most remarkable thing was the launch by Yamaha of the first prototype of the new 2013 Yamaha YZR-M1. The new bike is very similar to the previous one, maintaining Yamaha's philosophy of not making drastic changes although the chassis and the shapes of the fuel tank were different.
This bike will have new updates next week, in the tests also scheduled for the Motorland Circuit and where the Ducati team will be. Ben Spies, focused on passing the water alongside a healer to improve some problems on his bike, was seventh.
Dani pedrosa He was fourth while testing new parts for his Honda RC213V. You will also receive more pieces next week. On the other side of the box he had a new partner: the Superbike rider Jonathan Rea, who whizzed out of Russia to get on Casey Stoner's bike and see if he can substitute him to fight for the brands championship.
The period of adaptation of the Briton was complicated although the times improved as the day went by. In the morning more than five seconds separated him from Andrea Dovizioso but in the afternoon managed to get in third position just over three seconds. For Jonathan Rea, the most difficult thing is adapting to Bridgestone tires.
Stefan bradlFifth, he worked on both the front and rear suspensions in search of more grip. Alvaro Bautista, sixth, he had three Showa technicians to improve the suspension set-up and solve some small problems.
Two Moto2 riders they had the opportunity to get on CTR paths. On the one hand Julito Simon on the Blusens BQR-FTR Avintia by Yonny Hernández although the experience should not have been very good since ended with a steep fall. Mike di meglio He did the same but on Iván Silva's, recognizing that the most difficult thing was the carbon brakes. Already on their motorcycles, Yonny hernandez tried a new suspension and Ivan silva He tried to solve minor problems with his motorcycle.
Michele Pirro He was also present at the training sessions with the San Carlo team's Moto2 to improve the FTR-Honda team and Colin edwards got on the ART of the defunct Speed Master team. He must have been very happy because he said that for Misano he would like to have this bike instead of the Suter that he has been using until now.
Finally we could see Loris capirossi Rolling on the track again, but in this case collecting data as a MotoGP Safety Advisor. With this test I wanted to see what may be the needs of the new 1000 MotoGP, CRT and Moto2. He had a full day as he got on Álvaro Bautista's Honda RC213V, Michele Pirro's Suter FTR-Honda, Colin Edwards' Suter-BMW and the BQR-FTR.
For the first time Loris Capirossi got on a four-stroke Honda and he was delighted with the experience, highlighting the extremely high level of competitiveness of the CRTs and the improvements made by Bridgestone to the tires. It is surprising that the Italian's time was better than that of Colin Edwards and Michelle Pirro, with Moto2 two tenths slower than Iván Silva.
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