First practice of the 1000cc MotoGP in Malaysia
First practice of the 1000cc MotoGP in Malaysia

Now if we can say that the 2012 racing season is really starting. There is no going back since these first tests in the Malaysian Sepang circuit, it is convenient to arrive with part of the homework done and go polishing and shaping the bikes for this Motorcycle World Championship 2012. In the first round of these tests, it seems that the Yamaha have given very good performance in these training sessions and places three of his motorcycles in the first four positions

Yamaha that has a new sponsor and that will bear the name of the oil company JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation on its fairings. As we say, the Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo send for the moment in these trainings followed by HRC driver Dani Pedrosa. Casey Stoner postpones his start to the second rounds due to a muscle contracture and the CRTs if they place where everyone expected, far behind. We take as a reference for the clock the 2, 01.462 set by Dani Pedrosa in the qualifying training of the Malaysian GP of the past 2011.


A) Yes Jorge Lorenzo stops the clock on a 2.01.657 after completing 30 laps on the Malaysian track followed by Dani pedrosa It takes 48 laps to clock a 2.02.003. The third to arrive is Cal crutchlow of the Yamaha Tech3 with 2.02.221, relegating the official Yamaha Ben spies to the fourth position. Casey Stoner, as we say, comes out in the next round due to a back contracture but according to Dani Pedrosa's second place and seeing how the Honda is doing, he may have a lot to say in the second round.

Ducati may see some light with a Valentino rossi in fifth place with a time of 2.02.392, slightly below the 2.02.3925 he scored in the Sepang qualifiers last year. Andrea Dovizioso is sixth still resentful of his recent clavicle fracture. Hector Barbera the Pramac marks a 2.02.773 as the best seventh record.


More than almost a second and a half behind the best time we have a bulk of pilots with Alvaro Bautista that is adapting to the Honda of Team Gresini. Nicky hayden that he does not get as much performance from the Ducati as his teammate since he also rides touched by injury. And the debutante Stefan bradl two seconds from the best time in the process of adapting the jump from Moto2 to MotoGP but ahead of Karel abrahan who is shaping up to be the last of the official pilots.

Colin Edwards the best CRT but light years ahead of the officials in a 2.08.240 with his Suter-BMW ahead of the Avintia Racing duo, Iván Silva and Jordi Torres. For its part, Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaró They have ridden with their CRTs but on the Valencia circuit layout, coinciding with Moto3 riders, setting times of 1.35.30 and 1.36.70, still far from 1'31.861 in qualifying for the starting grid of that Valencia GP 2011 achieved by Casey Stoner.

There is one more day of testing but we can say that no surprises at the moment according to the times set. The officers in his line and the CRT as we all assumed, quite far making his particular career. We will be attentive to what happens in the second round of training in Sepang.

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