MotoGP » Jerez MotoGP test times - Monday


Lap times from the first day of a private MotoGP test session at Jerez on Monday.

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pcxmac - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 8:27 PM

were not the fastest times in Moto2 back in 2010 some where around 1.45 ? Given the amount of seconds which have been shaved off each circuit every year in Moto2, its safe to assume these guys will be able to do sub 1.40 if enough time, money and effort are expended.

pcxmac - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 8:30 PM

... cont.

however, given Dani's best race lap is only a few tenths under 1.40, Randy's time looks very promising for his team and the CRT concept. I only hope Biaggi gets a wild card attempt.

Paddles - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 8:45 PM

wow, they're starting to get close now. when you consider that a rider of dani's calibre mounted on a factory bike is not an ideal yardstick to compare CRT with i reckon they've come a long way in a very short time and hopefully will be very much on the pace of the customer teams.

Paddy - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 8:45 PM

Yeah, i wouldnt read into the times too much at this stage. Moto2 has had three years of development now and this is their first time using the 'proper' bike and not just a sbk with some bridgestones. thats not bad from petucci as well, 20hp down, no carbons and on a par with passini whos already had an outing. Whilst the talk is about electronics on these bikes being pivotal, the chasis may prove to be just as important. If you can get a package which works with the tyres, the brakes and the electronics then i dont think the crt's will embarrass themselves this year... at least i hope they dont

Jon - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 9:06 PM

Very encouraging! I'm a big supporter of the CRT concept and hope that WSBK also employs some cost cutting, bringing it more in line with the 2012 BSB regs. (Thus widening the gap between production racing and the MotoGP category).

If you applied the 107% rule from F1 to Lorenzo's 2008 lap you'd get 1m44s, so Randy is well within it.
I said in a post elsewhere that you shouldn't ignore the advantage 3l of fuel brings on fast circuits where the bikes are flat out. (Richer mixtures also make for easier to ride bikes, avoiding the leaning off you currently get in corners due to fuel saving tech).
Edwards and De Puniet WILL get top ten finishes this year. I'd put money on it.

Mick - Unregistered

February 20, 2012 9:56 PM

Today they were using a newer chassis, carbon brakes and the 2012 Stones for the first time, so quite a few changes to make again.
Again people have short memories or have only just started watching. The top 250 bikes were regularly able to qualify with a time that would have put them around the top ten, which is why twins were allowed back in (only 500, this is GP not ducati land). SBK's are able to get that close as well. Put those SBK riders on a Motogp bike and they suddenly struggle to get a consistant lap time, also the 250's could not maintain the pace. The lap record is only mid 1.39's so not far off.

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