MotoGP » Brno MotoGP test times - Monday 1pm

MotoGP lap times as of 1pm, during Monday's post-race test session at Brno.

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Sky - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 1:51 PM

@but i have no friends

but 5 seconds.
and he IS a bike racer.
michael Schumacher was 5 seconds off the lap record at le mans when he tried.
and its a lot more difficult for a car racer to set a lap time on bike rather than the other way round

and in any case Rea IS a bike racer.
5 seconds per lap is HUGE. its insanely off pace.

he'll never never fit.

sloppyfngz - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 1:56 PM

after the smoke (the publicity smoke) cleared, it seemed that Schumi was NEVER 5 secs off the pace at Valencia. I mean, he was a backmarker at the german sbk series ... After 27 laps, Rea is still far, too far, but this means nothing. As for his laps on the blade, it means nothing. Silva is at least 1-2 secs quicker in Jerez and Aragon and Valencia on his sstock zx10 Kawa than on the Avintia crt.


August 27, 2012 2:01 PM

Maybe have we a situation where the engineers have given Rea a bike with a satisfactory set-up for the track and have told him they won't change anything until he familiarises himself with the bike and, possibly, exceeds the dialed-in set-up? It really is early to expect GP times in the first couple of hours. I am as anxious as other Rea fans to see him do well but I'm prepared to wait.


August 27, 2012 2:01 PM


To be honest, that comment was worse than Me's.
Rea has little to no experience with the bike, let alone the tyres or the CF brakes.
Honda have, more than likely, told him to go spend an entire day on the bike, on a track he knows, getting comfortable, learning brake markers, learning the kind of line to ride on the Bridgestones... Also, they're probably spending a large part of the day tailoring the bike to him (seating position etc...)

Don't forget, as another poster stated, it's a TEST, not a RACE. He has another whole TEST before he gets to RACE...

Trololol... I would almost put money on him beating Rossi at Aragon!


August 27, 2012 2:04 PM

@ Bmac

Too right, it is a lot less expensive for him to spend a few days getting used to the bike and then trying to see what results come later, than for him to crash, destroy a bike, and not be able to complete the test.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 2:04 PM

You can't compare Rea with Michael Schumacher - he competed for two years in the German Superbike championship (IDM) and had countless days of one to one tuition from Jeremy McWilliams and other racers.

I have no idea how well Rea will do and how well other riders have done is no indicator - for instance James Toseland was only 0.8 slower than Pedrosa when he had a V5 Honda test, Aaron Slight was faster than Criville and only slightly slower than Doohan.

Testing Schmesting - lets see what happens in the races - when the flag drops the BS stops!

blah - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 2:18 PM

Can we at least wait for the days end before bashing Rea? I'm not his biggest fan, but not crashing midday just seems logical. Lets see how fast he can go when he starts taking some risks in the final hour of the day, ok?

Disbelief! - Unregistered

August 27, 2012 2:29 PM

Ha ha ha ha, practically all the comments here just prove that the modern MGP follower on here has absolutely no clue about the finer points of motorcycle racing.

Only one person has mentioned just how much of the day will be spent just getting him to sit comfortably on the damn thing. That would normally be done in the workshop/garage well beforehand and then just tweaked at the track but this guy was racing a Fireblade in Russia yesterday and will have arrived at the track here goodness knows when so they haven't even had the chance to spend a few hours briefing him or adjusting stuff.

Talk about in at the deep end. Given that, I think his times so far are pretty good but again most of the fools on here will have no concept just hard you'd have to ride to be even with 5 or 6 seconds of the pace.

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