MotoGP » Aragon MotoGP test times - Tuesday


MotoGP lap times after day one of a two-day private test session at Aragon, Spain.

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Giancarlo Falappa - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 7:36 PM

If Rea beats Bradl that will be real progress?Rea will be on Stoner's RCV correct?Bradl is on what was Elias' RCV customer bike?Applying my logic,it seems that Casey's bike still would be an advantage,no?I accept that Casey is quite a talent and I for one will miss him.Being that all of these riders are talented professionals,I fail to see how JR trailing Bradl around or just nipping him on Casey's bike is to be any great earth shaking victory?I wish all of them the very best.GF

RocketR1

September 04, 2012 7:38 PM

@Fruad49
Not true look at aoyama this season on the WSBK Honda..I wonder was Bradles fast lap set on a full spec RCV or his Satellite LCR bike...if there is any difference as I think HRC are Backing him 100%.
J.Rea is doing well but is going to be thrown to the wolves come race day..Top 10 is possible but not going to be easy, if he can just finish he should be proud!

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 7:44 PM

Bradl is on Elias pos handme down bike, please dont make me laugh. zomg. Bradl's bike is not that far from the factory Repsols, and hes got two factory engineers supporting him, Elias had an almost non existant budget and guys who cant get a bike setup to save their lives. At least this year Bradl doesnt have to worry at all about Ducati, the only other satellite bike which is testing Showa suspension and no factory support is Bautista, and ALvaro is not doing that bad against Bradl with MUCH MORE HRC SUPPORT. Lmao.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 7:48 PM

Cal and Andrea dont even get as much factory support as Bradl does, lmao, what a ridiculous statement. Bradl is HRC's effort to bring in 'German' interest in their products/etc... He isnt Marquez Royalty, but he is an almost made man in GPs.

sodesu - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 7:48 PM

Hard to say much really. Bradl is the obvious comparison, but Rea isn't far behind. Their bikes should be pretty similar at this test, but Bradl has more experience so it is expected that Rea is slower. Not relly by a lot though. Not super impressive yet perhaps, but a solid start nonetheless.

Ben1

September 04, 2012 7:59 PM

I have to agree with Mr. Falappa. Maybe Bradl is supported well by the factory, but the advantage is always on Repsol's side - they won't give Bradl the same bike as Dani and Casey and risk he will beat them, as it was said when Rossi was linked to Gresini. Bradl goes very well this year, but don't forget there is only 12 'prototype' bikes in MotoGP, and 4 of them are Ducatis.
I think Rea's target must be Bradl, and he should achieve a top 6-8. He should beat the Ducatis at least - he is on the Repsol Honda, he has two test which is like a pre-season, and he is considered very talented, otherwise he would never get this ride.

pcxmac - Unregistered

September 04, 2012 8:18 PM

"LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl was given the opportunity to test a factory spec Honda RC213V for the day, as the German may be using the machine in the following season with his satellite outfit. He finished the day in fourth with a 1.49'570, just over a second and a half off Pedrosa's time." (motogp.com)

so if Rea & Bradl were both on factory spec bikes, 1 second difference isnt that bad.

sbkfan - Unregistered

September 05, 2012 4:57 AM

It realy dose look like honda are getting on top of that bike, good for pedrosa, casey's probly banging his head off a wall some place.

I'd say that would be a track that suit's the honda better anyway, chatter or no chatter.

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