MotoGP » Valencia MotoGP test times - Wednesday (Final)

MotoGP lap times as of 5pm at the end of the second and final day of the post-season Valencia test.

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MiketheBike - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 6:55 PM

Why compare Marc and Lorenzo ?

You can't compare any year against year, surely you know more about racing than that.
Every year is different and every year every bike is different.

Its like asking can Lorenzo go from 33rd on the grid and win ?

Marc is the biggest talent coming through in years, and he looks very promising, thats all.


November 14, 2012 7:08 PM

Of course you can make accurate assessments based on the few "dry" laps they did today. Pedrosa went very fast and for the gap to Hayden and Dovi to be less than one second means a vast improvement over Ducati's performance on the weekend. The fact that Piro was closer than Hayden could do on the weekend is another pointer to the Ducati's improvement. Having watched this sport for over 40 years I am more than happy to predict the Ducati will close the gap further next round of testing.

Trouser Chili - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 7:30 PM

Dani in a class of one, as expected. Not much new on the Ducati's, as expected. Bradley fiddling down amongst the CRT's as expected. Good showing by Iannone. He is in my opinion the one to watch this year as he has the most moxy combined with the least comprehensive mount of any of the rookies. Marquez will be given everything he asks for next season. In the words of Garth Brooks "Friends in low places", indeed!

King Kenny - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 7:30 PM

I'm not comparing Marquez to Lorenzo yet. I'm bringing up Lorenzo's first 3 motogp races, which is the best start for a rookie in years. So when the 2013 season begins, and we want to measure the strength displayed by Marquez in his first 3 races, that's who you have to compare it with.

Different year, different bike, different tyres, different rivals (at least some of them). I know all that. It's not about who's the better rider of the two.

But a lot of people (professional journalists among them) are getting carried away too soon. Marquez will be strong, no doubt about that, but people are exagerating his performance today at Valencia, in a session that wasn't long enough for people to get the most of their bikes, with a dry but cold track where not everyone is risking equally.

It doesn't matter anything that Marquez does during testing. We'll only get an indication of his level on top of a motogp bike during qualifying at Qatar, when everyone is on the same page.

. - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 7:37 PM
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get it Im not saying who I am but I race and have raced at a high level not motogp but not far off and let me tell you fools on here ask any one of us in the various paddocks if we think Rossi is a good rider or not and see what answer you get, not made up by some keyboard idiot or some road bike rider but by international level riders.
The crap about VR posted on just about every thread possible is mind blowing, I've though of evry possible reason but I still can't work it out, idiotic.

Mike the bike - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 8:24 PM

How many years did Dovi have on the full blown works Honda?????

Many many many years.

How many wins for his races? Oh yes, one.......

He cannot EVER be compared to Rossi, they are a GALAXY apart in class.

Steve - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 10:36 PM

Interesting stat @ the norm. Why can't CRT match that? They should be faster than WSBK right? And I didn't think Pirelli tyres were as good as the bridgestone's.

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