MotoGP » Austin MotoGP test times - Tuesday (Final)


MotoGP lap times on day one at a private test session held at the new Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

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Nick636

March 13, 2013 6:09 AM

@ WylieCoyote

It's actually 1.9sec BUT I GET YOUR POINT! Rossi, WTF?! hahahaha I thought this was the magical turnaround? I wish Dovi and Hayden were there.

Marquez looking scary!

They need a decent rider on that Attack Performance bike!

Nick636

March 13, 2013 6:20 AM

@ Grendlehop

I find it hard to believe they have the same spec equipment... That Stefan has been there over a year and still off the pace (of Dani and Marc) like that is strange.

Yes, MM is special, but so was Bradl in his Moto 2 WINNING YEAR (UNTIL ABOUT HALF WAY). But also, I don't think Repsol would be happy to see their boy beaten by a "Satellite" rider.

jjthekid46 - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 8:07 AM

Factory bike or not, Marquez is just plain better than Bradl, which is why it is no surprise Bradl can't get anywhere near Marquez's laptimes. Bradl is a good rider, but he is nothing special. He did nothing special in his first year in Motogp that dozens of rookies didn't do before him, so the praise of him last year was a bit much.

He nearly lost the Moto2 to Marquez despite Marquez having a year less experience and the Kalex being easier to ride to the limit. The Kalex made Bradl look more exceptional than he really is. Bradl looked average on the Suter in 2011 and then amazing in 2012 on the Kalex. Several riders in Moto 2 who jumped from any other bike to the Kalex went from being nowhere to competitive and that includes Espagaro Redding and Kallio go figure.

herewego - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 8:33 AM

Those that have no real idea will take these results as an indication that Valentino Rossi will get nowhere this year! Those who have a very real idea know different!!
How many times did Casey Stoner blast lap times to pieces, yet failed to win a race? How many times has Valentino started a race from way back of the grid but finished in the top 3 if not actually won a race?? Testing, practise and qualifying times are no provider of who will actually win, only an insight into who can tear round a track! Racing is a completey different story altogether and shows who can really do battle when it is needed!

bmxers - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 8:48 AM


posted by herewego - Unregistered

Those that have no real idea will take these results as an indication that Valentino Rossi will get nowhere this year! Those who have a very real idea know different!!
How many times did Casey Stoner blast lap times to pieces, yet failed to win a race?

Are you talking about when stoner was on the ill handling Ducati that got 23 wins?

Nick636

March 13, 2013 8:56 AM

@ herewego - Unregistered

OR are you talking about Stoner's TEN wins in one season in 2011 on the Honda?

OR the FIVE wins in 2012 (Bearing in mind there would have been more had he not injured himself at Indy)

Or, as @bmxers posted, the 23 wins on the Ducati? Which Rossi NEVER won on. It's EASY to ride from the back to first when:

a) There are 12 - 15 bikes on the grid.
b) You're on the best bike...

Dave - Unregistered

March 13, 2013 10:35 AM

"Are you talking about when stoner was on the ill handling Ducati that got 23 wins?"

@bmxers...no mate, hes talking about when stoner was on the great handling, championship capable honda and could only manage 3rd in 2012.

"OR are you talking about Stoner's TEN wins in one season in 2011 on the Honda?"

@nick36...still not as impressive as rossis 11 per season multiple times on honda & yamaha.

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