MotoGP » Austin MotoGP test times - Wednesday (Final)

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

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Mikey - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 1:24 AM

I'm not really surprised by any of the result so far I personally think Rossi is just trying to get settled into the bike and track rather than proving a point.
Lorenzo is clearly off the pace he'd like to be on but the Honda have always been the fastest bike.
Marquez is looking good but its all one off fast laps I still haven't seen him do what Lorenzo did at Sepang by consistently riding that pace for a period of laps.

Sasha - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 7:37 AM

When Rossi went from Honda to Yamaha he was pretty much on the pace at the 2nd test with the bike. Even won the BMW that year.
When Stoner went from Ducati to Honda he was fastest right away.

IMHO it looks like he has to find his mojo after 2 years of disaster. Maybe trying to overcompensate flaws of the bike with settings rather than ride around them. Constant fiddling with the bike he had the last 2 years can **** your workflow up.

Simo58 - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 9:14 AM

C'mon Rossi. You need to push very aarrd remember?

Nice to see the gap closing anyway, well done to Lorenzo for keeping up there.

I think Dani may be the one to watch out for this season and finally get his first title.


March 14, 2013 1:33 PM

if marc is the real deal and doesn't hurt himself not only hasn't rossi got a chance but George and pedrosa will have to ride there ass,s off could be a good year of racing love to see young gun marc against stoner but we will never know

Bored@work. - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 1:49 PM

If you take all the final times from the 8 tests so far (6 in Sepang + 2 in Austin) and calculate the average gap between Lorenzo and Rossi, it's 0.485s. I think realistically that's where Rossi is at the moment, about half a second form Lorenzo. Not too far but definitely a bit off the pace, which I suppose is to be expected after these two years with the Ducati. The question is whether he will be able to close that gap during the season so that he can fight with the front runners. It's still early days so I'd give him the benefit of the doubt. The Hondas are looking very strong though.

AlexDAbomB69 - Unregistered

March 14, 2013 1:54 PM

I think now that Bradl has gone faster than dani we are going to see a hell of a scrap.If Cal and Bautista find pace we could be in for a really good season. But if its just a procession of three or four riders people will get bored of it . I hope Marquez has a good season but there is a whiff of a crash or two in his style.

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