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Summary so far: 2013 MotoGP Testing...

Average positions and lap time improvement by the 2013 MotoGP field after two of the three official pre-season tests.
The third and final official 2013 MotoGP pre-season test takes place at Jerez in Spain from March 23-25.

Here is a summary of the results so far, following two official tests held at Sepang in Malaysia during February.

Average Ranking - Official 2013 testing to date
The 2013 MotoGP race riders ranked by their average finishing position over all six days of official testing at Sepang. 28 riders, including test riders (not listed below), recorded a lap time at each test. Where two riders were equal on average, their fastest lap time was used as a tie-break.

Avg position over 6 days: Name NAT Team (Sepang I Day 1,2,3 - Sepang II Day 1,2,3)
1.2: Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (1st,1st,1st - 1st,2nd,1st)
2.0: Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory (2,2,2 - 2,1,3)
3.2: Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (3,3,4 - 3,4,2)
4.2: Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory (4,4,3 - 5,5,4)
5.2: Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (6,5,5 - 6,3,6)
5.8: Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (5,6,6 - 4,7,7)
6.5: Alvaro Bautista ESP Honda Gresini (7,7,7 - 7,6,5)
9.0: Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (10,9,9 - 9,8,9)
9.7: Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (13,10,10 - 8,9,8)
9.7: Bradley Smith GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (12,8,8 - 10,10,10)
13.3: Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (16,15,13 - 14,11,11)
14.0: Aleix Espargaro ESP Aspar (14,16,12 - 12,12,18)
14.8: Ben Spies* USA Pramac Racing (17,13,NA - 13,17,14)
16.2: Randy De Puniet FRA Aspar (15,17,16 - 18,18,13)
19.0: Hector Barbera ESP Avintia (19,21,18 - 24,16,16)
20.3: Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia (23,20,22 - 17,19,21)
20.8: Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing (22,18,20 - 21,20,24)
21.0: Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB (21,22,21 - 22,21,19)
22.6: Michael Laverty** GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (25,23,15 - NA,28,22)
23.8: Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (28,26,26 - 20,23,20)
23.8: Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport (20,25,25 - 23,24,26)
24.3: Claudio Corti ITA Forward Racing (24,24,23 - 25,25,25)
25.8: Lukas Pesek CZE IodaRacing (26,28,24 - 27,27,23)
26.8: Bryan Staring AUS Honda Gresini (27,27,27 - 26,26,28)

Change in lap time: Sepang I - Sepang II
By Neil Morrison
Difference in best lap time at the two Sepang tests. Separate lists for manufacturer and CRT riders. A negative (-) value means a faster lap time at the second test, a positive (+) value means the rider was slower at the second test.

Manufacturer riders:
Name (Best Sepang I time) (Sepang II time) Difference
Andrea Dovizioso (2m 2.277s) (2m 1.650s) -0.627s
Alvaro Bautista (2m 1.502s) (2m 1.078s) -0.424s
Nicky Hayden (2m 2.110s) (2m 1.778s) -0.332s
Andrea Iannone (2m 2.864s) (2m 2.566s) -0.298s
Jorge Lorenzo (2m 0.429s) (2m 0.282s) -0.147s
Marc Marquez (2m 0.636s) (2m 0.643s) +0.007s
Ben Spies* (2m 3.002s) (2m 3.055s) +0.053s
Bradley Smith (2m 1.931s) (2m 2.023s) +0.092s
Cal Crutchlow (2m 0.734s) (2m 0.907s) +0.173s
Stefan Bradl (2m 1.003s) (2m 1.309s) +0.306s
Dani Pedrosa (2m 0.100s) (2m 0.562s) +0.462s
Valentino Rossi (2m 0.542s) (2m 1.062s) +0.520s

CRT riders:
Colin Edwards (2m 5.913s) (2m 4.102s) -1.811s
Hector Barbera (2m 4.211s) (2m 3.155s) -1.056s
Randy De Puniet (2m 3.791s) (2m 2.863s) -0.928s
Hiroshi Aoyama (2m 4.786s) (2m 3.990s) -0.796s
Yonny Hernandez (2m 5.407s) (2m 4.671s) -0.736s
Karel Abraham (2m 4.766s) (2m 4.066s) -0.700s
Bryan Staring (2m 5.970s) (2m 5.313s) -0.657s
Lukas Pesek (2m 5.321s) (2m 4.674s) -0.647s
Claudio Corti (2m 5.107s) (2m 4.709s) -0.398s
Danilo Petrucci (2m 4.284s) (2m 4.279s) -0.005s
Aleix Espargaro (2m 2.628s) (2m 2.905s) +0.277s
Michael Laverty** (2m 3.874s) (2m 4.546s) +0.672s

* Missed one day of testing to rest his healing shoulder.
** Rode ART at Sepang I, then new PBM bike at Sepang II when he missed the first day.

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March 18, 2013 7:08 PM

@ Talent Fan It would be one thing if Bradl wasn't on pace, BUT he is, and he's looking really good. Sure, if I were a betting man, I'd bet on one of the other 4 factory riders, but that doesn't mean that Bradl can't do it. Hell, the Tech 3 boys (who aren't even factory supported) had a good run in 2012. We can agree to disagree though (especially where Rossi is concerned). We'll know in 18 races.

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March 18, 2013 6:59 PM

@ TalenFan We already know who really are the best riders in MotoGP. Take a look at all riders career achievements pre-Motogp. I give you a hint, the riders with the most successful careers pre-Motogp, are exactly the same riders that are occupying all the Factory seats now. It amazes me that people actually think that the riders towards the back of the grid that did very little or next to no consistent winning prior to Motogp, are somehow gonna start winning numerous races and titles if they were on factory bikes now. They wouldn't ! Repsol maybe the Title Sponsor of the Factory works Honda, but they don't get to decide how much support Honda gives to their other Teams. If that was the case, Valentino wouldn't have wiped the floor with Okada and Criville in his first Motogp season in 2000, when he wasn't part of the official works Team. There is a much more simple solution for Repsol anyway, they can just either decide to start sponsoring certain riders teams if they wish(which is e

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