2012 IRTA MotoGP Jerez Test Day 1 Times, 1pm: Lorenzo Leads Pedrosa

The track is busy at Jerez for the first joint test of all of the MotoGP factory prototypes and CRT bikes together, and despite strong winds, all of the riders are out and hard at work. Times, though, are slow: Jorge Lorenzo is nearly a second and a half off the 2011 pole set by Casey Stoner, a natural result of the wind and the fact that this is the first morning of the test.

At lunchtime, it is Jorge Lorenzo who is fastest, just ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Ben Spies, with Casey Stoner a little further behind in 4th. Nicky Hayden is first of the Ducatis with the 5th fastest time, ahead of the satellite Yamaha of Cal Crutchlow and the second Ducati factory bike of Valentino Rossi. As expected, Randy de Puniet is the fastest CRT bike, the Frenchman just under a second and a half behind Lorenzo, but ahead of the two satellite Ducatis of Hector Barbera and Karel Abraham.

Times at 1:08pm:

Pos Rider Team Bike Time Diff Prev.
1 Jorge Lorenzo Factory Yamaha Yamaha 1:40.118    
2 Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Honda 1:40.198 0.080 0.080
3 Ben Spies Factory Yamaha Yamaha 1:40.212 0.094 0.014
4 Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Honda 1:40.381 0.263 0.169
5 Nicky Hayden Ducati Factory Ducati 1:40.545 0.427 0.164
6 Cal Crutchlow Monster Tech 3 Yamaha 1:40.649 0.531 0.104
7 Valentino Rossi Ducati Factory Ducati 1:40.956 0.838 0.307
8 Andrea Dovizioso Monster Tech 3 Yamaha 1:40.960 0.842 0.004
9 Alvaro Bautista San Carlo Gresini Honda 1:40.970 0.852 0.010
10 Stefan Bradl LCR Honda Honda 1:41.474 1.356 0.504
11 Randy de Puniet Power Electronics Aspar Aprilia ART 1:41.564 1.446 0.090
12 Hector Barbera Pramac Ducati 1:41.609 1.491 0.045
13 Karel Abraham Cardion AB Ducati 1:42.218 2.100 0.609
14 Franco Battaini Ducati Test Team Ducati 1:42.403 2.285 0.185
15 Aleix Espargaro Power Electronics Aspar Aprilia ART 1:42.576 2.458 0.173
16 Mattia Pasini Speed Master Aprilia ART 1:43.006 2.888 0.430
17 Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Suter BMW 1:43.185 3.067 0.179
18 Danilo Petrucci IODA Racing IODA Aprilia 1:43.258 3.140 0.073
19 Michele Pirro San Carlo Gresini FTR Honda 1:44.125 4.007 0.867
20 James Ellison PBM UK Aprilia ART 1:44.165 4.047 0.040
21 Yonny Hernandez Avintia Racing FTR Kawasaki 1:44.250 4.132 0.085
22 Ivan Silva Avintia Racing FTR Kawasaki 1:44.323 4.205 0.073

 

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Comments

…wouldn't it be fun if the improvement was linear? The last 7% becomes a 7% improvement in times? ;)

…I look forward to seeing how he does this weekend. As of this moment, the motogp.com timer shows him at 1:39.984 and JLo about .134 back from him, and then Pedro and Stoner. I think that the torque of the 1000s is going to really help Spies a lot this year… and by think, I mostly mean hope.

Quietly going about his business, yet massively improving every time out....

Nice.

Ok, now make that a tenth of a second between Rossi and de Puniet! That can't bode well for Rossi and Ducati. He's the number 1 rider and half a second back from his teammate and could easily be behind the Aprilia CRT. Crazy!!!

The season has not even started and we have RdP ahead of a factory prototype (yes, I know it's testing). Two championships for the start of the season, but hopefully morphing into one by the end.

Shouldn't Ben have more on Andrea?
Shouldn't RdP have less on VR46?
Is CS asleep??

who cares!!! Tee minus at this point. just want to hear "and the lights go out!!!"