Showing posts with label sepang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sepang. Show all posts

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Track - Sepang Test II wrap up

It's always a trap to read too much into test times.  Set up changes, race simulations, tyre testing and weather conditions play a huge part in determining the final order.  The second MotoGP Sepang test was subject to all of these, but we can see a few trends emerging:

-The fight at the front will be once again Repsol Honda vs. Factory Yamaha
-Marquez is a freak and has gotten to grips with the machine very quickly, his comments that the other big three are in a different race are just for expectation management
-Pedrosa is not going to have it all his way, he could be easily upstaged as Marquez rapidly goes up the learning curve
-Rossi will fight for podiums and occasionally wins, but Lorenzo clearly has his measure at this stage as shown by his race simulation 
-Cal Crutchlow is a podium contender, however the amount of support he gets from the factory could impede his raw speed
-Ducati are still in the doldrums
-The gaps between prototypes and CRTs remain staggering if you remove the Ducati's who are battling with the fastest of the CRTs
Pedrosa looks to be very comfortable without Stoner to chase
Marquez is up to speed with the machine already, imagine what it'll look like after another 2 tests!
Lorenzo's race pace puts him squarely in the mix
Crutchlow will be glad he missed out on the Ducati ride
Rossi shows decent pace, but not enough to reel in Lorenzo
Overall Results from all Three Days of MotoGP’s Second Test at Sepang, Malaysia:
199Jorge LorenzoYamaha2:00.282 - -Day 2
226Dani PedrosaHonda2:00.5620.2800.280Day 3
393Marc MarquezHonda2:00.6430.3610.081Day 3
435Cal CrutchlowYamaha2:00.9070.6250.264Day 2
546Valentino RossiYamaha2:01.0620.7800.155Day 3
619Alvaro BautistaHonda2:01.0780.7960.016Day 3
76Stefan BradlHonda2:01.3091.0270.231Day 3
84Andrea DoviziosoDucati2:01.6501.3680.341Day 3
969Nicky HaydenDucati2:01.7781.4960.128Day 2
1038Bradley SmithYamaha2:02.0231.7410.245Day 2
1129Andrea IannoneDucati2:02.5662.2840.543Day 3
1251Michele PirroDucati Test2:02.7732.4910.207Day 3
1314Randy de PunietAprilia ART2:02.8632.5810.090Day 3
1441Aleix EspargaroAprilia ART2:02.9052.6230.042Day 2
15T2Katsayuki NakasugaYamaha Test2:02.9462.6640.041Day 2
1611Ben SpiesDucati2:03.0552.7730.109Day 3
178Hector BarberaFTR Kawasaki2:03.1552.8730.100Day 3
18T1Wataru YoshikawaYamaha Test2:03.2572.9750.102Day 3
197Hiroshi AoyamaFTR Kawasaki2:03.9903.7080.733Day 2
2017Karel AbrahamAprilia ART2:04.0663.7840.076Day 3
215Colin EdwardsFTR Kawasaki2:04.1023.8200.036Day 3
229Danilo PetrucciSuter BMW2:04.2793.9970.177Day 2
2337Takumi TakahashiHonda Test2:04.5124.2300.233Day 2
2470Michael LavertyPBM Aprilia2:04.5464.2640.034Day 3
2568Yonny HernandezAprilia ART2:04.6714.3890.125Day 2
2652Lukas PesekSuter BMW2:04.6744.3920.003Day 3
2771Claudio CortiFTR Kawasaki2:04.7094.4270.035Day 2
2867Bryan StaringFTR Honda2:05.3135.0310.604Day 3