After the IRTA test, nething new, but tons of data to be processed.
Tests finished and everydoby improved their lap time, all the Ducati riders dropped their times under the Saturday qualif lap times, the bad news is that the others did the same..
I still don't get it, why Ducati chosed Hernandez to take Spies' place until th eamerican will return. The columbian rider didn't managed to have any spectacular result so far, always at the back of the CRT riders, still, here it is what the guy said after the tests.
“I am happy because this bike has much more power compared to the one I was used to, the electronics are totally different and I need to change my riding style to be faster, but today I rode the best bike of my life. I need to work hard, to learn a lot because the electronics are really different from CRT. I need to work hard on the feeling, and I’ll do my best. I need to do a lot of kilometers to achieve a good pace for the race, but I am faster than with my other bike. It’s too early to say anything, I need more time to learn, and to improve. I feel good physically right now, for a first day it has been not so bad. I need to understand this bike that is really different from mine and it has a lot of power too. I really thank Pramac and Ducati for the opportunity they have given me.”
Andrea managed to come closer as laptimes to the official riders.
“It was a good and important day. I was faster than I was over the weekend, I recorded a good time and in the end it wasn’t bad,” said Iannone. “The bike is basically the same. We changed some small things, and I’m happy because my feeling is improving. We also tried the new brake discs, which could definitely help at Motegi. I didn’t have a lot of confidence this morning, maybe due to the track still being damp, or to my fall yesterday, but then I slowly improved and rode pretty fast and consistently. The shoulder is hurting a little bit now, but I’ll undergo therapy and training during the week.”
The factory riders had no new parts to test. All the efforts were focused on set-up, electronics and the new brakes for Motegi and also the new Bridgestone tires. The test riders Michele Pirro and Franco Battaini worked on the new 2014 engine.
“Today’s test was interesting because you can always work on small details after a race, as you have all the parameters from the weekend. We didn’t try any new parts, but we did some small tests with the balance that helped us to understand some things. We tried the bigger brakes, which we might use in Japan, and they work very well. There was also a new tyre that Bridgestone brought; it could let us also use the hard option during the weekends, as we normally just use the soft. The conditions today were good and we dropped our fast lap time a bit, so we hope that these small improvements will help us at Aragon.”
Hayden didn't received the new chasis Dovi is using.
“We got a late start because of the weather, but then we just worked through the day and pretty much tested everything we wanted to try. We didn’t have anything too major, just some different setup options that we may want to use at some races later in the year. On a positive note, we tried the new hard Bridgestone tyre, which seemed to work pretty well and should definitely be good for some tracks later in the season if it’s available. We also tested brakes for Motegi. In general, we didn’t find any big breakthroughs, but we got some good information”
2013 MotoGP Misano Test Results:
1 MARQUEZ, Marc | Repsol Honda Team | 1:33.264 |
2 LORENZO, Jorge | Yamaha Factory Racing Team | 1:33.502 | 0.238 0.238
3 ROSSI, Valentino | Yamaha Factory Racing Team | 1:33.660 | 0.396 0.158
4 CRUTCHLOW, Cal | Monster Yamaha Tech 3 | 1:33.780 | 0.516 0.120
5 BAUTISTA, Alvaro | GO&FUN Honda Gresini | 1:33.877 | 0.613 0.097
6 PEDROSA, Dani | Repsol Honda Team | 1:33.892 | 0.628 0.015
7 BRADL, Stefan | LCR Honda MotoGP | 1:34.015 | 0.751 0.123
8 DOVIZIOSO, Andrea | Ducati Team | 1:34.118 | 0.854 0.103
9 HAYDEN, Nicky | Ducati Team | 1:34.252 | 0.988 0.134
10 IANNONE, Andrea | Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Team | 1:34.378 | 1.114 0.126
11 SMITH, Bradley | Monster Yamaha Tech 3 | 1:34.414 | 1.150 0.036
12 PIRRO, Michele | Ducati Test Team | 1:34.652 | 1.388 0.238
13 DE PUNIET, Randy | Suzuki Test Team | 1:35.097 | 1.833 0.445
14 AOYAMA, Hiroshi | Avintia Blusens | 1:35.501 | 2.237 0.404
15 PETRUCCI, Danilo | Came IodaRacing Project | 1:35.671 | 2.407 0.170
16 HERNANDEZ, Yonny | Ignite Pramac Racing Team | 1:36.277 | 3.013 0.606
17 BARBERA, Hector | Avintia Blusens | 1:36.348 | 3.084 0.071
18 EDWARDS, Colin | NGM Mobile Forward Racing | 1:36.402 | 3.138 0.054
19 CORTI, Claudio | NGM Mobile Forward Racing | 1:36.540 | 3.276 0.138
20 LAVERTY, Michael | Paul Bird Motorsport | 1:37.699 | 4.435 1.159
21 MAGNONI, Michele | Came IodaRacing Project | 1:39.107 | 5.843 1.408