Marquez Still Fastest As Three-Day MotoGP Test At Valencia Concludes

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Marquez Still Fastest As MotoGP Test At Valencia

History maker Marquez 2013 on top

This week’s Valencia MotoGP™ test on Wednesday afternoon with new Champion Marc Marquez the top man

After trying three prototypes on Tuesday as he set the best Marquez worked on his 2014 on the final day of the test – finishing at the of the list of 14 riders present a best lap of 1’30.287, just off the time which gave him on Saturday.

With the arrival of World Champion Pol Espargaro on the side of the Monster Yamaha 3 box, Bradley Smith has a new for the 2014 season – to be faster his talented new teammate. Smith was on Wednesday in testing, his 1’30.598 the best of the day and 0.6s better his Saturday qualifying time.

impressed again in sixth, than a second behind as he concluded his first MotoGP

Stefan Bradl was third, down on Smith – fourth over the three days of the just marginally off third rider Jorge Lorenzo who did not on Wednesday and put in his best time in Bradl made good use of the Honda as he tested it for the first

Dani Pedrosa had a busy also testing the 2014 and lapping fourth best on and fifth overall, his fastest lap on Tuesday. Likewise Alvaro went quicker yesterday today and was caught out on Wednesday by the new HRC for next season, crashing it on his lap on the bike on Wednesday – though serious consequences.

Just Bautista and Pol Espargaro on Wednesday’s Andrea Iannone was the fastest equipped rider on the timesheet Pramac Racing, 1.3s off pace.

Aleix Espargaro did on the new Forward Racing FTR Yamaha on his second day on the bike, just the likes of Ducati Team’s Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow, and putting in 49 laps on the new machine. Espargaro’s new Colin Edwards did not test as he was en route back to Texas for a winter break.

New Power Aspar riders Nicky (1’32.123 – 40 laps) and Hiroshi (1’32.530 – 60 laps) put in a century of around the 4005m Ricardo track, gathering priceless and experience with the new Honda

Completing the timesheet was Paul Motorsport rider Michael 0.5s behind Aoyama as his work on their strategy for the season.

Some teams may privately in the coming weeks, but the Winter Test ban in December and the 2014 MotoGP grid back in action together at in the 2nd-4th February preseason

More from press issued by Repsol Honda:

finishes season on top

MotoGP in has come to an end with World Marc Marquez the fastest on the day in Valencia. Marc’s lap time of taken on lap 54 of 56, is just 0.05s off his breaking pole position lap last weekend (1’30.237). Dani Pedrosa was 4th on this day’s testing with a of 1’30.992 on lap 32 of 70.

It was a productive final day for the Honda riders and the HRC technicians now collate all the data to take to Japan. There is now an enforced test period ban, and the will next be back on in Sepang on 4th February 2014.

Marquez 1st 1’30.287

“I am very with how the day went and thanks to all my for their hard work! We our testing and today we focused on the one bike: the prototype with we felt best yesterday. We out different electronic configurations and setups, and we are pretty satisfied the results. The most important is that we have gathered a lot of during these two days, so Honda will be able to over the winter and give us updates at the next test in

Dani Pedrosa 4th 1’30.992

we were lucky with the because it seemed as if it was going to but eventually it stayed dry. allowed us to put in more laps and analysing the new bike, making a few Yesterday we got a big head start our workload for this test, so we didn’t try so many new things.

We carried on adapting as well as to the bike. In any case, we are happy what we have done and now time for us and the whole team who I thank for all their work in — to rest!”

Testing Results

1 Marc 1’30.287 SPA HONDA Repsol Team

2 Bradley Smith GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha 3

3 Stefan Bradl 1’30.868 GER LCR Honda MotoGP

4 Dani 1’30.992 SPA HONDA Repsol Team

5 Alvaro Bautista SPA HONDA Go Fun Honda Gresini

6 Pol 1’31.533 SPA YAMAHA Monster Tech 3

7 Andrea Iannone ITA DUCATI Energy T.I. Racing Team

8 Aleix 1’31.644 SPA FTR-YAMAHA NGM Mobile Racing

9 Andrea Dovizioso ITA DUCATI Ducati Team

10 Cal 1’31.875 GBR DUCATI Ducati

11 Michele Pirro 1’31.883 ITA Ducati Test Team

12 Hayden 1’32.123 USA HONDA Electronics Aspar

13 Hiroshi 1’32.530 JAP HONDA Power Aspar

14 Michael Laverty GBR PBM Paul Bird Motorsport

from a press release by Ducati Corse:

Ducati concludes Valencia IRTA test

After six days of action at the Circuit de la Comunitat (three for the MotoGP season three at the post-race test), the Team finally prepares to home and begin preparing for the season.

The team that Spain has a different makeup that which arrived at last week, as Cal Crutchlow Andrea Dovizioso as a team on Monday, and Luigi Dall’Igna over as General Manager of Corse. Each had the opportunity this IRTA-organized test to settling into his new role to the off-season.

Dovizioso and Crutchlow left the garage at 11:00 and while the Italian stopped at 1:30, his teammate continued the track closed at 5:00 Meanwhile, Ducati Test rider Michele Pirro on testing chassis updates the laboratory bike.

With two-month testing ban going effect on 1 December, work now fall to the engineers and technicians in to analyze the data that has gathered over the course of the three days. Dovizioso and will next be on track at the pre-season test of 2014 at 4-6 February.

Andrea Dovizioso Team) 9th, 1:31.716 (36

“We had a few small things to try, a throttle, a clutch, and a rear but really nothing new, as we tested the frame yesterday. The today were really, good, so we were able to a good lap time, but the other also did really fast This test served to familiarize Gigi and to provide to him to apply during his development for next year.

We can’t really know yet how the will be in Malaysia, so it’s too to speak about that. For I’m more confident for next

Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) 1:31.875 (54 laps)

“Today was a day getting to know the team and riding the Desmosedici some I can’t really say we found any setting that was a big advantage or a big I continue to give clear and really reiterate what the guys were saying, is a key point that’s good; just come off another motorcycle, so it’s good for that my feedback matches

We didn’t need to push for a lap I was a little more cautious than the other days, but I think we gave Gigi and the guys something to work on the winter. Now I look forward to the test.”

Luigi Dall’Igna Corse General Manager)

me, these days here at were my first in Ducati, and I had the to get to know all the people, try to understand the with the bike and analyze all the means that seem to be from what I was used to My presence was important primarily for these aspects. Now an intense of work awaits us in view of the test in early February.”

from a press release by Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Smith and Espargaro end 2013 on a

Honda 644 Prototype

The new Monster Yamaha Tech 3 of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro a fantastic end to 2013 today, both producing impressive on the final day of MotoGP testing at the Tormo track action in

British rider Smith the standout performance of the day by clocking a time of 1.30.598 to finish fastest behind new World Marc Marquez.

The 22-year-old was to experiment with different on a new chassis, seat unit and tank package he rode for the time yesterday and his improved in the braking zone and mid-corner was on the timesheets.

Smith was only 0.311s Marquez in second position and superb display sent him the winter break full of and optimism for when the 2014 preparations resume at the Sepang in Malaysia next February.

magnificent first test on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 package ended brilliantly for the who was able finish inside the top six a fastest pace of 1.31.533.

The new World Champion was less a second behind Smith and with his progress, as he quickly to the YZR-M1 and his new crew over the test.

Espargaro continued to up his knowledge of Bridgestone tyres and the array of electronic rider available.

Bradley Smith 2nd 35 laps:

“Today was very and it is a great boost to go into the break being so far up the timesheets. I expect to be as fast as I was and to be so close to is very positive. The new parts gave me yesterday have been a massive improvement and it has me a lot of confidence that this will help me be much and more competitive in 2014.

The just feels better and although it was a one-off lap on a low fuel it gives me a great platform to into next year. All we did was play around with the on the new bike to see what happened we made certain changes and I find anything negative in the so I am very grateful to Yamaha for them to me. I have to be going fast though because Pol is very strong and it is impressive to see him so so soon. It looks like we be pushing each other a lot season and that’s positive for and Tech 3.”

Pol Espargaro 6th 1.31.533 – 28

“It has been an emotional and very first test for me and honestly went better than I Our main aim at the moment is to make me comfortable and understand the bike and what we have done today. I steadily improved my lap compared to yesterday and this is we are looking for. Today we to change a few electronic settings to me an idea about how the bike with more or less control or engine braking.

I’m still trying to adjust my style to MotoGP but I think it still take me a lot of time, as I did not complete 150 laps. The positive is that we already know areas where we can improve in and makes me very excited for the season. My first experience of the Yamaha Tech 3 Team has incredible and I am really excited to closely with my crew season to have a good to my MotoGP career. I’m really forward to going to Sepang in and experience this fantastic on another track.”

More, a press release issued by Racing:

For the third day of post-season the MotoGP riders and teams greeted by a sky that was variable but bleak.

As had been the case for the two days, the ‘Ricardo Tormo’ opened at 10:00 a.m. and Iannone left the pits at 11:00, eventually finishing his day a total of 69 laps and a best of 1’31.594, without being influenced by different weather Today’s test served to try a new one that had been used by Dovizioso during the season—as as a different exhaust, and both the Italian positive feelings.

and the Energy T.I. Pramac Team will now take of a well-deserved break until the official test, scheduled for 4-6 2014, at Sepang.

Yonny on the other hand, as agreed with the team, didn’t the pits, preferring to rest his hand and return to the track for the test at Jerez. On that the Colombian will be able to the bike used by teammate Iannone, which will the necessary adjustments required by the regulations for the new ‘Open’ category.

Iannone – Energy T.I. Racing Team

“All in these three days well. I’ve been more consistent with tyres compared to a normal weekend; in fact, I was able to do my time with a 12-lap-old and that’s good. As I said today I tried the frame by Dovi during the season, and a bit better. It allowed me to have feeling entering the corner, I push harder when on the and as a result I was able to corner a bit

Now let’s see what we’ll be to test at Sepang, but at the moment happy about Gigi’s even if he’s only arrived, he seems to be a very person. Now I’ll have rest ahead of next and wait for Sepang.”

More, a press release issued by LCR


Valencia, 13 2014 pre-season testing on Monday afternoon at Ricardo race track with riders swapping machinery, tweaking set-ups and some new teams. Ideal conditions for of the 3-day testing session LCR racer Stefan Bradl time on track to evaluate his from this season 154 laps throughout the post-GP (4th overall). The premier finale run out at the Spanish circuit saw the 23-year-old taking the 4.005km aboard the new Honda prototype in for the 2014.

Stefan Bradl

result of these three of work is quite good for me. We a lot of parts which allowed me to go including the new swingarm from Then we tested new parts -hlins and new electronic maps but it time to get the references and to gather the

The most exciting part of testing session was the new Honda which I rode today. I feel the difference in the engine and the chassis configuration but it’s not big and I had fun lapping on the new machine. At the end I can say I have a impression about the new bike. ”


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