Jerez MotoGP test times - Day 2

Rossi returns!

Posted: 24 March 2013
by Visordown News

Valentino Rossi

VALENTINO ROSSI set the fastest lap time at the second day of testing at Jerez, putting 1m 39.525s on the board.

Track conditions were wet as the riders took to the track in the morning, but improved drastically as the test went on, drying out by the end of the day.

It is the first time The Doctor has outpaced his team mate (and reigning champion) Jorge Lorenzo since he returned to Yamaha.

Lorenzo achieved the second fastest time, just fractions of a second behind Rossi. 

Repsol Honda slipped down the leaderboard over the course of the day, with Dani Pedrosa running fourth fastest, while rookie Marc Marquez came seventh. 

Particularly pleased by the day's testing will be Cal Crutchlow on the Yamaha Tech 3 (who ran third overall) and Andrea Dovizioso who achieved a strong fifth fastest time on the notoriously tricky Ducati. 

Gresini Honda rider Alvaro Bautista fractured two fingers and suffered a sprained knee after losing control at turn five, despite a promising start which placed him sixth at the end of the day. 

Final lap times - Day two

1. Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory (YZR-M1) 1m 39.525s (Lap 29/46)
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory (YZR-M1) 1m 39.540s (22/34)
3. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 39.574s (29/44)
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 39.630s (31/31)
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP13) 1m 40.322s (21/30)
6. Alvaro Bautista ESP Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 40.686s (25/35)
7. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.714s (21/36)
8. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 40.783s (30/32)
9. Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (GP13) 1m 41.088s (15/15)
10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP13) 1m 41.325s (29/35)
11. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 41.376s (22/25)
12. Bradley Smith GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 41.398s (28/41)
13. Aleix Espargaro ESP Aspar (ART CRT) 2m 41.444s (44/48)
14. Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT)* 1m 41.529s (31/32)
15. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Test Rider (GP13) 1m 41.603s (25/32)
16. Randy De Puniet FRA Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 41.686s (24/34)
17. Claudio Corti ITA Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 41.701s (24/26)
18. Ben Spies USA Pramac Racing (GP13) 1m 41.702s (28/29)
19. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB (ART CRT) 1m 41.916s (23/35)
20. Yonny Hernandez COL Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 42.050s (21/32)
21. Bryan Staring AUS Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 42.107s (39/39)
22. Colin Edwards USA Forward Racing (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 42.154s (31/33)
23. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)* 1m 43.959s (25/25)
24. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM CRT)* 1m 44.185s (16/21)
25. Lukas Pesek CZE IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT)* 1m 44.874s (25/33)

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Well I'll be damned. One day isn't enough to make a believer out of me, but it is no less a good sign for Rossi and Yamaha.

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 13:07

Certainly one day is NOT going to make a whole lot of difference. But, it certainly goes a fair way to proving everyone that said he's washed up and hasn't got it anymore wrong.

Maybe this will convince people to actually research things before they gob off in the future. I doubt it though.....

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 15:57

Rossi certainly wouldn't be in that position if he was still riding the Ducati.

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 02:53

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